AISB opportunities Bulletin Item
Postdoc position in vision - IDIAP Research Institute, CH
The IDIAP Research Institute, an EPFL laboratory (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne) seeks immediately one qualified postdoctoral researcher in the field of computer vision and machine learning. The postdoc will work in the framework of the AMI/AMIDA EU project jointly lead by IDIAP and the University of Edinburgh, which addresses the general issue of computer enhanced multi-modal interaction in the context of meetings. The postdoc research will address the issue of Non-Verbal communication analysis in meetings, with a focus on the design of a close to real-time Head tracking and Pose estimation algorithm to be used for estimating the Visual Focus of Attention of meeting participants. The research will build on several years of experience gained by IDIAP on this topic, and will be conducted in collaboration with researchers working on Human-Centered computing. The successful candidate will have a PhD and experience in at least 2 of the following fields: - computer vision or image processing - machine learning, pattern recognition or statistical techniques - tracking, preferably within a probabilistic framework. In addition, the candidate should have a strong background in C++ programming, preferably under a Linux environment, and be interested in working towards a live demonstrator of the investigated techniques and models. Experience in face modeling would be an asset. The applicant should have good demonstrated skills in written and spoken English. The initial Postdoctoral position is for one year, with a possibility of 1 year extension. Annual gross salary ranges from ChF 65000 to ChF 75000 (depending on qualifications and experience). The position is open immediately. Interested candidates should send a letter of motivation, along with their detailed CV, electronic transcripts of B.S. and M.S. degrees and names of 3 references to email@example.com. Please precise the adequate job reference (AMIDA-VFOA). More information can also be obtained by contacting Jean-Marc Odobez (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Alex Jaimes (email@example.com).