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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Full-time vision research positions at JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)


The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applications for full-time research staff and research associate positions in JPL's Computer Vision Group. Areas of research for these positions are predominantly in the use of computer vision for autonomous navigation of unmanned ground and air vehicles, including NASA planetary exploration applications and Earth-based applications (cross-country, on-road, and airborne). Earth-based applications include navigation in dynamic environments requiring perception and reasoning about other moving actors in the scene. Growth is also occurring related applications of computer vision involving recognition and tracking, not specifically for navigation. Multi-sensor approaches to such problems are being pursued with a broad array of active and passive sensors. Research activities span basic algorithm research through real-time implementation and field demonstration.

Applicants for a research staff position should hold a PhD degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or a related discipline and have a track record of relevant research. The successful candidate will join existing projects, assume leadership of such projects as appropriate, and be expected to develop and fund an independent research thread within the group. Strong oral and written communications skills are required.

Applicants for a research associate position should hold a BS or MS degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or a related discipline and have strong programming skills. The successful candidate will participate in research and development in the above areas, primarily supporting implementation, with a degree of independence tied to experience.

New graduates and experienced candidates will be considered for appointments at appropriate levels. For more information about computer vision and robotics at JPL, see http://robotics.jpl.nasa.gov. Please respond with a letter describing your research interests, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three references (with telephone numbers and postal and e-mail addresses) to:

Dr. Larry Matthies
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mail stop 125-209
4800 Oak Grove Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91109-8099 USA
Tel: +1-818-354-3722
E-mail: larry.matthies@jpl.nasa.gov

JPL conducts research, development, and operation of spacecraft and scientific instruments for unmanned exploration of the solar system. JPL also conducts research and development on a wide range of other topics of national interest that exploit JPL's expertise, which spans mechanical, electronic, and information science technologies relevant to development of unmanned systems, sensors, and remote sensing data interpretation.

JPL is Federally Funded Research and Development Center sponsored by NASA and is also an operating division of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). JPL and Caltech are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.