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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoc/research engineer open position - Swiss Federal Insitute of Technology, Lausanne

The IDIAP  Research Institute
( or, an EPFL  laboratory
(Swiss Federal  Insitute  of  Technology, Lausanne)  seeks
immediateley qualified candidates for either

    a postdoctoral position
    an engineer

in the  field of computer vision and machine learning.

Context :
The research will be conducted  in the context of
the  CARETAKER project, a  multi-site project  funded by  the European
Community (8  partners in  7 countries), that  started in  2006.  The
project  aims  at  extracting  structured  knowledge  (events  defined
through  ontologies)  from  multimedia  collections  recorded  over  a
network  of cameras  and  microphones (in  real public  transportation
sites).   In   this  project,  IDIAP  will   investigate  and  develop
principled methods  based on  generative and discriminative (conditional
random field, margin-based)  modeling to address  various issues in 
multi-person tracking,  event recognition, and  visual data mining 
(data fusion,  uncertainty handling,  lack or small amount  of labeled 
training data, multi-person  complex events, unusual  event  detection,

The recruited person will join a team of one postdoc and 2 PhD students, 
and will
be  involved  in the research and software development of the CARETAKER 
She/he should have  a  strong background  in  statistics,  applied 
mathematics,  and
computer vision.  Experience in one  or several of the following areas
is required:
- software development
- computer vision and tracking
- statistical learning
- knowledge modeling
- event recognition and discovery
The applicant  should be familiar with C/C++ programming under a
Unix/Linux environment.

Starting date: immediately
Contract duration: 12 months

About IDIAP:
IDIAP  is a  research institute  associated with  EPFL  (Swiss Federal
Institute of Technology, Lausanne) active in the fields of information
retrieval, speech, machine  learning and vision (  IDIAP
is located in  the town of Martigny in Valais, a  scenic region in the
south of  Switzerland, surrounded by the highest  mountains of Europe,
and  offering  exciting  recreational  activities,  including  hiking,
climbing and skiing, as well as varied cultural activities.

IDIAP is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salaries
and conditions  at all levels  in a young, dynamic,  and multicultural

Although IDIAP is  located in the French part  of Switzerland, English
is the  main working language at  IDIAP. Free French  courses are also

Interested candidates should submit their application
(motivation letter, detailed CV, name of three references)
by email to For further details please contact:

Jean-Marc Odobez    (
Tel : +41 (0)27 721 77 26
Daniel Gatica-Perez  (
Tel : +41 (0)27 721 77 33