PamiTC Job Board - Posting Details

Title: BC 70660 Postdoctoral position in Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning Posted: February 2, 2015
Location: Genova - Italy

Description: PAVIS department (Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision) at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) ( is looking for a highly qualified researcher with a strong background in Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, with particular emphasis on video analysis for behavioral understanding and prediction while also addressing neural correlates. Since the work will be carried out in collaboration with other neuroscience units in IIT, previous multidisciplinary experience is an added value and will be duly considered. The main mission of PAVIS is to design and develop innovative video surveillance systems, characterized by the use of highly-functional smart sensors and advanced video analytics features. PAVIS has also an active role in supporting the research facilities in IIT providing solutions to life-scientists in Neuroscience, Nanophysics and other IIT departments/centers. To this end, the group is involved in activities concerning computer vision and pattern recognition, machine learning, multimodal data analysis and sensor fusion and embedded computer vision systems. The lab will pursue this goal by working collaboratively and in cooperation with external private and public partners. In particular, this call aims at consolidating PAVIS expertise in the following research areas. Analysis of static and dynamic scenes. Analysis of MRI and other neuroimaging data. Behavior Analysis & Activity Recognition (individuals, groups, crowd). And, from the methodological point of view, in one or more of the following subjects: Deep Learning, Representation/Feature Learning, Transfer Learning and Domain Adaptation, Graphical Models, Topic Models, and Statistical and Probabilistic Models in general. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in computer vision, machine learning or related areas. Research experience and qualification in computer vision and pattern recognition/machine learning are clearly a must. Evidence of top quality research on the above specified areas in the form of published papers in top conferences/journals and/or patents is mandatory. Experience in the preparation and management of research proposals (EU, US, national) and few years of postdoc experience, either in academia or industrial lab, will also be considered. The scientist is expected to publish his/her research results in leading international journals and conferences. She/he is also expected to set up and contribute to new collaborative projects, to participate in funding activities and in the supervision of PhD candidates and to collaborate with other scientists having a different (neuroscience) expertise. Salary will be commensurate to qualification and experience and in line with international standards. Working location: Genova, Italy. ----Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT - was founded with the objective of promoting Italy

Application Instructions: Further details and informal enquires can be made by email to Completed application forms along with a curriculum listing all publications (possibly including a pdf of the most representative publications) and a research statement describing previous research experience and outlining its relevance with the above topics should be sent by email to, quoting reference number PAVIS-PD 70660 in the subject line. Please also indicate 2 independent references in the CV or the email. This call will remain open and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled but for full consideration please apply by February 28, 2015.