The Informatics Institute at the Univ. of Amsterdam invites applications for a fully funded Post-Doc / PhD-Student position in Computer Vision (CV) and Machine Learning (ML). The Institute hosts several internationally recognized staff in these domains; the openings are within Prof. Dariu Gavrila's research group and deal with pedestrian/cyclist sensing and modeling for highly automated vehicles. They are part of corresponding national and EU projects involving collaborations with TNO, TU Delft/Eindhoven and Daimler, among others.
The intended research addresses problems within vision-based object detection, pose estimation, motion modeling, tracking, and intent recognition. A key question is how to learn object appearance, dynamics and behaviors from visual data. Deep learning is a promising research avenue but other ML methodologies might apply as well.
We are seeking Post-Doc/Ph.D.-Student applicants with a strong interest in performing cutting edge research in a very active and exciting research area (cf. self-driving cars by Google, Apple and the automotive industry). Prospective applicants should have an excellent academic record with solid background in computer science or engineering. Extensive experience in CV and ML is a requirement for the Post-Doc position; it is a strong plus for the Ph.D.-Student position. Good programming skills are expected, preferably in C++ and MATLAB/Python. A certain affinity towards turning complex concepts into real-world practice (i.e. vehicle demonstrator) is desired.
The appointments are full time (38 hours/week). The Post-Doc appointment will be for a period of two years (1 year renewable). The Ph.D. student appointment will be for a period of four years (initially 18 months, extendable by a further 30 months). The Post-Doc salary ranges from €3044 to €3756. The PhD-Student salary ranges from €2174 to €2779. All salary figures are before tax per month based on a full-time appointment. Secondary benefits amount to an additional 16.3% of yearly salary.
The successful applicant(s) will be able to conduct work independently, as well as collaborate effectively with members of a larger team. Good English skills are required. Since Amsterdam is a very international city where almost everybody speaks and understands English, candidates need not to worry about the language barrier. Living conditions in Amsterdam are considered to be among the very best in Europe.