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Title: PHD positions in computer visionPosted: June 13, 2013
Company/Institution: University of Bonn
Location: Bonn, Germany
Department: Computer Vision Group

Description: Several PHD positions are available within the Computer Vision Group at the University of Bonn, Germany.

The topics are in the areas of action recognition, object detection, and human pose estimation. For an overview of related research, see

Applicants must hold or be about to receive a Master's degree in computer science, mathematics, physics, or engineering. Successful candidates will typically have ranked at or near the top of their classes and be highly proficient in written and spoken English. Very good C++ programming skills and a mathematical background are required. Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience and knowledge in at least two or more of the following topics: machine learning, pattern recognition, probability theory, computer vision, computer graphics, or GPU programming.

The appointment will be in accordance with the German salary standards (TVöD).

The University of Bonn is a public research university located in Bonn, Germany. Founded in its present form in 1818, as the linear successor of earlier academic institutions, the University of Bonn is today one of the leading universities in Germany. The University of Bonn has 525 professors and 31,000 students. Among its notable alumni and faculty are seven Nobel Laureates, two Fields Medalists, twelve Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize winners, Pope Benedict XVI, Frederick III, Karl Marx, Heinrich Heine, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Konrad Adenauer. In the years 2010, 2011 and 2013, the Times Higher Education ranked the University of Bonn as one of the 200 best universities in the world. Bonn is also home to several specialized research institutes like the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics. More information about the university can be found at or

Bonn was the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany and lies on the banks of the Rhine River, 20 km south of Cologne and north of the Seven Mountains National Park and the Eifel National Park. Bonn is easy to reach via high-speed trains and three international airports (Frankfurt, Cologne-Bonn, Düsseldorf). It has a temperate-oceanic climate with relatively mild winters and warm summers. The city is a center of politics and administration and currently hosts 18 United Nations institutions. Bonn is best known culturally as the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven and offers a wide variety of cultural events.

Application Instructions: Please send your application as single PDF including cover letter, CV, transcript of records, certificates of degrees, publications (if available), and contact details of one professional referee to:

Prof. Dr. Juergen Gall

The conditions of employment are according to § 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia. The University of Bonn is an equal opportunities employer. Preference will be given to suitably qualified women or persons with disabilities, all other considerations being equal.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The applications reviewing process will start August 2013.