PamiTC Job Board - Posting Details

Title: Open Postdoc position on Computer Vision and Machine LearningPosted: October 31, 2013
Company/Institution: Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Location: Genova, Italy
Department: Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision (PAVIS)

Description: The Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT - was founded with the objective of promoting the country's technological development and further education in science and technology. In this sense, IIT’s scientific program is based in the combination of the basic scientific research with the development of technical applications, a major inspirational principle. The research areas cover scientific topics of high innovative content, which represent the most advanced frontiers of modern technology, with wide application possibilities in various fields ranging from medicine to industry, from computer science to robotics, life sciences, and nanobiotechnology. The PAVIS department at IIT ( is looking for a highly qualified researcher in the field of Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, and Image Analysis. The main mission of PAVIS (Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision) 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, Drug Discovery and Development and Nanophysics. To this end, the group is involved in activities concerning computer vision and pattern recognition, machine learning, multimodal data analysis and sensor fusion, sensors networks, and embedded computer vision systems. The lab will pursue this goal by working collaboratively and in cooperation with external private and public partners. This call aims at consolidating PAVIS expertise in the following research areas: - Detection and Tracking (individuals, groups, crowd) and Re-identification; - Behaviour Analysis & Activity Recognition (individuals, groups, crowd); - and, from the methodological point of view, Graphical Models, Statistical Methods, Reasoning Paradigms in general. Applicants research experience and qualification on computer vision and pattern recognition/machine learning are clearly a must, and evidence of top quality research on the above specified areas in the form of published papers in top conferences/journals and/or patents are mandatory. Experience on the preparation and management of research proposals (EU, US, national), and few years of postdoc experience will constitute an added value. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in computer vision, machine learning, signal processing, image analysis or related areas. The salary will be commensurate to qualification and experience and in line to that of the research institutes in the rest of Europe. Further details and informal enquires can be made by email to

Application Instructions: Completed application forms along with a curriculum listing all publications, a pdf of your most representative publications, and a research statement describing your previous research experience and outlining its relevance to the above topics should be sent by email to, indicating the reference number PAVIS-PDS 68042. Please also indicate 2 independent references inside the CV or the email. This call will be open and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled but for full consideration please apply before December 23, 2013. In order to comply with the Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), we have to kindly ask the candidate to give his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data. We inform you that the information you provide will be used solely for the purpose of assessing your professional profile to meet the requirements of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Your data will be processed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with headquarters in Genoa, Via Morego 30, acting as the Data Holder, using computer and paper based means, observing the rules on protection of personal data, including those relating to the security of data. Please also note that, pursuant to art.7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003, you may exercise your rights at any time as a party concerned by contacting the Data Manager. The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.