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Title: Research Engineer in large scale image retrieval/classification Posted: June 20, 2014
Company/Institution: Inria
Location: Rennes, France
Department: TexMex


Job description

The TexMex team at INRIA Rennes is currently seeking a motivated R&D engineer to work on large-scale image retrieval and fine-grained classification. The successful candidate will contribute to the experimental setup and showcasing of recent technologies developed in the team. The position is in the context of the Fire-ID French project. The candidate will work closely with Herve Jegou and will interact with the Computer Vision group of the Xerox Research Centre Europe.

Duration of the contract: 12 months, renewable.

Starting date: ASAP


  • Develop a mobile web application showcasing our latest image classification engine.
  • Optimize scientific prototypes to cutting edge performance code.
  • Run experiments on large-scale image datasets for retrieval and classification purposes for papers and competitions like ImageNet.
  • Produced code may be transferred to our spin-off company for client-defined applications.

Skills and profile

  • MSc or BSc in computer science or a related field. A PhD is a plus.
  • Strong development skills in shell, C, Python.
  • Good know-how in web front-end HTML5, javascript, jQuery, angularJS ...
  • Good understanding of computer vision/machine learning algorithms and papers and ability to implement and optimize them.
  • Ability to convert research code to working demos.
  • Fluency in written and oral English. French is a plus.
  • High motivation and passion for tech.
  • EU citizenship is preferred.

Team and facilities

TexMex is a multi-disciplinary team working on content-based indexing and retrieval in very large multimedia databases. The team consists of researchers on computer vision, machine learning, speech processing, natural language processing and databases. TexMex disposes of a powerful server infrastructure suitable for fast large scale experiments.


Rennes is a lively city hosting many foreign researchers and students; students represent more than 30% of the population. Rennes is home of multiple telecom and computer vision labs (e.g. Technicolor, Orange Labs, Canon).

The seaside and top tourist destinations of France (Mont St. Michel, St. Malo) are less than an hour away. Paris is 2h30 away by train.

Find out more info HERE

Application Instructions:

Contact and instructions

Please send your CV, cover letter and the name of at least one reference to:
  • herve dot jegou at inria dot fr
  • andrei dot bursuc at inria dot fr

Feel free to get in touch for any extra info and questions.

PS: If you are attending CVPR 2014, you can reach to Herve Jegou to find out more about the job. He will be one of the speakers of the Large-scale visual recognition tutorial on June 28th.