PamiTC Job Board - Posting Details

Title: Postdoctoral position in optimization methods for computer vision and signal processingPosted: November 24, 2014
Company/Institution: Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Location: Genova - Italy
Department: Visual Geometry and Modelling (VGM) Lab - Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision (PAVIS) Department

Description: Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) was established by the Italian government with the objective of promoting technological development and higher education in science and technology. In this framework, IIT is implementing a detailed scientific program based on integration across fundamental research and application. IIT's research endeavour focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible application from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnologies.

The Visual Geometry and Modelling (VGM) Lab of the Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision (PAVIS) department at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is offering a Postdoc position. This call aims at consolidating VGM expertise in advanced optimization techniques for computer vision, signal processing and life science fields. In particular, the research aim is to provide new and efficient solutions for matrix factorization and component analysis that can be applied to a variety of problems, among which we will primarily consider the structure from motion, room reconstruction from sound, object recognition, single molecule localization in microscopy, brain and neurons connectomics.

These themes will have high degrees of interdisciplinarity in particular with the Neuroscience and Nanophysics IIT departments dealing with problems at the frontier of life science research.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in computer vision, machine learning, signal processing, applied math or related areas. Evidence of top quality research on the above areas in the form of published papers is definitely required. Experience on sparse and manifold optimization, component analysis and big data processing are considered a plus for this application.

The salary will be commensurate to qualification and experience and in line to that of the research Institutes in the rest of Europe. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled or closed but for full consideration please apply before December 31, 2014.

Further details and informal enquires can be made by email to

Application Instructions: Completed application forms along with a curriculum vitae listing all publications, a pdf of your most representative publications and a research statement describing your previous research experience and outlining its relevance to these topics should be sent by email to with the email subject including the IIT position BC 70609. Please, if possible, also indicate 2 independent references inside the CV or the email.

In order to comply with Italian law (art.23 of Privacy Law of the Italian Legislative Decree n.196/03), the candidate is kindly asked to give his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data. We inform you that the information you provide will be solely used 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 its headquarters in Genoa, Via Morego 30, acting as the Data Holder, using computer and paper-based means, observing the rules on the 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.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.