[robotics-worldwide] Positions in Social Signal Processing and Social Robotics at UPMC-ISIR CNRS UMR 7222 (Paris)
The ISIR lab (Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique,
Paris) is opening 3 positions in social signal processing and social
- Post-doctoral researcher in the area of social signal processing and/
or social robotics. This is an initial 12 month appointment fully
funded by the EU project MICHELANGELO " Patient-centric model for remote
management, treatment and rehabilitation of autistic children".
Project description: The work involves various aspects of social
interactions: engagement, interactional synchrony, verbal and non
verbal communication as well as emotions. The main outcomes of the
project are the development of pervasive systems combined with
robotics based solutions for behavior profiling and new strategies of
neuro/bio feedbacks therapies applied to autism.
Requirements: We are looking for motivated candidates with a strong
background in the areas of machine learning, pattern recognition,
social robotics. Hands-on skill in the area of robotics or pervasive
systems is desirable. The
candidates are also expected to have good programming skills in C/C++.
- Human-Computer Interaction Engineer in the are of signal and image
processing, pattern recognition applied to human- computer/robot
interaction. Research and conception in the field of socially
interactive systems. Integration of advanced solutions into various
contexts (e.g. computers, mobile platforms), and execution of studies.
This is an initial 12 month appointment fully funded by a national
project for the development of integrated solutions for assistive
Requirements: Masters degree in informatics, image/signal processing
or related fields. Knowledge in the development of interactive
applications. Programming skills (e.g. Java, C++). Experience in the
domains of robotics. Interest in interdisciplinary scientific
research. Experience in research projects advantageous.
- PhD student in the area of machine learning for social interaction.
This is a fully funded position for 36 months by EU and national
projects on social signal processing for robotics. A key challenge is
to develop machine sensing and understanding of impaired social
behavior techniques. The UMPC-ISIR lab is involved in several projects
related to autism, mild cognitive impairments as well as Alzheimer.
The successful candidates will join the multi-disciplinary research
group on social interaction at the UPMC-ISIR.
Suitable candidates will have a background in a computing related
discipline (pattern recognition, signal processing, machine learning)
including experience in programming, ideally with an interest in one
or more areas of psycho-pathology.
Interested candidates you should email Mohamed CHETOUANI:
i) a detailed CV,ii) a transcript of your grades, iii) copies of
your best publications (if relevant for the position), and iv) the
names and contact data of three academic references.
Selection of potential candidates will begin immediately.
Email: [hidden email]
Deadline for applications: ** June 20th, 2011 **.
Starting Date: between September and December 2011
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