[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Ph.D. Student Position in Robot Learning or Computer Vision at U. Innsbruck

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Ph.D. Student Position in Robot Learning or Computer Vision at U. Innsbruck

The research group in Intelligent and Interactive Systems, led by
Profs. Justus Piater and Antonio Rodríguez-Sánchez, has an opening for a
Ph.D. student, on a university assistant position that includes minor
teaching requirements. The research will be loosely aligned with ongoing
research projects in the lab:

- deep learning in computer vision or robotics
- computational models of biological vision
- biologically-inspired computer vision
- robot vision and closed-loop sensorimotor interaction
- open-ended and intrinsically-motivated robot learning
- concept discovery by learning robots
- goal-oriented exploratory learning
- prediction of action effects
- robot skill optimization
- human-robot interaction and collaboration

*Your Profile*

Applicants must have

- earned, or be about to earn, an M.Sc. degree or equivalent in computer
  science or other relevant area,
- an excellent academic record,
- a strong background in machine learning as well as in robotics and/or
  computer vision,
- demonstrated prior achievements in some of the above areas,
- a strong mathematical background,
- substantial programming experience in C++ and other languages, and
- excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Experience with PyTorch/TensorFlow/Keras and/or ROS will be a strong

Enthusiasm for leading-edge research, a team spirit and independent
problem-solving skills are essential.

*The University of Innsbruck, Austria*

The history of the University of Innsbruck dates back to 1669. It offers
a complete set of academic curricula and currently counts 28000
students. Founded in 2001, our young Department of Computer Science is
highly productive in diverse research domains, and is internationally
very well connected.

Innsbruck is home to 35000 students who imprint a distinctive,
international student atmosphere upon this lively city of
130000. Beautifully located in the Tyrolean Alps, on the Inn river and
surrounded by summits of up to 2718m, Innsbruck offers outstanding
opportunities and quality of life all around the year.  How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a letter of motivation, a curriculum
vitae including URLs of English-language theses and dissertations,
scanned transcripts and diplomas, and contact information of at least
two references in PDF to [hidden email].

Applications will be considered as they are received, until the position
is filled. Starting date is October 2018 or earlier.

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Department of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria
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