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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Medical Robotics and Deep Learning at Purdue, USA

Wachs, Juan P
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The Intelligent Systems and Assistive Technologies Lab (ISAT Lab) and the Collaborative Systems Lab are inviting applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in  Deep Learning in Medical Robotics.

This position is funded by a grant titled "A Fundamental Theory for Dexterous Surgical Skills Transfer to Medical Robots" and the overall requirements are detailed in the call “Toward A Next-Generation Trauma Care Capability: Foundational Research for Autonomous, Unmanned, and Robotics Development of Medical Technologies (FORwARD) Award”
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When tele-operation is challenged due to limited bandwidth, latency and lost-of-signal, autonomy needs to step in. While modern robots have been endowed with excellent sensing and dexterous capabilities, there is a gap in knowledge about how to “transfer” automatically existing abundant knowledge about surgical maneuvers from the operating room (OR) to new, uncontrolled and austere settings. The goal of this research, is to study and theorize about new approaches to predict information that will determine at what extent a robot needs to autonomously complete surgical procedures, making use of a sequence of maneuvers associated with the required surgical procedure extracted from a previously learned libraries (high level encoded knowledge). To populate this library, there is a new to theorize new approaches for transfer learning, where learnt patterns will be projected to fundamentally different domains with variable resource constraints (transfer learning).


The postdoctoral research objective is to develop theoretical frameworks for supervised autonomy, capable to self-adjust its autonomous behavior and perform procedures in never seen settings using a transfer learning paradigm. The working hypothesis is that an existing surgical procedure can be adapted to a new domain using an encoding scheme to restore supervisory content combined with a one shot learning framework.

The successful candidate will be able to derive theoretical solutions to components that contribute to the above grant, implement prototype systems that demonstrate the theory, and work with an existing team to integrate and prove that code within a large system.
Superior system development experience (including programming and implementation of Deep Learning and Computer Vision techniques;  (MATLAB experience alone is insuffiicent) is required and should be evident in the candidate's CV.

Salary is competitive with NIH, NSF or  NSERC post-doc salaries.
The start date is as early as possible, and immediately ideally.  Definitively before December 2018.
The position has an expected duration of 2 years, but may be extended by  mutual consent.

Preferred qualifications include:
* PhD needs to be recent, finalized before start date
* Preferred PhD discipline is Electrical and Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science; a classical, broad, CS education is important
* Strong publication record at top robotics and computer vision venues (e.g., ICRA, IROS, RSS, CVPR,  ICCV, IEEE PAMI)
* Experience with a variety of methodologies (machine learning is important but even more so is the full spectrum of robotics and computer vision methods)
* Documented interests and experience in robotics and deep learning driven by medicine.
This is a basic research position, but with connections to medical robotics, so evidence of basic research accomplishment is important.


If this interests you, please send a full CV to [hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]> with the names of three referees, and a short (less than a page) statement of why you fulfill the above requirements.

Applicants whose CV does not clearly fulfill the above requirements  should not expect a reply.


Juan P Wachs & Richard Voyles,
Purdue University
West Lafayette, USA


Juan P. Wachs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
James A. and Sharon M. Tompkins Rising Star Professorship
Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering
School of Industrial Engineering
Purdue University
315 N. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
765 496-7380 (tel)
765 494-1299 (fax)
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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Medical Robotics and Deep Learning at Purdue, USA

Wachs, Juan P
Please distribute widely.


The Intelligent Systems and Assistive Technologies Lab (ISAT Lab) and the Collaborative Systems Lab are inviting applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in  Deep Learning in Medical Robotics.

This position is funded by a grant titled "A Fundamental Theory for Dexterous Surgical Skills Transfer to Medical Robots" and the overall requirements are detailed in the call “Toward A Next-Generation Trauma Care Capability: Foundational Research for Autonomous, Unmanned, and Robotics Development of Medical Technologies (FORwARD) Award”
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.grants.gov_web_grants_view-2Dopportunity.html-3FoppId-3D297718&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=C8m4QZ5C7THzbjlyIwzFFXuvkj-7TJfI_dM7LV6dAps&s=8tLBWDy8UCLPOwICFWEhng0his1IWuu6gVOiDgeKHaI&e=
When tele-operation is challenged due to limited bandwidth, latency and lost-of-signal, autonomy needs to step in. While modern robots have been endowed with excellent sensing and dexterous capabilities, there is a gap in knowledge about how to “transfer” automatically existing abundant knowledge about surgical maneuvers from the operating room (OR) to new, uncontrolled and austere settings. The goal of this research, is to study and theorize about new approaches to predict information that will determine at what extent a robot needs to autonomously complete surgical procedures, making use of a sequence of maneuvers associated with the required surgical procedure extracted from a previously learned libraries (high level encoded knowledge). To populate this library, there is a new to theorize new approaches for transfer learning, where learnt patterns will be projected to fundamentally different domains with variable resource constraints (transfer learning).



The postdoctoral research objective is to develop theoretical frameworks for supervised autonomy, capable to self-adjust its autonomous behavior and perform procedures in never seen settings using a transfer learning paradigm. The working hypothesis is that an existing surgical procedure can be adapted to a new domain using an encoding scheme to restore supervisory content combined with a one shot learning framework.

The successful candidate will be able to derive theoretical solutions to components that contribute to the above grant, implement prototype systems that demonstrate the theory, and work with an existing team to integrate and prove that code within a large system.
Superior system development experience (including programming and implementation of Deep Learning and Computer Vision techniques;  (MATLAB experience alone is insuffiicent) is required and should be evident in the candidate's CV.

Salary is competitive with NIH, NSF or  NSERC post-doc salaries.
The start date is as early as possible, and immediately ideally.  Definitively before December 2018.
The position has an expected duration of 2 years, but may be extended by  mutual consent.

Preferred qualifications include:
* PhD needs to be recent, finalized before start date
* Preferred PhD discipline is Electrical and Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science; a classical, broad, CS education is important
* Strong publication record at top robotics and computer vision venues (e.g., ICRA, IROS, RSS, CVPR,  ICCV, IEEE PAMI)
* Experience with a variety of methodologies (machine learning is important but even more so is the full spectrum of robotics and computer vision methods)
* Documented interests and experience in robotics and deep learning driven by medicine.
This is a basic research position, but with connections to medical robotics, so evidence of basic research accomplishment is important.


If this interests you, please send a full CV to [hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]> with the names of three referees, and a short (less than a page) statement of why you fulfill the above requirements.

Applicants whose CV does not clearly fulfill the above requirements  should not expect a reply.


Juan P Wachs & Richard Voyles,
Purdue University
West Lafayette, USA



Juan P. Wachs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
James A. and Sharon M. Tompkins Rising Star Professorship
Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering
School of Industrial Engineering
Purdue University
315 N. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
765 496-7380 (tel)
765 494-1299 (fax)
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__web.ics.purdue.edu_-7Ejpwachs_&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=C8m4QZ5C7THzbjlyIwzFFXuvkj-7TJfI_dM7LV6dAps&s=N-MVWudJC4I4aeArx8ApyxdHyQ8OzhcHSaPT6_gOwIs&e=
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