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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral Scholar in Localization of Networked Mobile Agents

The Cooperative Systems lab (Prof. S. Kia’s group) at Mechanical and
Aerospace Engineering department of the University of California, Irvine
(www.uci.edu) is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral scholar
position. The successful candidate will contribute to a high profile US
federal government research program. The position includes hands-on and
theoretical research.

The research will focus on cooperative localization problem for a group of
mobile agents, with a special focus on human agent localization in indoor
environments. We are seeking an individual with a strong background in
probabilistic robotic and hands on experience in sensor development and
multi-robot experiments. Specific responsibilities include development of
decentralized cooperative localization algorithms as well as conceptual and
physical design of demonstration testbeds. Field studies will be an integral
part of the work, serving both to refine system specifications and to assess
new technologies. Additional responsibilities will include design and
implementation of characterization experiments, data analysis, collaboration
with other researchers, preparing publications and delivering presentations
for top journals and conferences, reporting to the funding agencies and
periodic assistance to graduate students.
Desired qualifications/skills:
  *   PhD degree in computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical
engineering or a related field is required.    
 *   High quality publication record
 *   Strong communication and English language skills (written and spoken)

Experience in the following would be ideal:
*   Integration of embedded systems, design and testing of custom
electronics, sensors, microcontrollers, firmware, etc.
*   Design and implementation of distributed algorithms for networked
*   Familiarity with ultra-wide band ranging sensors is highly desirable
*   Creativity and a proactive attitude
*   Experience in working in multidisciplinary teams
*   Independent yet strong team player

Experience in the following would be useful, but not essential:
*   Familiarity with robotics, measurements and automation software (e.g.
ROS, Linux based, PLC, Labview)

Please send a CV, cover letter and a list of at least three references. The
position is a one-year appointment. Renewal of the appointment will be
offered to well-performing candidates contingent upon the availability of
adequate funding. An immediate start date is available within two weeks of
the hiring decision.
Apply by submitting your application to our online RECRUIT system at:
and also by sending an email to the following email address with the subject
line “specialist appointment – cooperative localization (hardware or

Prof. Solmaz S. Kia
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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California, Irvine
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories
covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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