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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral position: AI Planning/ML/Embedded marine robotics/Oceanography, Trondheim, Norway

Kanna Rajan-2
Postdoctoral Position in Automated Planning/Execution for Marine Robotics
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
Deadline: Feb 20th, 2018
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A Postdoctoral position in Automated Planning/Execution working at the Institute for Engineering Cybernetics (ITK), at the Norwegian Univ. of Science and Tech (NTNU), Trondheim, on the Research Council Norway funded, AILARON project is available with an immediate start.

This project lies within an ecosystem of embedded robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Control Theory, Machine Vision, Remote Sensing and data analytics, focused on the ocean sciences for the study of the changing climate.  SmallSats (space), aerial (UAVs), surface (USVs) and underwater (AUVs) vehicles for coordinated oceanographic observations are the basis to observe the changing oceans over large spatio-temporal scales — this project is at the micro end of the observational spectrum.

The project is about pulling together embedded machine vision with Learning to track plankton species in space and time using an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). We aim to couple a new plankton imager, with machine learned taxa using in-situ image processing with a compact hydro-dynamic model coupled to a model-based planning/execution system onboard a AUV at NTNU.

This is a highly inter-disciplinary venture working with biologists and biological and physical oceanographers in Trondheim and Portugal.

Qualifications:

The candidate must have:

a strong background in AI Planning, and automated reasoning, interests in Machine Learning and Vision will be a plus
strong programming skills in C++, C, Python and Java is essential
a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals and conferences
a deep desire to work across traditional disciplinary lines and to have societal impact
willing and able to work in the field and go to sea
a strong desire to work in teams, be articulate and communicate well

The deadline for application is February 20th, 2018. All candidates should send their applications via the web site below. Candidates who will complete and defend their Phd by May 2018 are welcome. Women and minorities are particularly welcome.

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Enquiries to [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]> with a subject line: “Postdoc: AILARON”.

URL for candidates:

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NTNU is Norway's largest university, with an annual budget of almost USD 1 billion. Its 70 departments are spread out over fourteen faculties, educating 39.000 students at any one time, of which half study technology and the natural sciences. NTNU graduates about 6.500 bachelor and master students every year, while about 380 doctoral degrees are awarded annually. The university has more than 100 laboratory facilities distributed among the different faculties and departments. These are central elements in NTNU's education and research work.

Many of the technological and cultural innovations that allow Norway to extract oil and gas from the North Sea, grow healthy salmon in fish farms, or interpret the country's 9.000 years of human history have been developed at NTNU. The university itself, founded in 1910, has contributed a solid century of academic achievements and discoveries that have shaped Norwegian society.

Trondheim was Norway's first capital city, founded more than 1.000 years ago, in 997 - but now instead of Viking raiders and Hanseatic traders, you'll find jazz musicians and an international student body savouring Trondheim city life. With a population of 187.353 (January 1, 2016), it is the third most populous municipality in Norway.

With its snow-capped mountains, deep green valleys and sapphire blue fjords, Norway is recognized the world over for its scenic beauty. Combine that with Norway's cultural heritage, and you'll find that living in Norway has something to offer everyone.

While Norway lies at the very top of Europe – and in fact includes the island archipelago of Svalbard, home to the most northerly communities on the planet – the country's climate is moderated by the Gulf Stream, and features four distinct seasons. Norway's natural beauty and a history of famous polar explorers are two reasons why the outdoors is such an important part of Norwegian culture.

Newcomers to Norway will find the Norwegian work culture to be relaxed, but efficient. The typical work week is 37.5 hours long, with a generous summer holiday time and official holidays sprinkled throughout the year. The work culture reflects the culture at large, which is respectful of individual rights and supports a generous welfare system.
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