[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Research Associate Position in Robotics, Computer Vision and Deep Learning - Deadline 10th July

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Research Associate Position in Robotics, Computer Vision and Deep Learning - Deadline 10th July

Sen Wang
*** Deadline for Application ***: 10th July 2018

Applications are invited for a 3 years post-doctoral research associate position in robotics, computer vision and deep learning. The research will focus on subsea 3D localisation, mapping and scene understanding using Deep Learning. The successful candidate will work on EPSRC ORCA project (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__orcahub.org_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=U0y5RDpebVwBm8JftuLKRNhwCLOwax3n_Nq29nx8i3g&s=_jF2wQ0F5vz6-5hNKMsD3_4sScjOe49TVjMYyVX5doc&e=) with partner universities (Edinburgh, Imperial College, Liverpool, Oxford), and actively involve in Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, Ocean Systems Lab and Perception and RObotics (PRO) Group. 

Salary scale: Grade 7, £31,604–£38,833
Duration: 3 years
Location: Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

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Research Environment
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ORCA Hub (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__orcahub.org_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=U0y5RDpebVwBm8JftuLKRNhwCLOwax3n_Nq29nx8i3g&s=_jF2wQ0F5vz6-5hNKMsD3_4sScjOe49TVjMYyVX5doc&e=) is a UK Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Hub with a consortium of five universities (Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh, Imperial College, Liverpool, Oxford), working with 31 industrial and innovation partners. It will deploy up to £36M of support to advance robotics and Artificial Intelligence technologies for the inspection, repair, maintenance and certification of offshore energy platforms and assets.

Edinburgh Centre for Robotics (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.edinburgh-2Drobotics.org_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=U0y5RDpebVwBm8JftuLKRNhwCLOwax3n_Nq29nx8i3g&s=-8pMnei5RvoB5p3jPPyWZvoYCiNXgPPsTIOYsU4qtzE&e=), a £100M joint venture between Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh Universities for excellent Robotics and AI research, has established itself as one of the largest and most visible robotics research centres in the UK, building on a strong tradition in robotics in each university. It has secured £8M of investment in equipment and £7.5M of investment in an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

Perception and RObotics (PRO) Group (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__pro.hw.ac.uk_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=U0y5RDpebVwBm8JftuLKRNhwCLOwax3n_Nq29nx8i3g&s=bcP4ajAI_uQHkY9H9QAN27fVbhFLRC6pOVzPCjO8xTc&e=) is a research group affiliated with Ocean Systems Lab (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.oceansystemslab-2Dheriotwatt.com_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=U0y5RDpebVwBm8JftuLKRNhwCLOwax3n_Nq29nx8i3g&s=wNUDT6M442IXGEX6V43VwFJZpmgRZ_a_zyqNGwRpbUM&e=) at Heriot-Watt University. It focuses on how to enable robots and autonomous systems to understand real-world complex environments and achieve persistent autonomy in them. Its research includes robotic vision, simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM), robot learning, computer vision and machine (deep) learning. PRO has developed DeepVO [ICRA’17, IJRR’18], UnDeepVO [ICRA’18], VINet [AAAI’17] , VidLoc [CVPR’17] and 3D-PhysNet [IJCAI’18] in recent. 

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Living Environment
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Edinburgh is one of Europe's most culturally and economically vibrant and connected capital cities, and a gateway to the Scottish Highlands. It is also frequently voted as one of the best cities to live in the world for quality of life (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.ft.com_content_02c6db0b-2D3bd3-2D3b63-2Da8b6-2Db909abed1526&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=U0y5RDpebVwBm8JftuLKRNhwCLOwax3n_Nq29nx8i3g&s=FnC8dxwXRHqMaPeIMcYRLskG8jxnrEXMnvpJHK1esUE&e=).

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Application
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Interested applicants, please forward the following documents to Dr. Sen Wang ([hidden email]) and Prof. Yvan Petillot ([hidden email]) with email subject line [ORCA Application]:
- CV including publication list
- at least two major publications
- reference letter(s) (if already available)
- any other supporting document demonstrating academic strengths and related experience to this position.

Related Links
[1]. ORCA Hub: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__orcahub.org_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=U0y5RDpebVwBm8JftuLKRNhwCLOwax3n_Nq29nx8i3g&s=_jF2wQ0F5vz6-5hNKMsD3_4sScjOe49TVjMYyVX5doc&e=
[2]. Edinburgh Centre for Robotics: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.edinburgh-2Drobotics.org_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=U0y5RDpebVwBm8JftuLKRNhwCLOwax3n_Nq29nx8i3g&s=-8pMnei5RvoB5p3jPPyWZvoYCiNXgPPsTIOYsU4qtzE&e= 
[3]. Ocean Systems Lab: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.oceansystemslab-2Dheriotwatt.com_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=U0y5RDpebVwBm8JftuLKRNhwCLOwax3n_Nq29nx8i3g&s=wNUDT6M442IXGEX6V43VwFJZpmgRZ_a_zyqNGwRpbUM&e= 
[4]. Perception and RObotics (PRO) Group: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__pro.hw.ac.uk_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=U0y5RDpebVwBm8JftuLKRNhwCLOwax3n_Nq29nx8i3g&s=bcP4ajAI_uQHkY9H9QAN27fVbhFLRC6pOVzPCjO8xTc&e= 
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