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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Two Postdoctoral Positions - Real-world Autonomous Vehicle Behaviour and Simulation of Cyber-physical Systems

Ola Benderius
*Two Postdoctoral Positions - Real-world Autonomous Vehicle Behaviour
and Simulation of Cyber-physical Systems*

We are offering two positions as Postdoctoral Researchers in the field
of real-world autonomous vehicle behaviour and simulation of
cyber-physical systems. The positions are to be located at the two
Departments of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2) and Computer Science
and Engineering (CSE), one in the Division of Vehicle Engineering and
Autonomous Systems and one in the Division of Software Engineering.

The M2 and CSE departments at Chalmers are a leading research
environment in the field of autonomous vehicles. Together they focus on
complete autonomous vehicle systems in Chalmers' own world-renowned
research lab Revere, housing passenger cars, trucks, a fleet of scaled
vehicles, and simulation environments, where topics such as hardware
interfaces, sensor fusion, image processing, distributed computation,
large-scale simulation, adaptive behaviour, optical flow, control, and
software deployment and experimentation are central. The research
targets real-world scenarios, and the software is published open-source
as frameworks OpenDaVINCI (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__code.opendavinci.org&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=hNY76cDwmopCjl0arUS6IxNG0AgX5psY0BiJcEqK38c&s=CSHoSyTudplZJMIWubcTeXCT2q99f3pdSQ-YSxJf6-Y&e= 
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.researchgate.net_deref_http-253A-252F-252Fcode.opendavinci.org-252F&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=hNY76cDwmopCjl0arUS6IxNG0AgX5psY0BiJcEqK38c&s=oqc42yw_1uv-MU2C6kb5GbJbn9B5EbEVr88TxJfqAiA&e= >)
and OpenDLV (as in driver-less vehicle, https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.opendlv.org&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=hNY76cDwmopCjl0arUS6IxNG0AgX5psY0BiJcEqK38c&s=cZL6xl4VEQBkTQ1VmU9YsWEM420xHEJosjp83Sp5XZU&e= 
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.researchgate.net_deref_http-253A-252F-252Fwww.opendlv.org-252F&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=hNY76cDwmopCjl0arUS6IxNG0AgX5psY0BiJcEqK38c&s=lzzuNLhmf6mf-j_5QMccvL6LjaA4gQzynAXMCP8y5kA&e= >).

The two positions announced here will both be related to the project
Cyber-physical training grounds for artificial intelligence-based
vehicular functions (CAIVE), where both postdocs will work closely
together. The focus of the work is to create and verify adaptive
behaviour that can handle complex traffic environments in a state-less
and adaptive way. The traffic environment will involve previously unseen
objects such as unusual vehicles, as well as agents with complex
behaviour such as pedestrians and bicyclists. The behaviour of the
autonomous vehicles will be generated based on biologically inspired
methods, and to successfully train the behaviour by adaptive learning, a
massive-scale and highly automated virtual test environment will be
developed in the project. At the end of the project, the results will be
demonstrated in a real scenario at the test track.

*Major responsibilities
*Your major responsibility will be to pursue the research and
development within the project. You are expected to develop your own
scientific ideas and concepts, and to communicate the results of your
research verbally and in writing at leading conferences and journals.
You will be guided by senior researchers at the involved departments.
Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in
the research group. The position also includes teaching on undergraduate
and master's levels as well as supervising master's or PhD students to a
certain extent. The position is meritorious for future research duties
within academia as well as industry and the public sector.

*Position summary
*Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of
two years (1+1).

*To qualify as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the current project, you
must hold a PhD degree in a relevant field such as complex adaptive
systems, mechatronics, applied mathematics, artificial intelligence, or
computer science to name a few. You should work independently and you
plan and think strategically. You are creative and like to put new ideas
into practice. You like to work in interdisciplinary projects and you
have the ability to discuss and communicate your work with people from
different backgrounds. You are a highly motivated person, with a strong
curiosity and a genuine wish to constantly learn more and develop your
skills and knowledge further in the fields of research, research
communication, and project management.

The position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills
in English, as well as an ability to plan and organize the work
involved. You need excellent programming skills, especially in C++,
technical proficiency in Linux (Ubuntu or Arch Linux), and preferably
experience in working collaboratively with software development using
Git. Experience with working with cross-platform systems like x86_64 and
ARM is a plus.

/Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality
and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

/*Application procedure

*Application deadline: 5 May 2017

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