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Post-doctoral positions in Computer Vision

Position: Two post-doctoral positions
Start date: Immediately
Duration: 12 months - extendable
Salary: Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications
Date of announcement: August 4, 2011

Description:
The Institute of Computer Science of FORTH (http://www.ics.forth.gr) at Heraklion, Crete, Greece, has immediate openings for two full-time positions at the post-doctoral level, to work in the area of computer vision and, in particular, in any of the following topics:

* Markerless hand tracking
* Hand posture/gesture recognition
* Visual interpretation of object grasping and manipulation activities
* Markerless human tracking, both in indoor and outdoor environments
* Human posture and activity recognition


The positions will be supported by three recently funded EU projects which will be executed from November 2011 to January 2016. In the context of these projects, the goal of our research group is to develop visual capabilities for robotic assistants and for humanoid robots learning by demonstration. The selected applicants will be offered a contract for one year, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants must have:

* A PhD in computer science, computer engineering, or related field
* Documented research record in computer vision and, preferably, in the topics listed above
* Strong computing skills (including C/C++ and MATLAB)
* Strong mathematical background
* Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
* Willingness and ability for cooperative work in the context of a research team


Desired skills:

* Parallel programming with emphasis on GPU-programming, CUDA
* Experience with computer graphics techniques and physics-based modeling


Applicants must submit the following documents:

* Curriculum Vitae
* Statement of research qualifications and interests
* Contact details of at least three referees

Evaluation of applications:
The evaluation of applications is ongoing and will continue until the positions are filled.

Links:
FORTH-ICS: http://www.ics.forth.gr
CVRL: http://www.ics.forth.gr/cvrl
Crete: http://www.uoc.gr/crete/CRETE.html

For more information or to apply, please contact:
Prof. Antonis Argyros
Institute of Computer Science, FORTH
N. Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton
GR-70013 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
e-mail: argyros@ics.forth.gr,
URL: http://www.ics.forth.gr/~argyros

Post-doctoral positions at the Institute of Computer Science - FORTH

Position: Post-doctoral positions
Start date: Immediately
Duration: 12 months
Date of Announcement: June 28, 2011

Description:
The Institute of Computer Science of FORTH (www.ics.forth.gr) in Heraklion, Greece, has immediate openings for two full-time technical staff positions at the post-doctoral level, to work in the context of soft-bodied robotic systems in aquatic environments.

1. Bio-inspired Control:
The first research associate will focus on the development of bio-inspired control strategies for continuous and compliant robotic systems. Candidates are expected to have professional expertise relevant to robotic locomotion and manipulation, nonlinear control, mechanics, computational modeling and simulation, and implementation of robotic systems. Experience relevant to processing and use of sensory information, as well as to neural networks, both in the context of robot control, is also desirable.

2. Elastodynamics:
The second research associate will focus on the development of finite element methods for nonlinear elasticity, targeting the accurate simulation of forced motion for robotic arms consisting of rubber-like materials with complex structure. The aim is the development of control strategies for such robotic systems. Candidates are expected to have professional expertise relevant to dynamic motion of continuous media, to the underlying theory of governing equations and to computational methods used for their numerical solution. Experience relevant to the control of such robotic systems is also desirable.

We are looking for highly motivated young scientists, able to work in a team, in the framework of funded research projects. Good computing skills are necessary for both positions (including C/C++ and MATLAB/Simulink), as well as excellent verbal and written English communication skills.

The successful candidates will be offered a contract for one year, with the possibility of renewal.

Interested candidates should submit by email a curriculum vitae, a statement of research qualifications and interests, a list of at least 3 references and a few representative publications to Dr. Dimitris Tsakiris (tsakiris@ics.forth.gr). Candidates should indicate which position they are applying for. Consideration of applications will begin immediately.