The Intelligent Vehicles section at the TU Delft (the Netherlands) invites applications for a fully a funded Ph.D. Student/Post-Doc position in Computer Vision (CV, Sensor Fusion (SF) and Machine Learning (ML). The openings deal with pedestrian/cyclist safety for highly automated vehicles and are part of larger collaborative efforts at Dutch and EU level.
The intended research addresses problems within the spectrum of object detection, pose estimation, motion modeling, tracking, and intent recognition from multi-sensor data (video, radar, lidar). Deep Learning is a promising research avenue but other ML methodologies might apply as well.
We are seeking Post-Doc/Ph.D.-Student applicants with an interest in performing cutting edge research in an active and exciting research area (cf. self-driving cars by Google, Apple and the automotive industry). Prospective applicants should have a strong academic record with solid background in computer science or engineering. Extensive experience in CV, SF or ML is a requirement for the Post-Doc position; it is a strong plus for the Ph.D.-Student position. Good programming skills are expected, preferably in C++ and MATLAB/Python. A certain affinity towards turning complex concepts into real-world practice (i.e. vehicle demonstrator) is desired. We are seeking a Scientific Programmer with strong C++ skills under Linux OS. Knowledge of OpenCV/ROS/CUDA/Python is a plus. All applicant(s) are expected to be able to act independently as well as to collaborate effectively with members of a larger team. Good English skills are required.
The Post-Doc/Ph.D.-Student appointments are full time (38 hours a week). The Post-Doc appointment will be for an initial period of two years and possibly renewable for a third year. The Ph.D. student appointment will be for a period of four years (the initial employment is 18 months and after a positive evaluation, the appointment will be extended further with 30 months) and should lead to a dissertation. The Scientific Programmer appointment will be for an initial period of one year and possibly renewable. Salaries are in accordance with the university regulations for academic personnel. The Post-Doc salary will range from €3044 to €3756 based on experience. The PhD-Student salary will range from €2174 (first year) up to a maximum of €2779 (last year). The Scientific Programmer salary will range from €2412 to €3642 based on experience. All salary figures are before tax per month based on a full-time appointment. Secondary benefits amount to an additional 16.3% of yearly salary.
Living conditions in the Netherlands (e.g. Delft, Hague, Amsterdam) are considered to be among the very best in Europe. The TU Delft scores consistently high in international comparisons (e.g. within top 20 in QS World Univ. Rankings 2015/2016 in Engineering and Technology).
Applications should be submitted at the earliest convenience by email to Prof. Dr. D.M. Gavrila. They must include a motivation letter explaining why you are the right candidate, a CV, a complete record of Bachelor and Master courses (including grades), your Masterís Thesis (plus your Ph.D. Thesis when applying at the PostDoc level), a list of projects you have worked on with brief descriptions of your contributions (max 2 pages), your publications and the names and contact addresses of two references. All these items should be combined in one PDF document.