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Postdoc position in Open Deep Learning Toolkit for Robotics at Aarhus, Denmark, Mar – 2022.

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Postdoctoral researcher position in Open Deep Learning Toolkit for Robotics to investigate develop, train, deploy and evaluate lightweight deep learning models that improve the technical capabilities of the core technologies beyond the current state of the art planning and perception methods is available for applicants with a MSc or PhD at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark- March 2022.

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General Info

Position: Post Doctoral Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 1 Year
Salary: According to standard norms

Workplace:
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Aarhus University (AU), Denmark

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Qualification Details

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applicants for a 1-year Postdoc or research associate position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on Open Deep Learning Toolkit for Robotics (OpenDR).

We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher (post-doctoral researcher or research associate) who wishes to investigate develop, train, deploy and evaluate lightweight deep learning models that improve the technical capabilities of the core technologies beyond the current state of the art planning and perception methods.

The successful candidate will investigate novel end to end planning methods for aerial-ground robots team collaboration for green transition in agriculture and improve the inference speed of deep learning models for planning and perception.

Job description

Applicants should hold a MSc or PhD in [automatic control engineering, mechatronics engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science or other related disciplines. (the degree should have been completed within the last 5 years at most). Candidates, who will complete and defend their MSc or PhD thesis by May 2022, are welcome]:

  • The candidate should have excellent verbal and writing skills in English with very good communication skills,
  • A solid publication track record in peer-reviewed journals and conferences,
  • Concrete knowledge in C/C++  and Python,
  • Background in deep learning methods
  • Background in Motion Planning algorithms (RTTs, A*, ...)
  • Background in simulation environments for robotics (e.g. Gazebo, AirSim, Webots, etc),
  • Experience in aerial robotics is a plus,
  • Experience of Robot Operating System (ROS) is a plus

Responsibilities/Job Description

You are expected to contribute to the Artificial Intelligence in Robotics (Air) Group and Machine Learning and Computational Intelligence (MaLeCI) Group, e.g.:Support to develop journal and conference articlesCommunicate with our academic and industrial partners.Develop and integrate deep learning models for the OpenDR toolkit.

Information regarding the OpenDR project can be found here: http://opendr.eu/

The first version of the OpenDR toolkit can be found here: https://github.com/opendr-eu

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 8304

Application Procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

About the Department

About the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering:Electrical and computer engineering are closely related engineering disciplines that focus on the development of hardware and software for intelligent units and networks. This includes hardware at system and component levels as well as many different types of software for controlling electronic devices and networks.

The research areas within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department support the development within this area. The outcome greatly influences our daily lives as advanced technologies are incorporated into an increasing number of products, for example in industrial processes, at hospitals and in information infrastructures.

The department/centre offers:

  • a well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment
  • an exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national, international and industrial collaborators
  • a research climate encouraging lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a work environment with close working relationships, networking and social activities
  • a workplace characterised by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance.

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Contact details

Further information about the position may be obtained from / For further information please contact: Erdal Kayacan ([email protected]) and Alexandros Iosifidis ([email protected]).

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