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Type: Postdoc
Name (ID): 2 Postdoc positions available in deep learning and computer vision for gaze and interaction analysis (OP-20170424-171150)
Supervised by: Jean-Marc ODOBEZ


The Perception and Activity Understanding group seeks qualified candidates in computer vision and machine learning for interaction analysis.

Position 1: Within the context of the project REGENN, the main goal is to apply deep learning and machine learning techniques (eg adaptation) for gaze estimation in the 3D space (see project The project involves the tech company Eyeware ( The candidate is expected to research and publish the developed methods.

The position is for one year, with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding availabilities, esp. in the context of the MuMMER European project (

Position 2: Within the context of the MuMMER European project (, the goal is to design deep learning algorithms like 3D pose estimation and interaction analysis in HRI applications, using both RGB and Depth video streams.

The ideal postdoctoral candidates will have a PhD in computer vision and/or machine learning. They should have a good background in applied mathematics and statistics. As software deliverables are planned (in collaboration with an Idiap research engineer) excellent programming skills in C/C++ and Python are expected. Hands-on experience with deep learning techniques are a plus.

The starting date is as soon as possible for position 1, and up to fall 2017 for position 2.

About Idiap:

Idiap is an independent, not-for-profit, research institute recognized and funded by the Swiss Federal Government, the State of Valais, and the City of Martigny.

Idiap offers competitive salaries and conditions at all levels in a young, high-quality, dynamic, and multicultural environment. Idiap is an equal opportunity employer and is actively involved in the "Advancement of Women in Science" European initiative. The Institute seeks to maintain a principle of open competition (on the basis of merit) to appoint the best candidate, provides equal opportunity for all candidates, and equally encourage both genders to apply.

Idiap is located in the town of Martigny in Valais, a scenic region in the south of Switzerland, surrounded by the highest mountains of Europe, and offering exceptional quality of life, exciting recreational activities, including hiking, climbing and skiing, as well as varied cultural activities. It is within close proximity to Lausanne and Geneva. Although Idiap is located in the French part of Switzerland, English is the official working language. Free French lessons are also provided on a complimentary basis.

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