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Type: Postdoc
Name (ID): Postdoc position in ubiquitous computing and computer vision (OP-20180403-172459)
Supervised by: Daniel GATICA-PEREZ


The Social Computing Group at Idiap is seeking a highly creative and motivated postdoctoral researcher in ubiquitous computing and computer vision, to work with Professor Daniel Gatica-Perez.

Specific areas of interest are (1) activity recognition from video and phone sensor data and (2) social media and crowdsensed data analytics for urban computing.

The proposed research will be carried out in the context of an interdisciplinary project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The position offers the opportunity to do exciting research at the interface between human behavior analysis and cities.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD degree in computer science or a related area, with experience in machine learning, computer vision, or signal processing for ubiquitous computing, and a strong publication record in either computer vision or ubicomp. The applicant will also have strong programming skills with Python and C/C++, under the Linux environment. Knowledge in deep learning (TensorFlow, pyTorch, Caffe) is an asset.

The appointment for the position is for one year with a possible second-year extension. Starting date is immediate.

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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