I have two open PhD positions in Deep Learning in my group at the Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland, starting as early as possible.

The Machine Learning group at the Idiap Research Institut, affiliated with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, seeks two PhD students in deep learning and computer vision to work respectively on real-time inference in low-computation environment and transfer learning for semantic segmentation.

The candidates will be doctoral students at EPFL school of Engineering or Computer science, working under the supervision of Dr. François Fleuret at the Idiap Research Institute.

Applicants must be self-sufficient programmers and have a strong background in mathematics. They should be interested in, and familiar with, applied probabilities, information theory, signal processing, optimization, algorithmic, and development in deep-learning frameworks.

Please apply on-line.

Some remarks regarding applications

I get a very large number of requests and applications for internships, PhDs, and post-docs. Unfortunately it is physically impossible to answer to them all.

When I do have open positions, I advertise them on the connectionists mailing list and the Machine Learning News Google Group, and they appear on my web page, and on Idiap's on-line interface. Any formal application must be done through it.

If you want information regarding future openings, please send me a short email—that is, less than ten lines—stating: what schools and universities you attended or attend, why you are interested in my research group, what time period you are interested in, and if you would already have funding.

I prefer by far conciseness and precision to verbosity and deference. The worst you can do is to send me a wall of text that you use to carpet-bomb dozens of potential places.