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Type: PhD Student
Name (ID): PhD in deep machine learning for multi-sensor scene reconstruction (OP-20190719-160332)
Supervised by: François FLEURET


One PhD position in machine learning for computer vision at the Idiap Research Institute and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

The Idiap Research Institute, affiliated with EPFL, seeks a PhD student in machine learning to develop original techniques for multi-sensor fusion, active sensing, and 3D reconstruction.

The candidate will be a doctoral student at EPFL, working under the supervision of Dr. François Fleuret at the Machine Learning group of the Idiap Research Institute.

The development of intelligent image sensing for autonomous vehicles, augmented reality, and computational photography requires the combination of multiple signals coming from different sensors. Deep-learning models have demonstrated their efficiency for these tasks, but requires a careful design of their architectures and training procedures. This project aims at investigating novel approaches to unify active and passive sensors for scene understanding and reconstruction.

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

The Idiap Research Institute is located in Valais, a scenic region in the South-West of Switzerland, surrounded by the highest mountains in the Alps, and within close proximity to Lausanne and Geneva. The working language of Idiap is English.

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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