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Type: Postdoc
Name (ID): Postdoctoral researcher in deep learning for social behavior analysis (OP-20190903-134427)
Supervised by: Daniel GATICA-PEREZ


The Social Computing Group at Idiap is seeking a creative and motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on deep learning methods for behavioral analysis from video and audio data. This is an opening for a researcher with experience in deep learning applied to dynamic human behavior (from voice, body and/or face), in the context of an innovation project funded by Innosuisse.

The position offers the opportunity to do exciting work on deep learning and social behavior. The researcher will work with Prof. Daniel Gatica-Perez and his research group. The candidates will have a PhD degree in computer science or engineering, with proven experience in deep learning and a strong publication record.

Salaries are competitive and starting date is immediate. Interviews will start upon reception of applications until the positions are filled.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, a detailed CV, and the names of three references through the Idiap online recruitment system (link at the bottom left of this page: Apply to this position)

Interested candidates can also contact Prof. Daniel Gatica-Perez (

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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