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Type: Postdoc
Name (ID): 1 Postdoc position in machine learning and computer vision for gaze estimation (OP-20191219-124012)
Supervised by: Jean-Marc ODOBEZ


The Perception and Activity Understanding group seeks one creative and motivated postdoctoral candidate to work on an innovation project funded by theArk foundation. The project objective is to design accurate eye gaze estimation algorithms suitable for interaction with mobile phones and laptops. This will require the investigation and integration of different computer vision and machine learning technologies for both enhancing current systems as well as to develop novel strategies. The project will be conducted in partnership with Eyeware (, therefore there will be a direct impact of your research on the development of commercial applications.

The ideal candidate should hold a PhD in computer science or engineering with good analytical skills, a strong publication record and background in several of the following:
- computer vision (including 3D geometry)
- machine learning
- deep learning
- optimisation methods
- programming experience.

The position is to be filled immediately, and is for one year. The annual gross salary is 80,000 CHF.

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 Dr. Jean-Marc Odobez (

Interviews will start upon reception of applications until the position is filled.

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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