Postdoc in Machine Learning and Computer Vision for Human-Robot Interaction at Idiap Research Institute

A postdoctoral position in machine learning and computer vision for human-robot interaction is available at Idiap Research Institute, based in Martigny, Switzerland.


The research will be conducted in the context of a 4-year EU Horizon 2020 funded project involving several leading European institutions in the field.

The project will develop a humanoid robot able to engage and interact autonomously and naturally with individuals or groups of people.

The research conducted at Idiap will focus on areas such as:

  • Person detection
  • Pose estimation
  • Tracking
  • Identification
  • Gaze analysis
  • Head gestures extraction
  • Speaker turn detection

Job description

The successful candidate will design new state-of-the-art algorithms to address the above tasks. The research will be conducted in conjunction with two PhD students.

Required qualifications

  • PhD in computer science or electrical engineering, related to computer vision, machine learning or multimodal processing
  • Solid programming skills in C++ and Python
  • Experience with RGB-D data processing
  • Experience with human-robot interaction modeling
  • Experience with robotics programming and applications

The position is for 1 year and is expected to be renewed until the end of the project in 2020. The starting date is within the fall of 2016, December at the latest.

How to apply

Prepare the following information and contact Dr. Jean-Marc Odobez:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three referees

About the employer

The Idiap Research Institute is among the most active independent research institutions in information technology in Switzerland and worldwide.


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