PhD in Scene Analysis using Deep Learning at the Italian Institute of Technology

A PhD position in scene analysis using deep learning is available at the Italian Institute of Technology, based in Genoa, Italy.


iCub is a humanoid robot developed at the Italian Institute of Technology. It moves the head, arms, hands, waist and legs. It can also see and hear, and has the sense of proprioception and movement.

Job description

The goal is to further investigate and improve the recognition and visual segmentation capabilities of iCub.

For this purpose, techniques for pixel-based semantic segmentation using deep convolutional neural networks and object detection mixing top-down and bottom-up cues for image segmentation will be investigated.

Required qualifications

  • Degree in computer science, engineering or equivalent
  • Background in machine learning, robotics and computer vision
  • Strong programming skills

The position is for 3 years.

How to apply

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The application deadline is June 10, 2016.

About the employer

The Italian Institute of Technology is a foundation created with the objective of promoting Italy’s technological development and higher education in science and technology.


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