Two Postdoc positions in PAVIS on automatic visual inspection - [ Postdoc ]

Added on: 05/12/2017 - Expires on 15/01/2018

The Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision department (PAVIS) at IIT is looking for two highly qualified researcher with a strong background in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, with particular emphasis on automatic visual inspection applications and other related areas (e.g., recognition, video analysis, etc.).

The main mission of PAVIS is to design and develop innovative image- and video-based intelligent systems, characterized by the use of highly functional smart sensors and advanced data analytics features. PAVIS also plays an active role in supporting the other IIT research units providing ad hoc solutions to scientists in Neuroscience, Nanophysics and other IIT departments/centers.

To this end, the group is involved in activities concerning computer vision and pattern recognition, machine learning, multimodal data analysis and sensor fusion, and embedded computer vision systems. The lab will pursue this goal by working collaboratively and in cooperation with external private and public partners.

This call aims at consolidating PAVIS expertise in the research area of automatic visual inspection in the context of highly efficient industrial applications. The research theme is related to the creation of a system that can inspect manufactured objects to detect defects or damages over the parts, like cracks, fissures, discoloration and other types of defects. This implies the development of novel algorithms for object detection, classification and quality control that discriminate explicitly the photometric attributes of each object part. In particular, this new inspection problem will require the study of different types of features as the one extracted in deep learning frameworks. This project will be carried out in collaboration with a major industrial partner.

Candidates to this position must have a PhD in computer vision, pattern recognition or related areas, and research experience and qualification should follow the same lines. Evidence of top quality research on the above specified areas in the form of published papers in top conferences/journals and/or patents is therefore mandatory.

Experience of the involvement (e.g., management, preparation or actual work) in funded research or industrial proposals (EU, US, national), and a few years of postdoc experience, either in academia or industrial lab, will also be duly considered.

He/she is expected to publish his/her research results in leading international journals and conferences, supervise PhD students and collaborate with other scientists, also with different expertise.

Salary will be commensurate to qualification and experience and in line with international standards.

Workplace is Genova, Italy.

Further details and informal inquiries can be made by email to pavis@iit.it quoting PAVIS- BC 74439 - 74472 as reference number.

Please send your application, including a CV listing all publications (possibly including a pdf of your most representative publications), a research statement describing your previous research experience and outlining its relevance to the above topics and names of 2 referees to pavis@iit.it quoting PAVIS- BC 74439 - 74472 as reference number.

This call will remain open and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, but please apply by January 15, 2018.

IIT was established in 2003 and successfully created a large-scale infrastructure in Genova, a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide and recruited an international staff of about 1100 people from more than 50 countries. IIT's research endeavour focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible applications from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, life sciences and nano-biotechnologies.

In order to comply with the Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), the candidate is kindly asked to give his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data. We inform you that the information you provide will be solely used for the purpose of assessing your professional profile to meet the requirements of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Your data will be processed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in Genoa, Via Morego 30, acting as the Data Holder, using computer and paper-based means, observing the rules on the protection of personal data, including those relating to the security of data. Please also note that, pursuant to art.7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003, you may exercise your rights at any time as a party concerned by contacting the Data Manager.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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