[visionlist] Tenure Eligible Investigator in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence

Cédric Demonceaux cedric.demonceaux at u-bourgogne.fr
Fri Aug 24 04:52:08 -05 2018

The University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC) is recruiting a tenure eligible investigator in the field of Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence, specifically in the laboratory Le2i/ERL CNRS Vision for Robotics (http://vibot.cnrs.fr <>). This position will start in September 2019.

We encourage applications of outstanding scientists investigating this field of research owning a PhD degree, featuring at least three years of postdoctoral experience; a substantive record of publications and the potential to develop an independent research program.

The successful applicant will be provided a 450 k€ grant (including her/his salary and research budget) for a period of three years. The salary will be negotiated on the basis of education and experience. It integrates a benefit package including retirement, health insurance, annual and sick leave.

We invite the interested candidates to follow the link http://www.ubfc.fr/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Application-form_Tenure_Track_-Junior-ISITE-BFC.docx <http://www.ubfc.fr/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Application-form_Tenure_Track_-Junior-ISITE-BFC.docx>  <>to download the form to be filled and returned by email to job-application at ubfc.fr <mailto:job-application at ubfc.fr>, before Oct. 30th, 2018.

Job description:

The candidate will integrate the Vision for Robotics team (VIBOT) ERL CNRS 6000 (http://vibot.cnrs.fr <>). The VIBOT (VIsion for roBOTics) team is a research team of the CNRS certified as “Equipe de Recherche Labellisée” (ERL). In France, there are only 21 such teams, all disciplines combined and VIBOT is the only one in the field of computer vision. It is composed of 12 professors, 1 research engineer and 1 assistant engineer. The VIBOT’s activities are manly focused on the development of computer vision tools for robotics perception.  The team developed original methods for 3D reconstruction, localization, pose estimation and scene understanding. All these works have been published in the best journals in computer vision (IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, International Journal on Computer Vision…) and robotics (IEEE Trans. on Trans. on Robotics, International Journal on Robotics Research…)  and the best conferences (CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ICRA, IROS…).

The VIBOT team is involved in many national projects, such as ANR projects pLaTINUM (dynamic scenes understanding), ICUB (polarization cameras for intelligent vehicles) and SUMUM (accurate and dense 3D reconstruction for cultural heritage) with the strongest French laboratories in Robotics and Computer Vision and companies (PSA Peugeot Citroën, Institute of Geographic and Forest Information IGN…). VIBOT team has also several international projects and collaboration with Korea (RCV Lab in KAIST who won the DARPA Robotics Challenge), Japan (Naist University), Austria (Graz University of Technology), Spain (ViCOROB-Girona, RoPERT-Zaragoza).

Targeted profile:

The Junior Fellowship will focus his/her research activities on the above-mentioned challenges and will reinforce the skills of the VIBOT team (ERL CNRS 6000) on the fundamental and applied aspects of artificial intelligence and computer vision. 

He/She will have to master the tools and methods of multi-view vision and/or machine learning and thus demonstrate his/her ability to apply them to one (at least) of the research areas of the VIBOT Team: pattern recognition; image analysis, 3D reconstruction; pose estimation; robot localization; visual servoing; visual tracking; non-conventional vision; scene understanding…. Strong knowledge in the canonical disciplines that shapes our community (signal, image, vision, mathematics) will also be appreciated. 

As our research is strongly related to our two international Masters, it could be possible (but not mandatory) to give some lectures in these training programs: VIBOT Masters (Vision & roBOTics, http://www.vibot.org <>) jointly organized with the Universitat de Girona (Spain) and Heriot-Watt University (Scotland), and the MAIA Masters (Medical Imaging and Applications, http://maiamaster.udg.edu <>) jointly organized with the Universitat de Girona (Spain) and the University of Cassino (Italy). The first Master focuses on a course program dedicated to computer vision and its applications in mobile robotics, and the second one on the applications of medical imaging. Both programs aim to foster excellence in many aspects and attract outstanding students worldwide.


For further information, you can contact

Cédric Demonceaux – Director of ERL VIBOT CNRS 6000.

Email : cedric.demonceaux at ubfc.fr <mailto:cedric.demonceaux at ubfc.fr>


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