[visionlist] [JOB] Postdoc on SLAM for next generation visual inspection

Alessio Del Bue alessio.delbue at iit.it
Fri May 3 11:04:42 -04 2019

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Expires on: 31/05/2019

The Visual Geometry and Modelling (VGM, https://vgm.iit.it/) Research 
Line at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) invites qualified 
applicants to submit their CV’s for a Postdoc position in Genova, Italy 
under the supervision of Dr. Alessio Del Bue.

The VGM mission is to provide computational tools for the digitisation, 
interpretation and understanding of large-scale 3D information extracted 
from multi-sensor inputs (video, audio, thermal cameras, IMU and other 
sources). The scientific core of the VGM Lab is related to the research 
fields of Computer Vision, Signal Processing and Machine Learning with 
the primary goal to provide algorithms for:

- Dynamic 3D scene understanding from video and RGBD data;
- Representation and Interpretation of 3D data using semantic and 
contextual information;
- Large-scale data understanding and modelling for Life Science and 

The Lab expertise is also applied to several practical and challenging 
problems in the industry with ongoing collaboration with world-leading 
companies in machine vision, robotics, automation, energy, avionics, 
photonics and fashion industries.

To this end, this call aims at consolidating VGM expertise in the 
research area of automatic visual inspection in the context of highly 
efficient industrial applications. The postdoc will work on 3D scene 
understanding using multi-sensor data with topics related to 
simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) for the efficient 
inspection of large-scale infrastructures. The project aims at creating 
intelligent agents that can map and simultaneously detect imperfections 
in the infrastructure by fusing efficient localisation approaches and 
deep-learning methods to detect and predict the possibility of damages 
like cracks, fissures, discoloration and other types of defects. This 
solution will be integrated in a novel robotic system, developed at IIT 
by the Advanced Robotics (ADVR) Research Line, with the target of 
achieving a working prototype for visual inspection.

The required qualifications for the position are:

- A Ph.D. in computer science, engineering or related field (with 
specialization in either computer vision, information retrieval or 
machine learning);
- Proficiency with programming languages, in particular Python, C/C++ 
- Experience on SLAM and multi-view geometry approaches for sparse and 
dense 3D reconstruction;
- Publication in major Computer Vision conferences/journals;
- Good communication skills and ability to cooperate;
- Proficient in English language (written and oral).

Desirable skills:

- Knowledge of OpenCV, PCL and Open3D libraries;
- Practical experience on the Robot Operating System (ROS);
- Knowledge and experience on Deep Learning algorithms and relevant 
platforms (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc.).

The successful candidate will be offered a salary commensurate to 
experience and skills.

The call will remain open until the position is filled but a first 
deadline for evaluation of candidates will be May 31 2019. Please send 
your application to vgm_applications at iit.it and applications at iit.it 
quoting “BC 76750- VGM Postdoc Position on SLAM for visual inspection” 
in the e-mail subject. Your application shall contain a detailed CV, a 
one-page research statement and name and contact informations of two 

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (http://www.iit.it) is a 
non-profit institution created with the objective of promoting 
technological development and higher education in science and 
technology. Research at IIT is carried out in highly innovative 
scientific fields with state-of-the-art technology.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an equal opportunity employer that 
actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

Please note that the data that you provide will be used exclusively for 
the purpose of  professional profiles’ evaluation and selection, and in 
order to meet the requirements of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.

Your data will be processed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, based in 
Genoa, Via Morego 30, acting as Data Controller, in compliance with the 
rules on protection of personal data, including those related to data 

Please also note that, pursuant to articles 15 et. seq. of European 
Regulation no. 679/2016 (General Data Protection Regulation), you may 
exercise your rights at any time by contacting the Data Protection 
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applications at iit.it
vgm_applications at iit.it

Dr. Alessio Del Bue, Researcher
VGM - Visual Geometry and Modelling Lab
CCHT - Center for Cultural Heritage Technology
IIT - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Via Morego 30, 16163 Genova, Italy
Phone: +39 010 71781 264
Mobile: +39 3487538688

Secretary: Sara Curreli
email:    sara.curreli at iit.it
Phone:     +39 010 71781 917


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