[visionlist] Funded PhD Positions at the University of Stuttgart (Germany)

Andreas Bulling andreas.bulling at vis.uni-stuttgart.de
Thu Oct 14 07:34:38 -04 2021

The Human-Computer Interaction and Cognitive Systems research group at 
the University of Stuttgart, Germany, invites applications for several 
PhD positions, in an environment that offers much creative freedom and 
support to conduct cutting-edge research. Some of these positions are 
within an ERC Starting Grant project, a prestigious five-year European 

A successful candidate has demonstrated outstanding academic performance 
(rank at top of class) and a strong technical background in one or 
several of the following research areas:

- Computer vision/Computer graphics, e.g. 3D graphical (face, hand, 
   body) modelling, egocentric vision, scene understanding, pose 
   estimation, object detection/recognition
- Machine learning, e.g. deep and recurrent neural networks, generative 
   models, reinforcement learning, visual dialog, cognitive modelling, or 
   multi-agent systems
- Human-Computer Interaction, e.g. design and evaluation of interaction 
   techniques and adaptive information visualisations, user interface and 
   user experience design, empirical evaluation of interactive systems

An interest in applying these methods to interactive intelligent systems 
is required. Excellent programming skills are expected. Previous 
experience with Python, TensorFlow, or CUDA is an advantage. Strong team 
working and critical thinking skills, aptitude for independent and 
creative work, as well as fluent English written and presentation skills 
are essential.

Admission will be competitive. If selected, you will be offered a 
fully-funded PhD position with a flexible start date. Salaries are 
internationally competitive based on state employee salary scheme 
TVL-E13 (100%) that includes health insurance, social insurance, and 
contributions to the retirement pension plan. You will develop, 
implement, and evaluate new computational methods, apply them in the 
context of interactive intelligent user interfaces, and write up the 
results for top international venues, such as - depending on focus - 
CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, NeurIPS, CHI, UIST, IUI or UbiComp/IMWUT. You will 
contribute to the leadership of ongoing projects, will have the 
opportunity to advise undergraduate and graduate students, and 
contribute to the teaching activities of the group.

About the group
The Human-Computer Interaction and Cognitive Systems group works at the 
intersection of computer vision, machine learning, and human-computer 
interaction. The group develops computational methods to address 
fundamental challenges in sensing, modelling, and analysing everyday 
non-verbal human behaviour. The group is well-known for this line of 
work, has a strong presence in all leading conferences in the above 
fields, and publications from the group are frequently distinguished 
with best paper awards (16 over the last couple of years). You will work 
among gifted colleagues and experienced scientists and have access to 
excellent infrastructure, including distinguished lectures, research 
seminars, and invited talks by international guests, as well as a 
high-performance GPU cluster.

About the University of Stuttgart
The University of Stuttgart is cradled in what is simultaneously one of
Germany's most beautiful landscapes and one of Europe's most 
economically successful areas. The region is known for a high standard 
of living, beautiful surroundings, and easy access to other major 
metropolitan areas. The university is one of the top nine leading and 
oldest technical universities (TU9) in Germany and consistently ranked 
highly in international rankings. The University of Stuttgart is part of 
the Cyber Valley initiative, a new center for artificial intelligence 
research that brings together partners from science and industry to 
boost intelligent systems research and development in the 
Stuttgart-Tübingen region, specifically in the areas of machine 
learning, robotics, and computer vision.

The Department of Computer Science is located on the university campus 
in Stuttgart Vaihingen. It is devoted to cutting-edge research in 
computer science ranging from foundations (algorithms, programming 
logics, computer architecture) to a variety of application domains 
(computer vision and graphics, machine learning and robotics, 
intelligent systems). With its vibrant research environment and its 
attractive Bachelor and Master programs, the Department attracts top 
students from all over the world. The department offers a stimulating 
and collaborative environment. It is equipped with high-class research 
facilities and has close links to leading international companies in and 
around Stuttgart (e.g. Bosch AI, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche).

How to apply
To apply, follow the instructions on our website: 
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