[visionlist] Call - 2 Postdoc positions on multi-modal models for 3D scene understanding [Jobs]

Pavis Pavis at iit.it
Thu Feb 1 07:01:17 -04 2024

Two Postdoctoral positions on multi-modal models for 3D scene understanding - (2400000V)
Commitment & contract: collaboration contract, at least 12 months
Location: Genova, Italy

At IIT we work enthusiastically to develop human-centered Science and Technology to tackle some of the most pressing societal challenges of our times and transfer these technologies to the production system and society. Our Genoa headquarters are strictly interconnected with the other 11 centers around Italy and two outstations based in the US. We promote excellence in basic and applied research such as computation, neuroscience and cognition, humanoid technologies and robotics, nanotechnology, materials for a truly multidisciplinary scientific experience.

We are hiring two Postdocs willing to join the Pattern Analysis and Computer Vison (PAVIS) Research Line (https://pavis.iit.it/ ) coordinated by Dr. Alessio Del Bue. PAVIS is a 25-unit group with multi-disciplinary staff of PhDs, Technicians and PostDocs coming from several countries in Europe and abroad.
PAVIS is part of ELLIS (https://ellis.eu/) - an European network of excellence in AI, Machine Learning (ML) and Computer Vision (CV).

About the research project
PAVIS is willing to strengthen its current activities on 3D multi-modal scene understanding. Topics of interest are the study of novel ML and CV methods that can efficiently incorporate priors and constraints related to world physical models and semantic priors, computed both from vision, language models or other concurrent modalities.
In particular, we will investigate the interplay between vision and (large) language models (LLMs) to solve tasks related to 3D reasoning, visual (re-)localization, active vision, and neural/geometrical novel view rendering (NeRF, 3DGS) to name a few. We seek to develop models that can also be readily applicable to IIT interdisciplinary research, ranging from drug discovery to robotics, in particular by leveraging our inhouse robotics platforms (iCub, ErgoCub, R1 et al.) and HPC computational facilities.

Both junior and experienced candidates will be considered for the position.
- A PhD in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Physics, Engineering, Mathematics or related areas
Documented expertise in:
- Computer Vision, with focus on multimodal machine learning
- ML and CV models with a preference for GNNs and Transformers architectures.
- Strong programming ability (Python preferred) with hands-on skills in AI and Deep Learning frameworks (e.g., Pytorch, Tensorflow or equivalent tools)
- Ability/willingness to integrate within multidisciplinary research group
- Proven track record of publications in the relevant technical areas
- Ability to properly report, organize and publish research data
- High motivation to learn
- Good priority management
- Ability to work in a challenging and international environment
- Fluency in spoken and written English

-    Knowledge of 3D vision (multi-view geometry, point cloud data processing, neural rendering)
-    Experience in deploying and finetune large language models
-    Practical experience on deploying ML models on HPC platforms
-    Team player skills with the ability to communicate technical knowledge in a clear and understandable manner

- Competitive salary for international standards
- Wide range of staff discounts
- Flexible working time
- Candidates from abroad or Italian citizens who permanently work abroad and meet specific requirements, may be entitled to a deduction from taxable income of up to 90% from 6 to 13 years.

- An equal, inclusive and multicultural environment ready to welcome you with open arms. Discrimination is a big NO for us!
- We like contamination and encourage you to mingle and discover what other people are up to in our labs!
- If paperwork is not your piece of cake, we got you! There's a specialized team working to help you with that, especially during your relocation!

If you are a startupper or a business-minded person, you will find some exceptionally gifted professionals ready to nurture and guide your attitude and aspirations.
If you want your work to have a real impact, in IIT you will find an innovative and stimulating culture that drives our mission to contribute to the improvement and well-being of society!
We stick to our values! Integrity, courage, societal responsibility and inclusivity are the values we believe in! They define us and our actions in our everyday life. They guide us to accomplish IIT mission!

**Application's deadline: February 29th, 2024**
If you feel this tickles your appetite for change, do not hesitate and apply here https://iit.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?lang=it&job=2400000V
Please submit your application using the online form above and including:
- A detailed CV with a full list of publications, plus a final section titled "Relevant skills" commenting on the strong points where your CV matches the required skills (listed above).
- Name and contacts of 2 referees.

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