[visionlist] [jobs] Postdoctoral Research Associate job with King's College London, UK 3 views

Oya Celiktutan oya.celiktutan at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 14:08:48 -04 2020

Dear All,

We are seeking a motivated and creative postdoctoral researcher to join us
on an exciting project with the Department of Engineering, King’s College
London, UK. Please find the details below ***.

With many thanks,

About the Role
A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Centre for
Robotics Research, Department of Engineering, King’s College London to work
with Dr Oya Celiktutan and her collaborators on the project titled “LISI -
Learning to Imitate Nonverbal Communication Dynamics for Human-Robot Social
Interaction”. The main objective of the LISI project is to set the basis
for the next generation of robots that will be able to learn how to
interact with humans from videos only. The candidate will perform research
in the areas of machine learning and human-robot interaction. For more
information about the project, please see

How to apply: https://jobs.kcl.ac.uk/gb/en/job/008504/Research-Associate
Start date: 1 March 2021, or soon after
Project duration: 2 years
Location: Strand Campus, London, UK
Contact: Oya Celiktutan; oya.celiktutan (at) kcl.ac.uk;

About the Candidate
The candidate should be ambitious and keen to integrate machine learning
methods into the perception and control of real humanoid robots. They
should be enthusiastic about collaborating with partners from multiple
disciplines/industry as well as PhD students in the research group (
https://sairlab.github.io). Key requirements include:

- PhD degree (or shortly expect to receive) in Engineering, Computer
Science, Robotics, or related field;
- Strong background in machine learning, with specialisation in one or more
of the following areas: human-robot interaction, computer vision, human
behaviour analysis, weakly supervised/unsupervised/self-supervised
learning, spatio-temporal graphs, deep reinforcement learning;
- Excellent publication record in high-quality journals and/or conference
- Excellent programming skills, particularly, Python and/or C/C++. Hands-on
experience with deep learning libraries (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch) and/or
physical robots will be a plus;
- Ability to organise and prioritise work to meet deadlines with minimal
- Excellent interpersonal / teamwork skills.

About the Research Centre
The Centre for Robotics Research (CORE) brings together expertise in
sensing, high-precision manipulation, machine learning, intelligent control
and human-robot interaction to develop creative robotics approaches to
society’s most critical challenges. The candidate will be a member of the
SAIR Lab (https://sairlab.github.io) and will contribute to ongoing
research activities in the areas of computer vision, machine learning and
human-robot interaction, while benefiting from a strong network of
researchers working in allied areas at CORE. For information about the
department, please see https://www.kcl.ac.uk/engineering.

In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:

- Curriculum vitae with a full list of publications;
- Contact details of two referees;
- Two-page summary of research background, interests, and how they aim to
contribute to the LISI project;
- Two papers (either published, accepted for publication, or
in-preparation) demonstrating expertise in one or more of the areas
mentioned above;
- The expected date of graduation (if currently pursuing a Ph.D).
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