DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Title: Specialist (Research Associate)
No. Positions: 1
Category: one-year renewable contract
Location: Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Nicosia.
Postdoctoral Fellowship (Postdoctoral Fellowship)
Are you an excellent researcher interested in doing a postdoctoral fellowship in the fields of Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Robotics? The international team with a global reputation, the Vision for Robotics Lab (www.v4rl.com) at the University of Cyprus led by Prof. Dr. Margarita Chli, is advertising a position for a 1-year Postdoctoral Fellowship with the possibility of extension at a highly competitive salary available from, June 2023.
In 2023, Prof. Hli won the prestigious ERC grant of almost 2.5 million Euros to work on the “SkEyes” project to advance robotic perception for swarms of drones and hence, extend her research activity with her team at ETH Zurich (Zurich University of Technology), Switzerland, to the University of Cyprus, where this postdoctoral position will be hosted. The University of Cyprus is the top university on the island (with an excellent quality of life) and among the 100 best young universities in the world according to Times Higher Education’s “THE Young University Rankings” for universities under 50 years old across the EU. Successful candidates will interact with the team at ETH Zurich offering them exposure to one of the world’s leading universities.
In the V4RL team, we are proud to have achieved significant world firsts in the field and some of the most highly regarded and most cited methods. Such examples include our contribution to the first autonomous flight of a small vision-based helicopter, as well as the first demonstration of collaborative SLAM for small drones equipped with individual cameras. With awards (e.g. from Amazon Research) and mentions in Reuters and CNN, the lab is a friendly and dynamic environment hosting international researchers at graduate, Ph.D., and post-doctoral levels, running many projects with academic and industrial partners (e.g. projects with Huawei, Amazon, Unity Labs, Hilti). The lab director, Prof. Hli, was mentioned in Robohub’s list of “25 Women in Robotics You Need to Know” and is regularly invited to give talks at leading venues such as TEDx, the World Economic Forum, and leading conferences in Robotics, Machine Learning, and Computer Vision.
The profile of the candidate
The candidate must hold or be completing a Ph.D. in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or any other relevant subject with at least three first-author publications in international peer-reviewed venues in his/her field. A background in Robotics, Computer Vision, and/or Machine Learning will be considered an asset, but the emphasis will be placed on scientific excellence and the ability to conduct innovative research. The candidate must have strong analytical skills and a background in mathematics, good programming skills, and proficiency in English.
More information & how to apply
For more information about the position (salary, deadline, etc.) as well as the application process, please follow this link: https://v4rl.com/the-lab (“Open Positions”)