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We are seeking new Doctoral Researchers (PhD Students) to our computer vision and machine learning research.
The research work at Tampere University will be supervised by the Associate Professor Esa Rahtu. The application will also collaborate closely with the video coding team at Nokia Technologies in Tampere. We work broadly in the fields of computer vision and machine learning. We are pursuing research problems in geometric computer vision (including topics such as visual SLAM, visual-inertial odometry, and 3D scene reconstruction), in semantic computer vision (including topics such as image-based localization, object detection and recognition, and deep learning), video and image processing (compression), and statistical machine learning (Gaussian processes).
The positions will offer excellent opportunities to work in a team of professionals responsible for developing cutting edge computer vision and machine learning technology and allows you to learn many aspects from fundamental research problems to concrete applications while pursuing your PhD thesis.
These positions are part of a joint project with Nokia Technologies, where we develop deep neural network approaches for video coding. We are interested in compression methods where the output is mainly aimed for machine consumption instead of humans. Such approaches are increasingly important due to the emerge of new computer vision-based systems, e.g., in autonomous driving and robotics.
Successful candidates must be pursuing or will be accepted to study towards a doctoral degree in the doctoral programme of the discipline. Please visit our admissions webpage for more information on eligibility requirements.
We are especially seeking candidates with the following research interest:
- Neural Network based video coding
- Video Coding for machines
Ideal candidate has previous knowledge in machine learning, video or image coding, or computer vision. Experience in (or strong will to learn) programming with Python or C++/Java are considered as advantages.
You need to have a Master’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science or a related field and have demonstrated (during your studies towards the Master’s degree or otherwise) the competence and motivation to pursue postgraduate studies. Your degree needs to be completed the latest before starting at the position. Please be prepared to provide proof of your merits when requested.
Candidates are selected based on the level of promise that they show, and this will be evaluated based on their study and research plans, their previous success in studies, and merits in writing the Doctoral thesis and / or scientific publishing.
Tampere University is a unique, multidisciplinary, and boldly forward-looking, evolving community. Our values are openness, diversity, responsibility, courage, critical thinking, erudition building, and learner-centeredness. We hope that you can embrace these values and promote them in your work.
The position will be filled for a fixed-term period of one year. The starting date of the positions will be negotiated individually. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.
The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Doctoral Researcher is placed on level 2—4 of the job requirements scale. A typical starting salary for Doctoral Researchers is approximately 2400 € /month and it will increase during the studies depending on the progress (up to 3400 € per month).
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Please read more about working at Tampere University.
We are inviting you to be a part of a vibrant, active, and truly international research community. We value interdisciplinarity, as it allows you to expand your research network and exposes you to new perspectives and ideas to solve complex research problems and pursue novel research findings. We are strongly committed to the highest level of scientific research and the provision of high-quality doctoral education.
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How to apply
Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications is 6 June 2022 (23:59 EEST /UTC +3). Please write your application and all the accompanying documentation in English and attach them in PDF format. Please note that we will start going through the applications as they arrive, so early submissions are strongly encouraged.
Applications should include the following documents:
- Curriculum vitae
- School and university score records
For more information, please contact Associate Professor Esa Rahtu via email email@example.com.
Tampereen yliopisto ja Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu muodostavat yhdessä Suomen toiseksi suurimman monitieteisen, innostavan ja vaikuttavan tutkimus- ja oppimisyhteisön. Korkeakouluyhteisömme osaamiskärjet ovat tekniikka, terveys ja yhteiskunta. Lue lisää: www.tuni.fi
Tietokonenäön tutkimusryhmä hakee 1–2 väitöskirjatutkijaa.
Tietokonenäön tutkimusryhmä kehittää uusia algoritmeja ja menetelmiä kuva- ja videodatan prosessointiin. Kehitettyjä menetelmiä voidaan soveltaa robotiikassa sekä muissa älykkäissä koneissa ja järjestelmissä.
Väitöskirjatutkijan tehtävä muodostuu tutkimusprojektin kehitystehtävistä, kuten algoritmi- ja ohjelmistokehityksestä ja tieteellisten artikkeleiden kirjoittamisesta. Tutkijan tehtävänä on myös perehtyä laajasti alan aiempaan kirjallisuuteen.
Lue tarkemmat tiedot tehtävästä ja hakuohjeet yllä olevasta englanninkielisestä ilmoituksesta.
Jätäthän hakemuksesi yliopiston sähköisellä hakulomakkeella (linkki löytyy tämän ilmoituksen alta). Hakuaika tehtävään päättyy 6.6.2022 klo 23.59.
Application period starts: 2022-05-06 16:10
Application period ends: 2022-06-06 23:59
Post expires on mandag juni 6th, 2022