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Postdoc Researcher - Linking Perception and Manipulation of Non-Rigid Objects through Deep Learning (MARÍA DE MAEZTU)

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Francesc Moreno Noguer



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The "Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (IRI), CSIC-UPC" is seeking a Postdoctoral researcher to work under the framework of the María de Maeztu (MdM) Unit of Excellence Seal.

IRI is a Joint University Research Institute participated by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) that conducts research in human-centered robotics and automatic control. The institute is a key player in the Spanish robotics and automatic control scenes, and a valued participant in a large number of international collaborations including more than ten ongoing H2020 projects and an ERC Advanced Grant. Recently, it has been recognized as a Maria de Maeztu Excellence Unit, the main accreditation given by the Spanish Government to research units that stand out for the impact and international relevance of their results.

The goal of this project is to develop novel deep learning techniques to capture the geometry of dressed persons from a single RGB image. Current approaches to reconstruct human shape consider low rank parametric models that can only reconstruct the shape of the naked body of very tight clothes. We will investigate different representations of the 3D geometry to train Deep Networks and capture both the geometry of the clothes and the underlying shape of the body.

The candidate will be supervised by Dr. Francesc Moreno and Prof. Carme Torras , and she/he will work in cooperation with the members of the Perception and Manipulation group at IRI. The candidate is expected to have good prior knowledge in deep learning libraries, preferably pytorch.

A one-year postdoc position under the MdM Strategic Research Programme will be fully covered starting as soon as possible. The salary will be around 36000 € gross per year. In addition, 5500 € per year will be available for research expenses of the postdoc (travels, registrations, equipment, training, etc).


Knowledge: The candidate should be a doctor with a solid mathematical and computer science background.
Experience: The candidate should have experience in carrying out research in computer vision and machine learning. It is mandatory to have a solid background in deep learning.
Languages: Fluent in English


Please, send your documentation before 26/07/2019 to:

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Address: Parc Tecnològic de Barcelona. C/ Llorens i Artigas 4-6, 2a planta. 08028 Barcelona, Spain.
Fax: 93 401 57 50
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