Bosch, a multinational engineering and electronics company, and the University of Amsterdam, a world-leading computer science department, have started a joint research lab in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to join the best of academic and industrial research. The lab focuses on fundamental research in deep learning with applications to intelligent vehicles. It will host 10 PhD or Postdoc research positions and is led by Prof. Max Welling (machine learning), Prof. Arnold Smeulders (computer vision) and a new tenure track assistant professor, who is currently being recruited. One of the perks of the program is an exchange program where each lab member will stay for one month per year at Bosch Research in Germany.
The lab will pursue world-class research on the following ten topics listed below.
Project 1: Methods for Semi-supervised Learning and Active Labeling
How can we exploit unlabeled data for a supervised learning problem and how can we identify the most informative subset of examples to be annotated by an expert?
Project 2: Methods for Robust Feature Learning
Project 3: Calibrated Uncertainty Estimation
Project 4: Methods for Multimodal Learning and Sensor Fusion
Project 5: Combining Generative Probabilistic Models with Deep Learning
Project 6: Model Compression and Distillation
Project 7: Reinforcement Learning and Planning
Project 8: Learning color-invariant bases
Project 9: Learning to follow objects over multiple cameras
Project 10: Learning from images near the boundary of a class
Informal inquiries on the positions may be sent by email to:
Starting date: flexible
The temporary appointment will be full-time (38 hours a week) for a period of four years (initial employment is 18 months). Periodic evaluations will be held after 9 and 14 months, and upon positive evaluation, the appointment will be extended to a total of 48 months. The appointment must lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). An educational plan that includes attendance of courses, summer and/or winter schools, and national and international meetings will be drafted for the PhD candidate. The PhD candidate is also expected to assist in teaching of undergraduate students.
The salary is in accordance with the university regulations for academic personnel. The salary will range from €2,191 (first year) up to a maximum of €2,801 (last year) before tax per month (scale P) based on a full-time appointment. There are also secondary benefits, such as 8% holiday allowance per year and the end of year allowance of 8.3%. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.
The temporary appointment per postdoctoral research fellow will be full-time (38 hours a week) for two years (initial employment is 12 months and after a positive evaluation, the appointment will be extended further with 12 months). The gross monthly salary will be in accordance with the University regulations for academic personnel, and will range from €2,552 up to a maximum of €4,691 (scale 10/11) based on a full-time appointment depending on qualifications, expertise and on the number of years of professional experience. The annual salary will be increased by 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of year-bonus. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.
Some of the things we have to offer:
English is the working language in the Informatics Institute. As in Amsterdam almost everybody speaks and understands English, candidates need not be afraid of the language barrier.
Applications may only be submitted by sending your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not send or cc your application to the directors (Prof. M. Welling and Prof. A. Smeulders). To process your application immediately, please quote vacancy number 16-580 and the position and the project you are applying for in the subject-line.
Applications must include a:
Also indicate a ranked list of the top-3 of projects you would like to work on and why. All these should be grouped in one PDF attachment.
The committee does not guarantee that late or incomplete applications will be considered.
When you apply, please make sure you apply to the correct address and always indicate to which of the ten projects you are applying.
The selection process commences immediately and continues until a suitable candidate is found.
Applications will be accepted until 15 February 2017.