NYUAD Research Engineer - Division of Engineering New York University: Abu Dhabi: Engineering

New York University: Abu Dhabi: Engineering


NYUAD Research Engineer - Division of Engineering


Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Robotics Group in the Engineering Division at New York University Abu Dhabi is seeking to fill one research engineer position in the area of Collaborative Robotics starting at the earliest on July 2017. The selected research engineer will perform research in the area of collaborative control of mobile robots for visual coverage/surveillance purposes. The position includes mostly simulation studies for navigating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) so as to inspect an area under consideration. Upon successful completion of these studies, at a subsequent stage the objective is to proceed to experimental studies initially on Unmanned Ground Vehicles and then to UAVs. These will be equipped with on-board visual sensors, Lidar, RGB-D cameras, and Inertial Management Units. The successful applicant is expected to participate in the writing of articles in journals and international conferences. Applicants with a Master degree or a degree equivalent to 300 units according to the European Credit Transfer System http://www.ehea.info/ in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering or other related field are encouraged to apply.


Applicants must have a Master degree or equivalent in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering with a focus in the area of Robotics and Control. Excellent programming skills in C, C++ and Matlab are necessary. Significant experience in OpenCV, and Robot Operating System (ROS) is desired. The applicant should have an adequate publication record in the mobile robotics and control areas. Excellent communication skills in English, ability to work in fast paced environment multi-disciplinary teams and cultural sensitivity are essential.


Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, any related publications, and at least 2 letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. If you need any further information, please contact Professor Antonios (Anthony) Tzes at anthony.tzes@nyu.edu.


About NYUAD:


New York University has established itself as a Global Network University. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complemented by a network of eleven research and study-away sites across five continents. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. Our goal is to develop a cohort of international students attuned to and educated for an inclusive global society. Students and Faculty will circulate within the global network in pursuit of common research interests and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary solutions for problems both local and global.


Entering its seventh year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are distinguished in their research and teaching. NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering. The Institute will invest significant funds in creating a hub for research related to social, economic, and political development in the broader region; applications from candidates with an ambition to contribute to this agenda are especially welcome.


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This position is not located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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