The Autonomous Intelligent Systems group at the Computer Science Institute of University of Bonn, Germany, has an immediate opening for a PhD candidate or PostDoc in the area of bio-inspired computer vision systems.

The group, headed by Prof. Sven Behnke, conducts research in the areas of computational intelligence and cognitive robotics. The group developed a hierarchical recurrent neural approach to computer vision (Neural Abstraction Pyramid, see
The group’s humanoid soccer robots (team NimbRo, see recently defended the title in the RoboCup soccer tournament.
The group seeks for an excellent candidate with a strong own interest in computer vision, machine learning, or probabilistic inference.
Project goal is the creation of a general-purpose trainable vision system using hierarchical recurrent neural networks and/or hierarchical graphical models with loops. Various deep, locally connected network architectures and learning algorithms will be investigated for their ability to capture the hierarchical structure of the visual world. The system will be implemented on GPUs using CUDA and tested on real-world data sets, for example from robotics.
The position involves teaching duties of four hours per week in the semester.
Masters (or Diploma) degree or PhD in any of Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics. A strong mathematical background is highly desirable. Advantageous is experience in computer vision, machine learning, applied statistics, and excellent programming skills (Matlab or C).
According to NRW TVL-13 annual gross starting from 37.700 Euros (approx. USD 58.570), depending on experience.
Initial contract will be up to three years.
Please send applications via email, including the regular CV, your research interests, and list of publications, preferably in a single pdf.
Links to download publications and thesis are also welcome.
Applications should be sent
To: sekretariat _at_
Cc: behnke _at_
subject: Application GPCV

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