Research Associates in Real-Time Computer Vision and SLAM (Two Posts)

Imperial College London - Department of Computing

Full time, fixed term appointments up to 28 February 2018.

To start as soon as possible.

The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities, and has consistently been awarded the highest research rating. In the 2014 REF assessment, The Department was ranked third (1st in the Research Intensity table published by The Times Higher), and was rated as "Excellent" in the previous national assessment of teaching quality.

An opportunity has arisen for two Research Associates, at the post-doctoral level, working on the EPSRC funded PAMELA project under the supervision of Prof. Andrew Davison, Prof. Paul Kelly and Dr David Ham.

We are looking for postdoctoral researchers working in compilers, computer architecture, and/or programming models, with an interest in engaging with computer vision applications.

Real-time computer vision, particularly 3D reconstruction and SLAM, will be a major driver of future mobile and embedded processor architectures, and there is a great opportunity and requirement to develop vision algorithms, programming methodologies, accelerator architectures and domain-specific optimisations that enable flexible 3D scene understanding platforms to be designed and adapted for a broad range of application contexts. This is the aim of the PAMELA research project, a collaboration between the Universities of Manchester and Edinburgh and Imperial College London.

To apply for this position, you will have a strong track record evidenced by publications in computer systems research, particularly compilers, architectures, performance portability, for low-power and accelerator-based systems. The ideal candidates will have some background in computer vision, and a demonstrable interest and track record in the practical software skills which enable high performance real-time applications.

You must have a PhD (or equivalent) in an area pertinent to the subject area, Candidates close to completion of their PhD will also be considered and appointed at Research Assistant level.

You must have excellent communication skills and be able to organise your own work and prioritise work to meet deadlines. All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English. 

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £31,740 - £33,370 per annum.

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at: (please select “job search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20160381LE into “keywords”).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Applications must include the following:

  • A college application form
  • A full CV, with a list of all publications
  • A 2-page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant.

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Joanne Day:

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