|Salary:||£31,302 to £34,188|
|Placed On:||25th January 2019|
|Closes:||28th February 2019|
£31,302, rising annually to £34,188
Full Time, Fixed Term - Researcher
The School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics of Oxford Brookes University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in deep learning for activity recognition and scene understanding in surgical robotics.
The post is offered on a full time, fixed term contract until 31 December 2020. The successful candidate will join the School's Visual Artificial Intelligence Laboratory to support the activities of the Horizon 2020 SARAS project (Smart Autonomous Robotic Assistant Surgeon).
The goal of the project is to design two robotics arms powered by an advanced cognitive AI capable of replacing human assistant surgeons in complex laparoscopic procedures.
This involves an exciting combination of cognitive and sensorial tasks, namely: (1) recognising surgeon actions and events in real time; (2) placing what happens in the context of the overall surgical procedure; (3) making predictions about future surgeon action and anomalies; (4) understanding the surgical cavity, by detecting, labelling and segmenting scene elements; (5) tracking deformable surfaces and organs in real time.
You should have a PhD or other Postgraduate qualification or be studying for PhD in a relevant subject, and possess significant experience in machine learning (especially deep learning), computer vision, and ideally both.
If successful you will join a vibrant and ambitious School that is welcoming, supportive and friendly. The School blends excellence in teaching and knowledge transfer with world-leading research in areas that span Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Cognitive Robotics, Augmented Reality, Wireless Communications, e-Health and Human Machine Interfaces.
The AI and Vision lab, led by Professor Fabio Cuzzolin, enjoys a leadership position in the field of action detection and recognition (http://cms.brookes.ac.uk/staff/FabioCuzzolin/), with the only online deep learning-based action detection platform capable of working in better than real time with top accuracies. The group has also strong interests in (statistical) machine learning, robust statistics and uncertainty theory, e-health, and applications to surgical and mobile robotics, working at the interface of AI and neuroscience. The team has strong links with top research groups in the UK, US and EU, and collaborates with a number of multinational and start-up companies.
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