PostDoc on Computer Vision - 3D (CCHT@Ca’Foscari) - [ Postdoc ]

Workplace: Venezia, CCHT
Added on: 26/09/2019 - Expires on: 31/12/2020

CCHT@Ca’Foscari is currently seeking to appoint a Senior PostDoc (i.e. minimum of 3-year experience outside PhD program) with a solid background in Computer Vision and 3D modelling/reconstruction. The selected candidate will consolidate CCHT expertise in the development of next generation computer vision/3D digitization approaches applied to the Cultural Heritage (CH) and Digital Humanities (DH) domains.

The IIT Centre for Cultural Heritage Technology (CCHT@Ca’Foscari) of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in Venice focuses on researching and promoting new technologies for recording, documenting, analysing and preserving Cultural Heritage in a broad sense (artistic, archaeological, archival, historical heritage). With its strongly interdisciplinary infrastructure, the Centre combines expertise from computing and conservation sciences domains, integrating these competencies to foster cutting-edge research.

Required qualifications:

  • a Ph.D. in computer science or related field (with specialization in Computer Vision) and +3 years CV/ML experience outside PhD, OR equivalent experience;
  • Experience in the 3D computer vision field (for example, but not limited to, 3D reconstruction from RGBD data, photometric stereo, structure from motion, structured light systems, etc.)
  • Knowledge of OpenCV, PCL and Open3D libraries;
  • Proficiency with programming languages (e.g. Python, C/C++);
  • Experience in grant proposal preparation at National and/or European level;
  • Interest in cultural heritage (applications to archaeology, art, artefact studies etc.) and, more broadly, Digital Humanities;
  • Good communication skills and ability to cooperate;
  • Proficiency in English language (written and oral).

Desirable skills:

  • Experience on Deep Learning algorithms and relevant platforms (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch, Theano, Caffe);
  • Competences in robotics;
  • Strong track record of research publications in top tier conferences and journals (e.g. CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, NIPS, TPAMI, IJCV, IVC, CVIU);
  • Proven interdisciplinary collaborations with scientific staff or stakeholders in the Cultural Heritage /Digital Humanities fields.

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary commensurate to experience and skills.

The call will remain open until the position is filled. Please send your application to quoting “CCHT Computer Vision 3D Senior PostDoc BC 77512” in the e-mail subject. Your application must include (as separate documents):

  • a detailed CV
  • a research statement, expanding on current and past research
  • 3 representative publications.
  • name and contacts of two referees

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), with its headquarters in Genova, Italy, is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and strengthening Italy’s technological competitiveness. The institute offers state-of-the-art equipment and a top-level interdisciplinary research environment focused on robotics and computer vision, neuroscience, drug discovery, nanoscience and technology.

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