Two PhD Student positions in learning and optimal control for robot manipulation F/H

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  • Subsidiary :  Robot Learning & Interaction

  • Contract type:  Fixed-Term contract

  • Work time:  Full time

  • Localization Martigny

About Idiap

Idiap is an independent, not-for-profit, research institute recognized and funded by the Swiss Federal Government, the State of Valais, and the City of Martigny, and is academically affiliated with EPFL and University of Geneva.

Idiap offers competitive salaries and conditions at all levels in a young, high-quality, dynamic, and multicultural environment. Idiap is an equal opportunity employer and is actively involved in the "Advancement of Women in Science" European initiative. The Institute seeks to maintain a principle of open competition (on the basis of merit) to appoint the best candidate, provides equal opportunity for all candidates, and equally encourage both genders to apply. Employment at Idiap is thus based solely on a person's merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. Idiap does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, pregnancy, or any other basis protected by law.

Idiap is located in the town of Martigny in Valais, a scenic region in the south of Switzerland, surrounded by the highest mountains of Europe, and offering exceptional quality of life, exciting recreational activities, including hiking, climbing and skiing, as well as varied cultural activities. It is within close proximity to Lausanne and Geneva. Although Idiap is located in the French part of Switzerland, English is the official working language. Free French lessons are also provided on a complimentary basis.

For frequently asked questions (FAQs) about living in Switzerland, please go to https://www.idiap.ch/en/faq

Job description

We have two PhD Student positions opened in the Robot Learning & Interaction group at the Idiap Research Institute (https://www.idiap.ch) in Switzerland, with the opportunity to work in collaborative projects within Europe.

Our research spans several disciplines at the crossroad of machine learning, optimization, optimal control, geometry, human motion sciences and user interfaces (see https://calinon.ch/papers/Sylv... for an overview of our research interests).

Sought profil

PhD candidates should hold a Master degree in engineering, computer science, physics or applied mathematics, with a background in signal processing, control, optimization, machine learning, linear algebra, statistics and programming. PhD positions are for 4 years, provided successful progress, and should lead to a dissertation. The selected candidates will become doctoral students at EPFL (after hiring, they will submit their applications to the EDEE Doctoral School at EPFL). Annual gross salary starts at 52,400 CHF (first year).

Required languages

  • Anglais Anglais - Level advanced

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Two PhD Student positions in learning and optimal control for robot manipulation F/H

Robot Learning & Interaction
Fixed-Term contract
Full time
Martigny

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