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24 août 2018

Tenure Eligible Investigator - Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence

Catégorie : Chercheur

The successful applicant will be provided a 450 k€ grant (including her/his salary and research budget) for a period of three years. The salary will be negotiated on the basis of education and experience. It integrates a benefit package including retirement, health insurance, annual and sick leave.

The University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC) is recruiting a tenure eligible investigator in the field of Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence, specifically in the laboratory Le2i/ERL CNRS Vision for Robotics (http://vibot.cnrs.fr).


UBFC (www.ubfc.fr) is a research university federating six organizations. The tenure eligible position will be provided by Université de Bourgogne (UB), member of the UBFC federation, during the tenure probation period. During the same period, the successful candidate will be committed to apply for an European Research Council (ERC) grant.

We invite the interested candidates to follow the link http://www.ubfc.fr/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Application-form_Tenure_Track_-Junior-ISITE-BFC.docx to download the form to be filled and returned by email to job-application@ubfc.fr, before Oct. 30th, 2018

UBFC and UB are equal opportunity employers.

Job description

About the hosting research team

The candidate will integrate the Vision for Robotics team (VIBOT) ERL CNRS 6000 (http://vibot.cnrs.fr). The VIBOT (VIsion for roBOTics) team is a research team of the CNRS certified as “Equipe de Recherche Labellisée” (ERL). In France, there are only 21 such teams, all disciplines combined and VIBOT is the only one in the field of computer vision. It is composed of 12 professors, 1 research engineer and 1 assistant engineer. The VIBOT’s activities are manly focused on the development of computer vision tools for robotics perception. The team developed original methods for 3D reconstruction, localization, pose estimation and scene understanding. All these works have been published in the best journals in computer vision (IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, International Journal on Computer Vision…) and robotics (IEEE Trans. on Trans. on Robotics, International Journal on Robotics Research…) and the best conferences (CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ICRA, IROS…).

The VIBOT team is involved in many national projects, such as ANR projects pLaTINUM (dynamic scenes understanding), ICUB (polarization cameras for intelligent vehicles) and SUMUM (accurate and dense 3D reconstruction for cultural heritage) with the strongest French laboratories in Robotics and Computer Vision and companies (PSA Peugeot Citroën, Institute of Geographic and Forest Information IGN…). VIBOT team has also several international projects and collaboration with Korea (RCV Lab in KAIST who won the DARPA Robotics Challenge), Japan (Naist University), Austria (Graz University of Technology), Spain (ViCOROB-Girona, RoPERT-Zaragoza).

VIBOT intends to answer the questions that traditionally arose in mobile robotics, such as 3D reconstruction, localization, mapping, trajectory estimation, object recognition and obstacle detection, scene understanding. The team deals with the new scientific and technical challenges that will emerge from the immersion of robots in complex environments:

All these developments are directly applied to Industry, Intelligent Vehicle, Agriculture in order to provide an enriched geometric and photometric representation of the environment to serve targeted applications.

Targeted profile

The Junior Fellowship will focus his/her research activities on the above-mentioned challenges and will reinforce the skills of the VIBOT team (ERL CNRS 6000) on the fundamental and applied aspects of artificial intelligence and computer vision.

He/She will have to master the tools and methods of multi-view vision and/or machine learning and thus demonstrate his/her ability to apply them to one (at least) of the research areas of the VIBOT Team: pattern recognition; image analysis, 3D reconstruction; pose estimation; robot localization; visual servoing; visual tracking; non-conventional vision; scene understanding…. Strong knowledge in the canonical disciplines that shapes our community (signal, image, vision, mathematics) will also be appreciated.

As our research is strongly related to our two international Masters, it could be possible (but not mandatory) to give some lectures in these training programs: VIBOT Masters (Vision & roBOTics, http://www.vibot.org) jointly organized with the Universitat de Girona (Spain) and Heriot-Watt University (Scotland), and the MAIA Masters (Medical Imaging and Applications, http://maiamaster.udg.edu) jointly organized with the Universitat de Girona (Spain) and the University of Cassino (Italy). The first Master focuses on a course program dedicated to computer vision and its applications in mobile robotics, and the second one on the applications of medical imaging. Both programs aim to foster excellence in many aspects and attract outstanding students worldwide.


For further information, you can contact

Cédric Demonceaux, Director of ERL VIBOT CNRS 6000



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