Industrial Doctorate - Computer Vision (Reus, Spain)

Industrial Doctorate - Computer Vision (Reus, Spain)

Partnering with the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona - Catalonia - Spain) doctorate programme in Computer Science and Mathematics of Security, we are hiring a Computer Sciences graduate (Bachelor and Master) for a Computer Vision project.

This project aims at obtaining a computer vision-based system to effectively identify relevant aspects in outdoor car parking scenarios.

The project will rely on identification and tracking objectives, and will be divided into the following stages:

  • Bibliographic research: in depth review of related work published in this regard and study its applicability, taking into account the definition and specifications of the system to be developed. The outcome of this stage will result in a list of techniques and algorithms to be tested, by discussing their advantages, disadvantages, risks and possible performance of each one.
  • Conceptual tests: conceptual tests of the techniques and algorithms that have been defined in the previous stage will be made. The results produced by each technique will be studied and recommendations to go beyond of the state-of-the-art will be produced.
  • Design of an effective system for attaining the goals of this project: the conclusions of the previous stage will be the starting point to design a new methodology for identification and tracking to accomplish the objectives described above. The outcome of this stage will result on new models and algorithms, as well as an efficient implementation of a prototype.
  • Validation of the solution: the prototype designed in the previous stage with be validated in pilot facilities, which will derive in correcting possible errors in order to produce a functional prototype.

We are looking for a Computer Sciences graduate or master, with academic or professional experience in:

  • Computer vision
  • Machine learning
  • Programming languages (mainly C/C++)
  • OpenCV, OpenNI, OpenGL, PCL
  • GNU/Linux

Characteristics of the Industrial Doctorate Projects

The essential element of the Industrial Doctorates Plan is the industrial doctorate project, that is, a strategic research project carried out at a company that allows the doctoral student to further develop his research training in collaboration with a university, and which is the object of a doctoral thesis.

The Government of Catalonia provides support to these projects.

  • The doctoral thesis will be carried out within the framework of a collaboration agreement between the university (and, if necessary, a research centre) and the company (more than one company may participate).
  • The candidate will be given a thesis director connected to the university or research centre and a project manager appointed by the company.
  • The candidate will be selected jointly by the signatories of the collaboration agreement. However, the candidate must be accepted and admitted to the doctoral programme of the corresponding university.
  • The candidate must have an average mark of 6.5 or higher (scale 1 to 10) on his or her academic transcript, calculated based on all credits of university studies that allow admission to a doctoral programme.
  • The thesis director must be part of an active recognised research group (SGR) of the Government of Catalonia or a researcher from the ICREA programme or be a recipient of European Research Council (ERC) funding.
  • The time dedicated by the doctorate student to the research projects will be divided between the company and the university.
  • The candidate will take part in training programmes in specific skills related to R&D&I project leadership, coordination and management; the transfer of research results; new business development; and industrial and intellectual property, among other relevant subjects.
  • The candidate will be given a yearly stipend (mobility fund), funded by the Government of Catalonia and accumulative for a maximum period of 3 years. Its purpose is to enable attendance at workshops and conferences related to the research project as well as stays at other company offices, universities or research centres outside Catalonia.
  • All theses defended under the Industrial Doctorates Plan will receive an Industrial Doctorate with distinction. The participating companies and academic directors will also receive acknowledgement for their participation in the Plan.
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