Open PhD and Masters Positions : High Speed and Large Scale Computer Vision for Autonomous Driving (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Joint Institute of Engineering (JIE) is a partnership between Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. JIE takes a global approach to providing engineering education at the graduate level, building upon the strengths of the two universities. Students, pursuing the double-degree option at either the masters or doctoral levels, will have the opportunity to study at both institutions, enabling a rich experience in learning the cultures of China and the United States of America.

JIE is seeking motivated students for open positions in both PhD & Masters double-degree programs to conduct high quality research in the field of High Speed & Large Scale Computer Vision for Autonomous Driving. Research will focus fundamental research involving real-world problems. In particular two important research questions: 1) How can we represent the information from image and LIDAR sensors in a way that makes subsequent reasoning about real world content both efficient and robust? 2) What learning methodologies allow us to make time constrained real world scene understanding in a robust manner?

All graduates will receive OPT work authorization which provides the opportunity for employment in the United States after graduation. In many cases this leads to long term work opportunities in the United States or globally with leading employers.

Ideal students will be self-motivated, engaged and willing to work hard in exploring new problems. Strong problem solving and programming skills are a must. Students should be able to communicate well in English and explain their interests and motivations clearly.

Applications:
Interested candidates should read the application information at jie.cmu.edu and jie.sysu.edu.cn.

Computer Vision and Robotics students should read additional information on potential projects and instructions at http://gary.overett.org/prospective-students/ and contact goverett@andrew.cmu.edu with their interest before 13 December 2014.

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