Engineer or Postdoctoral fellow in computer vision / deep learning for construction sites monitoring

Inria

France

September 30, 2022

Description

2022-05276 - Engineer or Postdoctoral fellow in computer vision / deep learning for construction sites monitoring

Contract type : Fixed-term contract

Renewable contract : Oui

Level of qualifications required : Graduate degree or equivalent

Fonction : Tempary Research Position

About the research centre or Inria department

The Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée center counts 34 research teams as well as 8 support departments. The center's staff (about 500 people including 320 Inria employees) is made up of scientists of different nationalities (250 foreigners of 50 nationalities), engineers, technicians and administrative staff. 1/3 of the staff are civil servants, the others are contractual agents. The majority of the center's research teams are located in Sophia Antipolis and Nice in the Alpes-Maritimes. Four teams are based in Montpellier and two teams are hosted in Bologna in Italy and Athens. The Center is a founding member of Université Côte d'Azur and partner of the I-site MUSE supported by the University of Montpellier.

Context

The Inria STARS team is seeking an Engineer / Post Doctoral researcher with a solid background in computer vision. We are especially interested in candidates with backgrounds in computer vision, deep learning, machine learning, and applied mathematics.

The candidate is expected to conduct object detection/tracking research, specifically in videos for construction site monitoring for the BIM2TWIN Project. BIM2TWIN aims to build a Digital Building Twin (DBT) platform for construction management that implements lean principles to reduce operational waste of all kinds, shortening schedules, reducing costs, enhancing quality and safety, and reducing carbon footprint. BIM2TWIN proposes a comprehensive, holistic approach. It consists of a (DBT) platform that provides full situational awareness and an extensible set of construction management applications. It supports a closed loop Plan-Do-Check-Act mode of construction. BIM2TWIN is a broad, multidisciplinary consortium with hand- picked partners who together provide an optimal combination of knowledge, expertise, and experience in a variety of monitoring technologies, artificial intelligence, computer vision, information schema and graph databases, and construction management, equipment automation, and occupational safety. The DBT platform will be experimented on 3 demo sites (SP, FR, FI).

The recruitee will mainly work with Francois Bremond, but beyond that, he/she will be able to collaborate with members of the STARS team. Support for traveling e.g. to conferences or other scientific meetings is provided.

Deadline for applications: Nov. 2022. Nevertheless, the application may be closed before the deadline, if a satisfying candidate is found.

Assignment

Tasks involved:

  • Testing face detection algorithms, e.g., state-of-the-art deep learning techniques (e.g., Bytetrack)
  • Proposing extensions to such algorithms.
  • Publications.
  • Main activities

    The Inria STARS team is seeking a Post Doctoral researcher with a strong computer vision and mathematics background. We are especially interested in candidates with solid computer vision, deep learning, machine learning, and applied mathematics backgrounds.

    Team

    The STARS research team combines advanced theory with a cutting-edge practice focusing on cognitive vision systems.

    Team website

    https: // team.inria.fr/stars/

    Skills

    Candidates must hold a master/Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related discipline. Candidates must also show evidence of research productivity (e.g. papers, patents, presentations, etc.) at the highest level.

    The candidate must be grounded in computer vision basics and have solid mathematical and programming skills. The candidate must be committed to scientific research and influential publications.

    Benefits package
  • Subsidized meals
  • Partial reimbursement of public transport costs
  • Leave: 7 weeks of annual leave + 10 extra days off due to RTT (statutory reduction in working hours) + possibility of exceptional leave (sick children, moving home, etc.)
  • Possibility of teleworking and flexible organization of working hours
  • Professional equipment available (videoconferencing, loan of computer equipment, etc.)
  • Social, cultural and sports events and activities
  • Access to vocational training
  • Social security coverage
  • Supplementary social protection
  • Remuneration
  • Gross Salary: 2746 € per month
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Location: Inria Sophia Antipolis, France
  • General Information
  • Theme/Domain : Vision, perception and multimedia interpretation Instrumentation et expérimentation (BAP C)

  • Town/city : Sophia Antipolis

  • Inria Center : CRI Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
  • Starting date : 2022-10-01
  • Duration of contract : 1 year, 3 months
  • Deadline to apply : 2022-09-30
  • Contacts
  • Inria Team : STARS
  • Recruiter : Brémond François / Francois.Bremond@inria.fr
  • The keys to success

    You would like to push the boundaries of video understanding and report your success in high-level publications.

    You are rigorous, serious, and reliable in your work.

    In order to protect its scientific and technological assets, Inria is a restricted-access establishment. Consequently, it follows special regulations for welcoming any person who wishes to work with the institute. The final acceptance of each candidate thus depends on applying this security and defense procedure.

    About Inria

    Inria is the French national research institute dedicated to digital science and technology. It employs 2,600 people. Its 200 agile project teams, generally run jointly with academic partners, include more than 3,500 scientists and engineers working to meet the challenges of digital technology, often at the interface with other disciplines. The Institute also employs numerous talents in over forty different professions. 900 research support staff contribute to the preparation and development of scientific and entrepreneurial projects that have a worldwide impact.

    Instruction to apply

    To apply, please send an application including

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Contact information for at least two references who can provide recommendation letters upon request.
  • Defence Security : This position is likely to be situated in a restricted area (ZRR), as defined in Decree No. 2011-1425 relating to the protection of national scientific and technical potential (PPST).Authorisation to enter an area is granted by the director of the unit, following a favourable Ministerial decision, as defined in the decree of 3 July 2012 relating to the PPST. An unfavourable Ministerial decision in respect of a position situated in a ZRR would result in the cancellation of the appointment.

    Recruitment Policy : As part of its diversity policy, all Inria positions are accessible to people with disabilities.

    Warning : you must enter your e-mail address in order to save your application to Inria. Applications must be submitted online on the Inria website. Processing of applications sent from other channels is not guaranteed.

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