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Postdoctoral Scholar - Qualcomm Institute

Position overview

Position title: Computer Vision Researcher

Application Window

Open date: November 5th, 2021

Last review date: Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Feb 28, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Qualcomm Institute at the University of California, San Diego is conducting an open search for Postdoctoral Scholars in various academic disciplines. The Qualcomm Institute (QI) brings together interdisciplinary teams of UC San Diego faculty, students, technical professionals and industry partners to come up with innovative technology solutions to large-scale challenges facing society in the 21st century focusing on four core areas: culture, energy, the environment, and health.

The Dronelab at UC San Diego is looking for driven computer vision researchers & students to tackle real-world applied research in robotic 3D imaging. The candidate will work alongside researchers and engineering teams to develop and implement computer vision algorithms on systems. Individuals are expected to innovate and be aligned with academic publication interests, pushing the boundaries of computer vision, AI and robotics.

The University of California employs about 5,963 postdoctoral scholars (approx. 1,200 at UCSD) who contribute to the academic community by enhancing the research and education programs of the university. The postdoctoral experience emphasizes scholarship and continued research training. UC's postdoctoral scholars bring expertise and creativity that enrich the research environment for all members of the UC community, including graduate and undergraduate students. Appointment durations vary depending on the length of the research project and availability of funding. Total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions. The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) is the exclusive representative of the postdoctoral scholars.

Initial review of applications will commence on December 1, 2021 and will be ongoing. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published University of California pay scales.

Special areas of interest include:

  1. Advancing light-field super-resolution, SLAM and 3D reconstruction techniques.
  2. Monocular and stereo SLAM.
  3. Underwater multi-camera calibration.
  4. CNN & computer vision acceleration on GPU/FPGA architectures.
  5. Camera system design and integration (mechanical, optical, electrical, embedded).

Applications (CV, Research Statement, Cover letter, and references, at a minimum) must be submitted to the UCSD online application collection system, AP-On-Line Recruit.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Doctorate degree or its equivalent in project area at the start of appointment. Appointment is dependent on academic experience, scholarly achievements, skills and knowledge, and needs of the research area. Candidates must be able to work remotely.

  • B.S. in computer science, electrical engineering, or related fields.
  • Interest in applying computer vision, image processing and/or deep learning approaches.
  • Basic understanding of computer vision algorithms of optical flow, ISP, projective geometry, 2D/3D tracking, Kalman filter, CNNs.
  • Basic understanding of imaging systems and camera technology.
  • Coding and debugging skills in Python, Matlab or C++ (GIT version control, bug tracking, profiling).
  • Familiarity with deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow and PyTorch.
Preferred qualifications

Postdoctoral or equivalent experience, and commitment to mentoring and research training service to build an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

  • Experience working with machine vision cameras, embedded systems platforms (ARM & X86) and hardware acceleration concepts.
  • Experience with camera calibration
  • Developing single and multi-camera systems for robotics.
  • Desire to work across hardware and software.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

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