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Postdoc on Machine-learning-based classification and control for safe cleaning of coastal waters using autonomous vehicles

In this postdoc project we will develop novel machine-learning-based approaches for classification and control in the context of autonomous unmanned …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 38 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 3389 - € 4274 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
Postdoctoraal

Functieomschrijving

In this postdoc project we will develop novel machine-learning-based approaches for classification and control in the context of autonomous unmanned underwater, surface, and aerial vehicles for locating, detecting, and collecting unwanted objects from coastal waters and seabeds, while safeguarding marine life.
The postdoc project is part of the European H2020 project SeaClear (SEarch, identificAtion and Collection of marine Litter with Autonomos Robots). The goal of SeaClear is to develop a collaborative, heterogeneous multi-robot solution engaged in collecting marine waste using autonomous underwater, surface, and aerial vehicles for cost-effective marine litter detection and collection. This goal will be reached by bringing together state-of-the-art technologies from the fields of machine learning, sensing, manipulation, aerial and marine technologies and by building a stable and reliable  system capable of tackling a highly relevant social, economic and environmental issue: ocean pollution. In the postdoc project we will primarily focus on the development of novel identification and classification methods for both debris and marine life using the various sensors on-board of the underwater, surface, and aerial vehicles. In addition, we will also explore the integration with control tasks such as moving to the debris object and grasping it while avoiding any harm to marine life. To address these topics we will use deep learning as well as a combination of cooperative and distributed control, model-based control, and reinforcement learning.

Functie-eisen

We are looking for a candidate with an PhD degree in systems and control, computer science, applied mathematics, or a related field, and with a strong background or interest in machine learning, in particular deep learning and reinforcement learning. Additional experience in model-based and optimization-based control is an asset. The candidate is expected to work on the boundary of several research domains. A good command of the English language is required.

Conditions

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

The position can either be a full-time one, or if the successful candidate requests it, a part-time one (80% or higher).
In accordance with the equal opportunity policy of Delft University of Technology female candidates are in particular encouraged to apply.

Additional information

More information on this position can be obtained from Prof. Bart De Schutter, email: b.deschutter@tudelft.nl. For information about the selection procedure, please contact Irina Bruckner, HR-advisor, email: application-3mE@tudelft.nl.

Submit your letter of application along with a detailed curriculum vitae, a motivation why the proposed research topic interests you, a list of publications, (electronic) copies of your three most relevant journal or conference publications, the abstract and/or summary of your PhD thesis, your MSc course program and the corresponding grades, names and addresses of three reference persons, and all other information that might be relevant to your application to Irina Bruckner (email: application-3mE@tudelft.nl).
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3mE20-46.
The application deadline for the position is June 15, 2020. However, the position will stay open until a suitable candidate has been found.

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