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PostDoc Sail Regatta of the Future

This Postdoc position will be part of a project in collaboration with the Sailing Innovation Center (www.sailinginnovationcentre.nl/), whose goal is to create …

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Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 40 uur


This Postdoc position will be part of a project in collaboration with the Sailing Innovation Center (www.sailinginnovationcentre.nl/), whose goal is to create excitement for the sailing sport by involving modern technologies. This includes the combination of video streams from drones, use of sensors and on-ship cameras, involvement of augmented and virtual reality, interactive devices, and computer graphics technology.

A sailing athlete has to consider complex information; the boat, the wind, the sea currents and more to decide how to act and react. While athletes are trained in combining these factors, for external observers, the decisions that are taken are not always clear. Further, many of the factors that went into the decision are not directly available and it is quite difficult to follow a competition without the necessary background knowledge. In collaboration with several partners, a data center at the sea will be created in the Hague, which will rely on several inputs from sensors, predictive models, and imaging/video to extract information about the parameters of the sailing competition. The goal of this project is to make the information understandable and accessible to a larger audience to improve the engagement of the observers. This step includes examining how new technology, such as augmented and virtual reality will enable a virtual presence or lead to a better understanding of the relevance of the extracted information. The project will also be coupled to a PhD student, who is investigating data models to discover patterns in order to improve training analysis. The developed research is intended to be employed in future sailing competitions by the Dutch Sailing Team. The work will be developed in a practical setting with strong collaboration with the sailers and coaches.


We are looking for a candidate who meets the following requirements:

• You are a talented and enthusiastic researcher.

• You have a PhD in Computer Graphics or Visualization, ideally with focus on Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality.

• You have relevant publications for the project and in the field of computer graphics and Visualization.

• Preferably you finished a master in Computer Science, (Applied) Mathematics, (Applied) Physics or Electrical Engineering.

• You have excellent programming skills and experience.

• You have good communication skills, and the ability to participate successfully in the work of a multidisciplinary research team.

• You are creative, ambitious, hardworking and persistent.

• You have a good command of the English language (knowledge of Dutch is not required).


TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Additional information

For more information about this position please contact Anna Vilanova; a.vilanova@tudelft.nl, or Elmar Eisemann; e.eisemann@tudelft.nl. Phone: +31(0)152783107.

To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV (with contact to two referees) along with a letter of motivation and a detailed transcript of university grades (PhD and Master's).

If applicable, please also attach a (draft) version of your PhD thesis. List of publications and two most relevant publications. Please send your application material before August 15, 2018 to: hr-eemcs@tudelft.nl. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number EWI2018-42.