The goal of this project is to develop new approaches for visual reasoning that are grounded in learned general-purpose 3D-aware representations. This will involve advancing our understanding of the state-of-the-art in 3D aware representation learning and developing new methods for injecting 3D priors into visual representation learning algorithms.
The candidate will be based in the Edinburgh Laboratory for Integrated Artificial Intelligence (https://web.inf.ed.ac.uk/eliai). They will be supervised by Dr. Oisin Mac Aodha, Dr. Hakan Bilen, and Dr. Changjian Li. There will be many collaborative opportunities, both within the Vision group (https://groups.inf.ed.ac.uk/vision) as well as across the School of Informatics (which includes faculty working on machine learning, computer vision, NLP, speech processing, and social computing).
- PhD degree (or nearing completion)
- A strong background in machine learning and/or computer vision and 3D vision
- Publications at top venues in CV or/and ML (e.g., CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, NeurIPS, ICLR, ICML, ...)
The School of Informatics was ranked #1 in the UK for research power in Computer Science and Informatics Times Higher Education ranking, based on the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF). We are one of the top six institutions in Europe for AI according to CSRankings, and the highest-ranked UK institution. The School is an active Unit in the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS). Edinburgh is a highly attractive city to live in. It is walkable, enjoys proximity to nature, and features a world-class cultural scene. It was ranked 1st in the 2022 Time-Out Index of the best cities in the world.
How to apply
Apply before 19th February 2024
This post is full-time (35 hours per week) and fixed term for 12 months (with possibility of extension by another 12 months).
Contact details for enquiries:
Dr. Oisin Mac Aodha
You can find more information about the role, including details on how to apply here.