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Research Position in Urban Autonomous Driving

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Research Position in Urban Autonomous Driving


The IRA lab. of Dept. Informatica, Sistemistica and Comunicazione of Universita` degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca has an opening for a 2-years full-time research fellowship in the framework of an applied research project, co-funded by Regione Lombardia, the university, and Info Solution S.p.A., a SME specializing in embedded control and guidance applications, for different markets.

An objective of the funding programme is to have the person taking this position employed by the company, after the end of the fellowship. Potential candidated are therefore invited to contact soon Domenico G. Sorrenti, to be put in contact with the company, so that the selection procedure could base also on an evaluation from their side.

The activity will take place at the university, where both a vehicle and suitable private spaces for trials are available, as well as at Info Solution premises.

The project title is "OMMAVE: Odometria Multi-sensoriale per la Mobilità Automatica di VEicoli" (Multi-sensorial odometry for the automatic mobility of vehicles).

In short the project objective is: "A localization component for autonomously driven vehicles will be developed. This component will integrate with the GPS signal, overcoming its absences, due to vegetation, buildings. clouds, etc. The component will exploit data from sensors as cameras, laser scanners, and inertials. The expected usage, in the medium term, of this product is in the autonomous driving of vehicles for transport of people and goods in urban settings, based of fleets of autonomous vehicles."

The succesful candidate, besides holding a laurea magistrale degree (or equivalent degree, i.e., 5 years after high school) in a scientific or technological area, will have to:

  • have good programming abilities;
  • have an introductory knowledge of:
    • analytic and projective geometry, and linear algebra,
    • mechanics of bodies, representation of rototranslations,
    • robotics, and Bayesian filtering,
    • software engineering,
    • C and C++ programming languages,
    • Matlab programming environment,
    • OpenCV library.

"Nice to have" competences are:

  • writing capabilities of contributions to international conferences/journals,
  • knowledge of the graphic programming environment gnome under linux,
  • knowledge of the graphic programming environment QT,
  • knowledge of public domain cartographic systems,
  • design of printed circuit boards.

The deadline for submitting the application is November 4th, 2011.

The selection will be performed by a commission, basing on the evaluation of submitted documentation, and an interview, which is scheduled for November 18th, 2011 at 12:00am (GMT+1). Candidates can ask to arrange a telematic interview at the same time.

The call can be found at the following link (in italian and english): http://www.unimib.it/link/news.jsp?4005272799038529554

The call is also available at the Italian Ministry for University and Research website: http://bandi.miur.it/bandi.php/public/fellowship/id_fellow/4835

Further details can be asked to Domenico G. Sorrenti, tel +39 026448.7841, email sorrenti@disco.unimib.it.

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