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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Post-doctoral Position in Robotics/Computer Vision at EPFL

Post-doctoral Position in Robotics/Computer Vision at EPFL

EPFL's Computer Vision Laboratory ( has an opening for a post-doctoral fellow in the field of perception. The position is initially offered for 12 months and can be extended.

The work will be carried out within the context of an European Union project, whose overall aim is to investigate interactions between morphology and behavior by designing and building a prototype of a reconfigurable anguilliform swimming robot. More specifically, our goal is to give this robot an electric sense comparable to that of real electric fish, which it will be able to use to detect and recognize objects and obstacles.

The Computer Vision laboratory offers a creative international environment, a possibility to conduct competitive research on a global scale and involvement in teaching. Within the project, there will be ample opportunities to cooperate with some of the best groups in Europe and elsewhere.

EPFL is located next to Lake Geneva in a beautiful setting 60 kilometers away from the city of Geneva. Salaries are in the range CHF 70000 to 80000 per year, the precise amount to be determined by EPFL's department of human resources.

Applicants are expected to have finished, or be about to finish their Ph.D. degrees, to have strong mathematical background, and to have a track record of publications in top conferences and journals. Strong programming skills (C or C++) are a plus. French language skills are not required, English is mandatory.

Applications must be sent by email to Prof. P. Fua ( They must contain a statement of interest, a CV, a list of publications, and the names of three references.

The way to AMINEF in Gedung Balai Pustaka

American Indonesian Exchange Foundation
Balai Pustaka Building, 6th. Floor
Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya No. 4
Jakarta 10720, Indonesia

1. The buses which goes to Senen Bus Station all of them pass through Gedung Balai Pustaka. Especially which route is through Pasar Baru .

2. Bus Transjakarta, from Blok M you have to change the bus 2-3 times.
Way 1 : from Blok M change the bus in Dukuh Atas bus stop to the bus towards Pulogadung, then take a bus in Pramuka bus stop towards Ancol, this bus pass through Gedung Balai Pustaka. The closest bus stop (Budi Utomo) is about 800 meters from Gedung Balai .
Way 2 : From Blok M take the bus in the Harmoni Bus Stop, the bus towards Pulogadung, get down in Senen Bus Stop and walk about 800 meters, or from this bus stop take the bus towards Ancol and get down as mentioned in way 1. About the distance, this two bus stops is about the same. (It is better if you take ojek or bajaj from this bus stop to Gedung Balai Pustaka)

3. If you take taxi with old tariff (TL=Tarif Lama) from blok M with no traffic jam is about Rp. 30.000,00.

4. From Blok M use bus Patas AC 76. Gedung Balai Pustaka is in the right side, after you pass through Depag, and say to conductor "Balai Pustaka"

5. Use a busway from Blok M towards Kota, get down in Sawah Besar bus stop. From here take a Mikrolet M12 towards Senen. After cross road Wahidin and before senen get down and cross the street.

Living Cost in Germany

Living Cost in Germany is vary from city to city, but this is th case if you stay in Aachen, Germany
Student accommodation or private sharing : 180 - 230 euros per month
Food : 10 - 12 euros per day (if eating outside)
Transport for students : free within Aachen and until Koln and Dusseldorf in regional trains)

Living Cost In Austria

Living Cost in Austria is depending on the city, for example the Capital of Austria, Vienna:
- Dormitory is about 250-400 euro per month.
- Living Cost 200-400 euro per month.
- Transportation 128 euro per 4 months (student and age < 26), or 49 euro per month (ordinary)

For visa, it has to be a letter from the University/Scholl in Austria. It takes about 2-3 months.

Where to do GMAT Test

GMAT Tests are held in Jakarta, Indonesia :
1. EEC Slipi +62-21 5320044 or +62-215323176
2. Kaplan GMAT Preparation +62-81388908450, +62-21 5211588, +62-215211701 (Information abaout this test can be asked in that number)
3. Or this number +62-213159225

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