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JOB: Robotics and Intelligent Systems Group, Doctoral Research Fellowship

Robotics and Intelligent Systems Group

Doctoral Research Fellowship

A fully funded Doctoral Research Fellowship is available within the Robotics and Intelligent Systems group (ROBIN) at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. The main area of focus within the position is automated classification of full body motion capture data, including automating techniques for post-processing and matching against semantic descriptions of the data.

The appointment is for a period of 3 years. There might be a possibility to extend to 4 years depending on the qualifications of the recruited candidate, and the department’s need for teaching and lab assistants. The recruited candidate will be working at the RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion with leading researchers in Informatics, Musicology and Psychology, with access to state-of-the-art facilities in sound/video recording, motion capture, eye tracking, physiological measurements, various types of brain imaging (EEG, fMRI), and rapid prototyping and robotics laboratories.

The recruited PhD candidate will research machine learning techniques for full-body motion capture data, including:
1. Automated generic post-processing techniques for motion capture data (automatic marker recognition and prediction of missing marker locations).
2. Automated classification dance styles from full body motion capture data.
3. Explore deep learning techniques for automated synthesis of dance movement.

Qualification requirements
– A Master’s degree in a relevant field such as computer science, machine learning, biokinematics or music information retrieval.
– A solid background in computer science and machine learning.
– Competence in one or more of the following fields: deep learning, motion capture technology, biokinematics, data analysis, digital signal processing, and music.

– Personal suitability and motivation for the position.
– Fluency in English

We offer
– Salary NOK 436 900 – 490 900 per year depending on qualifications and seniority
– A professionally stimulating working environment
– Attractive welfare benefits
– Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

Closing date for applications: 4th June 2018
Starting date: No later than 1st October 2018

Please see the online recruitment portal for more information and a link to the application form:

Contact: Associate Professor Kristian Nymoen,