(Valid from 07/11/2023 to 31/03/2024)
Language: English (UK)
Organisation data: Interdisciplinary Centre of Security, Reliability and Trust
Job Number: UOL06078
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
Duration 36 Month
Schedule Type: Full Time
Work Hours 40.0 Hours per Week
Expected Start Date: 01/01/2024
Job (internal): Doctoral Researcher
Functions: PhD Candidates
About the SnT
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) was created in 2009 as the first interdisciplinary research center at the UL to fuel the development of high-value ICT services and applications through cutting-edge research and supply competent people for building this sector of the economy. The Centre aims to achieve high impact and excellence beyond the academic community by collaborating with external partners such as industries, government bodies, institutions, and international actors.
The Automation & Robotics Research Group (ARG), headed by Prof. Dr. Holger VOOS, comprises around 15-20 team members (PhDs and PostDocs) and conducts research around the three research lines: (1) situational awareness for robots and autonomous systems, (2) optimization-based approaches for planning and decision-making, and (3) advanced control and novel actuators. These research lines are transversally used in four application areas, namely autonomous robots (both aerial and ground), Industry 4.0, space systems, and energy systems. The ARG has several robotics labs that feature an indoor experimental arena with a motion capture system and count with a variety of ready-to-use fully equipped robotic platforms, such as more than 20 multi-rotor aerial robots, two fully-equipped four-legged walking robots (i.e. Boston Dynamics Spot and Unitree Go1), several humanoid robots, a couple of industrial robot manipulators, and two fully equipped cars for autonomous driving.
Dr. Jose Luis SANCHEZ-LOPEZ, Research Scientist (Permanent) and co-head of the ARG. His main research interest is to provide robots (both individually and in teams) with a deeper understanding of the situation and with intelligent and autonomous planning and task execution. He has published more than 80 papers in international peer-reviewed conferences and journals that generated an impact of more than 2050 citations (according to Google Scholar). Among his multiple scientific roles, he is an associate editor of four journals, including IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters.
Learn more about:
The successful candidate will join the Automation & Robotics Research Group (ARG) to pursue a Ph.D. degree (Doctorate) in Computer Science and Computer Engineering (CSCE) under the supervision of Dr. Jose Luis SANCHEZ-LOPEZ.
The position holder will work under the umbrella of a partnership project Theia with the Luxembourg-based company GAMMA AR, developing a solution for real-time vision-based Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) of a hand-held tablet on real construction sites (i.e. as-built), with drift-free alignment with existing Building Information Management (BIM) data (i.e. as-planned). This solution will extend our novel Situational Graphs (S-Graphs), concretely our Informed S-Graphs and our Vision-based S-Graphs. Concretely, the main scientific challenges are the (1) vision-based global localization of the hand-held device within BIM (i.e. global alignment between the real construction site and the BIM) when the main structural elements (e.g. walls) are built and there are no major deviations from the BIM. (2) vision-based individual alignment between the main elements of the construction site and BIM, when there are no major deviations. And (3) vision-based global and individual alignment between the construction site and its main elements and BIM in the presence of deviations. The solution will be validated experimentally in real datasets and real construction sites (together with their BIM). On top of this, the solution will be integrated into our ready-to-use robotic platforms to demonstrate its potential use in autonomous robot systems in real-world use cases.
The position holder will be required to perform the following tasks:
Experience and hard skills:
Soft and transferable skills:
Here’s what awaits you at SnT
But wait, there’s more!
The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 40952 (full time)
How to apply
Applications should be submitted in English and must include:
All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.
The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.
About the University of Luxembourg University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide. Further information
Learn more about:
For inquiries only, please contact Dr. Jose Luis SANCHEZ-LOPEZ at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Valid from 01/12/2023 to 23/02/2024) Language: English (UK) Location Luxembourg Country: Luxembourg Organisation data: Interdisciplinary Centre of Security, Reliability and Trust Job Number: UOL06133 Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract Duratio...
(Valid from 30/11/2023 to 30/06/2024) Language: English (UK) Country: Luxembourg Organisation data: Interdisciplinary Centre of Security, Reliability and Trust Job Number: UOL05822 Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract Duration 36 Month Schedule ...
(Valid from 30/11/2023 to 01/02/2024) Language: English (UK) Country: Luxembourg Organisation data: Department of Law (DL) Job Number: UOL06136 Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract Duration 24 Month Schedule Type: Full Time Work Hours 40.0 Hours...
(Valid from 30/11/2023 to 29/02/2024) Language: English (UK) Location Luxembourg Country: Luxembourg Organisation data: Interdisciplinary Centre of Security, Reliability and Trust Job Number: UOL06135 Contract Type: Permanent Schedule Type: Fu...
SnT is a leading international research and innovation centre in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services. We play an instrumental role in Luxembourg by fueling innovation through research partnerships with industry, boosting R&D ...
(Valid from 29/11/2023 to 30/06/2024) Language: English (UK) Country: Luxembourg Organisation data: Interdisciplinary Centre of Security, Reliability and Trust Job Number: UOL04232 Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract Duration 24 Month Schedule ...