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Robotics / Software engineer

  • Tuebingen, Germany

You will modernize our core software for advanced robotics, including the architecture for the realtime control of our robotic platforms. Your work will have a critical and long lasting impact on a wide range of research projects and robotic applications. You will work in close collaboration with both the senior researchers of the Autonomous Motion Department, and the Software Workshop, a team of software engineers dedicated to helps researchers to develop well-structured and maintainable scientific software.

Staff Position

Submit your application to: personal@vw.mpi-stuttgart.mpg.de


Scientific Programmer (m/f) for Central Scientific Facility: the Software Workshop

  • Tübingen

Graduate Position

Contact: Sabrina Jung Raffi Enficiaud


Graphics Technical Developer (f/m)

  • Tübingen

The Perceiving Systems Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen is looking for a talented and enthusiastic Graphics Technical Developer (f/m) with experience in environment mapping, game development and augmented/virtual reality.

Graduate Position

Submit your application to: naureen.mahmood@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Naureen Mahmood Sabrina Jung


Predictive Triggering for Multi-agent Systems

  • Tuebingen/Stuttgart

Master thesis project on intelligent resource allocation in distributed control of multi-agent systems

Student Project Position

Submit your application to: dbaumann@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Dominik Baumann Sebastian Trimpe


Mechatronic design, development and characterization of electromagnetically actuated legged robots

  • Stuttgart

This research position focuses on the mechatronic design, development and characterization of electromagnetically actuated legged robots for applied biomechanical locomotion research.

PHD Position

Submit your application to: sprowitz@is.mpg.de
Contact: Alexander Sproewitz


Real time deep learning on smartphone GPU

  • Tübingen

We are looking for enthusiastic students to work on a joint project of the Software Workshop and the Perceiving Systems Departments

Student Position

Contact: Sabrina Jung Raffi Enficiaud Anurag Ranjan


Real time face avatars rendering on smartphone GPU

  • Tuebingen

We are looking for enthusiastic student assistants to work on a joint project of the Software Workshop and the Perceiving Systems Department

Student Position

Contact: Sabrina Jung Raffi Enficiaud Anurag Ranjan


Research Software Engineer – Vision, Graphics, Learning, VR (f/m)

  • Tübingen

We are seeking multiple software engineers with experience in computer vision, machine learning, graphics and AR/VR.

Submit your application to: personal@vw.mpi-stuttgart.mpg.de
Contact: Ahmed Osman Naureen Mahmood


PhD Fellowships at the Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems

The Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems is a joint research center of ETH Zurich and the Max Planck Society. The Center’s mission is to pursue research in the design and analysis of learning systems, synthetic or natural. This initiative brings together more than 40 professors and senior researchers in the fields of machine learning, perception, robotics on large and small scales, as well as neuroscience.

Submit your application to: magdalena.seebauer@inf.ethz.ch


Funded Ph.D. Positions at the New International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems

  • Stuttgart and Tübingen

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen are collaborating to offer a new interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems. This new doctoral program will be accepting its new generation of Ph.D. students in Spring 2018 and will enroll about 100 Ph.D. students over the next six years.

IMPRS-IS Position

Submit your application to: imprs@is.mpg.de
Contact: Leila Masri


Master Thesis Projects on Learning Control

  • Tuebingen, Germany

Machine learning for advanced control of autonomous systems. We are continuously looking for outstanding students who are eager to do their Master thesis on a challenging project in the area of Learning Control.

Student Project Position

Submit your application to: strimpe@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Sebastian Trimpe


Storage Engineer m/f (100%)

  • Tuebingen

Join us at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, in Tübingen, Germany, a leading center of research excellence in the fields of Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Robotics. Our research seeks to understand the principles of Artificial Intelligence by analyzing, modeling and building intelligent systems.

Graduate Position

Contact: Sabrina Jung Jojumon Kavalan


2 PhD Positions in capturing and modelling of 3D virtual people in clothing from data

2 open PhD positions in capturing and modelling virtual people from 4D scans, images and video. The PhD position is funded for a duration of 3-4 years. While the computer vision community has seen significant progress in detecting and tracking people in images using deep learning, most approaches are still 2D. The goal of the project is to build the most realistic generative model of 3D people in clothing from real measurements. One part of the project involves “capture”: that means tracking and estimating body shape, soft-tissue and cloth dynamics from data. The other part of the project involves “modelling”: using machine learning techniques the aim is to build models of humans in clothing that generalise to novel human shapes, movements and clothing. The research will have an impact in several fields such as medicine and artificial intelligence which requires to track and estimate the human movement and cloth from incomplete sensory data. The PhD student will work on state-of-the-art research at the intersection between computer vision, computer graphics and machine learning.

PHD Position

Submit your application to: gerard.pons.moll@tue.mpg.de
Contact: Gerard Pons-Moll


Big Data Engineer

  • Tuebingen

We are looking for a Big Data Engineer for our Central Scientific Facility "Scientific Computing" to develop a Big Data technology ecosystem

Graduate Position

Submit your application to: personal@vw.mpi-stuttgart.mpg.de
Contact: Sabrina Jung Jojumon Kavalan


PhD studentships -- Numerics of Machine Learning

  • Tübingen

We are looking for students interested in developing novel algorithms for machine intelligence.

PHD Position

Submit your application to: ph@tue.mpg.de
Contact: Philipp Hennig


Graduate Internship: Modelling Cloth Dynamics

The Perceiving Systems department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen is looking for a highly motivated visiting PhD student interested in computer vision and machine learning. The visit is supported by a scholarship of MPI for a duration of 6 months. The applicant must hold a Master's degree and should currently be enrolled in a PhD program at a university or research institution. The project involves building statistical models of cloth garments and their dynamics from 4D scan data. The conducted research is expected to highly impact both science as well as industry in the short and long term.

Contact: Gerard Pons-Moll


Graduate Internship: 3D Human Pose and Garment Estimation from Images

The Perceiving Systems department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen is looking for a highly motivated visiting PhD student interested in computer vision and machine learning. The visit is supported by a scholarship of MPI for a duration of 6 months. The applicant must hold a Master's degree and should currently be enrolled in a PhD program at a university or research institution. At the Perceiving Systems Department we are interested in building digital models of humans and clothing. Being able to parse clothing from different data modalities (4D scans, video or Kinect) is central to building such models and to perceive humans in the wild. The role of the student will be to infer human pose, shape and 3D garment geometry from video and Kinect data. The conducted research is expected to highly impact both science as well as industry in the short and long term.

Graduate Position

Contact: Gerard Pons-Moll


Graduate Internship: Modelling Human Soft-Tissue Dynamics

The Perceiving Systems department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen is looking for a highly motivated visiting PhD student interested in computer vision and machine learning. The visit is supported by a scholarship of MPI for a duration of 6 months. The applicant must hold a Master's degree and should currently be enrolled in a PhD program at a university or research institution. The project involves combining ideas from physical simulation and data-driven models to learn models of soft-tiusse motions from thousands of 4D scans. Experience in physically based simulation is a plus. The conducted research is expected to highly impact both science as well as industry in the short and long term.

Graduate Position

Contact: Gerard Pons-Moll


Graduate Internship: Deep Learning for Computational Photography

  • Tübingen

The Perceiving Systems department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen is looking for a highly motivated visiting PhD student interested in computer vision and machine learning. The visit is supported by a scholarship of MPI for a duration of 6 months. The applicant must hold a Master's degree and should currently be enrolled in a PhD program at a university or research institution. The student will work on state-of-the-art research at the intersection of computer vision, computational photography and machine learning, closely supervised by a researcher from MPI Tübingen. The conducted research is expected to highly impact both science as well as industry in the short and long term.

Contact: Andreas Geiger


PhD Position: Efficient Invariant Deep Models for Computer Vision

  • Tübingen

The Perceiving Systems department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen and the Robert Bosch GmbH in Leonberg are looking for a highly motivated PhD student interested in computer vision and deep learning. The duration of the fully funded PhD is 3 years and the student will work 50% of the time at the MPI for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen and 50% of the time at the Robert Bosch GmbH, Leonberg. Thus, this position provides an excellent link between academia and industry. The student will be supervised by a researcher from MPI Tübingen and a researcher at Robert Bosch GmbH and therefore benefit from both environments. The conducted research is expected to have a high impact on science as well as in industry.

PHD Position

Contact: Andreas Geiger


PhD Position: Accurate Reconstruction of Lights, Materials and 3D Geometry from RGB, Depth and Motion

  • Tübingen

The Perceiving Systems department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen is looking for a highly motivated PhD student interested in computer vision and machine learning. The three year PhD scholarship is sponsored by Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK) and the PhD student will be based at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen with regular visits at Microsoft Research Cambridge. The PhD student will work on state-of-the-art research in computer vision and machine learning, being co-supervised by a researcher from MPI Tübingen and Microsoft Research Cambridge. The conducted research is expected to highly impact both science and industry in the short and long term.

PHD Position

Contact: Andreas Geiger


Distributed Wireless Control (Master thesis)

  • Tuebingen, Germany

In a new research project, we seek to integrate recent advances in wireless networking with networked control to develop a superior solution for reliable and economic wireless control for cyber-physical systems (CPSs). We are looking for outstanding students who are interested in doing their Master thesis in this novel, interdisciplinary, and challenging research area. Depending on the student's background and interests, the project can involve fundamental theoretical developments, extensive simulation studies, as well as applied work around developing a novel CPS demonstrator.

Student Project Position

Submit your application to: strimpe@tuebingen.mpg.de
Contact: Sebastian Trimpe


Cambridge - Tübingen PhD Fellowships in Machine Learning

  • Tübingen, Germany

The University of Cambridge Machine Learning Group and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems Empirical Inference Department in Tübingen are two of the world’s leading centres for machine learning research. In 2014, we launched a new and exciting initiative whereby a small group of select PhD candidates are jointly supervised at both institutions. The principal supervisors are Zoubin Ghahramani at Cambridge and Bernhard Schoelkopf at the Max Planck Institute, with potential for co-supervision by other members of the research groups (e.g. Carl Rasmussen, Richard Turner and Miguel Hernandez-Lobato at Cambridge, as well as several group leaders in Tübingen).

PHD Position

Contact: Diana Rebmann Bernhard Schölkopf


Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship in Sequential Structured Prediction

  • Tübingen, Germany

Structured prediction refers to machine learning models that predict multiple interrelated and dependent quantities. Many applications in a wide range of domains can naturally be understood in this way. A wide variety of expressive and powerful models have been proposed, mostly tailored to specific applications. A shared common problem amongst many structured prediction models is that of intractable inference. This results in inefficient computation and in turn reduces the practical significance. We propose to study structured prediction models in the context of sequential decision making. Each decision is allowed to depend on a rich context that includes previous decisions as well as context-dependent observations. This approach puts emphasis on tractable inference and we believe that progress in this field will result to practical impact in multiple applications.

This PhD position is sponsored by Microsoft Research and is co-supervised by Peter Gehler, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and Sebastian Nowozin, Microsoft Research Cambridge.

PHD Position

Contact: Peter Vincent Gehler


Post Doctoral Researchers and Research Scientists

  • Tübingen, Germany

Outstanding candidates in all areas of computer vision will be considered but special emphasis will be given to candidates with experience in modeling and estimating human and animal shape including 3D mesh models, statistical shape modeling, 3D vision, articulated pose estimation, and non-rigid models of clothing, hair and fur. While our focus is basic research, we also pursue commercial applications and applications in neuroscience.

PostDoc Position

Contact: Melanie Feldhofer


PhD Scholarship in Computer Vision and Machine Learning at the MPI for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen

  • Tübingen, Germany

Visual Scene Understanding is one of the fundamental challenges in computer vision. While recent advances in object detection, semantic image segmentation and classification have spurred novel interest in the subject, most existing approaches work on single images only. At MPI for Intelligent Systems in Tu?bingen we are interested in lifting semantic image segmentation into 3D and reasoning about objects spatially and temporally using multi-view video sequences taken from a movable platform driving through a city.

PHD Position

Contact: Andreas Geiger


PhD Scholarships in Geometric Statistics

  • Tübingen, Germany

We are seeking students interested in building princpled statistical models for solving problems in Computer Vision and Machine Learning. You will work an international team interested in building the best possible shape models. For details, see the PDF.

PHD Position

Contact: Melanie Feldhofer


Internships for graduate students / PhD students

  • Tübingen, Germany

Internship in 3D Computer Vision at the MPI for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen

Contact: Andreas Geiger


PhD and Intern Positions available at MPI Tübingen

  • Tübingen, Germany

The Perceiving Systems department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany announces several PhD scholarships as well as funded summer internships for graduate students in 2016. Research at Perceiving Systems is curiosity driven and spans a wide range of topics in computer vision, graphics and machine learning.

PHD Position

Contact: Michael Black Andreas Geiger Peter Vincent Gehler Javier Romero


Nominations sought for the position of Director at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

  • Tübingen, Germany

The MPI for Intelligent Systems is in the process of identifying candidates for a new Director. Our institute seeks to understand the principles of perception, action and learning in autonomous systems that successfully interact with complex environments and to use this understanding to design future systems. The institute studies these principles in biological, computational, hybrid, and material systems ranging from nano to macro scales. We take a highly interdisciplinary approach that combines mathematics, computation, material science, and biology.

Staff Position

Contact: Sabrina Jung