Post-doc in Real-time Hardware-accelerated Photogrammetry
at HES-SO Valais Systems Engineering, joint supervision with EPFL-DHLAB
Digital photogrammetry is a costly operation from a computational resources perspective. In the ScanVan project, we aim at digitizing in real-time a whole city with an embedded system integrated into a vehicle. To achieve this goal with those reduced space and power requirements, a network of FPGAs, CPUs and GPUs will be used to implement new parallel photogrammetry algorithms that produce a 3D point cloud.
The research will center on the creation of a complete parallel digitization pipeline embarked onto a vehicle. This will consist in the electronic design of the platform, the integration of a special camera and the implementation of novel photogrammetry algorithms on FPGA and/or GPU.
The candidate must be highly motivated, independent yet able to work closely with our partners at EPFL-DHLAB.
Master degree in computer science or electrical engineering with a strong interest in high-performance implementation of algorithms. Prior experience with FPGA and electronics is required, GPU programming is a strong plus. Fluent spoken and written English, French would be an advantage.
This research will take place within the DATA research group. Part of the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis) in Sion, the group is active in data processing techniques, electronics and high-performance computing. Topics of interest include acquisition and processing of data under limited resources. The position will be funded by the Swiss National Science foundation.
12 months, renewable up to 36 months
Flexible employment percentage
Starting date : April 2017
Salary according to the HES-SO Valais standards
Work location is Sion, Switzerland, among the beautiful swiss Alps.
Interested candidates should email a CV and a brief statement describing how their research interests and competences relate to the position and arrange two letters of recommendation to Prof. Pierre-André Mudry
where further information on the position may be obtained. Evaluation of candidates will begin on Feb. 15th 2017 and continue until the position is filled.