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Waterloo Intelligent Systems Engineering Laboratory (WISE Lab) in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, in collaboration with the Waterloo Autonomous Vehicles Lab in the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department, at the University of Waterloo are seeking an exceptional candidate for a Research Associate position, available immediately. The successful candidate will have extensive research expertise in machine learning or verification and validation of cyber-physical systems or both. The objective is to address the challenges of safety assurance of autonomous driving systems that rely on machine learning. The research will be conducted as part of University of Waterloo autonomous driving research program (autonomoose.net). Topics of interest include training and test dataset design and coverage criteria, property verification for neural networks, design of safety envelopes, extending neural networks with explanations, structural stability in learning, and open set recognition problem.

 

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline, along with a proven publication record and a record of research leadership. The successful candidate will be expected to lead research activities, work both independently and collaboratively, mentor graduate students, publish research results at top international research venues, and be willing and able to move back-and-forth between theory and practice. The WISE and WAVE Labs offer an enriched collaborative environment, including faculty collaborators in computer science, engineering, mechatronics, and systems design, high-tech industry partners, and a vibrant research program in autonomous driving. Based on qualifications a salary range of $70,000 to $90,000 for this full-time position will be considered. Initial appointment will be for one year. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.

 

Interested candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae, and 3) the names of at least three references to Krzysztof Czarnecki (kczarnec@gsd.uwaterloo.ca), with "Research Associate in Safe ML" in the subject line. For questions, please feel free to contact Krzysztof Czarnecki (kczarnec@gsd.uwaterloo.ca).

 

The application review process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

Post Doctoral Fellow in Safe Perception for Autonomous Vehicles

Waterloo Intelligent Systems Engineering Laboratory (WISE Lab) in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, in collaboration with the Waterloo Autonomous Vehicles Lab (WAVE Lab) in the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department, at the University of Waterloo are seeking an outstanding candidate for a Post Doctoral Fellow position, available immediately. The successful candidate will have completed PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline, with specialization in one or more of the following areas: machine learning, control engineering, and robotics. The objective is to develop new methods and approaches to behavioral planning for autonomous vehicles based on reinforcement learning and the safety assurance of such systems. The research will be conducted as part of University of Waterloo autonomous driving research program (autonomoose.net). Topics of interest include deep reinforcement learning, integration of rule-based and learning approaches, design of reward functions and training environments, sampling methods, integration of explanations, and game-theoretic analysis.

 

The successful candidate will be expected to lead research activities, work both independently and collaboratively, mentor graduate students, publish research results at top international research venues, and be willing and able to move back-and-forth between theory and practice. The WISE and WAVE Labs offer an enriched collaborative environment, including faculty collaborators in computer science, engineering, mechatronics, and systems design, high-tech industry partners, and a vibrant research program in autonomous driving. Based on qualifications a salary range of $60,000 to $70,000 for this full-time position will be considered. Initial appointment will be for one year. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.

 

Interested candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae, and 3) the names of at least three references to Krzysztof Czarnecki (kczarnec@gsd.uwaterloo.ca), with "PDF in Safe Reinforcement Learning" in the subject line. For questions, please feel free to contact Krzysztof Czarnecki (kczarnec@gsd.uwaterloo.ca).

 

The application review process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Post Doctoral Fellow in Safe Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Vehicles

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Post Doctoral Fellow in Safe Trajectory Planning and Tracking for Autonomous Driving

Waterloo Intelligent Systems Engineering Laboratory (WISE Lab) in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, in collaboration with the Waterloo Autonomous Vehicles Lab (WAVE Lab) in the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department, at the University of Waterloo are seeking an outstanding candidate for a Post Doctoral Fellow position, available immediately. The successful candidate will have completed PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline, with specialization in one or more of the following areas: machine learning, computer vision, sensor fusion, software verification, and robotics. The objective is to develop new methods and approaches to enable robust and fault-tolerant perception for autonomous vehicles. The research will be conducted as part of University of Waterloo autonomous driving research program (autonomoose.net). Topics of interest include training and test dataset design and coverage criteria, adversarial neural networks, extending neural networks with explanations, structural stability in learning, confidence estimation methods, and decision fusion.

 

The successful candidate will be expected to lead research activities, work both independently and collaboratively, mentor graduate students, publish research results at top international research venues, and be willing and able to move back-and-forth between theory and practice. The WISE Lab offers an enriched collaborative environment, including faculty collaborators in computer science, engineering, mechatronics, and systems design, high-tech industry partners, and a vibrant research program in autonomous driving. Based on qualifications a salary range of $60,000 to $70,000 for this full-time position will be considered. Initial appointment will be for one year. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.

 

Interested candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae, and 3) the names of at least three references to Krzysztof Czarnecki (kczarnec@gsd.uwaterloo.ca), with "PDF in Safe Perception" in the subject line. For questions, please feel free to contact Krzysztof Czarnecki (kczarnec@gsd.uwaterloo.ca).

 

The application review process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Waterloo Intelligent Systems Engineering Laboratory (WISE Lab) in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Waterloo is seeking an outstanding candidate for a Post Doctoral Fellow position, available immediately. The successful candidate will have completed PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline, with specialization in control engineering or robotics. The objective is to develop new methods and approaches to safe trajectory planning and tracking for autonomous driving. The research will be conducted as part of University of Waterloo autonomous driving research program (autonomoose.net). Topics of interest include trajectory planning in uncertain and complex environments, planning and execution of emergency maneuvers, model-predictive control, planners and controllers that are correct by construction or amenable to verification by design, controller synthesis, and verification of hybrid systems. The position is funded by ERATO Project "Metamathematics for Systems Design".

 

The successful candidate will be expected to lead research activities, work both independently and collaboratively, mentor graduate students, publish research results at top international research venues, and be willing and able to move back-and-forth between theory and practice. The WISE Lab and the ERATO project an enriched collaborative environment, including faculty collaborators in computer science, engineering, mechatronics, and systems design, high-tech industry partners, and a vibrant research program in autonomous driving. Based on qualifications a salary range of $60,000 to $70,000 for this full-time position will be considered. Initial appointment will be for one year. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.

 

Interested candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae, and 3) the names of at least three references to Krzysztof Czarnecki (kczarnec@gsd.uwaterloo.ca), with "PDF in Safe Control" in the subject line. For questions, please feel free to contact Krzysztof Czarnecki (kczarnec@gsd.uwaterloo.ca).

The application review process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All Applications to include CV and Transcripts.
 
Please send your application by email to stevenw@uwaterloo.ca, and address your application to :

Prof. Steven Waslander
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave, Waterloo, ON, Canada
N2L 3G1
(650) 686-9203

Position Type: Full-time

Job Summary:

The Waterloo Autonomous Vehicles Laboratory (WAVE Lab) and the Waterloo Intelligent Systems Engineering Laboratory (WISE Lab) are seeking multiple PhD candidates for autonomous driving research.  Specific research areas applied to autonomous driving include:

  • Multi-sensor localization and mapping

  • Active Vision

  • Dynamic Object Detection

  • Drivable Surface Detection

  • Motion Planning

  • Vehicle Control at the Limit of Friction

  • Extreme-Weather Autonomous Driving

Job Title: PhD Candidate in Autonomous Driving Localization, Perception and Motion Planning

Waterloo Intelligent Systems Engineering Laboratory (WISE Lab) in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional candidate for a Research Assistant Professor position, available immediately. The successful candidate will have extensive research expertise in verification and validation of cyber-physical systems, with focus on one or more of the following topics: scalable formal verification, statistical model checking, hybrid systems, falsification, sampling methods, and use of machine learning in verification. The position is funded by ERATO Project "Metamathematics for Systems Design".

 

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline, along with a proven publication record and a record of research leadership. The successful candidate will be expected to lead research activities, work both independently and collaboratively, mentor graduate students, publish research results at top international research venues, and be willing and able to move back-and-forth between theory and practice. The GSD Lab and the ERATO project offer an enriched collaborative environment, including faculty collaborators in computer science, engineering, mechatronics, and systems design, and a vibrant research program in autonomous driving (autonomoose.org). Based on qualifications a salary range of $80,000 to $100,000 for this full-time position will be considered. Initial appointment will be for a fixed term until the end of a fiscal year (March 31). Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. The project ends in March 2022.

Interested candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae, and 3) the names of at least three references to Krzysztof Czarnecki (kczarnec@gsd.uwaterloo.ca), with "ERATO Research Assistant Professor" in the subject line. For questions, please feel free to contact Krzysztof Czarnecki (kczarnec@gsd.uwaterloo.ca).

 

The application review process will begin on May 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

 

The department currently has more than 90 faculty members and is one of the largest engineering departments in Canada. Six undergraduate programs attract outstanding students, both domestic and international. The department also administers a world-class graduate program, which drives cutting-edge research excelling in technological innovations and encompassing all major areas of electrical and computer engineering. For the past two decades, the University of Waterloo has been recognized in a national reputation survey of universities as 'best overall', 'most innovative', and producing 'leaders of tomorrow'. A recent survey of business leaders ranked Waterloo Engineering as number one in Canada.

 

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job Title: Research Assistant Professor in Verification and Validation of Cyber-Physical Systems

Research Associate in Safety Assurance of The Learned Car

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