The computational photography group at the Department of Empirical Inference at the MPI-IS in Tübingen and the Micro, Nano and Molecular Systems Group at the MPI-IS in Stuttgart are looking for a postdoc in the area of machine learning, particularly in the domain of inverse problems, deconvolution and phase retrieval, starting December 2018.
Postdoc position (m/f/d)
at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
The computational photography groupat the Department of Empirical Inferenceat the MPI-IS in Tübingen and the Micro, Nano and Molecular Systems Group at the MPI-IS in Stuttgart are looking for a postdoc in the area of machine learning, particularly in the domain of inverse problems, deconvolution and phase retrieval, starting December 2018.
The aim of the research is to developing methods to compute and realize 3D ultrasound fields that will significantly go beyond the state of the art and open up new technological and scientific possibilities.
The successful candidate will develop computational tools to solve the high dimensional inverse problem of encoding arbitrary three-dimensional (ultrasound) fields in a two dimensional phase map (hologram). Though generally possible in holography, the path to full 3D field synthesis using ultrasound poses several challenges, similar to those found in optical holography. The aim is to allow the input of freeform representations of the target field, to improve the quality of the reconstructed fields, and to explore methods of stochastic optimization and machine learning. The project is a close collaboration of theoretical and experimental groups and is a collaboration between the Max Planck Institute and the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Technology.
- PhD in physics, mathematics, computer science or a related field.
- Knowledge in visual computing, machine learning, and related fields is a bonus.
- Strong background in physics, acoustics, optics, holography as well as experience with compressed sensing will be advantageous.
- Strong team player and interest in interdisciplinary research.
An international, multidisciplinary, highly motivating working environment and the possibility to do outstanding research. This full-time position is available for 2 years with the possibility of an extension. Salary and benefits are dependent on experience according to the German public service pay scale (TVöD). The main work location will be Tuebingen.
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
Please upload you application (at least a CV and a cover letter) by following the link below:
If you wish to send a hardcopy application, please send it to:
Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme, Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Gemeinsame Verwaltung, Heisenbergstr. 1, 70569 Stuttgart.
The position will be open until filled.
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