Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Matematikcentrum, Mathematics LTH

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

Doctoral student in Mathematics with focus on computer vision and SLAM

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The doctoral students positions are mainly devoted to postgraduate studies, but may include up to 20% department service, usually teaching. The research topic for this position is mathematical methods and models within computer vision and SLAM, including statistical methods and optimization.

The project is funded by VR within the project "Visual SLAM based on Planar Homographies". The main goal of the project is to develop novel methods for automatic map-making, localization and navigation of a robot primarily based on a down-ward facing camera. A natural development within the project is to also use forward and backward looking cameras and also other type of sensors.

A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she: 
1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

A person meets the specific admission requirements if he or she has:
1. at least 90 credits of relevance to the subject area, of which at least 60 credits from the second cycle and a specialised project of at least 30 second-cycle credits in the field, or
2. a second-cycle degree in a relevant subject.

In practice this means that the student should have achieved a level of knowledge in mathematics that corresponds to that of Master of Science programs in Engineering Mathematics or Engineering Physics.

The student must also be judged to have the potential to complete the programme.

Basis of assessment
It is an advantage if the applicant has good knowledge in mathematics and its applications within technology, along with a good ability to assimilate new knowledge within the subject and its applications. Experience in applied mathematics, especially computer vision, digital image analysis and SLAM is also advantegeous. Finally, it is an advantage if the applicant has some programming skills.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2016/3236
  • Anders Heyden, +46462228531
Published 28.Sep.2016
Last application date 19.Oct.2016 11:59 PM CET

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