Post-doctoral and PhD place at the University of Edinburgh

Applications are invited for a PhD student and a post-doctoral research associate position on a 4-year EC funded project TrimBot2020: A gardening robot for rose, hedge and topiary trimming. This project is a joint collaboration between The University of Edinburgh and seven other European partners. The overarching goal is to research the underlying robotics and vision technologies and prototype the first outdoor garden trimming robot.

The main activities of the researchers at Edinburgh will be:

1) to investigate how to fuse multiple 3D data streams,

2) coordinate the system integration, and

3) coordinate the evaluation of the system.


The responsibilities of the Edinburgh team are:

1. Developing algorithms for fusion of 3D data from multiple sources (from stereo, motion stereo and structure and motion),

2. Developing algorithms for close-range binocular stereo in an outdoor context.

3. Coordinating processes, algorithms and ground-truth data for evaluating system and component performance.

4. Coordinating the design, development, integration and testing of the full system.

5. Assisting with GPGPU algorithm development.


The School of Informatics is one of the world's top computer science departments, based in one of the world's most attractive cities.


PhD Position


Applicants are expected to have at least high B/2i in a relevant technical domain, eg. computer science, mathematics, engineering.

And be a skilled computer programmer. And have the degree from a strong university.

Preference will be given to applicants with Matlab and image processing skills. Having some publications will be an advantage.

The PhD position is fully funded for 36 months, covering all fees and about 14,000 pounds/year (EPSRC stipend rates).

We will do an initial screening of potential applicants before going through the full web-based PhD application process.

Please email your CV, transcripts and personal statement (including summarising any image processing experience) to Prof. Robert Fisher (rbf<στο>

Application URL:



Post-doctoral Position


Applicants must, at a minimum, have a PhD degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering with a track record of high quality publications.

A strong programming and computer vision background are essential.

This post will take responsibility for many of Edinburgh's technical responsibilities.

This post is also expected to lead the technical aspects of the project integration, so experience with system building is required. Experience with ground-truthing, component and system experimental evaluation, data analysis, GPU implementation, and parallel processing are also highly desirable.


This is a full time and fixed term post which available from 1st January 2016 (the start date is flexible) for a period of 36 months with the possibility of extension.

Salary: 31,656 - 37,768 pounds per annum

Closing Date: Thursday 7th January 2016 at 5pm (GMT)

More details and application process can be found at:


Prof. Robert Fisher (rbf<στο> is happy to answer informal questions.