PhD position in human-machine interaction for remote sensing in the Alps

School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) of EPFL-Valais campus in Sion, Switzerland
Posted: May 7, 2020
Position open until filled

As a PhD student, you will investigate the potential of human-machine interaction in remote sensing. In particular, you will study the potential of systems based on visual question answering (VQA) for information retrieval from satellite images. The system researched would allow anyone (from laymen to experts) to query remote sensing images in search of relevant information, by asking questions in English about spatio / temporal varying topics of interest. Possibility of including data from multiple sources (historical maps, social media) will also be at the core of the research.

Requirements Include:

  • Masters degree in environmental engineering or computer science.
  • Experience with remote sensing, machine learning and computer vision.
  • Proficient in Python coding.
  • Fluent in English.

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