We offer a position as an
in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Project MenelaosNT in the field
Pseudo-passive indoor ToF 3D sensing exploiting light-based wireless communications infrastructure.
Similarly to radar, ToF imaging systems are active systems, requiring the emission of modulated radiation to sense the scene. Differently from radar, the radiation is in the optical range (e.g., NIR) and usually no appropriate opportunity illuminators used to exist in the scene within this wavelength range. The situation has changed in the last years due to the introduction of modulated light sources, such as high-frequency electrodeless discharge bulbs and LiFi lamps. LiFi lamps exploit the high modulation bandwidth of LEDs for converting indoor illumination points into optical WiFi access points. The core idea is to conceive and develop a passive ToF 3D imaging system that builds upon previous experience on bistatic radar (e.g., the HITCHHIKER) and takes profit of existing LiFi or similar infrastructure as opportunity illuminators. A compressive sensing formulation of the 3D reconstruction problem should contemplate the sparsity or smoothness of the scene responses.
The successful candidate will be employed for a maximum period of three years full-time equivalent and receives a generous financial package plus an additional mobility and family allowance according to the rules for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in an EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks (ITN). A career development plan will be prepared for each fellow in accordance with his/her supervisor and will include training, planned secondments and outreach activities in partner institutions of the network. The ESR fellows are supposed to complete their PhD thesis by the end of the 3rd year of their employment. For more information please visit the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks website.
The University of Siegen is an innovative and interdisciplinary university with almost 20,000 students, about 1,300 scientists and 700 employees in technology and administration. With a wide range of subjects ranging from humanities and social sciences to economics and natural and engineering sciences, it provides an outstanding teaching and research environment with numerous inter-disciplinary and transdisciplinary research projects. The University of Siegen supports a wide range of opportunities to combine work and family life. It has therefore been certified as a family-friendly university since 2006 and offers a dual career service.
The University of Siegen is committed to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching.
Adequately qualified female researchers are asked to apply for this position.
Applications of disabled candidates are also encouraged.
The position will be located at
57076 Siegen, Germany
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Otmar Loffeld
Planned Recruitment date: 1st September 2020.
ESRs must, at the date of recruitment, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience is measured from the date when the researcher obtained the first degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited), even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged. Researchers can be of any nationality.
ESRs must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the planned recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.