The STAR Institute of the University of Liège invites applications for a PhD fellowship in the field of exoplanet imaging, open in the Planetary & Stellar system Imaging Laboratory (PSILab) of Dr Olivier Absil. The proposed research project focuses on the development and exploitation of deep learning techniques for high-contrast image processing, along the lines described here: https://arxiv.org/abs/1712.02841. It will be carried out in close collaboration with the Montefiore Institute for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at ULiège (Prof M. Van Droogenbroeck), and with the Grenoble Alpes Data Institute (Dr C. Gomez Gonzalez).
We seek excellent students with strong background in physical and computer sciences. A successful candidate must hold a Masters degree or equivalent by the starting date of the position. Previous research experience and skills will be important criteria for the selection. Strong collaboration spirit and good communication skills in oral and written English are required. The PhD positions are not restricted by nationality.
Applicants should send a CV, transcripts of study records (with grades), and a brief statement of past research and research interests to Dr Olivier Absil (firstname.lastname@example.org). They should also arrange for a reference letter to be sent to this address by the application deadline.
Review of applications will begin 16 April 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. The starting date of the appointments is 1 September 2018, although later dates could be considered. The initial appointment is for two years, with a renewal for two more years contingent upon continued funding and satisfactory progress.
The position comes with full benefits and a competitive salary.
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