Job ID: 131686

Postdoctoral Opportunity: Insect Tracking through High Speed Videography

Oklahoma State University

  • Oct. 16, 2019
 
  • Postdoctoral Opportunity: Insect Tracking through High Speed Videography
  • School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • https://mae.okstate.edu/content/faru...
  • Oklahoma State University
    Stillwater, OK
 
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  •  
 
  • Post-Doc
  • Robotics
    Mechatronics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Physics
    Engineering Mechanics
    Computer Science
    Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautics
    Engineering - Other
 
 

The Autonomous Physics Group at Oklahoma State University seeks candidates to expand the capabilities of our high-speed insect tracking rig. The high-speed insect tracking facility has recently received extensive hardware improvements, including the addition of 4 Photron NOVA high speed cameras which include full-resolution tracking capability at 12,800 frames per second, and is powered by a 14-core 4.3 GHz workstation with NVIDIA-based parallel computation capability. The experimental enclosure and stimulus have been designed to stimulate previously un-quantified insect flight behaviors, allowing scientists to build quantitative mathematical models of the flexible information processing encoded in the sensing and feedback paths of aerial insects.

Ideal candidates will have experience in computer vision or vision based motion tracking, including developing related code (e.g, C, C++, Python, or MATLAB) packages. Familiarity with DLT models, image segmentation, hull reconstruction, Bayesian inference frameworks, and/or parallel computation toolboxes is desirable, as is exposure to high-speed experimental tracking setup practices.

ABOUT THE RESEARCH GROUP: The Autonomous Physics Group builds mathematically rigorous models of the flexible information processing aerial insects use to enable robust autonomy, and translates those models to engineered unmanned aerial systems. Read more at www.autophysics.weebly.com

Qualified individuals should contact the lab director Imraan Faruque with "postdoc" in the email subject. To apply, include a CV, brief statement of research experience and interests, and names of 3 references.


  • Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit https:///eeo.okstate.edu.


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Imraan Faruque
    School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    Oklahoma State University
    201 General Academic Building
    Stillwater, OK 74078
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  • i.faruque@okstate.edu

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