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Research Engineer / Scientist

In the framework of a research project funded by the Walloon Region and conducted in collaboration with other academic and Industrial partners, we are looking for a research scientist/engineer with a master's degree in Electrical Engineering (Applied Sciences, Engineering Sciences), Physics, Computer Science or Mathematics.

The project consists in developing an AI-based system to extract information about ground targets (vehicles, people…) from images from camera’s on-board a vehicle, looking outwards at 360°. From that information, a situational awareness map is to be created from which a threat analysis is conducted. The Royal Military Academy is more specifically in charge of the creation of the situational awareness map, modelling the environment to extract the location the most susceptible to be used by a threat and a modelling of threat behaviour (trajectories, speed…) in order to assess a threat probability to each target.

The successful candidate will have, in cooperation with his colleagues and partners, to devise the necessary algorithms, implement, evaluate their performance and validate them. There are no specific constraints as to the methods that have to be used. The candidate is also expected to publish the relevant results in the scientific literature while taking the industrial valorisation of these results into account. The successful candidate will be integrated in the « Image Processing » research unit lead by Prof. Xavier Neyt. This research unit is part of the Signal and Image Centre where about 20 researchers are active.

Main tasks:

Performing the research tasks of the project allotted to the Royal Military Academy : design and implement algorithm to produce situational awareness maps and the threat analysis based on the information extracted from the on-board cameras and ancillary data. The results will have to be communicated to the other members of the research consortium and in the scientific literature, mostly in English.

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD Computer science › Computer systems
  • RESEARCH FIELD Engineering › Systems engineering
  • Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL Computer science: Master Degree or equivalent Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
  • Skills/Qualifications

    Technical Skills

  • The applicant shall have a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering (Applied Sciences, Engineering Sciences), Physics, Computer Science or Mathematics;
  • Training or experience in Python-based geographic image processing is required;
  • Good programming skills in Python are required;
  • Experience in machine learning or image processing is a plus;
  • Knowledge of platforms such as TensorFlow, Caffe or MXN is an added asset;
  • Personal skills

  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct research at university level; 
  • Be able to work independently in a multidisciplinary team;
  • Have excellent written scientific communication skills in English;
  • Have good oral scientific communication skills in English. Oral communication skills in French are an added asset.
  • Research Engineer / Scientist

    Royal Military Academy, Brussels
    Research Engineer, Engineering
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