Job summary:

DTx is looking for a computer vision researcher to integrate its Computer Graphics and Vision Group (CGV), within the project “BE.Neutral” ref. C644874240-00000016, financed by PRR – Plano de Recuperação e Resiliência within the call n. º: 2022-C05i0101-02 – Agendas para a Inovação Empresarial. BE.Neutral has the ambition to position Portugal as an exporter of cyber-physical products with zero carbon mobility to cities all over the world. It was designed from the opportunity to develop, industrialize and operate new cyber-physical products (physical devices, connectivity and data science platforms), capable of real-time quantification of avoided emissions to accelerate carbon neutrality by 2030. With the leadership of NOS, the consortium includes 44 partners (29 companies, 14 ENESII and 1 cluster) and 8 cities as environments for the development, testing and demonstration of products and services. The agenda will result in 16 PPS: 4 mobility products and respective complete value chains and 1 reconversion of buses; 1 set of connectivity devices; 7 platforms; 2 charging systems and 1 new infrastructure. A new national integrator (Simoldes/TMG), a new national builder (Caetano bus) and a new automotive FDI will be created.

Within this project, you will:

  • – Contribute to set up, carry out data collection protocols and conduct in-depth data analysis to generate high-quality datasets;
  • – Contribute to the selection/design of a novel predictive model architecture and development of a pipeline for model training and evaluation following a data-driven approach;
  • – Use a wide range of data science methods, supervised and unsupervised classification, object detection, segmentation, anomaly detection and OCR;
  • – Tailoring the AI implementing process for the execution of the AI models within and edge and/or server infrastructure;

More broadly, as a researcher in the DTx CGV group, you will:

  • – Translate business requirements into technical solutions.
  • – Develop prototypes and proofs-of-concept using state-of-the-art methods in computer vision;
  • – Conduct data preparation, exploratory data analysis and feature engineering;
  • – Select the most adequate computer vision model(s) to address each problem, when applicable;
  • – Run training experiments and hyperparameter optimization;
  • – Optimize and accelerate DL methods for production deployment on edge or server computing;
  • – Customized creation of Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) systems capable of detecting the tiniest Object/defect feature;
  • – Communicate results within the team and to the associates in written and oral forms;
  • – Contribute to scientific publications from the results of the projects.

Requirements:

  • – MSc in a quantitative field: computer science, informatics engineering, electrical or electronic engineering, computer engineering, or similar;
  • – Strong problem-solving skills;
  • – Some experience handling data: preparation, exploratory analysis, feature extraction, visualization;
  • – Experience programming in Python, familiar with numpy and pandas;
  • – Experience using at least one of the following AI frameworks: Tensorflow/Keras, PyTorch or Halcon;
  • –  Understands common AI techniques like supervised and unsupervised learning, deep learning, and reinforcement learning;

The following will be considered a plus for this position:

  • – Experience in research, particularly in object detection models;
  • –  Experience in training single-stage models like YOLO on customized datasets;
  • – Experience with the Robotic Operation Systems and familiarity with Linux OS environment;
  • – Experience in deploying deep learning models on edge devices or cloud environment;
  • – Experience with methods/frameworks for deep learning inference optimization and runtime, such TensorRT or ONNX RunTime;
  • – Experience in deploying docker images.

 

About DTx: Digital Transformation CoLab DTx carries out its activity of applied research in the areas related to digital transformation.

DTx consists of the following associated members:Accenture; Aernnova Évora; Bosch Car Multimedia; Cachapuz-Bilanciai; Cegid; CEiiA – Centro de Engenharia e Desenvolvimento de Produto; Celoplás; DSTgroup; IKEA; INL – Laboratório Ibérico Internacional de Nanotecnologia; Mobileum; NOS; Simoldes; TMG Automotive; SIBS; Universidade Católica Portuguesa; Universidade de Évora; Universidade do Minho; and two affiliated members: Institute CCG/ZGDV and PIEP – Polo de Inovação em Engenharia de Polímeros (Innovation Centre in Polymer Engineering).

DTx aims at being a reference player in the scope of digital transformation and focuses its research in the intersection of physical, digital and cybernetic domains, with the purpose of creating the next generation of advanced cyber-physical systems.

Application: Submission of the CV and Degree Certificates to the address recrutamento@dtx-colab.pt, indicating in subject: DTx/02/2024.