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Company: : Sightcorp
Location: : Amsterdam Area, Netherlands

Thesis Project (UvA)

About your role
You will perform research for your Master AI thesis in the Sightcorp office with the supervision of one of our senior researchers. Your supervisor will check in with you on a regular basis to ensure your progress. You will also participate in daily stand-up meetings to share your progress with the team. Your research will shed light on the challenges our R&D team faces day by day, and as such you might be asked to contribute to the team work every once in a while. We do recognize your priority is delivering a high quality thesis on time and we commit to respecting that. At the same time you get the chance to see an international R&D team in action and contribute to real Deep Learning products.

Our expectations of you
Your thesis research is your chance to show the research community at large what qualities you have. We would like to help you succeed at that, so therefore we hope you are willing to commit to creating the best thesis research possible. We expect you to work from our offices at least four days a week, as that will allow us to supervise and help you day by day. As our team consists mostly of internationals, the business language is English so we expect you to show sufficient mastery of that language. Furthermore, we expect basic deep learning knowledge with regard to computer vision. We will try to work together towards a finished thesis within six months, with a possible extension to be negotiated. After finishing your thesis we might like for you to spend some time as an intern at Sightcorp to integrate your work into our current product.

As of January 2019 you can work on one of the projects listed below;

  • Multi-task face detection
  • Size-invariant single-shot object detection
  • Bias-free object detection
  • Context-aware object detection
  • Integrating face tracking into real-time face detection
  • Improving face detection
  • Person detection
  • What we offer

  • A competitive monthly internship compensation
  • Offices at Science Park just across from Universum, at two minutes walking distances of the UvA.
  • Monthly company progress meetings with borrels featuring cool activities such as VR gaming, parkouring and apenkooien.
  • Twice per month Tech Lunches where one of our researchers presents a state-of-the-art Computer Vision topic.
  • Access to our local computing cluster for any high-intensity Deep Learning workload.
  • Access to our task-specific datasets where applicable for the research.
  • Access to the counseling and knowledge of our researching team.
  • An opportunity to participate and contribute to ongoing research in a fast-moving research team.
  • Of course all of the coffee you could want!
  • Contact
    Are you interested in the position and do you have the required skills and experience?

    Let us know immediately!

    When applying for this position, only English CV’s as PDF will be considered and only successful applicants will be notified. Due to the large number of applications that we receive on a daily basis, we can only respond to the applications that match our requirements.

    We are looking forward to hearing from you!