PostDoc 3D Representation for Architectural Design

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 10 Mar 2024

The Postdoc position is an interdisciplinary project at the intersection of the Design, Data, and Society group  at the Faculty of Architecture and the Computer Graphics and Visualization group  at the Faculty of Computer Science at TUDelft.

The research focuses on three main phases:

  • Data Collection: Collaborate with architects to collect and curate diverse building data.
  • NeRF Pipeline Development: Develop the NeRF (Neural Radiance Field) pipeline using collected data, incorporating expertise from architects and computer scientists for training and evaluating synthesized scenes.
  • Future Improvements: Identify research gaps and potential projects for refining NeRF, ultimately creating a research tool to visualize multimodal spatial data including graphics and photos.
  • Deliverables after one year include:

  • Data Pipeline: A working pipeline for curating diverse building-specific data for training the NeRF model.
  • Online Demo: A platform demonstrating the synthesis of interior and outdoor views based on input images including design graphics and context photos.
  • Scientific Papers: Submission to reputable computer vision/graphics conferences to share research outcomes.
  • Workshop: Organize a joint workshop to disseminate research outcomes to computer scientists and architects at TUDelft.
  • The position is based at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. The research will be supervised at the intersection of AiDAPT lab and the Graphics group at the faculty of Computer Science.

    • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Vision, or a related field.
    • Expertise in GPU programming and high-performance computing.
    • Strong publication record in computer graphics and/or computer vision.
    • Experience in neural networks, particularly in scene rendering applications.
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across disciplines.
    • Excellent communication skills.

    Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (based on scale 10: € 3.226,00 - € 5.090,00 per month gross). A two year contract is offered for a position of 32-40 hours per week. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged

    For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service . This service provides information for new international employees to help you prepare the relocation and to settle in the Netherlands. The Coming to Delft Service offers a Dual Career Programme for partners and they organise events to expand your (social) network.

    Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

    At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values  and we actively engage  to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

    Challenge. Change. Impact!

    The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment has a leading role in education and research worldwide. The driving force behind the faculty’s success is its robust research profile combined with the energy and creativity of its student body and academic community. It is buzzing with energy from early in the morning until late at night, with four thousand people studying, working, designing, conducting research and acquiring and disseminating knowledge. Our faculty has a strong focus on 'design-oriented research’, which has given it a top position in world rankings.

    Staff and students are working to improve the built environment with the help of a broad set of disciplines, including architectural design, urban planning, building technology, social sciences, process management, and geo-information science. The faculty works closely with other faculties, universities, private parties, and the public sector, and has an extensive network in the Netherlands as well as internationally.

    Click here  to go to the website of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment.

    For information about this vacancy, please contact Seyran Khademi, email: [email protected] and/or [email protected] .

    For information about the application procedure, please contact Caro Coemans, HR advisor,
    email: [email protected] .

    The position will remain open until March 10, 2024 (local Dutch time + 2 hrs). You must apply via the "Apply now" button. Applications via e-mail will not be processed.

    Please note that applications will be periodically reviewed also before the application deadline until a suitable candidate is found, therefore the position might become unavailable earlier. You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as they are ready and not wait until the deadline.

    To apply for the position, applicants are asked to upload:

    • A Curriculum Vitae.
    • Name and contact details of at least two references.

    Please note:

    • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
    • A pre-Employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
    • Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.


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