We are always looking for motivated PhD students
, visiting PhD students
interested in computer vision
and machine learning
In general, we are looking for students with excellent analytical skills who are highly-motivated, curious, and creative.
Applicants should have a Master's degree (or equivalent) in computer science, mathematics, or a closely related field with an outstanding academic record.
A good mathematical understanding, great coding and strong English skills (reading, writing and speaking) are required.
Prior research experience and a background in computer vision and/or machine learning are expected.
This document provides you with more information on the application process and the required materials.
There are 3 ways to work with us
(availability of these positions varies across the year):
- PhD Student: A PhD student will typically work with us for 3-4 years during which we will provide funding (PhD students receive a contract). Sometimes, PhD positions for specific topics are announced via my news page, but we also welcome unsolicited applications on a rolling basis. PhD applicants must possess a Masters degree. You can also apply to the International Max Planck Research School or for a MPI-ETH Center of Learning System fellowship if you are interested in working with us.
- PhD Interns / Visiting PhD Students: We also accept visiting students and internships. Interns must possess a Masters degree and are ideally in the 2nd or 3rd year of their PhD program with at least one publication in a major conference (e.g., CVPR,ICCV,ECCV,NIPS,ICML). Substantial research requires time, hence interns must be committed to visit us for 6 months. Applications for shorter periods will not be considered.
- Master Thesis: If you are pursuing a Master's program in Germany, have specialized yourself in computer vision, machine learning or graphics, and you have exceptional grades, please contact us for details about possible Master thesis projects (6 months).
To apply, please send your full application package
as a single pdf file
- Resume or CV: Classical tabular CV which includes your contact details, your date-of-birth, a current photograph, all stages of education and employment, hobbies, awards, your skills (writing/coding), link to your website or github site (if available) and a list of scientific publications.
- List of 2-3 references: Name and email address of 2-3 people who you have worked with in the past (preferrably from different universities).
- Research statement: A document which describes your past and future research agenda (about 1 page each). Your past research may include your Bachelor and Master theses, student seminars as well as publications if available. Your future research should show your current research interests, specific topics you would like to work on, how they connect with our research and why you are passionate about this.
- Research samples: Links to 2-3 research papers, reports or theses you have written yourself (links to Dropbox or your website suffice).
- Code samples: If available, links to source code samples you have written (links to github or your website suffice).
- Transcripts: Scans of your Master and Bachelor certificates. Scans of student rankings and awards, if available.
Note that generic applications or applications which indicate that this page has not been read will be ignored without reply.