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Post-Doctoral Researcher in AI and Video Analytics
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Date Posted Apr. 19, 2021
Title Post-Doctoral Researcher in AI and Video Analytics
University Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Doha, Qatar
Department ICT Division - College of Science and Engineering
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering
    Computer Science

Position name:
Postdoctoral Research Position

Position Overview:
A Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) position in the Information and Computing Technologies Division at the College of Science and Engineering, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) is open for hiring immediately in the following areas:

  • Video analytics
  • Computer vision
  • Deep learning
  • Image processing

The candidate should have very good expertise in system design for computer vision, AI/ML techniques in the video (not only image) domain and be able to design and implement AI algorithms for video surveillance applications for real-time crowd detection, crowd density estimation, scene recognition, and crowd behavior detection and classification. Candidate must also have very good knowledge in Python, C++, image/video processing algorithms, deep learning frameworks (Tensorflow, Keras, torch, etc.), image and CV libraries (OpenCV, PIL, etc.), and solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, and general software development skills. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of Dr. Marwa Qaraqe.

Job Duties:
Position duties involve the publication of research results via journal and conference publications, conference presentations, interaction with academic institutions and industry, and grant proposal writing. The candidate will be also responsible for conducting research and mentoring MS and Ph.D. students in research projects.

It is important that the candidate present many of the following:

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering/Science
  • Strong publication record in top academic conferences and journals.
  • Strong background in one or more of the areas listed above.
  • Strong simulation and programming skills
  • Strong English writing and verbal skills.
  • Very good critical reasoning skills.
  • Very good knowledge of mathematical modeling and simulation.
  • Strong motivation with a desire to experiment and explore.
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively in teams.
  • High ethical standards.

HBKU offers a very competitive compensation package that includes an attractive salary and many generous benefits.

The location of the position is at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar. ‎The initial term of the PDF position is for 1 year, with possibility of renewal, based on mutual interest.
Candidates should send the following information, as .pdf or .doc attachments, to Dr. Marwa Qaraqe (

  • CV, including lists of publications, summary of educational background and grades
  • Summary of work experience
  • Names and email addresses of at least 3 references.
  • A soft copy‎ of one or two recent publications considered by the candidate as being representative(s) of his/her research work.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Marwa Qaraqe
    ICT Division - College of Science and Engineering
    Hamad Bin Khalifa University


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