Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM)

Applications are invited for a Graduate Research Assistant position at the Ph.D. level in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Candidates should have knowledge and experience in one or more areas related to SLAM, Kalman filters, EKF, particle filters, robotics, mechatronics, control and instrumentation, sensors and actuators, modeling and simulation, communication, system optimization, artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems, distributed control. Applicants should have an earned Bachelor's or Master's degree, and strong commitment to research. Industrial experience would be an asset. A willingness to collaborate with others will be a major factor in candidate selection.

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is a Canadian university located in the province of New Brunswick. The university has two main campuses: the principal campus founded in 1785 in Fredericton and a smaller campus which was opened in Saint John in 1964. UNB is the oldest English language university in Canada and was the first public university in North America. UNB offers over 60 degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a total student enrollment of approximately 12,000 between the two principal campuses.

In 1854, the University of New Brunswick was the birthplace of engineering education in Canada. Today, UNB's Faculty of Engineering in Fredericton is ranked among the top 20 percent of engineering schools in North America and is known nationally and internationally for its applied science programs. Rapidly evolving and new emerging technologies have fostered a strong interdisciplinary culture among the Faculty's seven major fields of study. There are 320 undergraduate students, 90 graduate students and 20 faculty members in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The department offers degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Software Engineering (in collaboration with the Faculty of Computer Science). The department is an active participant in both a Co-op and a professional experience program which places students across Canada.

Information about UNB and the City of Fredericton is available at and, respectively.

This position is funded by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Department of National Defence (DND), Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), and UNB. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Resumes, including three references, should be sent to:

Dr. Howard Li, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Brunswick, PO Box 4400, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3, Canada

Fax: 506-453-3589

e-mail: howard (at)

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should indicate current citizenship status.