Sensor-based Indoor Positioning and Navigation - Naver Labs Europe
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23 October 2019
Meylan, France
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6 months


An indoor positioning system (IPS) is a system to locate objects or people inside a building using various sensory information collected by a mobile device.
While GPS is used as the de-facto well established  technology for outdoor localization, there is a rise of new technologies for Indoor settings.

You will carry out research and development work to create a seamless (outdoor/indoor) real-time navigation experience to the end user.
In this project we want to develop a technology capable to localize and track a user relying only on the built-in sensors of his/her smartphone.
While most of the recent localization approaches assume that all the smartphone models have the same device characteristics, we will need to consider a more realistic scenario, taking into account that there are variety of different devices, with different characteristics.

Battery consumption should also be considered.

You will have a chance to test your algorithms in real world and participate in competition(s), that bring together leading academic and industrial research communities, in order to evaluate different approaches and to address real issues on indoor/urban positioning and navigation.

Required skills

- In pursuit of Master or Doctoral degree in a relevant field
- Proven experience with Matlab, Python or equivalent prototyping tools.
- In-depth understanding and experience with fundamentals in statistical approaches of signal processing.
- Good understanding and hands-on experience with Deep Learning frameworks (CNN, LSTM, etc..)
- High level of innovation and motivation.
- Excellent English language communication skills, both written and verbal.

Optional skills

- Android (or iOS) development
- Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
- A documented track record of the ability to conduct and complete research projects

Application instructions

Please note that applicants must be registered students at a university or other academic institution and that this establishment will need to sign an 'Internship Convention' with NAVER LABS Europe before the student is accepted.

You can apply for this position online. Don't forget to upload your CV and cover letter before you submit. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


NAVER LABS is a world class team of self-motivated and highly engaged researchers, engineers and interface designers collaborating together to create next generation ambient intelligence technology and services that are rich with the organic understanding they have of users, their contexts and situations.

Since 2013 LABS has led NAVER’s innovation in technology through products such as the AI-based translation app ‘Papago’, the omni-tasking web browser ‘Whale’, the virtual AI assistant ‘WAVE’, in-vehicle information entertainment system ‘AWAY’ and M1, the 3D indoor mapping robot.

The team in Europe is multidisciplinary and extremely multicultural specializing in artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing, UX and ethnography. We collaborate with many partners in the European scientific community on R&D projects.

NAVER LABS Europe is located in the south east of France in Grenoble. The notoriety of Grenoble comes from its exceptional natural environment and scientific ecosystem with 21,000 jobs in public and private research. It is home to 1 of the 4 French national institutes in AI called MIAI (Multidisciplinary Innovation in Ai) It has a large student community (over 62,000 students) and is a lively and cosmopolitan place, offering a host of leisure opportunities. Grenoble is close to both the Swiss and Italian borders and is the ideal place for skiing, hiking, climbing, hang gliding and all types of mountain sports.

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