Postdoc Researcher


The mission of the Robotics & Internet of Things Lab is to develop innovative solutions for five areas. In particular, we aim at developing protocols, services, and intelligent algorithms to use these systems through the Internet while integrating them into the cloud. The objective of cloud integration is to: 1. Virtualize the access to these systems through abstract interfaces, 2. Take advantage of cloud resources to offload computations from these systems to the cloud. We are also interested in developing deep learning solutions to analyze data collected from robots/drones/sensors in different contexts of applications, such as surveillance, people behavior monitoring, self-driving systems, disaster management, crowd management, …etc. Robotics & Internet-of-Things lab at Prince Sultan University offers Postdoc positions for outstanding fresh PhD holders, in five main areas: Internet-of-Things, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Deep Learning, Self-Driving & Smart Vehicles, and Cyber-Physical Systems. The candidate must demonstrate to have strong technical skills and to be eager to address scientific challenges and problems, and to be very dynamic. The candidate must have sufficient background to work on any project in the above research interest and must demonstrate some previous experience with the related topics.


  • Hold PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Robotics or related fields PhD degree obtained in the last three years Has published at least 3 high quality journal papers during his PhD (minimun eligbility requirement) Research interest and expertise in one of the aforementioned areas of interest Good programming and software development skills Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team Be very dynamic and self-motivated Excellent writing skills of technical and research papers in English Excellent spoken skills in English Excellent communication skills and a proven ability to deliver on challenging software development tasks


  • Monthly salary (based on the research record) Round-trip economy airfare Medical insurance Conference and fieldwork grants Additional financial benefits (provided in the job offer)


  • 1. Internet of ThingsMonthly salary (based on the research record) Round-trip economy airfare Medical insurance Conference and fieldwork grants Additional financial benefits (provided in the job offer)


  • Working Environment The postdoc candidate will be working in a professional research environment and we will provide him with technical and financial support to drive projects and promote his research experience. We offer an easy and fast process for applying and getting grants for seed projects. The postdoc candidate will work in a team and will be involved in different scientific activities. He will be also dedicated to research and not worried about administrative issues. Teaching will be either 0 (likely) to one-course max per semester. The RIOTU Lab provides all logistics and resources to promote the productivity of the post researcher.
  • Key Performance Indicators The evaluation criteria of a postdoc will be based on an annual evaluation report that takes into account several metrics including the number of publications, quality of publications (focus on journals), the number of research proposals submitted, attracted grants, mentored students etc. There will be a scale for every metric. The postdoc is expected to produce at least 3 journal publications a year. Of course, we will provide all technical and financial assistance for the postdoc to maximize his research productivity.
  • After the Postdoc The postdoc contract may span over one year or two years periods. Postdoc candidates with successful research experience during the postdoc duration will be offered a position of an assistant professor, upon approval of the higher management.


    Interested individuals should email their curriculum vitae, a research statement, a sample of publications, and two letters of reference (under a separate cover) to Dr. Ahmed Yamani ( at the Rector Office at Prince Sultan University and to the Robotics and Internet of Things Lab (