Available Positions 

For students, post-docs, and research assistants.

Current positions in the dprl@RIT
Current Opening

There are currently no open positions at the postdoc, PhD, Master's, or undergraduate level available. Please check back later if you are interested in working in the lab.

Earlier Postings


Undergrad RA, Summer 2024

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Summer 2024

There is undergraduate research assistant position available for RIT students in the dprl lab this summer. This work will be in support of the MMLI NSF AI Center that the lab belongs to.

The work will be focused on recognizing and searching chemical reactions in academic research papers, in support of work at MMLI on automated molecule synthesis planning. The position will pay a stipend of $8,000 for 10 weeks of work. The work will begin after exams, in the latter part of May (specific dates TBD).

We are looking for a student with strong programming skills and strong performance in their courses. Previous coursework and/or co-ops involving algorithm design and machine learning are assets. Interested students who are in their 3rd year of undergraduate studies or later are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Student applications should contain:

1. Resume/CV that includes 3 references (preferably former instructors and/or co-op supervisors)
2. 1-page cover letter summarizing the student’s background and interest in the position.

We will extend in-person interviews to the top applicants in the later part of February. Please email application materials to Prof. Zanibbi at: rxzvcs@rit.edu.

PhD Positions in dprl@RIT
Fall 2024
(or Spring 2025)

[CLOSED] PhD Positions, Fall 2024 / Spring 2025

Topic:  Graphics-Oriented and Multi-Modal Information Retrieval and Information Extraction

Currently we are looking to recruit 2 PhD students to start their PhD as members of the Document and Pattern Recognition Lab in the CS Department in Fall 2024. The focus of our work is on recognizing and retrieving information in document, images, and videos, with an emphasis on graphical notations (e.g., math and chemistry).

An overview of some projects from the lab may be found online here. Former PhD students from the dprl work in a variety of industrial research positions (e.g., at Apple in the bay area) and as professors at universities (e.g., at DePaul University in Chicago, and the University of Southern Maine).

Information for Applicants:
All applicants should carefully review the dprl lab pages. Have a look at the demonstrations, papers, dissertations, and theses published out of the lab. If you think you may be interested, please contact me soon, as the deadline for formal applications to the program is in early-to-mid January of 2024.

Application Requirements 
PhD applicants must hold or soon be completing a BSc or MSc in Computer Science (with foundations in theory, algorithms, and implementation).

To apply, send an email to rxzvcs@rit.edu with your CV/resume along with a brief research proposal sketch (1-2 pages) that includes: (1) a specific research question, (2) how this is related to previous work in the dprl, and (3) a short sketch of how you would go about addressing the question. Please Note: You will not be committed to the research work proposed, this is for application purposes only.

If your background and materials are a fit for the lab, we will email to set up two interviews: one to discuss the position, and a second technical interview. If these interviews go well, we will assist you with applying for the PhD program in the computing college at RIT (details).

If you have any questions about the available positions, please do not hesitate to email Dr. Zanibbi at rxzvcs@rit.edu.