Post-doc position on Federated Learning and Differential Privacy

We are seeking one postdoctoral researcher to join the Vision, Language and Reading group at the Computer Vision Center (CVC), in Barcelona, Spain, focused on FEDERATED LEARNING AND DIFFERENTIAL PRIVACY.

The position is available for a minimum of 2 years, and is linked to the European Lighthouse on Secure and Safe AI” (ELSA), a European Project funded by Horizon Europe and backed by the  ELLIS network of excellence. The project covers research topics that include robustness, privacy and human agency and will develop use cases in areas such as autonomous driving, robotics, health and document intelligence.


The candidate should possess a PhD in machine learning or computer vision and have a strong publication record. We are looking for candidates who have publications in top conferences like NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, etc.

The candidate should have a strong background in machine learning and experience on privacy preserving techniques. The applicants are expected to be fluent in both oral and written communication in English. They should work well in a team while demonstrating initiative and independence.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the design and development of AI solutions for document understanding, employing privacy preserving techniques and infrastructures set up by the ELSA project.


The succesful candidate will work at the Computer Vision Centre (CVC), Barcelona, a research institute comprising more than 130 researchers and support staff, dedicated to computer vision research and knowledge transfer. With a strong international projection and links to the industry, the Computer Vision Centre offers an exciting environment for scientific career development. The Computer Vision Centre has a plan for expansion of its permanent research staff base and has received the “HR Excellence in Research” award as a provider and supporter of a stimulating and favourable working environment.

The direct responsible will Dr Dimosthenis Karatzas, lead of the Vision, Language and Reading research group at the CVC. 

Barcelona is a vibrant city and an important Artificial Intelligence hub. The high quality of life is combined with an open and international looking character of the city. Barcelona is very well connected by air, sea and ground transportation. The region of Catalonia boosts its own AI strategy, in which the CVC is a key player.


If you are interested in the position, please contact Dr Dimosthenis Karatzas for more information (


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Federated Learning and Differential Privacy


ELSA project

Computer Vision Center

Vision, Language and Reading group