[Imageworld] Vacancies for Post doc and Research Assistant,
Machine Vision Group, University of Oulu, Finland
hannakaisa.aikio at ee.oulu.fi
Wed Dec 3 15:27:54 CET 2008
The Machine Vision Group, University of Oulu, Finland, is renowned
worldwide for its expertise in computer vision. We collaborate with
other groups of similar status in Europe, USA and China.
The group is now searching for prominent candidates to work as
POSTDOC AND RESEARCH ASSISTANT
in our challenging and inspiring research projects. The topics of
- Computer vision for affective human-robot interaction
- Face and gesture analysis
- Human detection for an autonomously guided vehicle (AGV)
- Automatic categorization of images and videos
Developing intelligent machines and robots is one of the ultimate goals
of computer science and artificial intelligence research. Within 15
years domestic servicing robots can replace the human in many routine
tasks in our everyday lives. New leading-edge approaches for affective
human-robot interaction in smart ubiquitous computing environments are
planned to be developed in our project. The Machine Vision Group has
reached very promising results in face recognition, recognition of
facial expressions and visual speech recognition by using Local Binary
Patterns. Also, novel methods for recognizing actions and gestures have
Human detection is a prerequisite for mobile robots and automatically
guided vehicles when operating concurrently with humans in the same
environment. The objective in our project is to investigate techniques
for robust human detection under varying conditions and poses using
monocular as well as stereoscopic image information. Automatic
categorization of images and videos aims to development of efficient
computer vision techniques for content-based information retrieval from
The work is carried out in a team consisting of postgraduate students
and senior researchers.
An ideal candidate should have a PhD / M.Sc. in computer science or
electrical engineering with previous experience on computer vision.
Programming skills with C/C++/Matlab is desired. Also, good knowledge of
spoken and written English is required.
Duration of the contract:
Post doc: 1-2 years
Research Assistant: at first, one year. There is a good possibility to
apply for a PhD studentship for 4-year term from the Infotech Oulu
Graduate School. As a Finnish University, there is no tuition fee for
Salary: Post doc 2700-3200 EUR per month, Research Assistant 1600-2200
EUR per month depending on the qualifications.
Please contact us as soon as possible by sending your resume (incl. a
list of publications) via e-mail to Professor Matti Pietikäinen, mkp
(at) ee.oulu.fi. For more information on our research, please visit
Deadline for the applications is January 15, 2009.
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