[Imageworld] Postdoctoral position in Computer Vision
txiang at dcs.qmul.ac.uk
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Postdoctoral position in Computer Vision - (Ref: 09156/KR)
Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant
position to undertake research within the context of an UK EPSRC-funded
project ‘Multi-Object Video Behaviour Modelling for Abnormality
Detection and Differentiation’.
The project aims to develop the underpinning capabilities for an
innovative intelligent video analytics system for monitoring object
behaviour captured in vast quantities of surveillance videos and
detecting/predicting any suspicious and abnormal behaviour that could
pose a threat to public safety and security. The successful candidate
will develop models and algorithms for real-time detection and
differentiation of abnormalities in complex video behaviours that
involve multiple objects interacting with each other.
The successful candidate will be based at the Queen Mary Vision
Laboratory (http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/research/vision/), working under
the supervision of Dr. Tao Xiang (http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/~txiang) and
also closely with Prof. Shaogang Gong (http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/~sgg)
in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary
University of London. The Queen Mary Vision Laboratory is one of the
leading computer vision research laboratories, specialising in video
behaviour analysis and abnormality detection, people detection and
tracking in crowded scenes, human facial expression and body language
modelling, dynamic scene background removal and object categorisation.
The candidates must demonstrate the ability for undertaking original
research. They should have a PhD (or have submitted their thesis) in
computer vision, machine learning, or a related field. They should also
have a proven track record on publications in computer vision and/or
machine learning. Strong programming skills in Matlab and C++ are
required. Experience in real-time processing of video data will be an
The position is for 3 years starting from 1 August 2009 or as soon as
possible thereafter. The starting salary will be in the range of £30,079
- £33,492 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate his/her eligibility
to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1999.
Informal enquires can be made by email to Dr Tao Xiang:
txiang at dcs.qmul.ac.uk.
Further details and an application form can be obtained at
www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies/ or www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies
To apply, please email a completed application form, a CV listing all
publications, three representative publications in PDF format, and a
research statement describing previous research experience and outlining
its relevance to this project to Dr. Tao Xiang (txiang at dcs.qmul.ac.uk)
AND Mrs. Sue White (applications.research at eecs.qmul.ac.uk). Please also
arrange to send three independent reference letters directly to Tao
Xiang AND Sue White via email. Postal applications can be sent to Sue
White, School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science, Queen Mary
University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS.
The closing date for the applications is Wednesday 1st July 2009.
Interviews are expected to take place during w/c 6th July 2009.
Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality
Dr. Tao (Tony) Xiang
Department of Computer Science
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, United Kingdom
Tel: +44-20-7882-8020 Fax: +44-20-8980-6533
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