RESEARCH POSITION in 3D COMPUTER VISION AVAILABLE
Brown University - Providence, RI, USA - Dec. 2000
Applications are invited for a Brown University Division of
Engineering Research Position in 3D Shape Representation, Analysis And
Inferencing From Images, Video and 3D Scans. Appointment will be for
an initial term of one year at the level of Post-Doctoral Research
Associate or Visiting Professor (Research) (those on sabbatical leave,
for example). Extension to two or more years is a possibility. The
appointment is available beginning May, 2001 - but can be started as
early as February 2001 - under an interdisciplinary National Science
Foundation grant for research on 3D shape representation, analysis and
inferencing from one or more images, video, or 3D scans, and
applications to digital archaeology and other areas.
This project involves faculty, graduate and undergraduate student
researchers from the Brown University Departments of Applied
Mathematics, Computer Science, Electrical Sciences and Computer
Engineering, and the Center for Old World Archaeology and Art.
The project focuses on: the representation and analysis of 3D shape
based on ridges, skeletons, and algebraic surfaces; human/machine
interaction for facilitating shape specification and shape
modification; 3D surface and structure inferencing from combinations
of single images, multiple images, video, and 3D scans. The goal is
to use interaction as necessary, but to work toward a system as
automatic as possible.
A significant part of the project is applications to digital
archaeology. In particular, we are building a 3D GIS-like for complete
site representation and database searching, using virtual reality at
the desk top, a 3D workbench, and a CAVE. Included here is virtual
reconstruction of large structures (e.g., buildings) at a site. We are
also developing a software system for virtual 3D reconstruction of
vessels (e.g., pots, bowls and pitchers) and sculpture from fragments
(thousands) found at a site. This work focuses on the site of the
Great Temple at Petra, Jordan, but we plan to extend our results and
technology to other sites.
For this position, we are looking for a researcher having experience
in 3D surface and geometry reconstruction from multiple images or
video. It is also desirable, though not required, that the individual
have experience in 3D modeling and automatic extraction of 3D geometry
from clouds of 3D points. The position involves conducting research
in these areas and contributing to the development of a software
system for 3D geometry extraction from images and video.
Some additional information about the project can be obtained at the
Specific qualifications for the position are: (a) a PhD degree or
equivalent in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science,
Applied Mathematics or related field of engineering and applied
science; (b) an ability to conduct significant independent, scholarly
research as demonstrated by a thesis and/or publications in
professional journals; and (c) an ability to make effective oral and
written presentations of technical material.
An application should include the following:
* a complete professional resume, including education, experience, and
list of publications.
* names, full mailing addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
of at least three individuals who could provide letters of reference,
if requested; unsolicited letters of reference should not be sent.
* reprints of recently published papers and abstracts (only) of theses
or recent reports, complete theses or reports should not be sent.
* a brief (one page or less) statement of research interests.
Interested individuals should contact:
Professor David B. Cooper or Professor Benjamin B. Kimia
Division of Engineering Division of Engineering
Brown University Brown University
Providence, RI 02912 Providence, RI 02912
Tel: (401) 863-2601 Tel: (401) 863-1353
Project Faculty Investigators:
David B. Cooper, Electrical Sciences And Computer Engineering
Martha S. Joukowsky, Old World Art And Archaeology
Benjamin B. Kimia, Electrical Sciences And Computer Engineering
David H Laidlaw, Computer Science
David Mumford, Applied Mathematics
Paper applications should be received by January 23, 2001, to ensure full
consideration. Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
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