[visionlist] PhD Student 'Computer Vision' (2x), University of Amsterdam

Gevers, T. Th.Gevers at uva.nl
Wed Oct 1 08:34:41 PDT 2008


 

PhD Student 'Computer Vision' (2x)"

1.0 fte (38h per week)
vacancy number 08-1055
For both internal and external candidates
 
There is a huge increase in the amount of digital image and video information. This calls for advanced feature learning and visual recognition techniques. Furthermore, as the digital information becomes more and more available in colour format (images, videos and movies), there is an increasing demand for the use and understanding of colour information. Although colour has been proven to be a central topic in various disciplines (ranging from art, humanities, biology to physics), colour in computer vision and the pictorial information exploration thereof has largely been ignored so far. This study resolves this. 

The central topic of this study is to investigate novel computational methods which are essential for visual recognition i.e. image segmentation, object and scene recognition and image understanding. Theoretical models are studied to express colour semantics from both a physical as well as a perceptual point of view. These models are the foundations of new theories for visual exploration which are tested in practice by large scale experiments. 

See also http://www.uva.nl/vacatures/vacatures.cfm/B8678BD4-1321-B0BE-685C9988D1B21EE7


Tasks


The appointee will perform research on colour in computer vision and in particular on image segmentation, object recognition and image understanding.


Requirements


*	MSc in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics or Mathematics; 
*	Preferably some expertise in the field of computer vision or colour.


Further information


Further information can be obtained from Dr. Theo Gevers, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 403, 1098 SJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; tel. +31 20 525 7516; email: th.gevers at uva.nl.


Appointment


Both appointments are full-time (38 hours a week) for a total of four years: an initial period of eighteen months, followed by a further two and a half years subject to a positive appraisal. It is expected to result in a PhD thesis. The gross monthly salary is fixed in accordance with the Dutch University regulations for academic personnel and ranges from EUR 2.558,-- in the first year to a maximum of  EUR 2.000,-- in the fourth year.


Job application


Applications should include a letter of motivation and a curriculum vitae. Please include the names and contact information of two referees. Applications may be emailed to application-science at uva.nl, attn: Mrs. J.C.Knaap, Personnel Department, Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam. To process your application immediately, please quote the vacancy number in the subject line. 

Closing date is 25 October 2008.

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