[visionlist] Post-Doc in Image-Based 3D Modeling of Fine Art (RIT/MOMA)

Jim Ferwerda jaf at cis.rit.edu
Wed Jun 3 12:02:15 PDT 2009

Post-Doctoral Position in Image-Based 3D Modeling of Fine Art (RIT/MOMA)

Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Location(s): The Munsell Color Science Laboratory, Rochester Institute 
of Technology, Rochester, NY and the Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Principal Investigators: Drs. Roy S. Berns and James A. Ferwerda

Project Description: The Munsell Color Science Laboratory (MCSL) at RIT 
is seeking an outstanding researcher for a two-year postdoctoral 
fellowship in the area of Image-Based 3D Modeling of Fine Art. The goal 
of the research is to develop advanced methods for creating rich digital 
representations of paintings and other cultural heritage objects that 
can serve as surrogates for archiving, analysis, restoration, 
reproduction, and scholarship. The fellowship is sponsored by the Andrew 
W. Mellon Foundation as part of a project entitled “Improving Artwork 
Reproduction through 3D-Spectral Capture and Computer Graphics 
Rendering”. Research resources of the MCSL include a light measurement 
laboratory, a custom imaging goniospectrophotometer, a compute cluster, 
and calibrated spectral printing, display systems, and visual 
psychophysics laboratories. In addition to research at the MCSL in 
Rochester NY, the appointment will include extended residencies at the 
Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Requirements: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, 
Computer Graphics, Image Processing, or a related field. Applicants with 
research backgrounds in the following areas will be preferred: 
Image-Based Modeling/Rendering/Lighting, Computational Photography, 
Physically-Based Rendering, and Material Appearance. Strong mathematical 
and computational skills (MATLAB and C/C++) and a proven track record of 
independent research and publication are required.

Application Process: Applicants should email a curriculum vitae, and a 
cover letter that describes their graduate training, research interests, 
and qualifications for the position to Ms. Val Hemink (val at cis.rit.edu). 
Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation 
sent to the same address. Review of the applications will be ongoing and 
will continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Start date: Negotiable but no later than October 2009.
Duration: Two years.

More information about the Munsell Color Science Laboratory is available 
at http://mcsl.rit.edu/

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