[visionlist] Post-Doc in Image-Based 3D Modeling of Fine Art
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.
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