[visionlist] Second call for PhD studentship: Vision models and cinema postproduction

Marcelo Bertalmío marcelo.bertalmio at upf.edu
Fri Feb 3 09:48:15 -05 2017

*Second call for PhD studentship: Vision models and cinema postproduction*

The Information and Communication Technologies department at Universitat
Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) invites applications for a PhD studentship
position. The doctoral student will be joining the research group “Image
Processing for Enhanced Cinematography” (http://ip4ec.upf.edu/) and will be
co-supervised by Prof. Marcelo Bertalmío (http://www.dtic.upf.edu/~
mbertalmio/) and by Prof. Jesús Malo (http://isp.uv.es/excathedra.html)
from Universitat de València.
Candidates should hold an M.Sc. with a solid background in mathematics and
be proficient in spoken and written English. Experience in image processing
and visual perception would be highly valuable.

*Contact: *please send application with CV, contact information of three
references, and a summary of research accomplishments to marcelo DOT
bertalmio AT upf DOT edu .

The aim of the research work in this PhD Thesis is to translate motion
picture know-how into better vision models, then use these models to
develop image processing algorithms for cinema postproduction. As it has
successfully been proven in the case of paintings, studying the craft of
artists can give very profound insights into how vision works. Doing this
for movies, where photographic realism can provide a very immersive
surrogate for the perception of the real world, we expect to develop
improved vision models for contrast and color perception that can be used
to automatize filmmaking tasks, optimize results for emerging technologies,
and process image content to maintain its appearance constant under
changing viewing conditions. Furthermore, these models may open up new
horizons in many different fields, having important scientific, as well as
industrial and artistic, impact.

Gross salary is 16.290 EUR the first two years, 16.850 EUR/year the third
* Comment/web site for additional job details*
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF, http://www.upf.edu/en/) is a public
university located in Barcelona. It is the best Spanish university
according to the London Times higher education index, 2011, and it's the
number one Spanish university in number of ERC grants. The Department of
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT, http://www.upf.edu/etic/)
is the best in Computer Science in Spain, according to the Shanghai index
2009. The accreditation Units of Excellence Maria de Maeztu 2016-19
recognizes the units in Spain that perform cutting-edge research and are
among the world's best in their respective areas: only 3 university
departments are accredited as such in Spain, and ICT-UPF is the only one
among technology and engineering.
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