[visionlist] 1 Postdoc position on object detection and fine-grained recognition for the surveillance industry

Marco Cristani marco.cristani at univr.it
Thu Apr 12 02:28:52 -05 2018

1 Postdoc position on object detection and fine-grained recognition for 
the surveillance industry. Workplace: Computer Science Dept., Università 
degli Studi di Verona, Verona, Italy. Duration: (renewable) 1 year.

The Computer Science Department at the University of Verona is looking 
for a highly qualified postdoc with a strong background in computer 
vision and pattern recognition, with particular emphasis on object 
detection and fine-grained recognition. The project is ambitious, and 
aims at detecting and classifying birds in an airport scenario (to avoid 
bird strikes). The project will be carried out in collaboration with two 
industrial partners, leading to a prototype (the Bird Control Monitoring 
System, BCMS) which will be tested in collaboration with Italian airports.
Candidates for this position should have a Ph.D. in computer vision, 
pattern recognition or related areas. The following skills are required:

- solid software analysis, development and debug skills in C/C++, Matlab 
and Python.
- knowledge of both Windows and Linux operating systems. Shell scripting 

The following skills will constitute a plus:

- experience with network programming, distributed systems and service 
oriented architectures
- experience with video streaming protocols, networked camera systems
- experience with a GPU API such as OpenCL and/or CUDA
- familiarity with design patterns and best practices for software 

Research experience in funded research and a few years of postdoc 
experience will be also considered. The candidate is expected to publish 
his/her research results in leading international journals and 
conferences, but also to collaborate with the industrial partners with 
project meetings, visits at the testing sites etc. Salary will be 
commensurate with qualification and experience and **absolutely in line 
with international standards**. The duration of the contract is 1 year, 
with the possibility of 1-year renewal, and/or hiring in one of the 
financing companies.

The Computer Science Department at the University of Verona has recently 
been entitled “Department of Excellence” for a research program on 
Industry 4.0 which translates methodological aspects of machine 
learning, mathematics, physics, into industrial applications. Within the 
Computer Science department, the VIPS Lab (vips.sci.univr.it) focuses on 
computer vision and pattern recognition topics, with more than 20K 
citations in the last 10 years, systematically publishing at top tier 
conferences as CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, NIPS, etc., with funds coming from 
Italian and international programs (PRIN, FP7, H2020). The University of 
Verona is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications must be sent to marco.cristani at univr.it quoting “BCMS 
postdoc position 2018” in the e-mail subject and must include:
- a curriculum listing all publications (possibly including a pdf of 
your most representative ones)
- a research statement summarizing your research interests, previous 
research experience and accomplishments, and outlining its relevance to 
the above topics and the names of 2 referees.

This call will remain open and applications will be reviewed until the 
position is filled, but please apply by May 11, 2018.

Prof. Marco Cristani, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dipartimento di Informatica
Universita` degli Studi di Verona
Ca' Vignal 2, Strada Le Grazie 15, 37134 Verona, Italy
Tel: +39 045 802 7841,   Fax: +39 045 802 7068
Secretary:  +39 045 802 7069
E-mail: marco.cristani at univr.it
WWW homepage: http://profs.sci.univr.it/~cristanm

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