[visionlist] PostDoc on Visual Understanding for Cultural Heritage Technologies (CCHT at Ca'Foscari)

Stuart James stuart.james at iit.it
Fri Dec 28 04:55:09 -05 2018

PostDoc on Visual Understanding for Cultural Heritage Technologies
(CCHT at Ca'Foscari)
- [ Postdoc ]
Workplace: Venezia, CCHT
Added on: 22/10/2018 - Expires on: 06/01/2019

The IIT center at Ca' Foscari University of Venice - Center for Cultural
Heritage Technology at Ca'Foscari (CCHT at Ca'Foscari) has the mission to
research and promote new technologies and to extend existing techniques for
preservation and analysis of the invaluable Cultural Heritage assets
managed by cities, galleries, libraries, archives and museums across
different fields of art. CCHT at Ca'Foscari is currently seeking to appoint a
Visual Understanding Postdoc.

The selected candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers,
contributing to the development of next generation 3D digitization and
machine learning approaches applied to the Cultural Heritage (CH) and
Digital Humanities (DH) domain.

Required qualifications:
- A Ph.D. in computer science (with specialization in either computer
vision, information retrieval or machine learning) or related fields;
- Proficiency with programming languages, in particular Python, C/C++ and
- Experience of visual recognition or understanding in 2D & 3D, e.g.
attribute recognition, object recognition, relationship detection and their
multi-view equivalence;
- Practical experience on Deep Learning algorithms and relevant platforms
for geometric learning (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch, Theano, Caffe);
- Publication in major Computer Vision and/or Computer Graphics
conferences/journals (e.g. CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, ToG,
- Good communication skills and ability to cooperate;
- Proficient in English language (written and oral).

Desirable skills:
- Knowledge of OpenCV, PCL and Open3D libraries;
- Experience of graph structure applications e.g. matching, retrieval or
- Knowledge of SPARQL / CIDOC;
- Experience on Cultural Heritage knowledge data.

The successful candidate will be offered a salary commensurate to
experience and skills.

The call will remain open until the position is filled but a first deadline
for evaluation of candidates will be January 6 2019. Please send your
application to ccht at iit.it quoting “CCHT Visual Understanding Postdoc – BC
75119” in the e-mail subject. Your application shall contain i) a detailed
CV, ii) a one-page research statement and iii) contact information of two

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (http://www.iit.it) is a
non-profit institution created with the objective of promoting
technological development and higher education in science and technology.
Research at IIT is carried out in highly innovative scientific fields with
state-of-the-art technology.
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an equal opportunity employer that
actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

Please note that the data that you provide will be used exclusively for the
purpose of professional profiles’ evaluation and selection, and in order to
meet the requirements of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.

Your data will be processed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, based in
Genoa, Via Morego 30, acting as Data Controller, in compliance with the
rules on protection of personal data, including those related to data

Please also note that, pursuant to articles 15 et. seq. of European
Regulation no. 679/2016 (General Data Protection Regulation), you may
exercise your rights at any time by contacting the Data Protection Officer
(phone +39 010 71781 - email: dpo at iit.it)

Dr Stuart James
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Honorary Research Associate, University College London (UCL)
Team member, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities (UCLDH)

Genova, Italy
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