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JOB : CV/ML Developer - MIT Spin-out - MA, USA
JOB : Research Staff Member - NEC Laboratories - Cupertino, CA USA
JOB : Sr Software Engineer - Cognex - San Diego, CA USA
JOB : Developer - Microsoft - WA, USA
JOB : Readers - Oxford Brooks Univ - Oxford UK
JOB : Research Scientist - Neuromatters - NY
JOB : Research Staff Member - Hughes Research Labs - Malibu, CA
JOB : Research Staff Member - Hughes Research Labs - Malbu, CA
JOB : Research Fellow - Univ Leeds - UK
JOB : Postdoc - Linkoping Univ - Sweden
JOB : PhD and Postdoc Positions - UNC-Chapel Hill - NC, USA
JOB : Postdoc - Welesley/Harvard - MA, USA
JOB : Sr RA/Postdoc Positions - Alcorn State Univ - Lorman, MS USA
JOB : Postdoct - RPI - Troy, NY
JOB : RA - Univ Lincoln - UK
JOB : Student Fellowship - GE Health/WR/Lawson/LHSC - London, ON CANADA
JOB : 12 PhD positions - Univ Heidelberg - Germany
JOB : Masters - ETH Zurich - SW
JOB : PhD position - Fraunhofer-Institut - FR/GER
JOB : Summer Internship - Adobe - San Jose, CA
CFP : Special Issue - IEEE Trans System Man Cybernetics part C - 01JAN2010
CFP : 2010 BMV Conf - Wales, UK - 23APR2010
CFP : Articulated Motion & Deformable Objects - Spain - 22FEB2010
CFP : Comp Methods in IP Analysis - Sydney, AUS - 15DEC2009
CFP : 2010 Int Conf Image Video Proc CV - Orlando, FL - 12-14JUL2010
CFP : Cognition Teleoperation in Robotics - Denmark - 25NOV2009k


From: Rana Kaliouby <>
Subject: JOB : CV/ML Developer - MIT Spin-out - MA, USA

Affectiva is a brand new spin-out of Massachusetts Institute of
Technology (MIT) Media Laboratory that provides respectful solutions for
the measurement and communication of emotion. Affectiva is looking to
hire a full-time computer vision / machine learning developer to work on
a facial-affect analysis system. Candidate must be local and able to
work on deadline based projects, be focused, but also able to play many

Ideal candidate would hold a Masters or PhD in Computer Science with a
strong track record building machine vision systems, with solid
background and experience in pattern recognition, computer vision, and
machine learning, and excellent programming skills (especially C++).
Huge bonus points for: expertise in face tracking, facial analysis and
recognition, and/or affect inference using probabilistic graphical

We offer a competitive package that includes benefits (healthcare and a
stock incentive plan).

Applicants should include a resume and examples of prior work or

Please respond with your resume to:
Rana el Kaliouby, Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab and Affectiva co-


From: "Kai Yu" <>
Subject: JOB : Research Staff Member - NEC Laboratories - Cupertino, CA USA

NEC Laboratories America, Inc., ( ) is a vibrant
industrial research center renowned for technical excellence and
high-impact innovations that conducts research and development in
support of global businesses by building upon NEC's 100-year history of
innovation. Our research programs cover a wide range of technology areas
and maintain a balanced mix of fundamental and applied research as they
focus on innovations which are ripe for technical breakthrough. Our
progressive environment provides exposure to industry leading
technologies and nurtures close collaborations with leading research
universities and institutions. Our collaborative atmosphere, commitment
to developing talent, and extremely competitive benefits ensure that we
attract the sharpest minds in their respective fields. NEC Labs is
headquartered in Princeton, NJ and has a second location in Cupertino,
CA, the heart of Silicon Valley.

The Information Analysis Department at Cupertino, CA, is seeking
outstanding researchers with background in machine learning and computer
vision, to work on large-scale image and video tagging/recognition/
search systems with a focus on Web and Mobile Services. We expect the
candidates to be strong in conducting cutting-edge research, but also
passionate about turning research into high-impact products or services.

Required Skills or Experiences:
. PhD in Computer Science (or equivalent)
. Strong publication in top machine learning or computer vision
conferences & journals
. Solid knowledge in math, optimization, and statistical inference
. Hands-on experiences in implementing large-scale learning algorithms
and systems
. Great problem solving skills, with a strong desire for quality and
engineering excellence
. Expert knowledge developing and debugging in C/C++ on Linux

Desired Skills as a Plus:
. Good knowledge developing and debugging in Java on Linux
. Experience with scripting languages such as Python, PHP, Perl, and
shell scripts
. Experience with parallel/distributed computing
. Experience with image classification, object recognition, and visual
scene parsing
. Ability to work on other media data, like textual and audio data

For consideration, please forward your resume and a one-page research
statement to and reference "Information Analysis" in
the subject line. NEC Labs is committed to creating a diversified
environment, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


From: "McMahon, Pat" <>
Subject: JOB : Sr Software Engineer - Cognex - San Diego, CA USA

Job Summary:

We are seeking a talented, enthusiastic machine vision developer who is
self-motivated, creative, and hard working to join an advanced
development team.

Essential Functions:
1. Optimize software to solve real-world problems on specialized
machine vision hardware.
2. Participate in the investigation, design, and implementation of
computational optics systems.
3. Participate in the design of novel image acquisition and
processing architectures.
4. Develop proof-of-concept prototypes for Cognex customers.
5. Investigate, invent, and implement machine vision algorithms and

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The qualified candidate would possess the following experience:
1. M.S. or Ph.D. in machine vision or closely related field.
Strong math / signal processing background is a plus.
2. 4-5 years experience
3. Demonstrated creativity through prior work experience, papers,
patents, etc.
4. Strong programming skills (C/C++).
5. Enthusiastic, motivated and looking to work hard for an
aggressive growth company.
6. Good verbal and written communication skills

To apply please send resume and cover letter to


Subject: JOB : Developer - Microsoft - WA, USA

Microsoft Corporation is seeking talented, passionate software engineers
to work on Multimedia related web applications. We are a fast-paced one-stop
R&D team and provide ample opportunities for strong engineers and researchers
having experiences in data mining, machine leaning, and computer

* Extensive knowledge and experience in at least one of the following
areas: data mining, machine learning, pattern recognition, and computer
* Strong theory/algorithm background and very good understanding
on how to apply advanced knowledge to solve real problems.
* Extensive software design and development skills/experience with
C/C++ (minimum 3 years, preferred: 5 years).
* Bachelor degree in computer science, preferably a master/PhD degree
in the area of data mining/machine learning/Computer Vision or related areas
(or the equivalent combination of education and experience) required.

Interested candidates please send resume to


From: "Philip Torr" <>
Subject: JOB : Readers - Oxford Brooks Univ - Oxford UK

The School of Technology wishes to strengthen its research base with the
appointment of two Readers, one in an area of computer science and the
other in an area of engineering. We are looking for individuals who will
take a leading role in the development of research and knowledge
transfer, including management of PhD students and research groups where
appropriate. The Computer Vision group in the Department of Computing
was formed in 2005 by Philip Torr and William Clocksin, and is led by
Philip Torr. It comprises 8 PhD's (with vacancies for two more if you
know any bright applicants) and 4 post docs, in addition we have some
semi regular visitors and joint grants with other universities that
account for another 3 PhD's and 2 postdocs. The aim of the group is to
engage in state of the art research into the mathematical theory of
computer vision and artificial intelligence, but to keep the
mathematical research relevant to the needs of society. Our research is
focused on Bayesian methods, in particular the study of the mathematics
underlying Markov Random Fields, combinatorial optimization and Bayesian

The applications come in many forms, and we are involved with several
major companies and organizations. With Sony we are working on human
computer interaction (via a camera, the "EyeToy") for the Play Stations
2 and 3, with Sharp we are working on generation of content for 3D
displays, with Oxford Metrics Group we are working on computer
understanding of films (e.g. what is the shape of objects in the scene
etc) in order to make better special effects, we also work on motion
capture of humans (and animals) in order to drive computer generated
avatars. We work on medical image analysis and on surveillence. We also
do collaborative work with Microsoft Research, London, Cambridge and
Oxford Universities.


Professor Philip H. S. Torr
Head Brookes Computer Vision Group
School of Technology,
Oxford Brookes University, Wheatley, Oxford, OX33 1HX.
TEL +44 1865 484 592, FAX +44 1865 484 545


From: Barbara Hanna <>
Subject: JOB : Research Scientist - Neuromatters - NY

Neuromatters LLC (NM) is seeking a talented individual to join its
ultidisciplinary team and pioneer technologies in the area of Cortically
Coupled Computer Vision (C3Vision (TM)) applications.

Founded by recognized neuroengineering experts from Columbia University
and the City College of New York, NM is at the forefront of
neurotechnologies, EEG signal processing and decoding, and is developing
advanced systems to significantly increase information processing

The responsibilities of the successful applicant will include:
- Applied algorithm development and testing
- Integrated system design, development, prototyping and documentation
- Participation in regular field tests
- Interactions with NMC's customers to develop appropriate system requirements
and deliver excellence

The successful applicant will have:
- a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer
Science or related field; a neuroscience background is desirable
- minimum 2 years experience with practical software and/or system
- a very strong background in one or more of the following areas:
signal processing, machine learning, neuroscience
- excellent software design and development skills; excellent
knowledge of C/C++ and Matlab a must; proficiency with python
- experience with MS Windows software development environments and
- US citizenship and ability to obtain clearance

The successful applicant will be expected to work out of NMC's offices
located in New York, NY.

The position is full-time and will include competitive salary and
benefits package.

Please send resume and cover letter to .

Barbara Hanna, C.E.O.
Neuromatters, 90 William Street, Suite 2C, New York, NY 10038


From: "Kim, Kyungnam (Ken)" <>
Subject: JOB : Research Staff Member - Hughes Research Labs - Malibu, CA

Research Staff Member - Bio-Inspired - 0921B (code: 0921B)

Special Requirements: U.S. citizen or permanent resident status required.

Education Desired: Ph.D. in EE, Computer Science, Applied Math, Electrical
Engineering, Computational Neurobiology or related fields.

Essential Job Functions: Primary job function is to develop neuro-inspired
models and algorithms for sensory (particularly visual) processing, navigation,
motor control, memory, and learning. Tasks will include the development,
simulation, evaluations, and implementation of neuromorphic algorithms applied
to a variety of applications. Additional job functions include solving customer
problems, writing invention disclosures, publishing papers, briefing customers,
and assisting in marketing HRL expertise.

Experience Desired: Research experience in one or more of the following areas:
Neurobiological modeling of vision, audition, control, language, memory,
learning or cognition; building neuro or biologically inspired cognitive
systems (software and hybrid software/hardware) with applications to robotic
control, navigation, and visual scene analysis; neuromorphic engineering
and construction of brain-based device; machine learning. Experience developing
innovative solutions based upon the application of relevant research results
from a wide variety of sources.

Knowledge Desired: Required: Background in brain modeling and simulation,
computational neuroscience, cognitive modeling; machine learning; strong
programming skills, particularly proficiency with C, C++, JAVA, and/or

Essential Physical/ Mental Requirements: Good communication (verbal and written)
skills, active participation in R & D team activities required.

Please apply at or email
your resume to Take a look at for
more information about HRL.

Kyungnam (Ken) Kim, Ph.D. Research Staff Member
HRL Laboratories, LLC, 3011 Malibu Canyon Rd. Malibu, CA 90265


From: "Kim, Kyungnam (Ken)" <>
Subject: JOB : Research Staff Member - Hughes Research Labs - Malbu, CA

Research Staff Member - Computer Vision (code: 0921E)
* Note: This is a new open position (different from 0921A posted Mar'09) *

Special Requirements: U.S. citizen or permanent resident status required.
Security clearances may be required.

Education Desired: Ph.D. in EE, Computer Science, Applied Math, or related

Essential Job Functions: Primary job function is to perform R & D in computer
vision. Tasks will include the development, simulation, evaluation, and implementation
in software of computer vision algorithms applied to a variety of application.
Additional job functions include solving customer problems, writing invention
disclosures, publishing papers, briefing customers, and assisting in marketing
HRL expertise.

Experience Desired: Research experience in one of more of the following areas:
computer vision, image processing, 2D and 3D object recognition, machine
learning, automated reasoning. Application of computer vision techniques
too autonomous systems, robotics, surveillance systems, or target recognition.
Experience developing innovative solutions based upon the application of
relevant research results from a wide variety of sources.

Knowledge Desired: Background in one of more of the following areas: computer
vision, image processing, pattern recognition machine learning. Familiarity
with C, C++, JAVA, and/or Matlab.

Essential Physical/ Mental Requirements: Good communication (verbal and written)
skills, active participation in R&D team activities is required.

Please apply at or email
your resume to Take a look at for
more information about HRL.

Kyungnam (Ken) Kim, Ph.D. Research Staff Member
HRL Laboratories, LLC, 3011 Malibu Canyon Rd. Malibu, CA 90265


From: Derek Magee <>
Subject: JOB : Research Fellow - Univ Leeds - UK

Research Fellow in Medical Image Analysis and Medical Visualization
Faculty of Engineering, School of Computing
(29,704 - 35,469 uk pounds p.a)
Full time, fixed for 3 years, available from February 2010

Job reference: 312421

This new postdoctoral research positions is being funded by 11 million
from the Wellcome Trust and the EPSRC, as part of the Wellcome and EPSRC
Leeds Mechanical Engineering Centre (WELMEC). You will work in the
School of Computing on this exciting new project as part of a
multidisciplinary team investigating the development of novel
multi-modality imaging, image anlaysis and visualization techniques used
for modeling, simulation and diagnostics to assess joint repair and

This post will develop methods for the registration, 3D reconstrcution
and segmentation of tissues in images of various modalities including
multi-spectral MRI and histopathology images to chararacterise tissue
structure to study normal, diseased and engineered cartilage and soft

The techniques developed will be used to correlate information across
the multiple modalities to facilitate the optimisation of in-vivo
imaging protocols and aid the verification of the similarity between
engineered and normal tissue. This post will work closely together with
another postdoctoral position in Human-Computer Interaction and Medical
Visualization (ref 312422).

You should have experience of image analysis. Candidates with experience
of medical graphics and visualisation (in addition to image analysis)
are particularly encouraged.

You will have a PhD in Computing or a related discipline (or be
expecting to obtain shortly) or have equivalent experience. You will
also have experience of project management and working both
independently and as part of multidisciplinary teams. Excellent
interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as is a
willingness to work flexibly and travel to collaborating institutes.
Salary: Grade 7 (29,704 - 35,469 p.a)

Informal enquiries to:
Dr Derek Magee, tel +44 (0)113 343 6819,

Closing date: 30 November 2009

More details at;


From: Michael Felsberg <>
Subject: JOB : Postdoc - Linkoping Univ - Sweden

Post-doctoral position in Computer Vision
Linkoping University, Sweden

STARTING DATE : Immediately
DURATION : 12 months (optional prolongation to 24 months)
SALARY (gross income) : 31.000 SEK (about 3100 Euros) /month. Taxation
about 32%, health care included, low housing costs in Linkoping

SCIENTIFIC CONTEXT : This post-doctoral position is offered in context
of the GARNICS (Gardening with a Cognitive System) project. The GARNICS project
is an FP7 EU project focusing on basic research in the area of cognitive
systems, robotics, and computer vision. The particular focus for this position
is on vision-based robotic and low-level vision. The researcher is expected
to be both practical and scientifically minded, and willing to publish results
at conferences and in journals. Creative contributions and modifications
to the problem formulation are highly encouraged.

ENVIRONMENT : The Computer Vision Laboratory (CVL) has a long history in
the area of Signal Processing for Computer Vision, Cognitive Vision, and
Robotics. For instance, both the double-angle representation of orientation
and the structure tensor originate here.

The CVL team has a broad range of competences, e.g. in feature extraction,
object recognition, motion estimation, stereo, tracking, robot control, and
machine learning. CVL has coordinated the recently successfully completed
EU FP6 project COSPAL, , and currently coordinates the
EU FP7 project DIPLECS, . The growing team of researchers
at CVL has a tradition of tight cooperation, with a particularly open climate
for discussions, mutual support, and exchange of code and expertise.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS : Experience with one or more of: low-level computer
vision, visual servoing, and machine learning. Experience of programming
(C++ and Matlab).

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND: 5 years higher education (university's degree or engineering
equivalence). A Ph.D. in the field of computer vision, preferably image sequence
processing or analysis.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should send a CV including a list of publications,
a statement of research interests, and names and contact information of 2
referees electronically to Michael Felsberg:
Application deadline: December 7, 2009.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For questions about the position, contact:
Michael Felsberg:

Professor Michael Felsberg Tel: +46 13 282460
Computer Vision Laboratory Fax: +46 13 138526
Linkoping University
SE-581 83 Link=F6ping, Sweden


From: "fengshi" <>
Subject: JOB : PhD and Postdoc Positions - UNC-Chapel Hill - NC, USA

Several positions are available in IDEA lab
( ),
UNC-Chapel Hill, NC. Both PhD position and postdoctoral position are
available for each category of job described below.

Brain Image Segmentation and Surface Labeling: The successful candidate should
have a strong background on Electrical or Biomedical Engineering, or Computer
Science, preferably with emphasis on image processing and pattern recognition.
Experience on medical image segmentation and analysis is highly desirable.
People with machine learning background are particularly encouraged to apply.
Knowledge on neuroscience and programming background (good command of LINUX,
C and C++, scripting, and Matlab) are desirable. The research topic will
be the development and validation of methods for atlas-based tissue segmentation
(of neonatal brain images) and cortical surface labeling of brain images.

Deformable Segmentation: The successful candidate should have a strong background
on Electrical or Biomedical Engineering, or Computer Science, preferably
with emphasis on image feature extraction, shape representation, and shape
statistics. Experience on medical image segmentation using deformable surface,
level sets, and graph cut is highly desirable. People with machine learning
background on image features and shape statistics are particularly encouraged
to apply. Strong knowledge on programming (good command of LINUX, C and C++,
scripting, and Matlab) are desirable. The research topic will be the development
and validation of statistical deformable segmentation methods for lung, liver,
prostate, and brain.

The successful candidates will be part of a diverse group including radiologists,
psychologists, physicists, biostatistician, and computer scientists, and
will build upon the group's previous work on medical image analysis. If interested,
please email resume to Dr. Dinggang Shen ( ).


From: "Bevil R. Conway" <>
Subject: JOB : Postdoc - Welesley/Harvard - MA, USA

A post-doctoral position in color psychophysics and/or color
neurophysiology, working with Bevil Conway, is available at Wellesley
College/Harvard Medical School, located in the Boston area, beginning
anytime between July and October, 2009. The position is for up to four
years, and the salary will be set by the NIH/NSF guidelines. For more
information on the projects in the lab, please see:

The ideal candidate will have received a PhD within the last three years
and will have experience in visual neuroscience, if not specifically
color. Although the position is funded, applicants will be expected to
apply for external post-doctoral funding. Applications will be reviewed
on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Women and
under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply!

Feel free to contact Bevil Conway with informal inquiries. To apply,
please send CV and list of publications, pdfs of two recent papers, and
names of three references to Bevil Conway.

Bevil R. Conway, MMSc PhD
Knafel Assistant Professor of Natural Science
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Wellesley College, MA
tel: 781-283-2994
fax: 781-283-3642


From: "Yufeng Zheng" <>
Subject: JOB : Sr RA/Postdoc Positions - Alcorn State Univ - Lorman, MS USA

Sr. Research Associate/Post-doctoral Positions (2 openings)
Alcorn State University - Lorman, MS

The following positions (supported by the research projects funded by DHS
and SBA) are open immediately in the
< > Pattern
Recognition and Image Analysis (PRIA) Lab at Alcorn State University (ASU;
MS 39096):

Sr. Research Associate (in Image Processing and Pattern Recognition): 2
openings ($40K plus full benefit package)
* PhD in Computer Science/Engineering or Electronic and Electrical
* Strong research ability in Image Analysis and Pattern Recognition;
* Two years (or above) of image processing experience;
* One year (or above) of experience in one of two areas: biometrics
(face recognition), image fusion/colorization;
* Excellent programming skills in Matlab and C/C++;
* Excellent English communication skills including both oral and
* Visa may be sponsored but Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) is

The initial appointment for Sr. Research Associate position is 1 year with
yearly renewal based on available funds and his/her performance. If you are
interested in the above positions, please email a cover letter, your
uptodate resume and three referees to . The position
title should be included in the subject of your application email and also
please indicate where you see this position.


From: Qiang Ji <>
Subject: JOB : Postdoct - RPI - Troy, NY

A postdoctoral research associate is available with the Intelligent
Systems Laboratory (ISL) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY.
We are looking for candidates with strong experience in one or more of the
following areas: facial analysis and recognition, articulated human body
tracking, and human gesture and activity recognition. Knowledge and
experience in probabilistic graphical models and their application in these
fields are especially welcome. Interested candidates, please contact Dr.
Qiang Ji at . Additional information about research
at ISL may be found at


From: "Patrick Dickinson" <>
Subject: JOB : RA - Univ Lincoln - UK

We have a research assistant position for the EPSRC funded project "Monitoring
Nesting Seabirds using Computer Vision".

The post is based at the University of Lincoln (UK) and involves
collaboration with Microsoft Research Cambridge. The aim of the project
is to develop computer vision/surveillance techniques appropriate for
monitoring seabirds nesting on Skomer Island (West Wales), to support
ecologists studying these populations.

The post would suit a researcher with appropriate post-graduate
experience/education in the area of computer vision/surveillance.

Further details:

To Apply:

Informal enquiries:


From: "Li, Shuo (GE Healthcare)" <>
Subject: JOB : Student Fellowship - GE Health/WR/Lawson/LHSC - London, ON CANADA

Graduate Student Fellowship-GE Healthcare/ Western/Robarts/ Lawson /LHSC
-Medical Image Analysis and Visualization

Two graduate student fellowships are available in GE Healthcare, London,
ON, Canada

Successful candidates will register as PhD students at the University of
Western Ontario (Western). They will conduct cutting-edge research with
leading researchers in GE Healthcare, the University of Western Ontario
(Western), Robarts Research Institute, Lawson Health Research Institute,
and London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) in the field of medical image
analysis and visualization. They will also gain opportunities to
directly interact with radiologists for problem definition, solution
development, and validation.


The successful candidate will be an excellent learner having first
degrees (or will have) from computer science, electrical engineering,
computer engineering, physics, medical biophysics, or an engineering
discipline with an inter-disciplinary background in some of the
following areas: image processing and visualization, computer vision,
pattern recognition. The candidate will have a proven record in
research, innovative thinking, real-world problem solving and fast

For consideration, please send a cover letter, resume and three
representative publications to:

Please mention "GE-London-Grad" in the subject line.


From: Christoph Schnoerr <>
Subject: JOB : 12 PhD positions - Univ Heidelberg - Germany

The University of Heidelberg, Germany, offers 12 Doctoral Positions
(salary class TV-L 13) within a coordinated research programme on
"Probabilistic Graphical Models and Applications in Image Analysis"
funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG).


Prof. Christoph Schnoerr
University of Heidelberg


From: "Horvath Peter" <>
Subject: JOB : Masters - ETH Zurich - SW

Title: 3D segmentation and tracking of cells from microscopic images
Location: ETH Zurich
Project: Masters Thesis project

The goal of this project is to partially use existing algorithms for
3-dimensional segmentation of nuclei in a large-amount of time resolved
3-dimensional images containing an unknown number of cells (raw data
available). After the successful segmentation 3-dimensional tracking of
the cells will be applied to better understand their behavior. Due to
the large amount of data, fast and very precise image processing methods
are required.

The candidate will learn the biological background, the existing image
processing methods for cell segmentation of nuclei and modify the
existing MatLab codes to properly analyze the data set. The segmentation
algorithm might be published in a microscopy or image processing journal
or on a conference.

The successful candidate must:
-have basic knowledge in image processing,
-have programming skills (MatLab),
-be ready to learn the basics of the Image Processing techniques used
in microscopy,
-be a competent user of English language.

This Masters thesis is co-advised with the collaboration of the ETH
Institute of Biochemistry and an interested candidate could start

Peter Horvath, Ph.D.
+41 44 633 34 94


From: "Fernand Meyer" <>
Subject: JOB : PhD position - Fraunhofer-Institut - FR/GER

Dominique JEULIN + tel: (33) 1 64 69 47 95PhD position in the area Analysis
and Modelling of Microstructures in the Image Processing department of the
Fraunhofer ITWM

The Fraunhofer-Institut fur Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik ITWM in
Kaiserslautern opens for the department Image Processing at the earliest
possible date a PhD position (m/f) according to the guidelines of the
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

The microstructure of modern materials is highly complex and significantly
determines macroscopic materials properties like mechanical strength or thermal
conductivity. Imaging methods like micro-computed tomography yield three
dimensional images of the microstructure.

Images of the microstructure of a rigid closed polymer foam obtained by SEM
(left, source: Fraunhofer IWM-H) and micro-tomography (right).

Stochastic geometric models whose parameters are estimated from the image
data are used to study the influence of the microstructure on those macroscopic

Rigid closed polymer foams can be modelled as the face system of a random
Laguerre tessellation. Subject of the thesis will be to
a.. develop tools for segmenting the wall system
b.. improve cell reconstruction
c.. find robust estimators for geometric characteristics needed for the
model fitting, in particular the distribution of the number of neighbours
of the typical cell
d.. automation of the model fitting.
Finally, the dependency of the mechanical properties on the foam geometry
can be studied.

A stimulating interdisciplinary work environment is waiting for you. You
have the chance to work at the interface between academic and industrial
research. Extensive software libraries for image processing and analysis,
mathematical morphology, modelling and simulation are available. We expect
a diploma or master's degree in mathematics, physics, or computer science.
A profound knowledge of stochastics, geometry or image analysis is

Initially, the PhD grant is restricted to 3 years. 12 to 18 months of that
period will be spent at the Centre de Morphologie Mathematique of the Ecoles
des Mines in Fontainebleau.

Please apply online at:

For further information see or
or contact
Dr. Katja Schladitz at Fraunhofer ITWM
( ) or
Prof. Dr. Dominique Jeulin at CMM
( ).


From: Zhe Lin <>
Subject: JOB : Summer Internship - Adobe - San Jose, CA

Computer Vision Internships at Adobe

Adobe is seeking computer vision graduate students for its summer 2010
research internship program. Project areas include motion analysis,
image-based modeling, 3D reconstruction, image and video retrieval,
object detection and recognition, object tracking, image and video
segmentation, and matting. As a computer vision research intern at
Adobe, you will have the opportunity to develop new ideas suitable for
academic publication, with the added potential of contributing to
Adobe's product line, and consequently reaching millions of computer
users worldwide.

Interested candidates should submit a CV with cover letter to .

About Adobe's Internship Program

Adobe internships provide valuable work experience to enhance your academic
pursuits. As an intern, you'll be involved in exciting team projects with
some of the most talented people at Adobe. You will learn from the best while
working in a fun and creative environment. And yes, you will get paid.

Internship benefits:
* Competitive salary and holiday pay
* Fun social events and recreational activities
* Participation in company meetings and events
* Opportunity to establish valuable career contacts
* Employee discount on Adobe products

For more about Adobe's internship program, visit

About Adobe

Adobe believes in hiring the very best. We are known for our vibrant, dynamic
and rewarding workplace where personal and professional fulfillment and company
success go hand in hand. We take pride in creating exceptional work experiences,
encouraging innovation and being involved with our employees, customers and
communities. We invite you to discover what makes Adobe such a great place
to work.

Adobe's dynamic working environment is well known - including ten years
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From: "Tang, Jinshan" <>
Subject: CFP : Special Issue - IEEE Trans System Man Cybernetics part C - 01JAN2010

Second call for Papers: Special Issue on Pattern Recognition
Technologies for Anti-Terrorism Applications The tragic events of
September 11 in New York and the subsequent terrorist attacks around the
world that aimed to inflict random and heavy casualties among
non-combatants and for no reason other than causing death and mayhem.
Modern terrorists have access to IT technologies, and to dual use
materials that can be turned easily into crude, but nevertheless
effective, weapons of mass murder. Traditional law enforcement
technologies are becoming less than appropriate to deal with 21st
century terrorists. Emerging counter-terrorism technologies are
attracting significant attention as well as investment of time and
effort among researchers and industrial developers. Pattern recognition
plays an increasingly important role in the fight against modern form of
global terrorism. Pattern recognition technologies can be used for
surveillance, airport and border security, detection of hazardous
chemicals in environment, are all but few examples. In recent years,
there has been a rapid growth in the volume of publications on cutting
edge pattern recognition and system integration technologies for
anti-terrorism applications. The main aim of the proposed special issue
is to promote further research on pattern recognition technologies to
address the increasingly complex challenges that arise within the
context of counter-Terrorism applications. It is hoped that the special
issue will attract wide interest in the broader research communities
spanning pattern recognition, image processing, behavior analysis, and
other related areas.

The topics to be considered include:
Automatic surveillance and analysis systems of terrorist activities
Explosives Detection
Human abnormal behavior understanding
Hazardous chemicals detection
Landmine Detection
Crime scene analysis
Detection of unattended packages
Weapon Detection
Ad hoc integrated network technologies for emergency responders.
Protection against Cyber-terrorism


Original research contributions are invited to be submitted via the IEEE
SMC-C online system at .
Authors should state in their cover letter to the EiC that �The paper is
submitted for the special issue on Pattern Recognition Technologies for Anti-Terrorism
Applications �. Instructions for formatting papers can be found under �Information
for Authors� at


Manuscript submissions due: Jan. 1, 2010
First review completed: April 1, 2010
Revised manuscripts due: June 1, 2010
Second review completed: Sept. 1, 2010
Final manuscript due: Nov. 1, 2010
Targeted issue: Spring 2011

Dr. Sos Agaian, University of Texas at San Antonio
Dr. Jinshan Tang, Alcorn State University
Dr. Sabah Jassim, University of Buckingham
Dr. Philip Chen, University of Texas at San Antonio
Dr. Changshui Zhang, Tsinghua University
Yongyan Cao, Wuhan University of Science and Technologies


From: Bob Fisher <>
Subject: CFP : 2010 BMV Conf - Wales, UK - 23APR2010

British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) 2010
Aberystwyth (Wales, UK), 30 August - 2 September 2010

First call for papers

The British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) is one of the major
international conferences on machine vision and related areas.
Organized by the British Machine Vision Association, the 21st BMVC will
be held in Aberystwyth.

Authors are invited to submit full-length high-quality papers in image
processing and machine vision. Papers covering theory and/or application
areas of computer vision are invited for submission. Submitted papers
will be refereed on their originality, presentation, empirical results,
and quality of evaluation. All papers will be reviewed *doubly blind*,
normally by three members of our international programme committee.
Please note that BMVC is a single track meeting with oral and poster
presentations and will include two keynote presentations and and a
tutorial to be announced soon. Topics include, but are not limited to:
Statistics and machine learning for vision
Stereo, calibration, geometric modelling and processing
Person, face and gesture tracking
Motion, flow and tracking
Segmentation and feature extraction
Model-based vision
Image processing techniques and methods
Texture, shape and colour
Video analysis
Document processing and recognition
Vision for quality assurance, medical diagnosis, etc.
Vision for visualization and graphics

Also, proposals for a workshop to be held on the 2nd September are invited
- please contact the organizers.

Important dates:
Paper registration deadline: 17:30 GMT 23rd April 2010
Submission deadline: 17:30 GMT 30th April 2010
Notification of acceptance: 14th June 2010
Camera ready papers: 13th July 2010
Conference: 30th August-2nd September 2010

General chair: Fred Labrosse (Aberystwyth University)
Publicity chair: Yonghuai Liu (Aberystwyth University)
Technical programme chair: Reyer Zwiggelar (Aberystwyth University)
Tutorial and workshop chair: Peter Bunting (Aberystwyth University)
Local organizing committee: Meinir Davis, Alan Woodland, Ran Song.

Further information

BMVC 2010 Website:
Contact email:

Conference venue: Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University,
Ceredigion SY23 3DB (Wales, United Kingdom).
The Penglais campus is located within
15 minutes' walk to the east of the coastal
town of Aberystwyth.


From: Bob Fisher <>
Subject: CFP : Articulated Motion & Deformable Objects - Spain - 22FEB2010

First Call for Papers

VI Conference on Articulated Motion and Deformable Objects (AMDO 2010)

Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
7-9 July, 2010

The Spanish Association for Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis
(AERFAI) and the Mathematics and Computer Science Department of UIB are
organising the fifth international conference AMDO 2010. It will take
place in Puerto de Andratx, Mallorca. This conference is the natural
evolution of AMDO's previous workshops. The new goal of this conference
is to promote interaction and collaboration among researchers working
directly in the areas covered by the main tracks. The new perceptual
user interfaces and the emerging technologies increase the relationship
between areas involved with human-computer interaction. The perspective
of the AMDO 2010 conference will be to strengthen the relationship
between the many areas that have as a key point the study of the human
body using computer technologies as the main tool.

It is a great opportunity to encourage links between research in the
areas of computer vision, computer graphics, advanced multimedia
applications and multimodal interfaces that share common problems and
frequently use similar techniques or tools. In this particular edition
the related topics are divided in several parallel tracks, including the
topics above proposed.

AMDO 2010 will consist in three days of lecture sessions, both regular
and invited presentations, a poster session and international tutorials.
The conference fee includes a social program (conference dinner, coffee
breaks, snacks and cultural activities). Students, IAPR, EG, and AERFAI
members can register at a reduced fee.

TOPICS INCLUDE (but not restricted to):
Track 1: Advanced Computer Graphics (Human Modelling & Animation)
Track 2: Human Motion (Analysis, Tracking, 3D Reconstruction & Recognition)
Track 3: Multimodal User Interaction (VR & AR, Speech, Biometrics)


Papers should describe original and unpublished work about the above or
closely related topics. Please submit your paper electronically at our
website (see URL below) using the software provided. All submissions
should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The AMDO2010 secretariat must
receive your paper before February 22, 2010, 17:00 (GMT).

Up to 10 A4 pages will be considered. All papers submitted will be
subjected to a blind review process by at least three members of the
program committee. The initial paper must not provide names and
affiliation, and should include a title, a 150-word abstract, keywords
and paper manuscript. Accepted papers will appear in the LNCS
Springer-Verlag international proceedings that will be published and
distributed to all participants at the workshop. For more details and
news, visit our web page.

N.B. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors
to register and to present the communication at the conference, if

Submission of papers: February 22, 2010
Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2010
Camera-ready: April 30, 2010
Early registration: May 31, 2010
Late registration: June 30, 2010
VI AMDO Conference 2010 July 7-9th, 2010

ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Gonzalez, M., Igelmo, A., Mas, R., Jaume, A.,
Mascaro P, M., Palmer, P., Manresa, C., Varona, J., Buades, J. M.,
Abasolo, M.J., Miro, M., Delgado, A., Fiol, G., Arellano, D., Rossi, J.
(Dep. Math & Computer Science, UIB).

PLACE : Hotel Mon Port ****, Pto. Andratx, Mallorca , Spain

Perales, F. J. (Comp. Science Dep. UIB, Spain)
Fisher, B. (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Abasolo, M. J. (DMI-UIB, Spain)
Aloimonos, Y. (Univ. of Maryland, USA)
Aggarwal, J. K.(Univ. of Texas, USA)
Bagdanov, A. D. (UAB-CVC, Spain)
Bartoli A. (CNRS_LASMEA, France)
Baumela, L. (Univ. Technical of Madrid, Spain)
Boulic, R. (EPFL, Switzerland)
Bowden, R. (Univ. of Surrey, UK)
Brunet, P. (Univ. Polytechnic Catalunya, Spain)
Campilho, A. (Univ. of Porto , Portugal)
Cerezo, E. (Univ. of Zaragoza, Spain)
Cohen, I. (Honeywell ACS Labs, USA)
Coll, T. (DMI-UIB, Spain)
Davis, L. S. (Univ. of Maryland, USA)
Del Bimbo, A. (Univ. di Firenze, Italy)
Dogan, S. (I-Lab/centre CCSR, Univ Surrey, UK)
Dugelay, J. L. (Eurecom, France)
Fernandez-Caballero, A. (Univ. CLM, Spain)
Fiol-Roig, G. (DMI-UIB, Spain)
Flerackers, E. (LUC/EDM, Belgium)
Flores, J. (Mar-USC, Spain)
Gonzalez, M. (UIB-DMI, Spain)
Hilton, A. (Univ. of Surrey, UK)
Igelmo, A. (DMI-UIB, Spain)
Inesta, J.M. (Univ. Alicante, Spain)
Kakadiaris, I.A. (Univ. of Houston, USA)
Kittler, J. (Univ. of Surrey, UK)
Komura, T. (IPAB, University of Edinburgh, UK)
Marcialis, G.L. (Univ. Cagliary, Italy)
Mas, R. (DMI-UIB, Spain)
Matey, L. (CEIT, Spain)
Medioni, G. (Univ. of Southern California, USA)
Perez de la Blanca, N. (Univ. Granada, Spain)
Pla, F. (Univ. Jaume I, Spain)
Qin, H (Stony Brook Univ, New York, USA)
Radeva, P. (CVC-UAB, Spain)
Roca, X. (CVC-UAB, Spain)
Sanfeliu, A. (IRI, CSIC-UPC, Spain)
Seron, F. (Univ. of Zaragoza, Spain)
Skala, V. (Univ. of West Bohemia, Czech Rep)
Susin, A. (Univ. Polytechnic Catalunya, Spain)
Tavares, J.M, (University of Porto, Portugal)
Terzopoulos, D. (Univ. of New York, USA)
Torrensen, J. (Univ. Oslo, Norway)
Van Reeth, F. (LUC/EDM, Belgium)


Subject: CFP : Comp Methods in IP Analysis - Sydney, AUS - 15DEC2009

Mini-Symposium on Computational Methods in Image Processing and Analysis
WCCM / APCOM2010 - 9th World Congress on Computational Mechanics &
4th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics in 2010
19-23 July, 2010, Sydney, Australia

We would appreciate if you could distribute this information by your
colleagues and co-workers.

Within the WCCM / APCOM2010 - 9th World Congress on Computational
Mechanics and 4th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics in
2010 ( ), to be held in Sydney, Australia, on 19-23 July,
2010, we are organizing the Mini-Symposium on Computational Methods in
Image Processing and Analysis.
Due to your research activities in the related fields, we would like to
invite you to submit an invited abstract to our mini-symposium. Your
contribution is mostly welcomed, and we would be honoured if you could
accept this invitation.

TOPICS OF INTEREST (not restricted to):
- Image Processing and Analysis;
- Image Restoration, Compression, Segmentation and Description;
- Object Modelling, Tracking, Matching, Recognition and Reconstruction;
- Visual Inspection;
- 3D Vision;
- Medical Imaging;
- Simulation and Animation;
- Software Development for Image Processing and Analysis;
- High Performance Computing in Image Processing and Analysis;
- Applications of Image Processing and Analysis.

Deadline for one page abstracts: December 15, 2009;
Acceptance of abstracts: January 30, 2010;
Deadline for draft papers for review: February 28, 2010;
Deadline for final papers: March 31, 2010.

Please go to the abstract submission page
( )
and select the Mini-Symposium on Computational Methods in Image
Processing and Analysis - MS9031.


From: John Edward <>
Subject: CFP : 2010 Int Conf Image Video Proc CV - Orlando, FL - 12-14JUL2010

The 2010 International Conference on Image and Video Processing and Computer
Vision (IVPCV-10) ( website: ) will be held
during 12-14 of July 2010 in Orlando, FL, USA. IVPCV is an important event
in the areas of computer vision, signal processing, video and image
processing and related areas. The conference will be held at the same time
and location where several other major international conferences will be
taking place. The conference will be held as part of 2010 multi-conference
(MULTICONF-10). MULTICONF-10 will be held during July 12-14, 2010 in Orlando,
Florida, USA. The primary goal of MULTICONF is to promote research and developmental
activities in computer science, information technology, control engineering,
and related fields. Another goal is to promote the dissemination of research
to a multidisciplinary audience and to facilitate communication among researchers,
developers, practitioners in different fields. The following conferences
are planned to be organized as part of MULTICONF-10.

International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition
A0International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Control Systems
International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology,
Genomics and Chemoinformatics (BCBGC-10)
International Conference on Computer Networks (CN-10)
International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems and Web Technologies
International Conference on High Performance Computing Systems (HPCS-10)
International Conference on Information Security and Privacy (ISP-10)
International Conference on Image and Video Processing and Computer Vision
International Conference on Software Engineering Theory and Practice
International Conference on Theoretical and Mathematical Foundations of Computer
Science (TMFCS-10)

We invite draft paper submissions. Please see the website
for more details.

John Edward
Publicity committee


Subject: CFP : Cognition Teleoperation in Robotics - Denmark - 25NOV2009k

Special Session on Cognition and Teleoperation in Robotics

Organized by
Salvatore Livatino, University of Hertfordshire, UK
( );
Norbert Kruger, University of Southern Denmark, DK
( ).

Cognitive Robotics and Teleoperation represent two different approaches in
Robotics both aiming at solving challenging situations a robot may encounter
during its operation. Cognitive Robotic is concerned with providing a robot
cognitive capabilities to enable the achievement of complex goals in an autonomous
manner. Robot Teleoperation is concerned with using instead human cognition
to enable the achievement of complex goals in an assisted manner. Cognitive
Robotics aims at an understanding of a scene with all its context relations
and, based on this, finding appropriate actions. However, artificial scene
understanding is still limited since it requires the functioning of many
'low-level' modules such as object recognition and classification as well
as pose estimation. Moreover, the abilities to act are restricted by constrains
of currently available actuators which still are not compatible with the
stability and richness of the actuators and the sensing of humans and living
being in general. Robot Teleoperation aims at presenting information directly
to human sensors and let the human reacts to them. It is typically related
to intervention in inaccessible, unknown, or hazardous environments. Therefore
in situations where human-controlled robots are still irreplaceable because
of the high operational accuracy that is required, as well as deep environment
cognition and fast decision-making performance. We postulate that Cognitive
Robotics and Teleoperation can complement each other and co-exist within
the same application. In particular, supervised learning can take place in
a system that first becomes mainly controlled by humans but which then, based
on the experiences it made, acquires the necessary skills to act more autonomously.
We propose a special session where the two approaches are both called for.
They can be addressed either individually, e.g. to cope with specific challenges
and situations; or linked together, e.g. within a collaborative framework
or as alternatives within the same application.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Cognitive Robots
* Imitation learning
* Learning by demonstration
* Human-Robot Interaction and Interface
* Cooperative Human-robot and robot-robot interaction
* Vision-based robot teleoperation
* Multi-sensor fusion for robot teleoperation
* 3D visualization and 3D representation in telerobotics
* Augmented and mixed reality representations in robot teleguide

Submission procedure: The same as for regular papers.
Submission deadline: 25th November 2009

Prof. Norbert Krueger, PhD
Cognitive Vision Lab, The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute
University of Southern Denmark
Room D107, Niels Bohrs Alle, DK-5230 Odense M DENMARK
phone: (+45) 65 50 74 83, mobile: (+45) 27 78 74 83, fax: (+45) 66 15 76 97


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