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Today's Topics:

JOB : Robotics Engineer - SET - Arlington, VA
JOB : Sensor Processing Engineer - SET - Arlington, VA
JOB : CV Researchers and Eng - Kitware - Albany, NY
JOB : Computer Vision Scientist - InterSense - Bedford MA
JOB : CV Scientists - Image Metrics Ltd - Manchester, UK
JOB : Applied Researcher - Microsoft Corporation - Redmond US
JOB : PhD Positions - Univ Heidelberg - Germany
JOB : Postdoc and PhD Studentships - QMUL - UK
JOB : Sr Researchers - RKU - Heidelberg, Germany
JOB : Postdoc - Howard Hughes Med Int - Ashburn, VA
JOB : Research Positions - Alcorn State University - Lorman, MS
JOB : PhD Studentship - Uni. Bath / HP Labs - UK
JOB : PhD Studentship - Univ of York - UK
JOB : Sr MV Eng - Osram Sylvania - Hillsboro, NH
CFP : Special Issue CV J. - 26SEP2008

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From: David Coombs <dco...@SETcorp.com>
Subject: JOB : Robotics Engineer - SET - Arlington, VA

About SET

Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) Corporation is a small,
privately owned business founded in 2002 by scientists from the Defense
Advanced Research Projects Agency. SET was established to create and
commercialize smart technologies that help humans accomplish complex
tasks. From video and radar systems that automatically detect human
behaviors, to knowledge discovery systems that find meaningful patterns
in vast quantities of seemingly unrelated data, our products make our
society safer, better informed, and more productive. Headquartered in
Arlington, VA, with offices in Dayton, OH, Denver, CO, and Greenbelt,
MD, we serve a diverse base of defense, homeland security, and
intelligence community clientele. SET is an employee-focused company
with the belief that people are our most important asset. At SET, we put
this belief into action by providing a workplace that challenges,
motivates and allows people to excel in their careers.

Job Description

The Robotics Engineer will develop real-time robotics systems, ranging
from proof of concept demonstrations to efficient, reliable
implementations. The successful candidate will work with an
interdisciplinary team to select hardware components and design and
implement software to achieve real-time performance on prototype
systems. Responsibilities include integrating into multi-threaded,
multi-process, multi-processor environments (windows, linux, etc.) with
cross-platform compatibility and portability. The robotics engineer will
develop real-time software to control actuator systems for closed loop
real-time intelligent interactive and autonomous system applications.
Examples include detecting and tracking moving objects and controlling
gimbals and pan-tilt units to precisely point a payload at sequences of
targets over extended tracks. The robotics engineer should enjoy writing
code close to the hardware for unmanned systems, from ground-based
applications to UAVs.

Required Skills

The ideal candidate will have 5 to 10 years of experience developing
real-time software for government or commercial software systems.
Candidate must have experience using C/C++/ Java in MS Windows or
Unix/Linux software development environments (such as visualC++ or
gcc/g++/gdb/make, C#) and tools (such as CVS, subversion or other CM
system; bugzilla, roundup or other bug/issue tracking). Experience
developing robust real-time systems is essential.

BS or MS in Robotics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software
Engineering, EE, ME or related field. Have or be able to obtain DOD
Secret clearance.

Desirable Experience
* Sensor experience: GPS/INS, compass, LRF, etc.
* Sensor/actuator alignment and calibration
* Kinematic modeling, tracking and control
* Mission planning, Guidance/navigation and control, path
planning, routing, sensor planning
* Standard industrial software development, test, and
maintenance practices, processes, and documentation, such as SEI
CMM
* Real-time or high-speed code optimization on general-purpose
processors (such as Pentium or Power PC processors)
* RTOS experience: Windows XP Embedded (XPe), VxWorks, LynxOS,
QNX, RTLinux, etc.
* Scripting and prototyping: Matlab, perl, python
* Structured code, abstraction, encapsulation, device drivers,
etc.

Job Location: Arlington, VA, U.S.
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Please Contact:
Human Resources
SET Corporation
1005 North Glebe Road, 4th Floor
Arlington VA 22201
703-738-6216
mailto:H...@SETcorp.com
http://www.SETcorp.com

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From: David Coombs <dco...@SETcorp.com>
Subject: JOB : Sensor Processing Engineer - SET - Arlington, VA

About SET

Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) Corporation is a small,
privately owned business founded in 2002 by scientists from the Defense
Advanced Research Projects Agency. SET was established to create and
commercialize smart technologies that help humans accomplish complex
tasks. From video and radar systems that automatically detect human
behaviors, to knowledge discovery systems that find meaningful patterns
in vast quantities of seemingly unrelated data, our products make our
society safer, better informed, and more productive. Headquartered in
Arlington, VA, with offices in Dayton, OH, Denver, CO, and Greenbelt,
MD, we serve a diverse base of defe, homeland, and intelligence
community clientele. SET is an employee-focused company with the belief
that people are our most important asset. At SET, we put this belief
into action by providing a workplace that challenges, motivates and
allows people to excel in their careers.

Job Description

The Sensor Processing Engineer will develop real-time sensor processing
systems for robotics applications, ranging from proof of concept
demonstrations to efficient, reliable implementations. The successful
candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team to select hardware
components and design and implement software to achieve real-time
performance on prototype systems. Responsibilities include integrating
into multi-threaded, multi-process, multi- processor environments
(windows, linux, etc.) with cross-platform compatibility and
portability. The sensor processing engineer will develop real-time
software to process sensor data for closed loop real-time intelligent
interactive and autonomous system applications.

Examples include detecting and tracking moving objects over extended
tracks. The sensor processing engineer should enjoy writing code close
to the hardware for unmanned systems, from ground-based sensors to UAVs.

Required Skills

The ideal candidate will have 5 to 10 years of experience developing
real-time software for government or commercial software systems.
Candidate must have experience using C/C++/ Java in MS Windows or
Unix/Linux software development environments (such as visualC++ or
gcc/g++/gdb/make, C#) and tools (such as CVS, subversion or other CM
system; bugzilla, roundup or other bug/issue tracking). Experience
developing robust real-time systems is essential.

BS or MS in Robotics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software
Engineering, EE, ME or related field. Have or be able to obtain DOD
Secret clearance.

Desirable Experience

* Sensor experience: video, radar, ladar, flash ladar, GPS/INS,
compass, LRF, etc.
* Image and video formats and camera interfaces (1394 Firewire
IIDC/DCAM, GigE, CameraLink)
* Sensor processing: video detection and tracking and object
recognition
* Vision and image processing software libraries and tools:
OpenCV, Intel IPL, and DirectX/DirectShow
* Sensor/actuator alignment and calibration
* Standard industrial software development, test, and
maintenance practices, processes, and documentation, such as SEI
CMM
* Real-time or high-speed code optimization on general-purpose
processors (such as Pentium or Power PC processors)
* RTOS experience: Windows XP Embedded (XPe), VxWorks, LynxOS,
QNX, RTLinux, etc.
* Scripting and prototyping: Matlab, perl, python
* Structured code, abstraction, encapsulation, device drivers,
etc.

Job Location: Arlington, VA, U.S.
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Please Contact:
Human Resources
SET Corporation
1005 North Glebe Road, 4th Floor
Arlington VA 22201
703-738-6216
mailto:H...@SETcorp.com
http://www.SETcorp.com

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From: "Anthony Hoogs" <anthon...@kitware.com>
Subject: JOB : CV Researchers and Eng - Kitware - Albany, NY

Kitware, Inc. is currently seeking highly motivated vision researchers
and software engineers with computer vision experience. Kitware is a
small, rapidly growing software R&D firm that specializes in medical
imaging, video analysis and visualization. We've recently developed a
program in computer vision, led by Dr. Anthony Hoogs, with a focus on
video surveillance R&D for government customers, and anticipate
significant expansion in this area.

Applicants should possess an enthusiasm for progressive innovation and
working in a dynamic, friendly small-company environment. Required
qualifications for research candidates include:
- PhD in computer vision
- publications in vision conferences
- software engineering skills

Experience in surveillance applications such as action, event and
activity analysis, motion segmentation and tracking is a plus. US
citizenship is preferred, but not required; permanent resident status
is a plus.

Desired qualifications for software engineering candidates include:
- MS in computer science
- advanced software engineering skills
- proficiency in C++
- scientific computing experience
- image/video processing experience

US citizenship is required for the software engineer position.

Qualified candidates will work with leaders in the field on cutting
edge problems in a variety of video surveillance and image analysis
application areas. Our customers include DARPA, AFRL, National Labs,
universities and commercial companies. Kitware offers significant
growth opportunities, a friendly work atmosphere, and a full benefits
plan including vacation, health care and 401K with company
contributions. Applicants should be willing to relocate to the Albany,
New York area. More information is available at kitware.com.

Interested candidates should send their resume to
mailto:jo...@kitware.com

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From: "Eric Foxlin" <er...@intersense.com>
Subject: JOB : Computer Vision Scientist - InterSense - Bedford MA

As part of a small and innovative advanced technology group focused on
Augmented Reality and vision-aided inertial navigation, you will
conceive and develop solutions to challenging vision-based pose-tracking
and geometric modeling problems in a wide variety of industries and
environments, and you will help test and refine the techniques in
demanding real-world applications. There will be opportunities to
publish results, participate in conferences, and collaborate with
leading researchers in the field.

Position Description

A successful candidate will help us grow our market leadership and
intellectual property position in vision-aided inertial navigation. The
job requirements include:

* M.S. or PhD. in Computer Science or related field.
* Track record of innovation in the computer vision field with emphasis on
photogrammetry, structure-from-motion, bundle adjustment,
image-based-modeling, vision-based navigation/tracking, feature
detectors, camera calibration and/or pose recovery algorithms.
* Excellent Matlab and C/C++ programming skills.
* Knowledge of state-of-the art software tools (such as available image processing
and computer vision libraries) and vision hardware (cameras, lenses,
processors, computing platforms, etc), and the ability to continually
seek out information and educate co-workers about the latest
developments.

Pluses
* Specific past experience in optical motion tracking, motion capture, or
metrology.
* Experience developing and/or evaluating 3D reconstruction and Bundle Adjustment
algorithms.
* Experience with a variety of state-of-the-art feature detectors and corner
detectors and skill selecting the most appropriate algorithms for specific
natural-feature tracking applications.
* Insight into modeling and calibrating cameras to achieve high accuracy .
* Strong writing skills demonstrated in publications and/or successful grant
applications .
* Interest or experience with computer graphics, virtual reality, augmented
reality, wearable computing, etc.

InterSense will reward the successful candidate an outstanding salary,
equity and benefits program. This position reports to the CTO.

Additional Information
Salary: Competitive
Position Type: Full Time, Employee
Position location: Bedford, MA USA

To apply for a position, forward a cover letter & resume to:
mailto:jo...@intersense.com

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From: car...@image-metrics.com
Subject: JOB : CV Scientists - Image Metrics Ltd - Manchester, UK

Computer Vision Scientists Wanted
Work for a leader in the field of computer vision

The Company:

Image Metrics provides superior facial animation solutions to the
interactive entertainment, film and television industries. Developed by
a team of computer vision Ph.D.s, Image Metrics' solutions rapidly
re-create facial performances without markers or makeup, achieving
levels of realism and fidelity that are unparalleled in computer
graphics. Image Metrics' solutions enjoy widespread adoption by some of
the best-known production studios in the entertainment world, including
Digital Domain, Rockstar Games and Sony Computer Entertainment.

Based in Manchester, UK, our research team is responsible for
maintaining and improving our core computer vision and statistical
modelling techniques and taking our technology forward into new areas.
The recruitment of high quality research staff is essential to the
technical excellence and future innovation of the company.

The Position:

We are looking for experienced Computer Vision scientists who have a
passion for this exciting field and the desire to apply it to both
facial animation technology and novel applications.

The Requirements:
- A completed degree in the physical sciences
- A strong numerical background
- A postgraduate degree in Computer Vision or related subject,
such as statistics or image processing
- A level of programming ability consistent with the
implementation of Computer Vision algorithms (C++ and Matlab skills are
the most relevant)
- Experience in relevant fields, such as object detection and
tracking, 3D modelling, stereo, camera calibration, and non-linear data
modelling will be advantageous, particularly where applied to faces and
animation
- High levels of self-motivation and the ability to apply
technical knowledge to practical problems in the field

The Benefits:
- The chance to become an integral member of our research team,
actively involved in both specific projects and Research and Development
across the company.
- The chance to work with some of the most exciting
entertainment companies in the world.
- Excellent salary and benefits package

For further details, see
http://www.image-metrics.com
http://www.image-metrics.com/company/jobs

Applicants are invited to contact us as follows
Tel: +44 (0) 161 242 1800, Fax: +44 (0) 161 242 1801
mailto:car...@image-metrics.com

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From: Ying Shan <Ying...@microsoft.com>
Subject: JOB : Applied Researcher - Microsoft Corporation - Redmond US

Microsoft Corporation has an opening for Applied Researcher in the
combined areas of computer vision and machine learning for exciting
online applications.

Interested candidates can submit resumes to the email address below for
details.

mailto:ying...@microsoft.com

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From: Ullrich Koethe <ullrich...@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de>
Subject: JOB : PhD Positions - Univ Heidelberg - Germany

The Heidelberg Graduate School on Mathematical and Computational
Sciences (HGS MathComp), which is funded through the German
Excellence Initiative, is inviting applications for 15 PhD
scholarships.

In particular, the group for Multidimensional Image Processing
http://hci.iwr.uni-heidelberg.de/mip invites applications for
two positions, on

Data mining in proteomic / mass spectrometry data,
and
Weakly supervised segmentation of biological images.

We seek outstanding candidates: curious, communicative and with
excellent analytical capabilities. We solicit applications from
students with a degree in statistics, mathematics, physics,
computer science, electrical engineering, etc. Academic
excellence, initiative and eagerness to learn and contribute are
more important than the details of your previous curriculum.

We offer a competitive yet friendly environment and a close cooperation
with experimentalists that allows to make an impact in the real world.
Please apply to mailto:mip...@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

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From: Lourdes Agapito <lou...@dcs.qmul.ac.uk>
Subject: JOB : Postdoc and PhD Studentships - QMUL - UK

Queen Mary, University of London
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer Science

1 Post-Doctoral Position (Ref: 08323/KR) in Computer Vision
2 PhD Studentships (Ref: 08323/compsci) in Computer Vision

Applications are invited for one full time Postdoctoral Research
Assistant position and two fully-funded PhD studentships, each of three
years duration, within the Computer Vision Group of the School of
Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, starting November 2008.

All of these research positions, under the supervision of Dr. Lourdes
Agapito-Vicente, are associated with the HUMANIS project (HUman Motion
Analysis from Image Sequences) funded by the European Research Council
within the Starting Independent Researcher Grant scheme. Building on our
recent work on non-rigid structure from motion, this project seeks to
use the exciting scenario of human motion analysis to develop computer
vision algorithms able to recover detailed 3D models of humans or other
non-rigid objects in a completely automated way, using only the original
footage and purely from image measurements.

These posts are subject to the HUMANIS project receiving final signoff
(expected no later than November 2008).

The successful candidates will be based at the Queen Mary Vision
Laboratory, one of UK's leading research laboratories in computer
vision. The laboratory (http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/research/vision/)
currently undertakes research on non-rigid structure from motion, 3D
modelling, video behaviour analysis and abnormality detection, people
detection and tracking, human facial expression and body language
modelling, video-audio avatar, dynamic scene background removal and
object categorisation.

1 Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Ref: 08323/KR)
The applicant for the post-doctoral research position should have a
doctorate (or be close to submitting for a doctorate) in Computer Vision
or a related field.

The starting salary for this post will be £31,897 per annum inclusive of
London Allowance.

Please note that in accordance with all other roles affected by the
National Pay Framework, the grade and salary are subject to confirmation
following the job evaluation exercise and the overall refinement of the
Queen Mary grading structure.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the
UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1999.

Job description and application form available from
http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/staff/recruit/

2 PhD Studentships (Ref: 08323/compsci)

Applicants for the PhD studentships will need to have a good honours
degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or another
related area and be able to demonstrate a strong mathematical
background. High levels of ability in computing and programming and a
clear interest in Computer Vision are also desirable. The studentships
will cover student fees and a tax-free stipend starting at £14,940 per
annum, and are available to candidates of all nationalities.

Application forms can be found at
http://www.qmw.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/index.html

Detailed information about the department and its research areas can be
found at http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk and further information about the
research area can be found at http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/~lourdes/ .

Informal queries can be directed to Dr. Lourdes Agapito at:
lou...@dcs.qmul.ac.uk.

Completed application forms along with a full CV, the names and
addresses of three referees and a one page research statement describing
your previous research experience and outlining its relevance to this
project should be sent, ideally by email, to Sue White at:
mailto:su...@dcs.qmul.ac.uk . If this is not possible a paper copy should
be sent to Sue White, Department of Computer Science, Queen Mary,
University of London, Mile End, London, E1 4NS to arrive by the closing
date.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 24th September 2008

Interviews are expected to be held towards the end of the following week.

Dr. Lourdes Agapito
Senior Lecturer Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 7898
Department of Computer Science email: lou...@dcs.qmul.ac.uk
Queen Mary, University of London http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/~lourdes
London E1 4NS. UK

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From: Christoph Schnoerr <schn...@math.uni-heidelberg.de>
Subject: JOB : Sr Researchers - RKU - Heidelberg, Germany

In the context of the German excellence initiative, the
Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg invites applications for
4 further senior research positions
in Experimental Physics, Image Processing and Computational
Optimization,
to complete our team, and to be filled by 1 October 2008 for a
duration of up to 5 years. The gross salary ranges from 36.7kEUR to
46.8kEUR plus social benefits, depending on qualification and
experience. The requirements for the positions and the corresponding
projects are:

(I) Collecting ground truth for machine vision. Candidates have written
an experimental PhD thesis in physics or engineering. The task is to
develop a principled benchmark system and metric for tasks such as
structure from motion, from stereo, defect detection, etc. The aim is
to set up a database of problems and associated ground truth that
better takes into account typical degradations of real image
acquisition and therefore will become a new reference in its field.

(II) Synthesis of image acquisition techniques and robust feature
extraction. Candidates have written a PhD-thesis in physics or
engineering and a strong background in optics and signal/image
processing. Subject of research is the synthesis of illumination
techniques (photogrammetric stereo, spectroscopic imaging, etc.) with
low-level image processing techniques for more robust feature
extraction. Application areas include industrial inspection systems
and imaging in environmental science.

(III) Robust and fast feature extraction. Candidates have written a
PhD-thesis in physics or engineering and a strong background in
signal/image processing, efficient algorithms/data structures,
computer architecture and good programming skills. Subject of research
are low-level spatio-temporal processing tasks including image
sequence compression techniques that lead to robust and fast feature
extraction algorithms on multicore, SIMD and FPGA architectures.

(IV) Image Processing and Computational Optimization. Candidates have
written a PhD-thesis in applied mathematics with a strong focus on
mathematical programming and good programming skills (MatLab,
C++). Subject of research are low-level spatio-temporal processing
tasks of computational vision that lead to large-scale problems of
mathematical optimization and convex programming.

The positions will be affiliated with the Heidelberg Collaboratory for
Image Processing (HCI, http://hci.iwr.uni-heidelberg.de ) that is funded
by the German Research Foundation (DFG), industrial partners (Bosch,
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, Heidelberg Engineering, Silicon Software,
and PCO) and the University. The mission of the HCI is to conduct basic
research with the aim of providing cutting-edge solutions to basic image
analysis problems for applications in industry, environmental and life
sciences. The positions offer the opportunity to acquire additional own
projects and to qualify for the habilitation.

The HCI comprises three research groups (Profs. Hamprecht, Jaehne,
Schnoerr) with about 60 senior researchers, PhD students and
undergraduates. It is directed by a steering committee including the
corresponding heads and representatives of the industrial
partners. The HCI is part of the Interdisciplinary Center for
Scientific Computing (IWR, http://www.iwr.uni-heidelberg.de/ ).

Applications refer to a particular position (I)...(IV). They should be
written in English and include a complete CV, the PhD thesis (or a
link to it), a list of publications, references (name, homepage), and
be sent by Email in PDF-format to
mailto:h...@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

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From: "Peng, Hanchuan, Ph.D." <pe...@janelia.hhmi.org>
Subject: JOB : Postdoc - Howard Hughes Med Int - Ashburn, VA

Applications are invited for a new postdoc position in Hanchuan Peng Lab
at Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. This
position is related to image analysis, pattern recognition, data mining,
machine learning, and data visualization of large volume of 3D
biological imaging data of animal brains and neuronal structures. The
research projects will tackle several challenging, but highly rewarding,
problems of neuroscience and computer science. The candidates should
have a Ph.D. degree in CS, EE, or BME and strong programming skills, and
enjoy an interactive research environment.

The position will be available immediately and renewable depending on
the performance. The compensation will be competitive, along with many
excellent benefits.

Applications (in Word, PDF or txt format only) should be emailed to
jfrc...@janelia.hhmi.org with the subject line "Postdoc/Staff
application - Peng Lab" and include (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a brief
statement of research, (3) three best publications, and (4) the names
and addresses of three references (including phone numbers and email
addresses).

Short-listed candidates may be asked to make themselves available for
interview. Traveling expenses for interviewees will be covered.

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From: "Yufeng Zheng" <Yufeng...@R2Image.com>
Subject: JOB : Research Positions - Alcorn State University - Lorman, MS

The following positions (working on the project of Multisensory Image
Fusion and Colorization sponsored by DOD) are open immediately in the
Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (PRIA) Lab at Alcorn State
University (ASU):

1. Sr. Research Associate: 1 opening ($40K with benefit package)
* PhD in Computer Science/Engineering or Electronic and Electrical
Engineering;
* Strong research ability in Image Analysis and Pattern Recognition;
* Two years (or above) of image processing experience;
* One year (or above) of experience in image registration and/or
fusion;
* Excellent programming skills in Matlab and C/C++;
* Excellent English communication skills including both oral and
writing.

2. Graduate Research Assistants (Tuition and Allowance are covered*): 2
openings
* To pursue a Master degree majoring in Computer Science/Engineering,
or Computer Networking
* Must be a US citizen (sponsored by DOD);
* B.S. in Computer Science/Engineering, Electronic and Electrical
Engineering, or Mathematics;
* Comply with the Graduate Admissions
http://www.alcorn.edu/graduate/typesadmission.htm ;
* 20 hours or less (per week) RA work in the PRIA Lab
* Familiar with Matlab and C/C++;
* Excellent English communication skills including both oral and
writing.

If you are interested in the above positions, please email a cover
letter, your uptodate resume and three referees to
mailto:yzh...@alcorn.edu (address to Dr. Yufeng Zheng). The position
title should be included in the subject of your application email.

Tuition and Allowance are covered: The candidates of RAs must satisfy
the requirements listed in 2, and comply with the admission
requirements. The tuition will be fully covered and the amount of
allowance will be decided upon the candidate's qualification and the
number of work hours.

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From: "John Collomosse" <j...@cs.bath.ac.uk>
Subject: JOB : PhD Studentship - Uni. Bath / HP Labs - UK

PhD Studentship * Computer Vision / Graphics
University of Bath (UK), HP Labs Bristol (UK)

"Artistic Rendering of Consumer Video Collections"

Location: University of Bath, Claverton Campus, Bath, BA2 7AY.
Contact: Dr John Collomosse ( j...@cs.bath.ac.uk )

Closing date for applications: Friday 4 September 2008

We are recruiting a PhD student for a joint research project between the
University of Bath and Hewlett Packard Laboratories in nearby Bristol.
A scholarship is available to cover an annual stipend and fees; coverage
of fees is subject to eligibility.*

The student will join an established research team in Bath's Media
Technology Research Centre (MTRC) exploring Artistic /
Non-Photorealistic Rendering (NPR). The project will develop new
algorithms for stylizing video clips into art/animations. It will
require a cross-disciplinary approach, contributing new techniques to
both Computer Graphics and Computer Vision.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in mathematical
aspects of Computer Science; prior experience in Computer Graphics or
Computer Vision would be an advantage. Candidates should have at least
a 2.1 undergraduate degree or an MSc in a relevant discipline.

We have a diverse programme of world-leading research in the MTRC. We
focus on Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, and Computer Music/Signal
Processing. Many MTRC projects span at least two of these research
interests. Applications of our work include Virtual Reality, Multimedia
Retrieval, High Realism Rendering and Compositing, Artistic Rendering
(NPR), 2D and Facial Animation, and the Synthesis of Electronic Music.

For more information on the MTRC visit: http://www.bath.ac.uk/media

Informal enquiries about this PhD studentship may be made to Dr John
Collomosse ( j...@cs.bath.ac.uk or 01225 386274).

Application forms are available online at
http://www.bath.ac.uk/prospectus/postgrad/apply/ .

Early applications are encouraged as competition for PhD scholarships
is always intense.

* UK students are eligible for full funding. Non-UK EU students who
have been resident in the UK for three years are eligible for full
funding. Non-EU (international) students are welcome to apply but,
funding is available only at the UK/EU fees rate. Funding is awarded
on an annual basis subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Further information about the department is available at:
http://www.cs.bath.ac.uk

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From: William Smith <wsm...@cs.york.ac.uk>
Subject: JOB : PhD Studentship - Univ of York - UK

PhD Studentship in Computer Vision (3D Face Processing)

A fully funded 3 year PhD studentship is available for UK and EU
students in the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition group at the
University of York, UK. The research involved will be in the area of 3D
face processing and recognition and will involve ideas from computer
graphics, statistical appearance modelling, multi-spectral imaging and
surface reflectance models. The successful applicant will be part of a
team working to advance the state of the art in 3D face processing in
images.

Applicants must have at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in Computer
Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or a related
discipline. Previous experience of computer vision, image processing or
computer graphics is desirable. Good programming skills and a strong
mathematical background are prerequisites.

The studentship will cover fees (at UK/EU Level) and includes a stipend
(currently £12,900 per annum) and provision for conference travel.
Applicants must be able to start the studentship on 1st of October 2008.

The CVPR group is based in the Department of Computer Science. The
Department was awarded a 5* classification in the 1996 and 2001 Research
Assessment Exercises (RAE), and was one of just 3 computer science
departments to receive a 6* funding allocation in March 2003. The
Department also received an “Excellent” rating in the most recent
teaching quality assessment (TQA) and was awarded one of the 1996 Queens
Anniversary Medals for Higher Education.

Initial enquiries should be directed to Dr William Smith
( mailto:wsm...@cs.york.ac.uk , tel: +44 (0)1904 434733). Further details
on theapplication process will then be provided.

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From: "Crawford, Maureen" <Maureen....@sylvania.com>
Subject: JOB : Sr MV Eng - Osram Sylvania - Hillsboro, NH

Full family relocation provided for current NAFTA residents. Visa
sponsorship available for current NAFTA residents.

This position is responsible for the specification, design, and
implementation of machine vision and control systems for new and
existing high-speed lamp manufacturing equipment, in compliance with
company, national, and international standards.

The successful candidate will:
* Work within cross-functional project teams. Develop and install
new/enhanced machine vision system applications while working with
controls, mechanical and process engineering.
* Assist with difficult troubleshooting on new and existing vision and
control systems.
* Evaluate and propose upgrade paths for obsolete equipment.
* Coordinate and direct technicians as required.
* Provide training for maintenance and other associates, on the use and
support of control systems applications.
* Stay knowledgeable of latest machine vision technology.

BSEE or a related discipline required.
Advanced degrees preferred.
Minimum of 5 years demonstrated success in applying automated control
systems in a manufacturing environment

* This position requires in-depth knowledge of applying machine vision
technology in a manufacturing environment for: on-line and off-line
inspection, vision controlled positioning, defect analysis, and optical
character verification.
* In-depth machine vision experience with at least one of the following
required: PCI-Video, Cognex/DVT, Sherlock, LZM Vision
* Software experience required: Visual Basic/VB.net (Visual Studio),
C/C++, WINDOWS applications, PLC ladder logic.

* Required to stay knowledgeable in the of latest machine vision
technology.
* Requires excellent interpersonal skills.
* Experienced in project planning and tracking. Must know how to write
and interpret technical specifications.
* The candidate should also be familiar with hardware and software
application of PLCs

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From: William Smith <wsm...@cs.york.ac.uk>
Subject: CFP : Special Issue CV J. - 26SEP2008

Special Issue of IET Computer Vision on 3D Face Processing 26SEP2008

IET Computer Vision Journal

SPECIAL ISSUE: 3D Face Processing

GUEST EDITORS: Volker Blanz, Baback Moghaddam, Hanspeter Pfister,
Dimitris Samaras and William Smith

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Estimating 3D face shape from one or more images is a longstanding goal
of computer vision. In the earliest work on shape-from-shading,
researchers applied their algorithms to face images with little success.
Advances during the last decade have seen the development of techniques
that offer robust performance on real world images. Meanwhile, advances
in structured light scanning and other non-standard sensing modalities
have made high-end acquisition of 3D structure and motion a reality,
albeit in controlled settings. A clear result to come from this work is
that the processing of 3D face data requires techniques that span a
number of fields. These include statistical shape modelling, non-linear
optimisation, reflectance modelling, illumination estimation and
shape-from-shading. These advances hold out the hope of estimating
intrinsic properties of a face from single images or video streams. This
is clearly attractive in the domain of face recognition where modelling
appearance variation caused by large changes in pose, illumination and
expression remains a key problem. Applications also lie in model
acquisition for graphics applications, retouching faces in images (for
example, adjusting expressions or illumination conditions) or even
exchanging faces between images.

This Special Issue is associated with the workshop on “3D Face
Processing” held in conjunction with the IEEE Computer Society
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) held in
Anchorage, Alaska in June 2008. Therefore, contributors to the workshop
are particularly invited to submit papers. However, contribution to this
Special Issue is open to all researchers working in the field and they
are strongly encouraged to make a submission.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
3D morphable face models
2D+3D active appearance models
Face/skin reflectance modelling
Facial shape-from-shading and photometric stereo
Stereo for face images
Psychological or neuropsychological investigations into the role 3D
information plays in face processing in humans
Structured light/Shape-from-X for face shape recovery
Estimation of illumination or shadowing from images
Modelling variation in appearance due to 3D shape using spherical
harmonics, light fields etc
Dynamic 3D face processing in video images, e.g. tracking, modelling of
expressions in 3D, use of motion capture data
Real-time 3D face scanning from video
Colour information for 3D face processing
Fusion of multimodal face information, e.g. 3D scans, high-speed video,
high-resolution imaging
Data management for large 3D face data sets
Matching of partial or deformed scans

Applications of interest include:

Facial shape estimation
Recognition/classification using 3D shape information
Facial retouching, expression/texture transfer, relighting using 3D models
Medical applications of 3D face modelling and facial expression analysis

IMPORTANT DATES:
* Submission: Sept 26, 2008
* First Decision: Dec 31, 2008
* Revised Manuscript: Mar 2009
* Publication: June 2009

PAPER FORMAT AND SUBMISSION:
Papers must be typed in a font size no smaller than 10 pt, and presented
in single-column format with double line spacing on one side A4 paper.
All pages should be numbered. The manuscript should be formatted
according to the IET Proceedings requirements, typically 4000-6000 words
long with 6-10 Figures. Detailed information about IET Research
Journals, including an author guide and formatting information is
available at: http://www.theiet.org/publications/journals/

All papers must be submitted through the journal’s Manuscript Central
system: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/iet-ipr

When uploading your paper, please ensure that your manuscript is marked
as being for this special issue.

ABOUT THE JOURNAL:
IET Computer Vision (formerly part of IEE Proceedings on Vision, Image &
Signal Processing) is a high visibility journal publishing cutting edge
research on all aspects of computer vision. It is available in print and
online via IEEE Xplore and IET Digital Library and is indexed by Inspec,
Science Citation Index, Ei Compendex and MEDLINE. All published papers
are assigned a Crossref DOI.

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