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Today's Topics:

Q&A : Release of iris image datasets
JOB : CV Scientist - ITT - VA
JOB : Researcher / Vision systems integrator - INO - Canada
JOB : Postdoc - Univ Orleans - France
JOB : Postdoc - Wellesley/Harvard - MA
JOB : Postdoctoral Positions - UNC - Chapel Hill, NC
JOB : Postdoc - Ecole des Mines - Paris, France
JOB : PhD Studentship - Oxford Brookes Univ - UK
JOB : Research Position - MM Univ - Malaysia
CFP : Special Issue - IEEE Trans SMC part C - 01JAN2010
CFP : IEEE Intl Sym on Biomedical Imaging - Netherlands - 02NOV2009


From: "Patrick J. Flynn" <>
Subject: Q&A : Release of iris image datasets

Announcement: Retirement of ICE 2005 data set; release of ND-IRIS-0405
data set with 64,980 iris images

With the release of the ND-IRIS-0405 data set, which is a superset of
ICE 2005, Notre Dame will no longer distribute the ICE 2005 data set.

ANNOUNCEMENT: ND-IRIS-0405 data set release

The Computer Vision Research Lab at Notre Dame announces the release and
immediate availability of the ND-IRIS-0405 data set. It contains 64,980
iris images captured between January 2004 and May 2005 from 712 irises
of 356 human subjects using a single LG 2200EOU camera. The data set
contains images of varying quality. ND-IRIS-0405 is a superset of
ICE2005 and ICE2006. Files defining the signature sets associated with
the four ICE2005 experiments are provided (file names were "anonymized"
in the ICE2005 distribution but are not anonymized in ND-IRIS-0405; a
list containing corresponding file names is also included).

To learn more about the ND-IRIS-0405 data set, proceed to The entry for ND-IRIS-0405
contains a link to a technical report with more information on this data


From: "Goldman, Stephen L - SSD" <>
Subject: JOB : CV Scientist - ITT - VA

Position Title: Computer Vision Scientist
Position Location: Northern Virginia (Vienna and vicinity)

ITT is seeking a Computer Vision Scientist to join our Space Systems
Division in northern Virginia.

Our Computer Vision Scientists are responsible for researching and
developing advanced technical algorithms in the areas of image and video
processing, computer vision, multi-sensor fusion, video exploitation,
and image dissemination.

The successful candidate will have expertise in the areas of 3-D object
modeling, feature extraction, target recognition, multiple target
tracking, aerial- and space-based imaging systems, and persistent
surveillance. The candidate will be responsible for aiding in the rapid
prototyping algorithm software and interacting with a broad team of
systems, software, and hardware engineers.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:
- Researches, assists development, and implements advanced algorithm solutions
for various computer vision applications.
- Develops basic design ideas and methods of approach and proposes improvements
or modifications to the basic design ideas and methods which would be more
effective and involve less risk.
- Contributes to theoretical studies of involved technical subjects that
find wide application to design problems or that are required where
previous methods and techniques have not produced satisfactory results.
- Assists in the analysis of highly complex technical problems encountered
by engineering.
- Performs special assignments as requested.

This position could involve work at a customer site in the Washington DC/
northern Virginia area. Business related travel up to 25% is

A Bachelors degree with 4-8 years of work experience or equivalent military
background is required. A Masters with 1-5 years experience or PhD is a

Detailed knowledge and experience in the following areas is desired:
- C/C++ Programming
- Detection and Estimation Theory (MAP estimation, ML estimation)
- Multiple Target Tracking (Kalman filtering, particle filtering, MHT)
- Probabilistic Modeling Techniques (hidden Markov modeling, Bayesian
- Wavelet Processing and Analysis
- Invariant Feature Extraction and Matching
- GMTI/EO/IR/SAR/LIDAR Collection and Processing Systems

Successful candidate must be willing to perform in a fluid and dynamic multi-contractor

U.S. citizenship is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a
government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified information.

Application Process:
To apply to this position, please link below.<>

For additional information on the company:

Stephen L. Goldman, CPC, CSP
ITT Space Systems Division, Talent Acquisition
2600 Park Tower Dr Suite 601, Vienna, VA 22180
1447 St. Paul St., P.O. Box 60488, Rochester, N. Y. 14606-0488


From: "Benoit Debaque" <>
Subject: JOB : Researcher / Vision systems integrator - INO - Canada


As a researcher in the Sensor Systems group, you will take part in the
design, production, and validation of vision systems for industrial
applications. You will contribute to the strategic orientation of the
technology and be called on to answer questions from potential clients,
assess their specific needs, and help produce project cost and risk
estimates. You will have to work effectively within multidisciplinary
project teams.


* You hold a master's or doctoral degree in electrical engineering,
physical engineering, physics, or a related field;
* You have strong technical skills and an interest in carrying out
applied projects;
* You have a good mastery of system engineering;
* You are familiar with relevant 3D vision instrumentation and
* You communicate effectively in French and English, both verbally and in
* You have outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills;
* You are results-oriented, proactive, and driven.


INO offers exceptional professional development opportunities,
competitive salaries, and one of the most attractive benefits packages
in the industry.

Notify us of your interest by July 24, 2009

For immediate consideration, please send your resume to

Or visit


From: Guillaume Cleuziou <>
Subject: JOB : Postdoc - Univ Orleans - France

Call For PostDoc Position

The Constraints and Machine Learning research group at the Laboratoire
LIFO ( ) is seeking post doctoral
candidates with background in Data Mining and Data Analysis methods for
a one year appointment starting at the latest in January 2010.

The prospective candidates must:
* have a PhD in Computer Science or Mathematics (at the latest in November
* not have the French citizenship and not be member of a French
* have knowledge in the theoretical aspects of one or more of the
- Clustering and categorization
- Evaluation methodologies
- Data Analysis
- Knowledge Discovery
- Generative Models for Data Mining
* have well-developed social skills directed to work in a team;
* have a good command of English

The position offers:
* a full time appointment for a period of 12 months
* about 1900 euros net monthly salary
* attractive and good working environments

Please apply as soon as possible. A first selection of candidates will be
carried out during July.
* Please send:
- a CV (including publication record)
- a brief research description presenting your Phd and related research
interests (1-2 page(s))
- your two best publications
* The application must be sent by email to:
Dr Guillaume Cleuziou ( )


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

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


From: "fengshi" <>
Subject: JOB : Postdoctoral Positions - UNC - Chapel Hill, NC

Several postdoctoral positions are available in IDEA lab
( ), UNC-Chapel Hill, NC.

Position 1 (One Position on Brain Image Segmentation): The successful candidate
should have a strong background on Electrical or Biomedical Engineering,
or Computer Science, preferably with emphasis on image analysis, or computer
vision. 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 tissue segmentation and subcortical
segmentation methods for brain image analysis.

Position 2 (One Position on Network Analysis): Applications are invited for
a postdoctoral fellowship to develop and apply network analysis methods on
brain MR images, e.g., structural MRI, functional MRI, and DTI. Candidates
should have a doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science,
Mathematics, or related field; excellent interpersonal, organizational, and
oral and written English communication skills.

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: "Fernand Meyer" <>
Subject: JOB : Postdoc - Ecole des Mines - Paris, France

The Centre de Morphologie Math=E9matique of the ECOLE DES MINES DE PARIS
invites applications for a post-doctoral position :

Place : Centre de Morphologie Math=E9matique, Ecole des Mines de Paris
(Mines-ParisTech) - 35 rue Saint Honor=E9 - 77300 Fontainebleau - France
- website :

Contacts: Jes=FAs Angulo, Fernand Meyer
Tel : +33(0)

Context: The observation of a cell population phenotype, once it has
been disturbed, is now a major investigation tool in biology. For
instance, blocking a gene with a RNAi may highlight this gene effect
over the cell normal functioning. The observation of a toxic molecule
may show new action modes and put on the right track to develop new

As the phenotype modifications are sometimes extremely subtle, it is
necessary to develop specific fluorescent markers and to resort to
sensitive fluorescence microscopy to observe the phenotypes; in
addition, sophisticated image and data processing methods to analyse et
quantify the phenotype are to be developed.

The successful candidate for this post-doc position will contribute to
develop such methods.

This study is carried out within the framework of a set of other
research projects led by the Ecole des Mines together with several
academic and industrial partners, with applications in cancer and
toxicology research.

Aims: The ideal candidate is self-motivated, holds a PhD, is able to
turn theoretical concepts into operational methods and appreciates
multidisciplinary studies, closely linked to biology. Indeed, (s)he will
develop new methods in order to :
a.. Extract and segment nuclei, cells and sub cellular constituents
from the information available in the multiple fluorescent channels
associated to the various markers. As cells are objects with very
specific shapes, model based segmentation has to be envisaged.
b.. Extract parameters to characterize the size, shape and texture in
order to identify the normal and abnormal shapes of the various cell
c.. Study the cell distribution in space, in order to characterize the
interactions among cells.
d.. Study the motion of living cells, by developing algorithms for
tracking them and analysing their deformation.
e.. The tools will be adapted to the different possible cell culture
protocoles: cell proliferation, cell differentiation, co-cultures mixing
two different cell types.

* Good knowledge in image processing, mathematical morphology, and in cell
biology. Some experience of data classification and analysis would be an
additional advantage
* Good skills in programming in C and C++.
a.. Good knowledge of written and spoken English.

This post-doctorate position is immediately available and the initial
appointment is for one year.

Interested candidates should send (preferably as PDFs via e-mail at ) a copy of their curriculum vitae including a
list of their publications, a summary of their thesis, and
recommendation letter(s).

Fernand MEYER, Centre de Morphologie Math=E9matique
35 rue Saint Honore, 77305 Fontainebleau cedex
T=E9l 01 64 69 47 06. Fax 01 64 69 47 07


From: "Philip Torr" <>
Subject: JOB : PhD Studentship - Oxford Brookes Univ - UK

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 graduate
students and 4 research fellows. 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. We have won several
prestigious academic and industrial awards see .

The Phd concerns computer vision for Intelligent Transport Systems see .

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 surveillance. We also
do collaborative work with Microsoft Research, London, Cambridge and
Oxford Universities.

see for
how to apply

also mail
professor philip torr


From: "subhas hati" <>
Subject: JOB : Research Position - MM Univ - Malaysia

One Research Fellowship is available in Natural Computation and
Computational Intelligence (NCCI) group of Multimedia University,
Cyberjaya, Malaysia.

The Medical Image Computing Group under NCCI offers a research position
in the area of human brain image computing. The successful candidate
will conduct cutting-edge research with leading researchers in
University of Malya Hospital, National Brain Research Center, New Delhi,
India and London Health Science Centers, UK. The candidate will also
gain opportunities to directly interact with radiologist for problem
definition, solution development, and validation.


The successful candidate will be an excellent scholar having degrees
from Computer Science/Electrical Engineering/Computer
Engineering/Mathematics with the background in some of the following
areas: Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Bayesian Statistics,
Graphical Models, Genetic Algorithms and Ant Colony Optimization.

To apply for the research Fellowship, please send a cover letter, resume
and contact address of three refrees to Prof. Y.P.Singh
( ) or


From: <>
Subject: CFP : Special Issue - IEEE Trans SMC part C - 01JAN2010

Call for Papers
IEEE transactions on SMC: part C
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
* Biometrics
* Weapon Detection
* Ad hoc integrated network technologies for emergency responders.
* Protection against Cyber-terrorism
Manuscripts should conform to the standard guidelines of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS
ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS, Part C. Instructions for formatting papers
can be found in the �Guide for authors� at
authors/index.html. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy
of their complete manuscript to Dr. Jinshan Tang or one of the other Guest
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
Planned publication: 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


Subject: CFP : IEEE Intl Sym on Biomedical Imaging - Netherlands - 02NOV2009

2010 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI)
To be held 14-17 April 2010, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Four-page paper submission deadline: 2 November 2009 !!!

See for details

The IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) is the
premier forum for the presentation of technological advances in
theoretical and applied biomedical imaging. ISBI 2010 will be the
seventh meeting in this series. The previous meetings have played a
leading role in facilitating interaction between researchers in medical
and biological imaging. The 2010 meeting will continue this tradition of
fostering crossfertilization among different imaging communities and
contributing to an integrative approach to biomedical imaging across all
scales of observation.

ISBI is a joint initiative of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS)
and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). The
2010 meeting will feature an opening morning of tutorials, followed by a
scientific program of plenary talks, special sessions, and oral and
poster presentations of peer-reviewed contributed papers.

Confirmed Plenaries:
* Richard Ehman (Mayo Clinic, USA)
Topic: New clinical imaging technologies
* Jason Swedlow (University of Dundee, UK)
Topic: Challenges in bioimage informatics
* Clemens Lowik (Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands)
Topic: Molecular imaging and applications
* Milan Sonka (University of Iowa, USA)
Topic: Challenges in biomedical image analysis

High-quality papers are solicited containing original contributions to
the mathematical, algorithmic, and computational aspects of biomedical
imaging, from nano- to macro-scale. Topics of interest include image
formation and reconstruction, computational and statistical image
processing and analysis, dynamic imaging, visualization, image quality
assessment, and physical, biological, and statistical modeling. Papers
on molecular, cellular, anatomical, and functional imaging modalities
and applications are welcomed. All accepted papers will be published in
the proceedings of the symposium and will be available online through
the IEEE Xplore database.

Important Dates:
Deadline for submission of 4-page paper: November 2, 2009
Notification of acceptance/rejection: January 15, 2010
Submission of final accepted 4-page paper: February 15, 2010
Deadline for author registration: February 15, 2010
Deadline for early registration: March 1, 2010


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