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Research Associate Position in Multimodal Human Movement Analysis , Arizona State University
Research Associate Position in Multimodal Human Movement Analysis Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ The Arts, Media and Engineering Program (AME) (http://ame.asu.edu), at the Fulton School of Engineering and the Herberger College of Arts, at Arizona State University announces an opening for a research associate at the postdoctoral level in the area of multimodal human movement analysis. AME, a nationally leading program in the development of experiential media, has received an NSF infrastructure grant for the development of an Interdisciplinary Research Environment for Motion Analysis (IREMA). The goal of IREMA is to create multimodal sensing and feedback environments for human motion analysis and movementbased interactive applications. IREMA fully combines and facilitates movement related research in computer vision, human computer interaction, bioengineering, psychology, dance, sports medicine, professional training and education. Ongoing applications of IREMA research are in the areas of biofeedback for rehabilitation, interactive data navigation and mediated K-20 science education. Currently, IREMA infrastructure includes a marker-based 16-camera Eagle system from Motion Analysis Corporation, a large area pressure sensitive floor developed by the program, video camera and microphone arrays, as well as various sets of inertial and physiological sensing devices. Interactive, surround image and sound as well as tangible feedback systems are integrated with the sensing systems. The movement Research Associate appointee will be expected to contribute in the following ways: ? Expand current work on computer vision based motion analysis ? Develop algorithms and build multi-sensor fusion systems for the creation of customized, robust multimodal movement analysis: fusion of vision based motion analysis with RFID, pressure, inertial, audio, ultrasound and physiological sensors ? Integrate multimodal movement sensing systems into large-scale interactive environments for rehabilitation, data navigation, interactive arts, and K-20 education. Required Qualifications: ? Ph.D. in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering or closely related field with a proven research record in movement sensing and analysis. Desired Qualifications: ? Working experience in developing vision-based movement sensing systems ? Evidence of work in developing pattern recognition systems ? Experience in multimodal movement sensing and sensor fusion ? Strong theoretical and applied background in statistics, multiple view geometry, machine learning and pattern recognition ? Experience in research with interdisciplinary teams ? Effective communication skills ? Strong programming knowledge using C++ or Matlab This is a twelve month appointment, renewable annually for up to three years based on performance. The anticipated start date is August 16th, 2007. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. For more information about this position please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org Application Procedure: Please send a letter of interest, research statement consistent with areas of contribution listed above, CV, representative publications and other supporting materials and names, addresses and telephone numbers for three professional references to: Motion Analysis Research Associate Position, AME, P. O. Box 878709, Tempe, Arizona 85287-8709, or email the application package directly to: email@example.com Application Deadline: May 25, 2007; if not filled, every TWO weeks thereafter until the search is closed.