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Job Openings, PDF/Research Associate in Multi-camera Systems for Ubiquitous Computing at UBC
Position Available: Research Associate/Post-doctoral Research Fellow Multi-camera Systems for Ubiquitous Computing The Human Communications Technology (HCT) Lab University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada Annual, renewable, starting immediately ,000-,000 CDN depending upon qualifications The Human Communications Technology (HCT) lab performs leading edge research in human computer interfaces. We currently have 3 years funding for research involving multi-camera systems for human tracking and multi-capture single-image photography. We use a variety of cameras and software/hardware platforms for conducting the research. Our ultimate goal is to deploy a prototype system into a sports facility, such as a hockey rink, for interactive video broadcast of processed multicamera video data during the Olympics in Vancouver in 2010. This position involves being one of the lead technical engineers on the project as well as programming and development of the core technologies to deploy the infrastructure for the multicamera system. In particular, you will be doing research on and developing: a multimedia database for multisensor systems, ubiquitous computing techniques, content delivery techniques and advanced image/vision processing. You will be working and coordinating with visiting faculty, post-docs, graduate students and undergraduates who are working on the project. Skills at a research level that are important are: 1. familiarity with multi-media content including: a. content delivery methods b. database techniques c. compression methods d. client/server architecture including PDAs and cellphones 2. knowledge of multi-camera image processing techniques at a researcher level 3. good communication skills including writing conference and journal papers 4. good people skills for working with others and coordinating the project In addition, the following skills are an asset: 1. C, C++/Ajax/Java and web coding for MM 2. GUI development; some of AWT/Swing, Flash, Python/tkinter, etc. 3. MATLAB/fast prototyping tools, OpenCV 4. image/vision processing H/W knowledge 5. OpenGL knowledge 6. experience with developing large scale software projects The fellow is expected to work closely with the principal investigators, Drs. Sid Fels, Jim Little and David Lowe, other post-docs and students on the project. The successful candidate is expected to publish in international conferences and journals with the team of researchers on the project. Interested candidates should forward a statement of research, a CV, academic record, names of three referees and copies of relevant publications to Sid Fels (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline for applications: June 30, 2007. Hiring will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Please contact Dr. Sid Fels, email@example.com for more information about the position.