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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

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 (

Deadline for applications: June 30, 2007. Hiring will continue until a
suitable candidate is found.

Please contact Dr. Sid Fels, for more information about
the position.