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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

3 PhD student positions in Gjvik University College, Norway

The Faculty of Computer Science and Media Technology at Gjvik 
University College in Gjvik, Norway, calls for applications to 3 PhD 
student positions. The positions are within the fields of Color Imaging 
(#1), Computational Forensics (#2), and Image and Video Processing (#3).

Gjvik University College, a campus of 1700 students and 130 faculty 
members, consists of three faculties, Faculty of Health Care and 
Nursing, Faculty of Engineering, and Faculty of Computer Science and 
Media Technology. Faculty members, researchers and graduate students are 
from a diverse and international background with an excellent faculty to 
student ratio. For more information about Gjvik University College 
please refer to

The research activity in Faculty of Computer Science and Media 
Technology is mainly focused in three areas; information security, media 
technology, and colour imaging, with The Norwegian Information Security 
Laboratory ( and The Norwegian Color Research 
Laboratory ( as the two main research groups.

Applicants should hold a Diploma, MSc, or equivalent academic degree, in 
Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline, with 
previous experience in image processing. Fluency in spoken and written 
English is also required.

Successful applicants will be prepared to make novel contributions to 
the field of and are expected to present and publish in peer-reviewed 
conferences and journals. Internships at international universities or 
research institutions can be arranged in the course of the PhD research 

The positions can be awarded for a period of up to four years, and will 
include 25% teaching/administrative duties. The positions are 
remunerated according to salary level 43 in the national salary scheme, 
gross NOK 325 600 per annum (appx EUR 40 700), of which 2% is deducted 
for the State Pension scheme.

When applying, please make it clear which of the three positions you are 
interested in (could be more than one). Applicants are encouraged to 
submit a research project description of 2-3 pages. Please send 
application letter, resume, statement of research, copies of 
transcripts, as well as name and email addresses of three references 
before August 10, 2007 to:

Gjvik University College
Director of personnel Jan Kre Testad
P. O. Box 191,
N-2802 Gjvik,

For general questions concerning this announcement, please contact Jan 
Kre Testad, Director of Personnel (e-mail, telephone 
+47 61135106), or Professor Rune Hjelsvold, Faculty Vice Dean (e-mail, telephone +47 611 35184).

PhD student position #1 (Color Imaging)
The Norwegian Color Research Laboratory has recently received 
significant funding from The Norwegian Research Council to carry out a 
research project entitled Perceptual image difference metrics - a 
unifying approach to image representation and reproduction. The 
principal objective of the project is to improve the state of the art of 
colour image representation and reproduction, by developing new 
perceptual image difference metrics and using them in new ways. We will 
develop new metrics based on improved colour difference formulae, 
perceptual predictors, saliency maps, and multilevel methods. We will 
improve the state of the art techniques for image compression, high 
dynamic range tone mapping, colour gamut mapping, and halftoning, by 
using these metrics in a novel optimisation framework.

The project will be carried out by existing faculty, postdoctoral 
researchers, and PhD students. At this point, we seek a PhD candidate, 
for whom knowledge and experience in the following areas would be helpful:
 Signal and image processing
 Colour vision and colour science
 Perceptual modelling of imaging processes
 Optimisation techniques
 Cross media colour reproduction
 Image and video compression

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Jon Y. 
Hardeberg, email:

PhD student position #2 (Computational Forensics)
Computational Forensics is a primary area of research at the Norwegian 
Information Security Laboratory. It includes topics such as computer 
forensics, live incident response, and a broad spectrum of other 
forensic disciplines that use computer tools for crime prevention, 
investigation and the enforcement of law. Disciplines of particular 
interest are questioned document examination, forensic linguistics and 
forensic psychology.

We expect some background in one or more of the following topics:
 Pattern recognition and computational intelligence (fuzzy logic, 
artificial neural networks, evolutionary computing, probabilistic 
reasoning, machine-learning theory),
 Computer vision (image enhancement, transformations, filtering, 
wavelet transform, color vision, registration),
 Natural language processing.

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Katrin 
Franke, email:

PhD student position #3 (Image and Video Processing)
The successful candidates for this position will be working on the 
development of new algorithms/systems for color image and video 
processing and analysis for flexible / interactive media. Potential 
research directions may be:

 User centered media: putting back the users into the picture.
 Perceptual image difference metrics and their use for image 
representation and reproduction,
 Vision-based smart surveillance systems.

The exact research topics of the new researchers will be chosen so as to 
match their experience and interest aiming at maximum productivity.

Experience in some of the following areas would be a distinct advantage:
 Statistical or mathematical modeling of image color, shape or texture,
 Non-linear image processing,
 Image/video analysis,
 Machine learning algorithms,
 Pattern recognition,
 Advanced programming in Matlab, C/C++ or Java.

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Faouzi 
Alaya Cheikh, email: