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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Post-doc position, emotional computing, Uni Geneva, Switzerland


Post-doctoral position in the fields of emotional computing and multimodal 

The Computer Vision and Multimedia Laboratory ( and its 
Multimodal Interaction group ( is hiring one 
post-doctoral researcher. The laboratory participates to various national and 
European research projects, and the Computing Science Center to which the CVML 
belongs offers a rich and international environment.

The Multimodal interaction group (MMI) is interested in the use of various 
modalities for human-computer interaction, such as visual (eye-gaze tracking), 
auditory (3D sonification), haptic, and based on the analysis of physiological 
signals (EEGs and peripheral). The three main research topics are currently:
    * affective computing and emotions assessment;
    * electronic aids for visually handicapped people;
    * brain-computer interaction (BCI) based on EEG's, and brain sources 

Our research uses specialized acquisition systems for recording EEGs (Biosemi 
Active II, 64 + 16 electrodes), peripheral physiological signals (EMG, blood 
pressure, skin resistance and temperature, breathing rate), eye movements, touch.

Description of post: the main research theme concerns the analysis of emotions 
on the basis of physiological signals, both autonomous and originating from the 
central nervous system. Of interest also is the use of other modalities for 
assessing emotion, such as voice, facial expression and body language. We are 
looking for a researcher with experience in signal processing, analysis and 
classification, preferably concerning the analysis of physiological signals such 
as EEG, ECG, EMG, etc. Knowledge of video processing would be helpful.

Contract duration: 1 initial year, up to 2.5 years.

The candidates will also participate to the teaching activities of the 
Department of Computer Science.

Starting date: as soon as possible.

Within our lab, most exchanges (written or oral) concerning research are done in 
English. Teaching is done in French and French is also the spoken language in 
Geneva. Good written and spoken knowledge of English is therefore mandatory and 
knowledge of French is an advantage.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and two letters of reference. The 
applicant should understand that the referees might be contacted. Please send 
detailed applications by email to:

Prof. Thierry Pun
Computer Vision & Multimedia Laboratory
Computer Science Department, University of Geneva
Battelle campus, Building A, Office 211
7, route de Drize, CH-1227 Carouge (Geneva), Switzerland

Related links:
* Computer Vision and Multimedia Lab:
* MMI group homepage:
* Computing Science Center (CUI) homepage:
* University of Geneva, Switzerland home page:
* Geneva homepage :