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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Full-Time Positions : Medical Image Processing / Computer Vision USC

We are starting a new research area/team.  Come join us near Washington, DC:


Computer Vision, Medical Image Processing, and Computed Tomography

Computer Scientists/Engineers/Programmers


University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute

Arlington, VA


Job Description

Develop 2D and 3D image processing algorithms to recognize circuitry in leading-edge semiconductors from high-resolution images.


Join rapidly-forming team to develop strategic technology for government customer in multi-year program.


Desired Qualifications

Be able to jump in quickly with innovative solutions to research need.
2D and 3D computer vision and medical image processing: image registration, segmentation, reconstruction, difference, multi-scale skeletal/medial axis analysis, feature extraction. 
3D tomography: general (regular) and irregular solutions.
3D volume rendering.
Practical experience with large datasets (up to TBs), networked computing platforms, software project development and coding.
Low-level VLSI CAD tool format conversions (GDSII/OASIS), and introductory VLSI design.
Doctorate/Master of Science in related field preferred, appropriate experience considered as substitute.
(Preferred) Ability to secure a US government security clearance.
(Secondary) Familiarity with digital signal processing; including information/coding theory with application to modulation schemes such as spread spectrum, PSK, etc. over noisy channels.


Competitive according to experience.


Dr. Michael Bajura, email:, Tel: 703-812-3719.
Job postings at


The Information Sciences Institute (ISI) performs off-campus research as part of USCs highly-ranked Viterbi School of Engineering.   Positions are located in a satellite office in Arlington, VA.   ISI supports applied research in computer and information sciences, serving as a bridge between basic university research, government, and industry.


Dr. Michael Bajura, Computer Scientist
Information Sciences Institute
University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering
3811 Fairfax Drive Suite 200
Arlington, VA  22203

Tel 703-812-3719 desk
       703-812-3700 main
Fax 703-812-3712