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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoc position in vision - IDIAP Research Institute, CH

The  IDIAP  Research  Institute,  an EPFL  laboratory  (Swiss  Federal
Institute  of Technology,  Lausanne) seeks  immediately  one qualified
postdoctoral researcher  in the field  of computer vision  and machine

The postdoc  will work  in the framework  of the AMI/AMIDA  EU project
jointly  lead  by IDIAP  and  the  University  of Edinburgh,  which
addresses   the  general  issue   of  computer   enhanced  multi-modal
interaction in the context of meetings.

The   postdoc  research   will   address  the   issue  of   Non-Verbal
communication analysis  in meetings, with a  focus on the  design of a
close to real-time  Head tracking and Pose estimation  algorithm to be
used  for  estimating  the   Visual  Focus  of  Attention  of  meeting
participants.  The research will  build on several years of experience
gained by IDIAP on this topic, and will be conducted in collaboration
with researchers working on Human-Centered computing.

The successful candidate will have a  PhD and experience in at least 2
of  the following  fields:
- computer  vision or  image processing
- machine  learning,  pattern recognition  or  statistical techniques
- tracking, preferably within a probabilistic framework.

In  addition, the  candidate should  have a  strong background  in C++
programming, preferably under a  Linux environment, and be interested
in working towards a  live demonstrator of the investigated techniques
and  models.  Experience in  face  modeling  would  be an  asset.  The
applicant should  have good demonstrated skills in  written and spoken

The initial Postdoctoral position is  for one year, with a possibility
of 1 year extension. Annual gross  salary ranges from ChF 65000 to ChF
75000 (depending  on qualifications and experience).   The position is
open immediately.

Interested candidates  should send a letter of  motivation, along with
their detailed CV, electronic transcripts of B.S. and M.S. degrees and
names of  3 references to Please precise  the adequate
job reference  (AMIDA-VFOA). More information can also  be obtained by
contacting   Jean-Marc  Odobez   (,  or   Alex  Jaimes