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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral position: Computer Vision, Structure from Motion, Adelaide, South Australia


Contact: Anton.vandenhengel@adelaide.edu.au

2-YEAR POSTDOCTORAL POSITION
Australian Centre for Visual Technologies
University of Adelaide
South Australia

Rapid interactive scene modelling from video

Research areas: Computer Vision, Structure from Motion

The successful applicant will join an established and successful team
lead by Dr Anton van den Hengel, Dr Anthony Dick, and Prof Philip Torr
working on developing methods for rapid interactive scene modelling
from video sequences. The position is initially for 2 years and will be
available from early 2008.

Project background: The recovery of 3D models from video has for a
number of years been a goal of both the computer vision and graphics
communities. In computer vision, several systems have been developed to
automatically recover a cloud of 3D scene points from a video sequence.
However these are vulnerable to ambiguities in the image data,
degeneracies in camera motion, and a lack of discernible features on the
model surface. These difficulties can be overcome by manual intervention
in the modelling process. In the extreme case, a modelling package such
as Blender3D can used to build a model manually, but it is difficult to
create a photo realistic result by this process. A more appealing option
is to use all of the information that can be derived from the video
using computer vision techniques to inform an interactive modelling
process. The question then arises: how should these interactions be
implemented so they are (a) intuitive to a non-expert user and (b)
powerful and informative to the underlying modelling engine, so that
only a small number of interactions are required? See
http://www.acvt.com.au/research/videotrace/ for more details.

This is a new position in an expanding international group of researchers.
Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, with a strong
background in computer vision, in particular in structure from motion
and Bayesian estimation.  Strong coding and mathematical skills are also
required. The successful applicant will work as part of a team of
researchers within the Australian Centre for Visual Technologies on
problems in interactive scene modelling.  International travel,
particularly
to work with researchers in Oxford, will be funded as part of the package.

Salary: From ,700 to ,215 (Australian Dollars) negotiable.

Closing Date: 21 December, 2007.  Further positions may become
available, however, so applications may be accepted after this date for
those positions.

Informal enquiries and applications may be addressed to
Dr. A van den Hengel, Australian Centre for Visual Technologies
http://www.cs.adelaide.edu.au/~hengel/
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
Anton.vandenhengel@adelaide.edu.au tel +61 8 8303 5309