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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Research Positions in Scene Interpretation, University of Hamburg

Research Positions in Scene Interpretation
at the Cognitive Systems Laboratory, Department of Informatics, University of Hamburg
Applications are requested for

* a research position in the DFG-funded project "Probabilistic Preference Measures for Knowledge-based Scene Interpretation", duration 1/12/07 - 30/11/10. The project calls for basic research together with a partner at the Technical University of Hamburg.

* a research position in the EU-funded project Co-Friend, duration 1/2/08 - 31/1/11. The task is to combine probabilistic and logic-based methods for robust interpretation of airport ground-traffic scenes.

The Cognitive Systems Laboratory at the University of Hamburg has a long-standing record of leading-edge research in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence. One of our focus areas is scene interpretation and the connection of vision processes with common-sense knowledge.

Hamburg is one of the most beautiful towns in Germany which offers all attractions of a metropolitan city while retaining a natural and lovely environment. 
Applicants must have an above-average university degree in Computer Science and competence both in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence. We look for researchers with the background and caliber to investigate principled approaches for scene interpretation combining logic-based and probabilistic models. The monthly salary amounts to 2900 EUR (1663 EUR after taxes) with an 11% increase after the first year.

Please send applications to
Prof. Bernd Neumann
University of Hamburg
Department of Informatics
Vogt-Koelln-Str. 30
22527 Hamburg
Tel. +49-(0)-40-42883-2451  Fax +49-(0)-40-42883-2572