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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Research Assistant/Research Fellow positions, IMSS, University of Reading, UK

*Research Assistants/Fellows** -Intelligent Media Technologies***

* *

*Intelligent Media Systems & Services Research Laboratory 
( )*

*Interactive Pervasive Computing Research Themes*

*School** of Systems** Engineering*

*University** of Reading** *

* *

*Pay grade:** **6*

* *

*Pay scale:* *__*_25134 - ** 32796 __(approx **37K-* *47.5K)_ per 
annum -subject to annual adjustment in accordance with national agreements.

* *

*The University of Reading is one of the top twenty research-intensive 
universities in the UK. The Intelligent Media Systems & Services 
Research Laboratory (IMSS, is an internationally 
well-established and dynamic group with a large and expanding portfolio 
of EU/DTI/MoD/EPSRC-funded research projects in strategic Computer 
Science and ICT fields and involving close alliances with world-class 
academic and industrial players in the UK and globally. IMSS Research is 
pushing forward the frontiers of innovation in advanced model-driven and 
service-oriented semantic-cognitive architectures as underpinned by 
agent technologies, middleware, ambient intelligence, and, multi-modal 
interfaces including virtual/augmented reality to realise and formally 
validate smart and secure environments.***

We are offering to self-motivated individuals with research leadership 
experience, the opportunity to work within a highly creative team, enjoy 
international collaborative research and present their work at centres 
of excellence in Europe and beyond.

* *

*You will have:*

*A PhD or Masters Degree qualification in Computer Science or in a 
closely associated discipline with software and systems engineering 
experience (exceptionally a 1st Class Honours Degree with a relevant 
final year project may be considered).** *Additionally* *candidates will 
have working knowledge of one of the 12 fields listed below as their 
specialist area:**

* *

*1) Data Mining Technologies *

 Data Mining,

 Linked Mining

 Data Warehousing

 Distributed Databases

 Machine Learning, CBR

*2) **Natural Language Processing*

 Dialogue Management

 Multi-modal Indexing

 Query support

*3) **Pattern Recognition & Optimisation*

 Speech & Sound Recognition

 Speaker Recognition

 Image Recognition & Tracking

 Natural Algorithms & Adaptation( Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms)

*4) Enterprise Systems Integration *

 Enterprise Applications J2EE-based Integration and Client Server 

 Semantic Workflow Integration

*5) Semantic Service-oriented Systems *

 Ontology Engineering, **

 Semantic Web/Grid

 Web Services

 Profiles Repositories Management

 Agent-broker frameworks

 Dynamic Media Adaptation & Personalisation (MPEG 21 Standards)

 Metadata Standards such as XML, SOAP, .NET etc

 Adaptive Media Transcoding

*6) 3D Modelling*

 3D Modelling,

 3D Imaging, Reconstruction,


 Virtual Reality

 Augmented Reality

 Image Recognition & Motion Analysis

*7) Access & Tagging Technologies*

 ID Management


*8) Communications Technologies*

 Wireless Technology

 Telecommunication Protocols

 Network Security

*9) Embedded Systems:*

 Embedded-systems designs encompassing both hardware and software 
aspects (e.g. VHDL programming, Memory controller interfaces such as 

 Experience of a range of parallel -programming techniques: parallel 
loops, loop-nest scheduling, parallel reduction, divide-and-conquer, 
pipelining, task-based parallelism

 Real-time processing and parallel decoding of telecommunication protocols

 FPGA design tools experience

 Sensor Networks

*10) Rights Protection Technologies*

 Digital Rights Management including Finger Printing, WaterMarking & 
relevant MPEG21 standards

*11) **Advanced Multi-modal Interfaces*

 Affective interfaces

 Embedded Conversational Agents (ECAs-Avatars)

*12) **Formal Methods, Simulation *

Successful candidates may have the opportunity to pursue a relevant PhD 
Programme of Research supported under the University staff fee-waiver 

* *

*For informal discussion and further information (e.g. *further 
particulars, job and person specification) *about the posts please 
contact the* IMSS Director, Atta Badii by email ( 
) or phone

_00 44 (0)118 378 7842 **_

* *_Closing Date 30th November 2007_

The Application Form is available at