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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Two postdoc positions in computer vision at QMUL

2 x Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Multi-camera/Sensor Intelligent 
Surveillance System

(Ref: 08036/KR)

Department of Computer Science, Queen Mary, University of London

Applications are invited for two full time postdoctoral research 
assistants to undertake research within the context of an European Union 
FP7-funded project SAMURAI (Suspicious and Abnormal behaviour Monitoring 
Using a netwoRk of cAmeras & sensors for sItuation awareness). SAMURAI 
is a joint FP7 project combining strength of 9 academic and industrial 
partners throughout Europe, aiming to develop and integrate an 
innovative intelligent surveillance system for robust behaviour 
monitoring of critical public infrastructure sites.

The SAMURAI project is awaiting final EU sign off (expected in early 
February 2008).

The successful candidates will develop models, algorithms, and systems 
for robust vehicle and luggage detection, categorisation and tracking, 
automated focus of attention using Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) and mobile 
cameras with positioning sensors in a distributed camera network, and 
online incremental profiling and inference of video behaviours across 
camera views for the detection and prediction of alert situations.

The successful candidates will be based at the Queen Mary Vision 
Laboratory, one of UKs leading research laboratories in computer 
vision, working with Prof Shaogang Gong and Dr Tao Xiang in the 
Department of Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London. Queen 
Mary Vision Laboratory ( 
currently undertakes research on video behaviour analysis and 
abnormality detection, people detection and tracking in crowded scenes, 
video object super-resolution for face recognition, human facial 
expression and body language modelling, video-audio avatar, dynamic 
scene background removal and object categorisation.

The two postdoctoral positions are for 3 years starting from 1st May 
2008 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates should have a PhD in 
computer vision and/or machine learning (or at least have submitted your 
thesis and awaiting the viva). Starting salary will be 30,968 per annum 
inclusive of London Allowance. Please note that in accordance with all 
other roles affected by the National Pay Framework, the grade and salary 
are subject to confirmation following the job evaluation exercise and 
the overall refinement of the Queen Mary grading structure. Candidates 
must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in 
accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1999.

Further details Informal enquires can be made by email to Prof Shaogang 
Gong: and Dr Tao Xiang:

Completed application forms along with a CV listing all publications, a 
pdf of your representative publications and a research statement 
describing your previous research experience and outlining its 
relevance to this project should be sent electronically to Shaogang Gong 
at: AND Sue White at: Please 
also arrange to send three independent references directly to Shaogang 
AND Sue.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 27th February 2008, with 
interviews expected two weeks thereafter.