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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PHD POSITION AVAILABLE at INRIA (3D shape reconstruction of non-opaque objects)


"3D shape and volumetric radiance estimation of non-opaque objects from 
multiview images."

                                   APPLICATION DEADLINE: 14th of May, 2008.


Multi-view stereovision consists in recovering the three-dimensional 
shape of an object or a scene from several images of it. Nowadays, 
multi-view stereovision algorithms allow more or less to recover opaque 
objects. Despite the recent advances in opaque surface modeling, the 
modeling of translucent, semi-transparent or transparent objects has not 
yet received a very widespread attention. Also, successful methods 
aiming for opaque surface recovery definitively fail to deal with 
translucent/transparent surfaces. Only recently, some prospective 
techniques for modeling transparent surfaces have emerged.

for more details.

- INRIA offers modern facilities and an excellent working environment
with a stimulating and innovative atmosphere.
- PERCEPTION Lab ( is a computer vision
research group specialized in scene recontruction (geometry,
reflectance, illumination, movement) and based at INRIA's Rhone-Alpes
site in Grenoble in the French Alps.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 14th of May, 2008.
Project Start: September 2008.

Basic knowledge in Computer Graphics, Computer Vision and Applied 
Mathematics is required. A strong expertise in at least two of these 
fields is highly desirable. Skills in C++ programming are also mandatory.

Language: our group is bilingual in English and French with much of the
work taking place in English.

Application: applications should include a curriculum vitae and the
names and full contact addresses of two or three referees. Please send
detailed applications by mail to: and

Related Useful Links And Environment
    * INRIA Grenoble homepage:

Application Forms and INRIA official web site for CORDI-S:
    * INRIA official web site:
    * Application Forms:

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