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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Full-scholarship PhD student position in image processing / computer vision / pattern recognition, University of Groningen


Contact: petkov@cs.rug.nl

A full-scholarship PhD student position in Computer Science at a leading
European research university. 

PhD student position in image processing / computer vision / pattern
recognition

Institute of Mathematics and Computing Science
University of Groningen

Topic of research
One of the following topics will be chosen according to the skills and
preferences of the successful candidate:

1) Development of a content based image retrieval system for remote
diagnosis (via internet) in dermatology in cooperation with the academic
hospital.

2) Use of computer vision techniques for domotics applications (of
computers in and around the home). 

3) Development of image and video processing methods for producing
artistic effects.

4) Development of an object recognition method that is motivated by the
function of the visual cortex. Major aspects are representation and
learning. 


Type and level of the position
This is a temporary research position at the level of a PhD student for
a period of maximum four years. The tuition fees will be waived and the
student will receive a full scholarship according to the university
regulations. In this period the student will follow relevant courses and
prepare and defend a PhD thesis. The position is embedded in the
research group Intelligent Systems. The tradition of the group is that
PhD theses are based on excellent papers in high imact journals so that
our PhD graduates have a very strong competative position on the
academic market. Thesis director and supervisor will be professor N.
Petkov. 

Our requirements on your qualifications
You are a university graduate (at the level of diploma or master of
science level) in one of the following disciplines: computer science,
artificial intelligence, electrical engineering, biophysics,
computational neuroscience, physics. You have an excellent academic
record (GPA) and belong to the top 5% of the graduates of your year and
preferrably have a graduation with a distinction such as first class
honors or cum laude. You are fluent in English language and able to
write scientific articles and reports (to be proven by your graduation
thesis or another comparable report or co-authorship of published
scientific articles).

How to apply
Send the following information: 
1) an application letter with a CV, 
2) a specification of grade point average (GPA) and transcript of
records, 
3) an indication of your rank in the class and year (e.g. 1st in a
class of 20), 
4) evidence of excellence (e.g. graduation with honors) and a list of
relevant awards, 
5) proofs of involvement in research (e.g. co-authorship of scientific
articles), 
6) a description of your ideas for research in one of the specified
areas, 
7) names and email addresses of three scientists (typically your former
professors) who can give a reference for you. 
Send this information to prof. N. Petkov (petkov at cs dot rug dot nl).
Applicants will be asked to do a short assignment in order to
demonstrate their research abilities. The position will be open until a
suitable candidate is found.