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