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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

RA Post in Cognitive Vision at University of Reading

Research Assistant Post

University of Reading, UK
School of Systems Engineering - Computer Science

Closing date: 23 May 2008
Reference number: RS08023
Post type: full-time, fixed-term
Pay grade: Grade 6
Payscale: 25,888 to 30,013 per annum
Salary notes: Fixed term until 31 October 2009

As a result of funding under the Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics Programme of the EC 7th Framework Programme (FP7-ICT), we are seeking a Research Assistant (RA) to work alongside an existing RA on a high profile international research and development project.

The Co-FRIEND project aims to design a framework for understanding human activities in real environments (airport aprons), through an artificial cognitive vision system, identifying objects and events, and extracting sense from scene observation.  The project will employ computational vision techniques for multicamera robust object (people and vehicle) detection and tracking, event detection and scene understanding.

You will have:

- a strong scientific background educated to PhD or have similar research experience

- programming skills in C++ and be able to demonstrate a knowledge of techniques in image processing/computer vision

- the ability to work independently  or as part of a team with academic and commercial partners to achieve goals within tight time constraints

- the ability to demonstrate enthusiasm about state of the art research, development and technology translation towards commercial vision systems

Informal contact details
Contact role: Principle Investigator
Contact name: Dr James Ferryman
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6697
Contact email:

Formal contact details:
Further information and application forms are available at or telephone 0118 378 6771 (voicemail).