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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

JOB: Research Officer - University of Bath (UK) - Computer Vision/Information Retrieval

JOB: Research Officer - University of Bath (UK) - Computer
Vision/Information Retrieval

Department:   Computer Science
Location:        University of Bath, Claverton Campus, Bath, BA2 7AY.

An opportunity exists for a Research Officer to work on one of our
EPSRC funded research projects, investigating the use of hand-drawn
sketches as a mechanism for querying large video databases.  The work
will involve developing and evaluating algorithms to analyse scene
content and dynamics in video clips, and to match this information to
sketches annotated with animation motion cues, such as streak-lines.

Applicants should have a research background in Computer Vision or a
related area, demonstrated through a publication record.  A relevant
PhD is desirable, and the ability to work as a member of a small team
is essential.  Programming skills in MATLAB and/or C/C++ would also be

The appointment will be for 12 months, starting October 2008.  Informal
enquiries are welcome and can be made to Dr John Collomosse
(email, quoting the below Ref No. as the subject).

Salary:  28,290 - 33,780 pa

Duration: 12 months fixed term

Ref Number :   08H143R

Apply online:

Closing Date:  Thursday July 31 2008
Interviews:  2nd Week August

Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage city set in the west of England (~2
hours from London):