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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Post-doctoral Research Fellow/Research Associate in Image Processing and Multimedia at University of British Columbia


Position Available: Post-doctoral Research Fellow/Research Associate

The Human Communications Technology (HCT) Lab
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Annual, renewable, starting immediately
,000-,000 CDN depending upon qualifications

The Human Communications Technology (HCT) lab performs leading edge
research in human computer interfaces. We currently have 3 years funding
for research involving multi-camera systems for human tracking and
multi-capture single-image photography. We use a variety of cameras and
software/hardware platforms for conducting the research. Our ultimate goal
is to deploy a prototype system into a sports facility, such as a hockey
rink, for interactive video broadcast of processed multi- camera video
data during the Olympics in Vancouver in 2010.

This position offered involves being one of the lead technical engineers
on the project as well as programming and development of the core
technologies to deploy the infrastructure for the multi- camera system. In
particular, you will be doing research on and developing: multimedia
database for multisensor systems, ubiquitous computing techniques, content
delivery techniques and advanced image/vision processing. You will be
working and coordinating with visiting faculty, post-docs, graduate
students and undergraduate who are working on the project.

Skill at a research level that are important are:
1. familiarity with multi-media content including:
        a. content delivery methods
        b. database techniques
        c. compressions methods
        d. client/server architecture including PDAs and cellphones.
2. knowledge of multi-camera image processing techniques at a researcher
level
3. good communication skills including writing conference and journal
papers
4. good people skills for working and coordinating the project

In addition, the following skills are an asset:
1. C, C++/Ajax/Java and web coding for MM
2. GUI development; some of AWT/Swing, Flash, Python/tkinter etc.
3. MATLAB/fast prototyping tools, OpenCV
4. image/vision processing H/W knowledge
5. OpenGL knowledge
6. experience with developing large scale software projects

The fellow is expected to work closely with the principal investigators,
other post-docs and students on the project. The successful candidate is
expected to publish in international conferences and journals with the
team of researchers on the project.

Deadline for applications: Feb. 28, 2007. Hiring will continue until a
suitable candidate is found.

Please contact Dr. Sid Fels, ssfels@ece.ubc.ca for more information about
how to apply.