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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions on Intelligent Video Surveillance, Genova, Italy

Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions on Intelligent Video Surveillance
IIT Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy

The IIT wants to establish a laboratory on Intelligent Vision Systems, specifically focused on video surveillance and security  aspects and is starting the recruitment of full-time researchers.
The mission of the laboratory is to design and develop innovative video surveillance systems, characterized by the use of highly-functional smart sensors and advanced video analytics features. 
To this end, the laboratory is involved in activities concerning computer vision and pattern recognition, biometry, multimodal data and sensor fusion, sensors networks, and embedded computer vision systems. 
The lab will pursue this goal by working collaboratively and in cooperation with external private and public partners.

This first call aims at opening postdoc positions related to the above areas of expertise and specifically devoted to:
+ low-level video analytics: signal/image processing, tagging and tracking (individuals, groups, crowd, vehicles, etc.);
+ high-level video analytics: behaviour analysis, activity recognition, reasoning paradigms, graphical models.

Applicants research experience and qualification on computer vision and pattern recognition/machine learning are clearly a must, and evidence of top quality research on the above specified areas in the form of published papers and/or patents are definitely required.

The postdoctoral position is up to 4 years starting as soon as possible after the deadline indicated below. Candidates should have a PhD in computer vision and/or machine learning and related areas (or at least have submitted the thesis and awaiting the viva).
The salary will be commensurate to qualification and experience and in line to that of the research institutes in the rest of Europe.

Further details and informal enquires can be made by email to
Completed application forms along with a curriculum listing all publications, a pdf of your most representative publications and a research statement describing your previous research experience and outlining its relevance to these topics should be sent electronically to
Please, if possible, also indicate three independent references inside the CV or the email.

The closing date for applications is 15th March 2009, but prompt applications are encouraged.
Well contact the applicants for the follow-on of the procedure.

The IIT is a non-profit institution based in Genova, situated in north-west part of Italy close to both the Italian Riviera and the Alps, established jointly by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, and the Ministry of Economy and Finance to promote excellence in basic and applied research and to contribute to the economic development of Italy.
The primary goals of the IIT are the creation and dissemination of scientific knowledge as well as the strengthening of Italys technological competitiveness.
The IIT intends to become an international leading centre in scientific research and advanced technology, able to attract researchers from around the world, and cooperating with both academic institutions and private organizations.

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