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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoc in Human Motion Analysis and Tracking, McGill University

Postdoc in machine learning and human locomotion analysis via sensor networks at McGill University (Montreal, Canada)

The Centre for Intelligent Machines at McGill University seeks applicants for a research position on the tracking and analysis of human walking patterns via distributed non-visual sensor networks, for interaction in virtual and augmented reality environments.  The aim is to enable new interfaces for interaction via walking in intelligent environments, as captured through networks of force, acoustic, and other motion sensors, embedded in floor or ground surfaces and their surroundings.

There are several possible sub-projects the researcher may engage with, depending on interests and expertise, including:

- Machine learning techniques for real-time human pedestrian activity analysis and tracking using non-conventional sensor networks
- Integration of multimodal sensor information in the real-time analysis from walking signatures
- Development of novel nonvisual (force and acoustic) sensor networks for distributed interactive floor surfaces

The candidate should have a PhD in a related discipline, and should possess experience in one of the following areas:

- Machine learning for human motion analysis
- Activity analysis from sensor networks
- Multimodal sensor information processing
- Robotic perceptual systems
- Sensor network design

Work will take place in the context of the project NIW: Natural Interactive Walking, funded by the European Commission 7th Framework and the Ministre du Dveloppement, conomique, Innovation et Exportation (Qubec).  The project is being undertaken in partnership with leading European research institutions in France, Italy, and Denmark, with significant exchange between them.

The position is initially for two years.  It will be based in the Shared Reality Environments lab of the Centre for Intelligent Machines at McGill University.  The lab is also affiliated with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology.

The position is available effective immediately.  A short list of candidates will be interviewed, either in person or by videoconference.

Interested candidates should send their CV, selected publications, and contact information for three references to:

Jeremy Cooperstock
Associate Professor
Centre for Intelligent Machines and
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
McGill University
3480 University Street, Room 424
Montreal, QC, H3A 2A7, Canada