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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

4 Postdoc and PhD positions available in Multi-Camera Video Analysis - Queen Mary, University of London


4 x Postdoctoral and PhD Positions in Multi-Camera Video Analysis
Queen Mary Vision Laboratory, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Applications are invited for four research positions (2 postdoctoral 
research assistants and 2 PhD studentships) to develop people tracking, 
consistent labelling, action categorisation and behaviour monitoring 
across a distributed network of CCTV and embedded smart cameras for 
global situational awareness in a wide area. This work is part of a UK 
EPSRC and MOD DSTL funded project BEWARE 
(http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/~sgg/BEWARE/) in which Queen Mary will be 
collaborating with a number of government and industrial partners 
including MOD DSTL / SASD, Home Office HOSDB, Ultra Electronics, 
SmartCCTV, Tyco Fire and Integrated Solutions, and Liverpool City Watch.

Successful candidates will be based at the Queen Mary Vision Laboratory 
working with Prof Shaogang Gong and Dr Tao Xiang in the Department of 
Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London. Queen Mary Vision 
Laboratory (http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/research/vision/) currently 
undertakes research on video behaviour analysis and abnormality 
detection, people detection and tracking in crowded scenes, video object 
super-resolution for face recognition, human facial expression and body 
language modelling , video-audio avatar, dynamic scene background 
removal, and object categorisation.

The two postdoctoral positions are for 3 years starting as soon as 
possible. Candidates should have a PhD in computer vision or machine 
learning (or at least have submitted yours thesis and is waiting for the 
viva). Salary is in the range of 27003-31739 per annum inclusive, 
depending on qualifications and experience. The two PhD studentships are 
open to nationals of both UK/EU and non-EU countries and will pay a 
stipend of approximately 14,600 per annum plus fees.

Further information and application form at 
http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/staff/recruit/. Informal enquires to Prof 
Shaogang Gong (sgg@dcs.qmul.ac.uk) and Dr Tao Xiang 

To apply, applicants should be sent electronically Sue White 
(suew@dcs.qmul.ac.uk) and Shaogang Gong (sgg@dcs.qmul.ac.uk) a completed 
application form with a CV that lists all publications. Please also 
arrange the following to be sent directly via email to Shaogang Gong: 
three independent references, electronic copies of your representative 
publications and a research statement describing your previous research 
experience and outlining their relevance to this project. Closing date: 
Monday 12 March 2007.