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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Research scientist position, Vision and Graphics group, HP Labs California

We have a job opening in the Vision and Graphics group at HP
Laboratories in sunny Palo Alto, California. Our web page,, provides some
background on public aspects of our work, and a job description is
appended below. We are beginning to interview candidates now, so if you
are interested, please apply immediately. The job is open to non-US

Candidates can apply online by going to,
searching for job number 977940, and clicking "apply". You may also make
informal inquiries to Bruce Culbertson at,
+1-650-857-6656, or Michael Harville at



Job Description

Work as a member of the HP Labs Computer Vision and Graphics team. The
team has been focused on creating immersive experiences, especially for
remote collaboration, telepresence, and gaming. They created the
Coliseum interactive virtual reality system and contributed to HP's Halo
video conferencing product. Current projects include research with
arrays of cameras and/or projectors, and high performance media
processing architectures to interconnect and apply such devices to a
variety of purposes. The team's interests include 3D reconstruction,
image-based rendering, tracking, multi-camera systems, background
subtraction and video matting, relightable textures, and the
communication of eye contact.

*	Advanced degree in a computer vision or computer graphics
*	Proven research ability
*	Programming skills and the ability to build large systems that
*	Ability to work independently and in teams
*	Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
*	Experience in several of the following: remote collaboration,
telepresence, camera calibration and pose estimation, 3D reconstruction,
multi-camera systems and algorithms, background subtraction and video
matting, tracking, media streaming and processing, GPU programming,
rapid prototyping (e.g., Matlab programming)

*	Ph.D. in a computer vision or computer graphics
*	Knowledge of video and audio coding, signal processing, media