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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Research Fellowship at Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing, University of Surrey

University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

        School of Electronics & Physical Sciences

      Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP)

Salary: up to 28,290 per annum
(Subject to Qualifications and Experience)

Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship and Research Studentships to work on an EU
funded project: URUS: Ubiquitous Robots in Urban Settings. This international, multi-partner
project will develop and demonstrate how a fleet of wirelessly networked robots can act
co-operatively to perform a set of diverse tasks, such as guidance and the transportation
of goods and people, in an urban environment. Surrey's contribution to the consortium is in
the area of computer vision based monitoring, activity and gesture recognition and the use
of vision for human-robot interaction.

The research fellowship post will be for a period of 18 months in the first instance but with
the possibility of extension for a further 18 months. You will have a strong background in
real-time computer vision, possess or be near to completing a relevant PhD degree, have a
sound publications record as well as proficiency in high-level programming.

The PhD studentships will be for a 3-year period covering both fees and maintenance costs
(for EU or UK students). You should have a strong 1st level degree in a technical discipline
with good mathematical skills and high level programming skills.

The Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing is one of Europe's premier research centres
in the fields of pattern recognition and computer vision. With over 75 researchers and a large
portfolio of projects it provides a first class environment and infrastructure for research.

All enquiries and applications regarding the PhD Studentships should be made to Prof.
John Illingworth ( or Dr Richard Bowden (
Information on CVSSP is available from the groups website at

Applications for the Research Fellow post can be made online or via downloading application
documents and further information at  If you are unable to apply
on-line please contact Mrs A Smith on or +44 (0)1483 689135.  
Please quote job reference number 5792.

Closing date for applications is Friday 2 March 2007

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