Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Opportunities

The ACVT currently has two Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship opportunities available in the following areas:

1. Scene understanding from a moving camera

2. Visual tracking and activity recognition

Duration: 3 years

The Australian Centre for Visual Technologies (ACVT) is one of the largest computer vision and image analysis research groups in Australia. Based in Adelaide, we currently number over 40 members including academics, research staff and students.  We work on a mixture of fundamental and commercially oriented research projects in computer vision and machine learning, and we have a strong track record of publications in the top venues.

Prof Ian Reid recently joined the group and is seeking two post-doctoral researchers to expand the research breadth of the group.  The researchers will participate in exciting and innovative projects that combine tracking, SLAM, object recognition and machine learning and real-time processing, for high-level scene understanding,

Post 1. Semantic SLAM

This post is funded from an Australian Research Council grant concerned with semantic visual SLAM.  The Research Fellow will investigate representations and algorithms for extraction of high-level
semantic information to improve the mapping process in SLAM, in particular introducing object recogition, object tracking and scene recognition into visual SLAM.

Post 2. Structured learning for behaviour analysis

This project is concerned with analysis of human behaviour, ranging from tracking people in crowds, analysis of pose (particularly gaze),  and activity and intention recognition.   In particular the Research Fellow will develop structured learning methods to leverage huge, unlabelled (or weakly labelled) datasets for improved pose analysis and activity recognition.

Within the broad remit of either project there will be considerable room for developing the research directions with Prof Reid.  There will also be potential opportunities for joint supervision of postgraduate and honours level students, collaboration with the Centre, and with visitors and with international partners.

Each successful applicant must have:

  • a PhD in a relevant discipline
  • a background in computer vision, machine learning or robotics
  • experience in C++, Python and/or Matlab
  • a good publication record commensurate with experience
  • fluency in written and spoken English
  • the ability to work individually and as a member of a broader team

Salary: University Level B (AU$83,620 – 93,027 depending on qualifications), plus benefits. Funding for relocation and conference travel is available.

The closing date for applications is Monday 29th April, 2013.  Please ensure that applications, together with a full CV (including a publication list  and statement of research expertise and interests) and the names of two referees, are received by 5pm Australian Central Standard Time (UTC+9.30)
Please email any queries or applications to:
Ms. Pru Carter
Post: School of Computer Science,
University of Adelaide,
North Terrace,
South Australia 5005,

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