RESEARCH ASSOCIATE: Visual Content Analysis and Search Engines (Ref: 4539)
GBP 26,666 - GBP 31,840 pa (approx US$ 53k to US$ 63k pa)
Based in Milton Keynes, UK
appointment initially up to 20 months
The Open University's Knowledge Media Institute (http://kmi.open.ac.uk/)
has an opening for one Postdoctoral Research Associate to undertake
research in within the context of an EU/IST-funded integrated project,
PHAROS, which aims to build a next generation audiovisual search platform,
to be designed, developed and applied jointly by a consortium consisting
of leading academic and industrial players with proven track records in
innovation and commercial success. The Multimedia and Information Systems
group of the KMi is a key player in developing core search technologies
within this project including advanced content-based visual search engine
and visual content analysis.
You should have a PhD, strong publication record, and R&D experience in
multimedia information retrieval systems or multimedia databases. Strong
programming skills in JAVA, C/C++ and/or MATLAB are essential. Your role
would be to research and develop cutting-edge algorithms for video
duplicate detection and content-based multimedia retrieval.
For detailed information, and to apply on line, go to
http://kmi.open.ac.uk/jobs/vacancy-4539.cfm or call the KMi Recruitment
Coordinator on +44 (0)1908 654774 or email kmi at open.ac.uk quoting the
reference number. Prof Stefan Rueger (s.rueger at open.ac.uk) and Dr Dawei
Song (d.song at open.ac.uk) are available for informal enquiries. Closing
date: 17h April 2008 (shortlisting 21th April, interviews in the week
commencing 28th April).
Disabled applicants who meet the essential job requirements will be
interviewed. Further particulars are available in large print, disk or
audiotape (minicom +44 (0)1908 654901 for hard of hearing).
We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all
sections of the community.
Stefan Rueger [log in to unmask]
Knowledge Media Institute tel: +44-1908-655 945
The Open University fax: +44-1908-653 169
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, UK http://kmi.open.ac.uk/mmis
Professor of Knowledge Media, The Open University, UK
Visiting Principal Research Fellow, Imperial College London