PhD Fellowships in Biotechnology and Environmental Technology, University of Southern Denmark

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PhD fellowship in vision based segmentation and quantification of the temporal-spatial development of textured structures

The Institute of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology (KBM), Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark is seeking a highly motivated graduate to undertake research in vision based segmentation and temporal quantification in the spatial development of textured structures. The position is in close cooperation with the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller institute (MMMI). The Ph.D. position is part of two larger projects: ? funding - GUDP (Grønt- Udviklings- og DemonstrationsProgram) project with the title: “Graduation of fungicides and herbicides in potatoes and cereals”; and ? funded by Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller institute (MMMI) via a project titled “DiagnoseBot - Increasing the effectiveness of wound treatment and operations” (DiagnoseBot - Effectivisering af sårbehandling og operationer). Both projects will initially share active 3D vision systems for image acquisition of crop/weed scenes and human wounds. The PhD student will collaborate closely with the Cognitive Vision Lab (CoViL) research group at SDU which already has a powerful GPU accelerated framework for creating a vision system based on multiple view geometry referred to as Cognitive Vision Library (CoViS).

The focus will be on

  • Robust segmentation based on 2D and 3D vision (using the CoVIS framework)
  • Extraction of features for classification
  • Robust quantification of the early development of textured structures
  • Real-time implementation

Applicants for the PhD scholarship must have a masters degree within the subjects applied computer science, machine vision and/or statistics. The applicants must have experience with:

  • Sensor technology
  • Image analysis within the domain of crop/weed
  • Feature extraction
  • Embedded software and hardware design
  • Acceleration of signal processing algorithms, using Graphical Processing Units (GPU)

The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Program at the Universities (PhD order).

For further information on the position and conditions of employment please contact Associate Professor Rasmus Nyholm Jørgensen ( or the head of department Professor Lars Porskjær Christensen (

Students must have either graduated from a Scandinavian MSc program, an MSc program in English, have English as their native language, or alternatively have passed a language test at the level demanded by University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Engineering (minimum scores: IELTS 6.5 points; Paper-based TOEFL 575 points; Computer based TOEFL 230, Internet-based TOEFL 88 points).

Please send the application, marked Job ID 114006 and enclosures, which should include the following:
Detailed CV, including list of publications (if any)
Copy of diploma
A brief one-page proposal for study plan

Employment starts:  1 March, 2011
Closing date 9 February, 2011 at 12 noon
Location: Odense

Mark application Job ID 114006 and send it to:

University of Southern Denmark
The Faculty of Engineering
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M

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Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.


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