PhD Studentship in Computer Vision based Advanced Geotechnologies, Ireland

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The Computer Vision and Imaging Laboratory, at the Department of Computer Science, NUI

Maynooth is currently inviting applications for a PhD Studentship in Computer Vision based Advanced Geotechnologies. The successful candidate will be required to develop state-of-the-art computer vision techniques for improved image understanding,image querying and matching, and camera pose estimation. This work will becarried out as part of a larger project to develop a Smart Campus Environment incorporating state-of-the-art geotechnologies. In particular, it is intended that the outputs of the student’s research will provide the foundations for solutions within this environment for image-based userlocalization, intelligent user navigation, augmented reality, and distributed smart camera networks.

This position is part of a ScienceFoundation Ireland (SFI) funded Strategic Research Cluster in Advanced Geotechnologies (StratAG – that involves a consortium of departments from NUI Maynooth, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and University College Dublin (UCD). StratAG is a collaborative research programme aimed at developing new tools and technologies for the capture, analysis, and visualisation of geospatial information and the delivery of location based services using these technologies.

Interested candidates should hold afirst or upper second class honours degree in Computer

Science, Electronic Engineering, ora related discipline. Applicants should be able to demonstrate excellent mathematical, analytical, computer programming and communication skills.Previous experience in any of the following areas would be a distinct advantage: image processing/computer vision (e.g. feature extraction and matching, multiple view geometry, 3D reconstruction, etc.), pattern recognition, OpenCV, and OpenGL. Applicants who hold research masters in arelevant area are particularly welcomed.

Successful candidates will initially be enrolled on a full-time Masters of Science, with a review after 12 months for progression to a PhD programme. The studentship will comprise of fees and an annual stipend of 16,000 Euros (index linked). The successful applicant willbe provided with desk space, office and computing facilities, travel funding,and research training. Non-EU applicants are welcomed, however please note that unfortunately we cannot provide the international supplement to tuition fees for those students (this currently amounts to additional 5,000 EUR per year,but that amount might increase). Assuch, non-EU applicants will have to find their own funding to cover the supplement.

Applications should be submitted by email and should include a covering letter, a personal statement including a description oflatest research results, and CV including full list of publication and the names, addresses, fax and telephone numbers of two referees. Please include CVGA in the subject of your email. Applicants from outside of the EU should state clearly your visa requirements in your initial emails. Please do not send transcripts at this stage.

Application deadline: 17:00, 14th August 2009.
For all queries please contact: JohnMcDonald
Email: johnmcd[ at ]
Phone: +353-1-7084589

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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