[visionlist] PhD position “Control for high-resolution Optical Coherence Tomography”

The Delft Center for Systems and Control of the Delft University of
Technology, The Netherlands,
announces a PhD position “Control for high-resolution Optical
Coherence Tomography”
The vacancy description can be found at: http://www.dcsc.tudelft.nl/~mverhaegen/n4ci/vacancies.htmContact point: M.Verhaegen@tudelft.nl
The PhD Position is available in the Smart Optics Group lead by
Professor M. Verhaegen. The
research focuses on the use of advanced identification and data
driven control methodologies for
high resolution imaging for developing a compact optical coherence
tomography (OCT) system.
In existing OCT systems the necessary lateral resolution for
cellular imaging of biological tissue is
achieved by the application of standard adaptive optics systems. The
major drawback of these
bulky systems is cost. In the project we aim at developing smart
algorithms to maintain resolution
of AO-OCT systems while reducing cost and size of the resolution
enhancement module. The
project is indicated by iOCT – integrated OCT and is financially
supported by the IOP Photonic
Devices Research program of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.
The multidisciplinary
project establishes collaboration with the clinical researchers of
the AMC (Amsterdam Medical
Center), the Dutch Research Institute TNO and the SME Focal. A
prototype of the iOCT system
will be developed and validated in a clinical setting.We are looking
for a candidate with a solid interest and background in advanced
control engineering method design and/or image processing with a
clear biomedical interest. The candidate should have an MSc degree
in Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Mathematics, or the equivalent, with a strong background in
numerical algorithms for system identification and control
targeted towards image processing. Experience with parallel or
multi-core processing is an advantage.     


Maritime and Materials EngineeringLevel Master degreeMaximum employment Maximum of 38 hours per week (1
FTE)Duration of contract 4 yearsSalary scale €2042 to €2612 per month gross



Contact point: M.Verhaegen@tudelft.nl

[visionlist] Reminder: BeFIT workshop 2012 -Benchmarking Facial Image Analysis Technologies-


** Apologies for cross posting **CALL FOR PARTICIPATIONACM 3rd INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FACIAL ANALYSIS AND ANIMATION (FAA) http://faa2012.ftw.at/Museum of Young Art, Vienna. September 21st, 2012Registration:http://faa2012.ftw.at/registration.htmlImportant Dates:13th July 2012: Deadline for extended abstract submission17th August 2012: Notification of acceptance7th September 2012: Camera ready abstractsConfirmed Speakers:Mark Pauly, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.Jörn Ostermann, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Laboratory for Information Technology.Facial animation is a broad and exciting area of research drawing on multiple disciplines: computer graphics and animation provide the means to render and display a face, computer vision can be used to measure, interpret and decode facial actions, while psychology can help provide the emotive human element of animation. However, creating convincing facial animation is an exceptionally difficult task – each one of us is an expert judge in deciding whether an animation is realistic or not. In today’s world, facial animation has more applications than ever before: from video game characters to movie actor doubles, from machine facial displays to psychological research stimuli.Following on from the success of FAA 2009 (http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/faa2009/), and FAA 2010 (http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/faa/), we are pleased to announce a call for submissions for FAA 2012, in cooperation with ACM.  The aim of this meeting is to bring together researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry – particularly in VFX and games – interested in all aspects of facial animation and related analysis. Submissions are invited in the following broad topic areas:. Acquisition of Facial Shape, Motion and Texture. Performance Driven Animation and Expression Mapping. Facial animation using Example Based Synthesis and Motion Graph based techniques. Facial Animation Production Pipelines. Visual Speech Synthesis. Animation of Non-Linguistic Behaviors and Vocalisations. Perception of Facial Animation and the “Uncanny Valley”. Facial Rendering (Photorealistic and Non-Photorealistic). Virtual Characters for Telepresence / Embodied Virtual Agents. Facial Model Based Coding and Compression. Facial Analysis and Animation for Mobile Applications. Face Cognition and Perception for Facial Analysis and AnimationResearch should be submitted as a 1 page extended abstract using the SIGGRAPH formatting guidelines (seehttp://www.siggraph.org/publications/instructions). LaTeX and BibTeX class files following the “acmsiggraph” convention may be downloaded from (http://www.siggraph.org/publications/acmsiggraph.zip). An example submission may be found at (http://www.siggraph.org/publications/poster-abstract-example1.pdf).Submissions do not need to be anonymous. Contributions should be submitted following instructions on the FAA 2012 website. Authors of accepted submissions will have their work appear in the ACM Digital Library (http://portal.acm.org/dl.cfm). The program on the day will consist of both oral and poster presentations, including invited keynote talks from leading international experts.Chairs: Darren Cosker (Uni. of Bath), Michael Pucher (FTW), Gregor Hofer (FTW), Michael Berger (Uni. of Edinburgh) and Will Smith (Uni. of York).For general inquiries regarding FAA, including contact information for the organisers, please visit:http://faa2012.ftw.at/contact.html

[visionlist] Journal of Vision – 2011 Impact Factor

The 2011 ISI Impact Factor for Journal of Vision is 3.376.

Other 2011 statistics for JOV from ISI:

5 year impact factor 3.646

Immediacy Index 0.653

As a reminder, the 2011 Impact Factor is the average citations during 2011 of papers published during 2009-2010.


We thank our authors, readers, and editors for helping us achieve this result.

Andrew B. Watson
Journal of Vision   http://journalofvision.org

[visionlist] Postdoctoral position in systems neuroscience, City College of New York

Postdoctoral position in systems neuroscience, City College of New York

A postdoctoral “Endeavor Scientist” position funded by the Child Mind
Institute (CMI) is available starting this Fall in the lab of Simon
Kelly at the City College of New York. The endeavor scientist will
work on basic and clinical projects mainly using human
electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings, under the joint supervision of
Simon Kelly (http://bme.ccny.cuny.edu/people/faculty/skelly) of the
Department of Biomedical Engineering, CCNY and Michael Milham
(http://www.childmind.org/en/directory/clinicians/mmilham) of CMI. The
position will involve analysis of data obtained from clinical and
non-clinical populations at the Child Mind Institute and its
collaborators, in addition to conducting basic studies of perception
and cognition in the Kelly lab, particularly focusing on decision
making and attention. A major goal will be to develop novel paradigms
and data analysis approaches that allow neural signals to be linked
with well-defined perceptual/cognitive computations, and to deploy
these paradigms and approaches to studies at CMI. Clinical studies
will be mainly in child and adolescent populations associated with
clinically significant anxiety, attentional dysfunction, emotional
dysregulation and learning impairments. Any innovative tools developed
in the course of this position will be made publicly available.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field,
including neural/biomedical engineering, applied mathematics and
computer science. The candidate must have strong analytic/quantitative
skills, be proficient in programming (especially Matlab), and have
experience in psychophysics and EEG recording and analysis. Experience
with fMRI is a strong plus, as some projects may involve a multimodal
EEG/fMRI approach. The ideal candidate will be reliable, highly
motivated, and will be equally productive when working independently
or cooperatively.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, contact information for
three references, and a cover letter with a brief description of past
research accomplishments as well as future research interests and
career goals to Simon Kelly at skelly2@ccny.cuny.edu.



A postdoctoral position is available in Fred Kingdom’s lab in the McGill Vision Research Unit.  The position is for someone with an interest in applying psychophysics and image processing to how color and luminance contrast is used for intermediate-level visual processing, e.g. feature detection, texture segmentation, motion grouping and contour-shape coding, using synthetic patterns as well as images of natural scenes (see http://mvr.mcgill.ca/Fred/research.htm). Interested candidates should have, or nearly have, a PhD and preferably experience with graphics programming (e.g. Macintosh, ViSaGe).  

The McGill Vision Research Unit consists of about fifteen faculty/postdocs/graduate-students working on neurophysiological, psychophysical, computational and brain-imaging aspects of vision.  Montréal is a pleasant, cosmopolitan and relatively inexpensive city to live in. 

Interested candidates should send CVs to fred.kingdom@mcgill.ca. I will be available to meet with any interested candidates at the ECVP meeting in Alghero.

Fred Kingdom

[visionlist] Tenure Track Research position – Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy