[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

[Imageworld] CFP – Developer-Centred Computer Vision at ACCV

Workshop on Developer-Centred Computer Vision (DCCV 2012), in
conjunction with ACCV 2012

Web site: http://www.openvl.org/DCCV/

There has been a relatively recent surge in the number of developer
interfaces to computer vision becoming available: OpenCV has become much
more popular, Mathworks have released a Matlab Computer Vision Toolbox,
visual interfaces such as Vision-on-Tap are online and working, and
specific targets such as tracking (OpenTL) and GPU (Cuda, OpenVIDIA)
have working implementations. Additionally, in the last six months
Khronos (the not-for-profit industry consortium which creates and
maintains open standards) has formed a working group to discuss the
creation of a computer vision hardware abstraction layer (CV HAL).

Developing methods to make computer vision accessible poses many
interesting questions and will require novel approaches to the problems.
This one day workshop will bring together researchers in the fields of
Vision and HCI to discuss the state-of-the-art and the direction of
research. There will be peer-reviewed demos and papers, with three oral
presentation sessions and a poster session. We invite the submission of
original, high quality research papers and demos on accessible computer
vision. Areas of interest include (but not limited to):

Higher-level abstractions of vision algorithms
Algorithm/Task/User level API design
Automatic/interactive algorithm selection based on human input
Automatic/interactive task selection based on human input
Interpretation of user input such as descriptions, sketches, images or
Case-studies on developer-centred computer vision
Visual development environments for vision system construction
Evaluation of vision interfaces (e.g. through user studies)

Important Dates:

Paper submission: 31st August 2012
Notification of acceptance: 30th September 2012
Camera-ready papers: 10th October 2012
Workshop date: 5th or 6th November 2012

Workshop Organisers:

Gregor Miller, University of British Columbia
Sidney Fels, University of British Columbia


Submission will be through the CMT submission system, and the ACCV
author kit should be used. The standards for submission are the same as
for ACCV.

Gregor Miller, gregor {at} ece.ubc.ca
University of British Columbia
Tel: +1 604 822 4583
Address: 2332 Main Mall, Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, V6T 1Z4, Canada

[Imageworld] Deadline Extended: MICCAI 2012 Grand Challenge on Multi-Atlas Labeling

[Imageworld] DICTA 2012 – Second Call for Papers

Second Call for Papers


DICTA 2012  Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications

3-5 December 2012, Fremantle, Western Australia

Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA) is the

main Australian Conference on computer vision, image processing,

pattern recognition, and related areas. DICTA was established as a

biannual conference in 1991 and became and annual event in 2007. It is

the premier conference of the Australian Pattern Recognition Society

(APRS).  The venue for the conference is the Esplanade Hotel,

Fremantle. The format of the conference will be single-track with both

oral presentations and posters.

Prospective topics of interest for DICTA 2012 include, but are not

limited to, the following:

* Image coding and processing

* Shape and texture analysis

* Surveillance, defence and industrial applications

* Remote sensing and spectral imaging

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* Image coding and processing

* Shape and texture analysis

* Surveillance, defence and industrial applications

* Remote sensing and spectral imaging

* Geospatial image analysis

* Astronomical image analysis

* Statistical and structural pattern recognition

* Computer vision

* Software and hardware

* Human-computer interaction

* Biomedical and e-health applications

* Biotechnology applications of pattern recognition

* Content-based image retrieval and image databases

* Video Databases and Visual Information Systems

Important dates for DICTA 2012

* Paper  submission               30th June 2012

* Notification of acceptance      31st July

* Camera ready papers due         21st August

* Registration opens              6th  August

* Early bird registration closes  1st  October

* Conference                      3-5  December 2012

Please note that it is a condition of publication that accepted papers

are presented by one of the authors. Presenters for accepted papers

must register before the camera ready deadline to avoid withdrawal

from the conference proceedings and programme.

Further information is available at http://dicta2012.aprs.org.au

Conference Committee

General Chairs

* Prof. Geoff West (Curtin University, Australia)

* Prof. Peter Kovesi (The University of Western Australia, Australia)

Local Organization

* Dr Douglas Chai (Edith Cowan University)

* A/Prof. Du Huynh (The University of Western Australia)

* A/Prof. Peng Lam (Edith Cowan University)

* Dr Mihai Lazarescu (Curtin University)

* Dr Thanh Ly (DSTO)

* Dr Martin Masek (Edith Cowan University)

* A/Prof. Tele Tan (Curtin University)

* A/Prof. Kevin Wong (Murdoch University)

Papers Chair

* Dr Ajmal Mian (The University of Western Australia)

Technical Committee and Area Chairs

* Prof. Apostolos Antonacopoulos (University of Salford, UK)

* A/Prof. Andrew Bradley (The University of Queensland, Australia)

* A/Prof. Murk Bottema (Flinders University and Australian Pattern

Recognition Society)

* A/Prof. Michael S. Brown (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

* Prof. Kosin Chamnongthai (King Mongkut’s University of Technology,


* A/Prof. Chin Seng Chua (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

* Prof. Robert Duin (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

* Prof. Tim Ellis (Kingston University, London, UK)

* Dr Roland Goecke (University of Canberra, Australia)

* Dr Stephen Hardy (Canon Information Systems Research Australia)

* Prof. Richard Hartley (Australian National University, Australia)

* Dr Alan Harvey (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia)

* Prof. Anders Heyden (Lund University, Sweden)

* Prof. Ioannis Kakadiaris (University of Houston, USA)

* A/Prof. Ashraf Kassim  (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

* Prof. Jien Kato (Nagoya University, Japan)

* A/Prof. Sohaib Khan (Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan)

* Dr Jinman Kim (University of Sydney, Australia)

* Dr Thomas Landgrebe (The University of Sydney, Australia)

* Prof. Brian C. Lovell (University of Queensland, Australian Pattern

Recognition Society and NICTA)

* Prof. Guojun Lu (Monash University, Australia)

* Prof. Anthony Maeder (University of Western Sydney and Australian

Pattern Recognition Society)

* Dr Teck Khim Ng (DSO National Laboratories, Singapore)

* A/Prof. Sim Heng Ong (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

* Dr Nick Pears (University of York, UK)

* Prof. Massimo Piccardi (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)

* Dr. Nick Redding (DSTO, Australia)

* Prof. Ian Reid (Oxford University)

* Dr Paul Rosin (Cardiff University, Wales)

* Prof. Arun Ross (West Virginia University, USA)

* A/Prof. Hao Shi (Victoria University, Australia)

* Dr David Squire (Monash University, Australia)

* Dr Changming Sun (CSIRO, Australia)

* Dr Jacques Blanc-Talon (DGA, France)

* Prof. Tieniu Tan (National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition, China)

* Prof. David Taubman (University of New South Wales, Australia)

* Dr Pavan Turaga (Arizona State University, USA)

* Prof. Anton van den Hengel (The University of Adelaide, Australia)

* Dr Lei Wang (University of Wollongong, Australia)

* Dr Zhiyong Wang (University of Sydney, Australia)

* Prof. Hong Ren Wu (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia)

* Dr. Jian Zhang (NICTA and University of New South Wales, Australia)

Advisory Committee

* A/Prof. Andrew Bradley (The University of Queensland, Australia)

* Prof. Brian C. Lovell (University of Queensland, Australian Pattern

Recognition Society and NICTA)

* Prof. Anthony Maeder (University of Western Sydney and Australian

Pattern Recognition Society)

Working Committee

* Tony Adriaansen (Promim Pty. Ltd, Australia)

Conference Sponsors

* Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO)

* The Australian Pattern Recognition Society (APRS)