[visionlist] Looking for manual for Photo Research spectrascan PR-704


I moved in a new lab and I need to calibrate 10 monitors. Unfortunately the spectroradiometer that we possess is a PR-704 without manual. I’m looking to write a code in Matlab to automatically record a set of color samples for the calibration but without manual I have no idea how to start. Does anyone have a copy? Preferably digital? Or eventually a Matlab code that I can use (of course acknowledging the rights)?

Any help would be extremely appreciated!

Thank you,
Milena Vurro

Research Fellow
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[visionlist] job available at Cornell University in the Psychology Dept.

[visionlist] PhD Student Position: Robust and Accurate Computer Assisted Treatment Planning System for Intraocular Tumors

Robust and Accurate Computer Assisted Treatment Planning System for Intraocular Tumors

A very challenging topic in ophthalmology is the treatment of intraocular tumors by external beam radiation therapy. Ocular anatomy and radiosensitivity provide a unique challenge for intraocular tumor radiotherapy. Several complex forms of external beam radiation therapy, like stereotactic fractionated radiation therapy, have evolved in order to focus a higher radiation dose to the tumor while minimizing radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissues. However, to fully benefit from these technologies it is essential to establish an accurate treatment plan prior to the actual intervention. Generating a patient specific treatment plan from several different image modalities such as MRI or fundus photographs by fusing different modalities into a single, comprehensive, patient-specific eye model is the major focus of this thesis.

In particular this PhD is concerned with:

· Building a statistical shape model using MRI’s for adults as well as for children.
· Development of an automatic segmentation for patient specific MRI images based on the developed statistical shape model.
· Integration of the model and the segmentation into an existing treatment planning software framework.
· Incorporating fundus photographs in the treatment planning software framework.
· Validation of the developed treatment planning system against state of the art planning procedures.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate holding a Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science, physics, electrical engineering, or a related field with experience in computer vision and medical image processing.

The ideal candidate has strong analytical skills and programming experience in Matlab, C/C++, or equivalent. For a good working communication, oral and written fluency in English is required. It is essential that the candidate is willing to work in a multidisciplinary and international research team. The project is supported by the Suisse Cancer League for a duration of three years. The working place will be on a time shared basis the CHUV Lausanne and the University of Bern in Bern.

Earliest starting date: November 1st 2012.

Feel free to contact:

Dr. Meritxell Bach Cuadra, M.E.R., PhD, at meritxell.bachcuadra@unil.ch or

Prof. Dr. Jens Kowal, at jens.kowal@artorg.unibe.ch

Please send your complete application via e-mail.

[visionlist] Submission deadline extension: 2nd International conference on 3D imaging, Liege, Dec

Dear colleagues

Two updates regarding this meeting. 

1. The deadline for submissions has now been extended to 17th September

2. IEEE Signal Processing Society (technical co-sponsor of the meeting) has announced that the proceedings of IC3D will be included in their digital library, ‘IEEE Xplore’. 

The original call for papers follows

take care


Dear colleaguesYou are invited to submit a paper to the 2nd running of IC3D (getit?), a scientific conference that runs alongside 3DStereoMedia, theannual European 3D-stereo summit for science, technology, and digitalart (now in its fourth edition), in Liege, Belgium, in December. Themeeting is co-sponsored by the Signal Processing Society and IEEE soresults in recognised publications.The call for papers can be found here:http://www.3dstereomedia.eu/sites/default/files/pages/fichiers/ic3d2012_-_cfp_ieee_def.pdfDetails of the meeting and submission process can be found here:http://www.3dstereomedia.eu/en/scientific-conference

[visionlist] Research Assistant in Visual Attentive User Interfaces on Android Portable Devices @University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

A Research Assistant position is available in the Computer Laboratory at
the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, to design, implement and
evaluate a real-time computer vision/machine learning system and
corresponding visual attentive user interfaces on Android portable
devices. Using the front-facing camera of these devices, the system will
monitor the user’s gaze and eye movements to detect visual attention and
to recognise different visual activities while the user is interacting
with the devices.

The overall the goals of the project are:

– to develop robust computer vision and machine learning algorithms for
gaze estimation and eye movement analysis using the devices’ integrated
front-facing cameras

– to integrate these two monitoring components into a real-time system
that runs entirely on the portable device, making use of GPU
optimisations where possible

– to evaluate the robustness and performance of the system for attention
detection and activity recognition in user studies with human

– to help with the preparation and publication of scientific results

Human-computer interaction, Attentive user interfaces, Human and
computer vision, Machine learning, Eye tracking, Android/C/Java

The project is funded by a Google Research Award. The position is open
for applicants from the European Union only (i.e. those not requiring a
visa to work in the UK) and is offered full-time for 6 months.

The successful candidate will have a Masters in Computer Science or
related areas, with strong skills in computer vision and machine
learning. The work requires good Java/C/Android programming skills and
previous experience with OpenCV and eye tracking is desirable. Good
knowledge of English and communication skills are important as well.

Please email any informal enquiries to Dr Andreas Bulling, email:
andreas.bulling@acm.org before applying.

Applications should include:

– a cover letter

– a complete curriculum vitae (CV) incl. copies of school and university

– a short statement of previous experience in computer vision, machine
learning as well as with Android/C/Java programming

– a completed form CHRIS6:

Applications should be sent, preferably by email, to
Postal address: Personnel-Admin, University of Cambridge, Computer
Laboratory, 15 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FD.

* Limit of tenure: 6 months

Quote Reference: NR20242, Closing Date: 12 September 2012

[visionlist] ASSC17 Call for Symposia & Tutorial submissions

ASSC17 Call for Symposia & Tutorial submissionsASSC17 Call for Symposia & Tutorial submissions – DEADLINE OCTOBER 31st
The 17th annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC) will take place in
San Diego, USA from July 11-15th, 2013,
The 4 day meeting (plus 1 day of tutorial sessions) brings together leading researchers in neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, philosophy, psychiatry, neurology,  and computer science in a forum dedicated to showcasing and advancing rigorous scientific
approaches to understanding the nature, function, and underlying mechanisms of conscious experience.

Details can be found at http://www.theassc.org/
   Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Patrick Cavanagh :: Harvard University

Itzhak Fried ::  University of California, Los Angeles

Shaun Gallagher ::  University of Memphis

Sabine Kastner :: Princeton University

Andreas K. Engel ::   Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf

  Organizing Committee

David Edelman – Chair

Tobias Schlicht – Chair

Edward Vul

Thomas Albright

Gedeon O. Deák

CALL FOR SYMPOSIA PROPOSALSFurther information: http://www.theassc.org/assc_17_call_for_symposiaThe Program committee invites proposals for symposia on any topic relevant to the scientific study of consciousness. Symposia/talks should be spread over topics in consciousness science, paying close attention to areas that may have been overlooked
last year or in previous years. ASSC has a strong preference for symposia proposals to focus on specific questions rather than a set of loosely related talks. Proposals that integrate multiple methodologies around common questions are particularly welcome.
Accepted symposium speakers will be provided free accommodation at the conference hotel and their registration fees will be waived.
CALL FOR TUTORIAL PROPOSALS Further information: http://www.theassc.org/assc_17_call_for_tutorials

One of the aims of this meeting is to allow researchers to gain a background in areas that they may know little about. Towards that end a number of tutorials are planned. Tutorial presenters are expected to present not only their own material, but to give a
broader tutorial overview and to encourage discussion, debate, and audience participation. Tutorials will be held in parallel sessions on the morning and afternoon of 11th July 2013. Each tutorial is intended to last approximately three hours with a short
break in the middle. The sizes of tutorials will vary between a minimum of 10 to a maximum of around 35 attendees. Tutorial presenters will receive an honorarium of $500 (one honorarium per tutorial, not per presenter).

All symposium and tutorial proposals should be sent to Tobias Schlicht (tobias.schlicht@rub.de)  by October 31st.

[visionlist] Research staff or postdoctoral position

[visionlist] RA Position – TarrLab at Carnegie Mellon

Dr. Michael Tarr’s laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University
(http://tarrlab.cnbc.cmu.edu/) is seeking a full-time research assistant
to begin as early as September, 2012 for a 1year, renewable appointment.
The TarrLab’s research focuses on topics in high-level vision such as
face, object, motion and scene perception, investigated with
neuroimaging and behavioral techniques (including fMRI, diffusion
imaging, and MEG), and leveraging analysis methods that utilize machine
learning and modeling. A successful candidate will assist with all
aspects of research in the lab, from experiment programming, data
collection, data analysis, and publication. Responsibilities include but
are not limited to: assisting with programming in Psychophysics Toolbox,
generation of stimuli including 3D graphics and animations, recruiting
participants and collecting behavioral data, assisting with fMRI data
collection and processing, helping maintain and organize lab resources
such as computers/software and data, and administrative management of
the lab including IRB and participant payment.

Requirements include:
-BS or BA in psychology, neuroscience, engineering, biology, or a
related field.
-Prior undergraduate research experience.
-Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to effectively recruit and
work with participants (including special populations), and other
members of the lab.
-Very strong computer skills including prior programming experience in
-Excellent organization skills and the ability to work independently on
and solve substantial problems.
-Basic statistical knowledge

Strongly desired qualifications:
-Programming experience with Psychophysics Toolbox in Matlab.
-Experience with 3D computer graphics and animation in software packages
such as Maya or 3DStudio Max.
-Familiarity with Linux, shell scripting, and OSX.
-Prior experience in running behavioral psychology studies and/or fMRI
studies, and data management.

The TarrLab is part of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
(http://www.cnbc.cmu.edu/) that uses cutting edge research to
investigate neuroscience with a cross-university, cross-departmental,
initiative. Pittsburgh is a city with a vibrant and collaborative
research community that includes Carnegie Mellon University, the
University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical
Center. TarrLab has collaborative projects with other laboratories in
the Psychology Department at CMU, Computer Science, Statistics, Machine
Learning, and Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Over the past two
decades Pittsburgh has re-invented itself as research, educational and
medical hub, with a vibrant arts scene, sports teams, extensive urban
parks system and great restaurants and neighborhoods while still
maintaining a very affordable cost of living. This position is an
excellent opportunity for a motivated and skilled candidate to gain
research experience and exposure to top researchers in a variety of fields.

To apply, please use the Carnegie Mellon online job application system
at http://www.cmu.edu/jobs. Search for job number 9473. When applying,
include a cover letter including a description of research interests,
qualifications, future goals, and available start date, a CV (including
details on relevant coursework, computer skills and research
experience), and contact information for 2-3 references. If you have
further questions email: michaeltarr@cmu.edu.

Carnegie Mellon University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer, encourages the applications from women, under-represented
minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate in admission,
employment, or administration of its programs or activities on the basis
of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or disability, age,
sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, ancestry, belief,
veteran status, or genetic information. Furthermore, Carnegie Mellon
University does not discriminate and is required not to discriminate in
violation of federal, state, or local laws or executive orders.

[visionlist] Senior Lecturer in Neural Computation

Senior Lecturer in Neural Computation

University of York, UK – Department Of Computer Science

Applications are invited for a Senior Lecturer in Neural Computation, in the
highly regarded Computer Science Department, to contribute to the
Department’s established neural networks research.

Further information about the Department can be found at:

Informal enquiries may be made in the first instance to the Professor Jim
Austin, who leads much of the Neural Computation research in the Department.
Communication may be by telephone (+44 (0) 1904 325629) or e-mail
(austin@cs.york.ac.uk ).

The post will have a salary in the range of £45,846 – £52,706 (depending on
experience). The post is available from 1 January 2013.

Closing date: Tuesday 18 September 2012

For further information and to apply on-line, please visit our website:

Alternatively contact HR Services on +44 (0)1904 324835.

The University of York is committed to promoting equality and diversity.

[visionlist] Post-Doctoral Research Associate position in Computer Vision at the University of Washington

The Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington is seeking a full-time, Research Associate, with specific expertise in computer vision, social media and video distribution systems. This is a full-time, 12-month (one-year) appointment that may be extended upon successful performance up to a maximum term of three years.

The research will focus on the implementation of algorithms related to facial recognition and profiling, and the development of software for automatically organizing and generating content from video footage. Applicants should have strong proficiency in C++, multi-threaded programming, OpenGL, OpenCV and 2D and 3D geometry. Familiarity with microcontrollers and electronics is also highly desirable.

Please send a CV and the names of three references to Billie Grace, Center for Digital Arts & Experimental Media (DXARTS), 207 Raitt Hall, Box 353414, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 or to dxarts@uw.edu. Application review will begin September 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Ph.D. required by date of appointment. The University of Washington strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.