[visionlist] Full Professorship (W3) of Photogrammetry at University of Bonn

The Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation
at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn
is looking to fill the position of a

* Full Professorship (W3) of Photogrammetry *
  (succession of
Prof. Dr. W. Förstner)

as soon as possible.

We look for an outstanding researcher, who has
experience in
at least one of the following areas

* Photogrammetry
* Computer Vision, 3D Modelling
* Remote Sensing

The applicant awaits an excellent research
environment. The
IGG coordinates two DFG
Research Units (Mapping on Demand, Reference Systems) and a
DFG Priority Program (Mass
Transports). It collaborates with partners of the
Agricultural Faculty and the Research Centre
JÃŒlich within the project CROP.SENSe.net (funded by the
Federal Ministry of Education and
Research) and supports the use of imaging techniques in the
agricultural sciences. The
institute cooperates with the Bonn Computer Science
Department (Computer Vision, Computer
Graphics, Robotics, Applied Computer Science) and the
Mathematics Department (Numerical
Simulation) and is engaged in the Research Alliance
Geoverbund ABC/J in the region Aachen-
Bonn-Cologne-JÃŒlich and the Center for Remote Sensing on
Land Applications (ZFL) at Bonn

The professorship will be responsible for
photogrammetry in the BSc and MSc
programmes for Geodesy and Geoinformation as well as in
other related minor subjects.
Candidates have to comply with the general pre-requisites
acc. to § 36 of the University Law
(Hochschulgesetz) of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The University of Bonn is an equal opportunity employer.
Preference will be given to suitably
qualified women or handicapped people, all other
considerations being equal.

Please submit your application with curriculum
vitae, a list
of publications, reprints of five key
publications of the last years and a summary of teaching
activities and research projects not
later than November 30th, 2012 to the Dean of the Faculty of

Dekan der
Landwirtschaftlichen FakultÀt
Meckenheimer Allee 174
D-53115 Bonn


[visionlist] Postdoc Position

A Postdoctoral position is available for an NEI-funded project that will examine the visual deficits in adults and children with amblyopia. The project is a collaboration between Zhong-Lin Lu at the Ohio State University, Peter Bex and Luis Lesmes at Schepens Eye Research Institute/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, and David Hunter at Children’s Hospital, Boston. The position is initially available for one year with the possibility of extension, and there will be opportunities to spend time in both Columbus, Ohio, and Boston, MA.We seek individuals with a PhD (or equivalent) with experience in Bayesian Inference and machine learning. Successful applicants will help develop novel adaptive psychophysical tests, analyze large-scale longitudinal datasets on amblyopia and other visual deficits, and develop new classification procedures for visual diseases.The appointment could begin as early as December 1, 2012 for a period of one year. Renewal is based on performance and availability of grant support. Salary will be commensurate with experience, minimum salary: $41,467.Application Procedures – Interested candidates can apply through http://jobs.osu.edu/: Post Doctoral Researcher 371748.The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

[visionlist] Compiled for Mac OS X: 2D Gabor Wavelet Transform & Reconstruction Demo

Dear all,

For those who don’t have Matlab, I have compiled the
Matlab script as a OS X stand-alone application, GaborWavelet.app
so that it will run without Matlab.

Mac OSX: 2D Gabor Wavelet Transform and Inverse Transform (Reconstruction) Demo

Make sure you install Matlab Compiler Runtime (MCR) (included in the package)
before attempting to run the app.


On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 5:20 PM, Izumi Ohzawa wrote:
> Teaching tool for vision science:
> 2D Gabor Wavelet Transform and Inverse Transform (Reconstruction) Demo
> using Matlab
> http://visiome.neuroinf.jp/modules/xoonips/detail.php?item_id=6894
> This Matlab script performs a 2D Gabor Wavelet Transform on an arbitrary image,
> displays the resulting transform, and then performs the inverse transform
> *slowly* and *sequentially* in animation. With it, one can visualize how the
> original image is reconstructed by summing many Gabor wavelets.
> Hope this is useful for explaining what simple cells do.
> Cheers!

[visionlist] Postdoc at UC Davis: Neurophysiology of flexible decision making

A Postdoctoral position is available (effective November 2012) in the
laboratory of Dr. Jochen Ditterich at the Center for Neuroscience,
University of California, Davis, for studying the neural mechanisms of
flexible decision making.
The successful candidate will be responsible for performing experiments
involving simultaneous extracellular recordings from multiple cortical
areas and for analyzing the obtained behavioral and neurophysiological
data. The candidate will further be involved in the presentation and
publication of the results. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in
Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a
related discipline and be proficient in spoken and written English.
Prior experience in systems neuroscience research, in particular in vivo
extracellular recordings, and programming experience (MATLAB, in
particular) would be valuable.
Please send application with CV, publication list, contact information
of three references, and a summary of research accomplishments to
jditterich@ucdavis.edu. Applications will be considered continuously and
the position will be open until filled.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of
diversity among its faculty and staff.

[visionlist] Post-Doc Opening at Northeastern University, Boston: Computer Vision and Machine Learing

Post-Doc Opening at Northeastern University, Boston: Computer Vision and
Machine Learing

PostDoc Position: IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. See
http://www.icpostdoc.org for more information. The post-doc will be joining a
network of elite post-doctoral scholars doing work related to the Intelligence
Community and Department of Defense.
Area: Computer vision and social media analytics for alternative open source
motion imagery.

Project Description: Applications are invited for an open Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Scientist position at Northeastern University, Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering, in the area of computer vision and social media
analytics. Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in computer vision, machine
learning, multimedia or related areas with outstanding research record and
experience. Successful candidates will conduct basic research and interact with
the principal investigator, graduate students, and collaborators. The grant
support will be two to three years and renewable on an annual basis given
adequate progress. Salary is competitive and based on experience and University

Requirements: A highly qualified U.S. citizen who has recently graduated (or will
be graduating by the fellowship start date) from an accredited Ph.D. program
within the last five years and is interested in working as a Postdoctoral Fellow
in Northeastern University.

[visionlist] 9th International Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces

*The 9th International Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces; July 15th –
August 9th 2013; Lisbon (Portugal)*

After the previous workshops, held in Mons (Belgium), Dubrovnik (Croatia),
Istanbul (Turkey), Paris (France), Genova (Switzerland), Amsterdam (The
Netherlands), Plzen (Czech Republic) and Metz (France) which had an
impressive success record and had proven the viability and usefulness of
this original workshop, the 9th edition will take place in the New
University of Lisbon (Portugal). eNTERFACE workshops aim at establishing a
tradition of collaborative, localized research and development work by
gathering, in a single place, a team of senior project leaders in
multimodal interfaces, researchers, and (undergraduate) students, to work
on a pre-specified list of challenges, for 4 weeks. Participants are
organized in teams, attached to specific projects, working on free
software. Each week will typically consist of working sessions by the teams
on their respective projects plus a tutorial given by an invited senior
researcher and a presentation of the results achieved by each project
group. The last week will be devoted to writing an article on the results
obtained by the teams plus a big session where all the groups will present
their achievements. Proceedings are expected to be published by *Springer*,
IFIP AICT series (indexed in *Web of Science*).

The *eNTERFACE’13* committee now invites researchers to submit project
proposals that will be evaluated by the scientific committee. All the
information asked to submit a project is available on the website of the
workshop (http://eventos.fct.unl.pt/enterface13). The proposals should
contain a full description of the project’s objectives, required
hardwares/softwares and relevant literatures. When submitting a project
proposal, a list of potential candidates can be proposed by the authors.
Although not exhaustive, the submitted projects can cover one or several of
the topics listed below. A special focus of this year is on assistive,
rehabilitation and educational technologies.


– Presence and telepresence
– Teleoperation and telerobotics
– Assistive and rehabilitation technologies
– Human-robot and human-environments interactions in smart environments
– Game and serious game applications
– Multimodal interfaces for collaborative systems
– Multimodal signal analysis and synthesis
– Signal-level and meaning-level data fusion
– Usability in ubiquitous computing
– Intuitive interfaces and personalized systems in real and virtual
– User, context and semantics aware self-learning and adapting systems
– Applications of multimodal interfaces

*Important dates:*

* January 12th, 2013: Reception of a 1 page Notification of Interest, with
a summary of project goals, work-packages and deliverables;

* February 2nd, 2013: Reception of the complete project proposal in the
format provided by the Author’s kit;

* February 17th, 2013: Notification of project acceptance; publication of
the Call for Participation;

* April 1st, 2013: Closing of the Call for Participation;

* April 15th, 2013: Publication of teams;

* July 15th – August 9th, 2013: eNTERFACE’13 Workshop.

Website of the workshop: http://eventos.fct.unl.pt/enterface13

Proposals should be submitted in PDF format to: yr@uninova.pt

The organizing committee of eNTERFACE’13 is looking forward for your

[visionlist] Scholarpedia: Brain Corporation $10k Prize in Computational Neuroscience

Scholarpedia (www.scholarpedia.org) and Brain Corporation (http://braincorporation.com/) announce a global experiment in scholarship and collaboration.

The goal is to complete the most comprehensive, open, current , and scholarly resource in computational neuroscience: http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Encyclopedia_of_computational_neuroscience

Many of the topics in this encyclopedia are related to dynamical systems.

Brain Corporation is offering $10,000 (US) in prizes for writing and publishing the most popular Scholarpedia article in the field of Computational Neuroscience.

As a Scholarpedia entry, each such article will undergo normal peer-review and publication process. The article must be published in Scholarpedia between October 1, 2012 and January 31, 2013 in order to participate in the contest. All participating articles will be publicly available under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 License.

The winning Scholarpedia articles will be determined based on the number of Google +1 votes receive after publication, and the award will be given during the COSYNE’13 meeting.

In order to reserve an article in Scholarpedia for this competition, students and post-docs will need to team up with established experts on the topic they choose to cover.

For details on how to participate, please visit:

Presently, the leader is
with 46 Google +1 votes.

[visionlist] Get ready for OPAM 2012: A few important announcements

It’s only a few more weeks until we celebrate OPAM’s 20th birthday
with another round of great talks and discussions and we therefore have a
few announcements to make.

[visionlist] PhD positions in Computational Neuroscience – Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Program “EuroSPIN”

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Program “EuroSPIN” (European Study
Programme in Neuroinformatics) is inviting applications from students having
a solid background in mathematics, physics, computer sciences, biochemistry
or neuroscience (on a master level or equivalent), in all cases with
computer science skills.
Documented interest in research like activities (e.g. demonstrated in the
form of master thesis work, or participation in research related activities)
is of large importance. Also fluency in English is requested.

Four partners participate:

– Bernstein Center Freiburg, Germany
– KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
– National Centre for Biological Science, India
– University of Edinburgh (UoE), UK

They are all research leaders in the Neuroinformatics field, but they have
complementary strengths.

Each student will spend most of the time at two of the partner universities,
and also receive a joint (or double) PhD degree following a successful
completion of the studies. The mobility periods, as well as the courses a
student will follow, are tailored individually based on: a) the PhD students
background; b) which constellations of partners that are involved, as well
as c) the specific research project. During the PhD period each student has
one main supervisor from each of the two universities that grant the PhD

There are excellent scholarship opportunities for students accepted to an
Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate programme. An employment contract will be
given to all selected PhD students during the study time, which is 4 years.

If you are interested, go to our webpage:

If you have questions, send us email to .

Deadline for Application (both EU and non-EU students): 30 Nov 2012.

EuroSPIN Coordinators,
Stockholm, SWEDEN

[visionlist] CFP: IbPRIA 2013 – 6th Iberian Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis

IbPRIA 2013 – 6th Iberian Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis

Madeira, Portugal

June 5-7, 2013



The Iberian Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (IbPRIA) is an international event co-organised every two years, by the Portuguese and Spanish Associations for Pattern Recognition.


IbPRIA is a single track conference that includes tutorials, special sessions, invited speakers as well as oral and poster presentations. The conference intends to act as a forum for research groups, engineers and practitioners to present recent results, algorithmic improvements and promising future directions in pattern recognition and image analysis.


All accepted papers will be published in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series, Springer LNCS Series.


A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published in a special issue of the Neurocomputing journal.



The conference is looking for new theoretical results, techniques and main applications on any aspect of pattern recognition and image analysis, including but not restricted to the following topics:

Pattern Recognition

Image Analysis

Computer Vision

Multimedia Systems

Statistical and Structural Pattern Recognition

Machine Learning and Data Mining

Computer Vision for Robotics and Automation


Image Coding and Processing

Shape and Texture Analysis

Information Systems

Biometric Technologies

Speech Recognition

Document Processing

Character and Text Recognition


Remote Sensing

Industrial Applications of Pattern Recognition

Special Hardware Architectures



Papers should describe original and unpublished work on the topics of the conference. Prospective authors should prepare a full paper, written in English, not exceeding 8 pages and must submit it electronically. Further information can be found on the conference website:http://www.ibpria.org/2013.

Each paper will be blind-reviewed by at least two reviewers and will be accepted based on its originality, significance and clarity. All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, and will be published in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series, Springer LNCS Series. A copy of the proceedings will be distributed to all participants at the Conference.

A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published in the Neurocomputing journal.


Submission implies that at least one of the authors has to register and to present the communication at the conference if the paper is accepted.



Submission of papers: November 19, 2012

Notification of acceptance: January 25, 2013

Camera-Ready: February 8, 2013

Tutorials: June 4, 2013

Conference: June 5-7, 2013


For more information please visit http://www.ibpria.org/2013