[visionlist] Deadline Extension: Second International Workshop on Context Based Affect Recognition CBAR13Posted: April 30, 2013
****Deadline for paper submission postponed to 10th of May 2013*****
***************************************************************************************CBAR 2013: CALL FOR
International Workshop on CONTEXT BASED AFFECT
Deadline: May 10,
2013***************************************************************************************The second international workshop on “Context Based Affect Recognition” CBAR13
(http://cbar2013.blogspot.com/) will be held in conjunction with the 2013 Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction conference ACII2013, 2-5 September 2013, Geneva, Switzerland (http://www.acii2013.org/).
For details concerning the workshop program, paper submission guidelines, etc. please visit our workshop website at: http://cbar2013.blogspot.com/Best regards,Zakia Hammal
Institute, Carnegie Mellon Universityhttp://www.ri.cmu.edu/
InteractionFacial Expression RecognitionVisual Perceptionhttp://www.pitt.edu/~emotion/ZakiaHammal.html
Postdoctoral position: Bayesian modeling of on-line character recognition in an eye-writing software application
Candidates are invited to apply for a 12-month postdoctoral position (to start in September or October, 2013) to study and develop a Bayesian computational model for on-line character recognition. Research will take place in the Laboratory of Psychology and NeuroCognition (LPNC; CNRS and Grenoble University) in Grenoble, France, under the supervision of Dr. Julien Diard.
The context of this project is the computational study of “eye writing”, and software development of character recognition. We use a novel apparatus, based on a particular visual display and the reverse-phi illusory motion, that enables users to generate smooth-pursuit movement at will and in the direction of their choice. Coupled with eye tracking, the system allows participants to “write” cursive letters with their eyes. The application of the system to disabled, motor-impaired patients is central to the project.
Our objectives are two-fold. The first concerns adapting a previous model for cursive character recognition and production (Gilet et al., 2011) to the task of eye writing (Lorenceau, 2012). Our main goal here is to provide rapid character recognition, in an on-line manner, that is to say, as the character is being traced, and robust to the signal characteristic specific to eye writing (e.g., spurious saccades). The second objective is to expand and adapt the model, for instance toward disability assessment, and toward code convergence for easier man-machine interaction (i.e., adapting the system’s vocabulary to symbols that are convenient to produce for the patient).
Applicants must recently have obtained a PhD degree in Computational cognitive modeling, artificial intelligence, signal processing or a closely related field. This PhD is required to have been obtained not more than 24 months before the starting date of this postdoc (e.g., starting the postdoc on September, 1st, 2013 if you defended your PhD after September, 1st, 2011). The applicant must not have held any position, previously, in the LPNC. The postdoc will be supported by the EOL (Eye On-Line) project, funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR), in collaboration with Dr. Jean Lorenceau. Gross salary will be 2,500 € / month.
Required skills include software development, signal processing and probabilistic (Bayesian) modeling. The ability to communicate scientific ideas both orally and in writing are essential, while an interest in cognitive science and experimental psychology is desirable. Publications at an excellent level will be expected during the postdoc. Support for administrative procedures, for international candidates, is provided by the ISSO of Grenoble University.
Please send your application to Dr. Julien Diard. Only applications received before 12.00 midday on June, 14, 2013 can be considered (with a tentative decision date on June, 28). You will be required to provide a covering letter, a CV including a publication list, and names and contact information of two references with a brief description of your relationship to each reference. Applications can be written in French or English. Working language, also, will either be French or English. Informal enquiries before submitting a full application are welcome.
Contact Person: Dr. Julien Diard
Contact Phone: (+33) 4 76 82 58 93
Closing Date: 14 June 2013
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online resources for more information:
– Julien Diard’s website: http://diard.wordpress.com
– LPNC website: http://web.upmf-grenoble.fr/LPNC/
– More about the EOL project, from the general press:
Gilet, E., Diard, J. and Bessière, P. (2011) Bayesian action–perception computational model: Interaction of production and recognition of cursive letters. PLoS ONE, 6(6):e20387. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0020387
Lorenceau, J. (2012) Cursive writing with smooth pursuit eye movements. Current Biology, 22:1506–1509. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982212006719
I could offer some professional 3D scans with color and reflectance.
Please have a look at our youtube channel to see some data sets, e.g.,
A few data sets are available via the robotic 3D scan repository
Please drop me note, if your are interested.