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[visionlist] CFP: 4th Int. Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding (HBU’2013) – Extended Deadline for Submissions

Dear colleagues,

We have received many requests for deadline extension, particularly from colleagues at the CVPR. Please find the updated CFP for the Human Behavior Understanding Workshop below. The deadline is extended to 5th of July.




[visionlist] British Congress of Optometry and Vision Science (BCOVS)


Abstract submission deadline : Monday 5th August 2013.
Registration deadline: Monday 26th August 2013

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the British Congress of Optometry and Vision Science (BCOVS) on 9/10th September 2013 at Glasgow Caledonian University. This meeting aims to bring together individual researchers and their research groups through a broad range of studies and techniques that reflect the diversity and originality of all aspects of vision research.

This year’s Plenary Lecture kindly sponsored by Cambridge Research Systems will be given by Professor Dennis Levi, UC Berkeley.

Further details can be found at the following http://bcovs2013.eventbrite.com

We would be very grateful if you could forward this information to any interested parties in your respective departments.

We look forward to seeing you in Glasgow in September.

Glasgow Caledonian University is a registered Scottish charity, number SC021474

Winner: Times Higher Education’s Widening Participation Initiative of the Year 2009 and Herald Society’s Education Initiative of the Year 2009.

Winner: Times Higher Education’s Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers of the Year 2010, GCU as a lead with Universities Scotland partners.

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[visionlist] Post-doc position (1-4 years) on large scale object class detection

The Vision Group (http://vision.cs.tut.fi) at the Department of Signal
Processing, Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Finland, is looking
for a


Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is an active scientific
community of 2,000 employees and more than 10,000 students. The
University operates in the form of a foundation and has a
long-standing tradition of collaboration with other research
institutions and business life. Many of the fields of research and
study represented at the University play a key role in addressing
global challenges. International collaboration is an inherent part
of all the University’s activities. Welcome to join us at TUT!

Department of Signal Processing is part of the Faculty of Computing and
Electrical Engineering. Signal processing has been chosen as one of the
strategic top fields of research in TUT and twice elected as Academy
of Finland Centre of Excellence. 200 people work in the Department
and nearly half of our personnel come from countries outside of Finland.
Our Department has an international and relaxed atmosphere.

Job description:

[visionlist] Lab Manager Position – Stephen Mitroff’s lab @ Duke University

Announcing a full-time lab manager position in Stephen Mitroff’s Visual Cognition Lab at Duke University and his Raleigh Durham Visual Applied Research Center at RDU airport. Research projects focus on individual differences in, and the malleability of, visual perception and attention. Study topics include what makes one individual a better visual searcher than another, how visual search abilities can be enhanced and trained, and how visual cognition can be altered through prior experiences and training regimens. This position is partially funded by the Department of Homeland Security, and the research program focuses on several applied topics including military and security searches. As the research involves potential access to Sensitive and Secure Information, the position is only open to US citizens. You must be able to pass a minimal background check for access to secure areas at Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU).

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree and basic computer skills (proficient Excel skills are needed and Matlab programming knowledge is a plus). Duties include recruiting and running subjects, managing undergraduate research assistants, orchestrating dozens of projects conducted by postdocs, graduate students and undergraduate researchers, overseeing day-to-day operations, helping with IRB protocols, and helping with data analysis. Part of the project involves testing TSA personnel at RDU airport, so access to a car is needed (it is a 20-minute drive from Duke). This position includes the opportunity to pursue a variety of research opportunities that can result in authorship on academic publications (the previous lab manager is an author on several projects).

Superb organizational skills are a must, as the position requires simultaneously overseeing several projects and maintaining a large corpus of data on individual differences measures. Preference will be given to those with prior related research experiences and/or an interest in future research. The position is to start in August 2013 (with some flexibility), and a one-year commitment is required (with the possibility of additional time). Interested applicants should email Stephen Mitroff at mitroff@duke.edu and include a CV/Resume and the names and contact information for 2 references. Information about the research program can be seen here: http://www.mitrofflab.org