[visionlist] PhD studentship: Vision models and cinema postproduction

PhD studentship: Vision
models and cinema postproduction

The Information and Communication Technologies department at
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) invites applications for
a PhD studentship position. The doctoral student will be joining the
research group “Image Processing for Enhanced Cinematography”
(http://ip4ec.upf.edu/) and will
be co-supervised by Prof. Marcelo Bertalmío
and by Prof. Jesús Malo (http://ift.tt/2hyX6Qu)
from Universitat de València.

Candidates should hold an M.Sc. with a solid background in mathematics and be proficient in spoken and written English. Experience in image processing and visual perception would be highly valuable.Contact: please send application with CV, contact information of three references, and a summary of research accomplishments to marcelo DOT bertalmio AT upf DOT edu .DescriptionThe aim of the research work in this PhD Thesis is to translate motion picture know-how into better vision models, then use these models to develop image processing algorithms for cinema postproduction. As it has successfully been proven in the case of paintings, studying the craft of artists can give very profound insights into how vision works. Doing this for movies, where photographic realism can provide a very immersive surrogate for the perception of the real world, we expect to develop improved vision models for contrast and color perception that can be used to automatize filmmaking tasks, optimize results for emerging technologies, and process image content to maintain its appearance constant under changing viewing conditions. Furthermore, these models
may open up new horizons in many different fields, having important
scientific, as well as industrial and artistic, impact.

Gross salary is 16.290 EUR the first two years,
16.850 EUR/year the third year.

Comment/web site for additional job detailsUniversitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF, http://www.upf.edu/en/)
is a public university located in Barcelona. It is the best Spanish
university according to the London Times higher education index,
2011, and it’s the number one Spanish university in number of ERC
grants. The Department of Information and Communication Technologies
(ICT, http://ift.tt/1QDiVMe)
is the best in Computer Science in Spain, according to the Shanghai
index 2009. The accreditation Units of Excellence Maria de Maeztu
2016-19 recognizes the units in Spain that perform cutting-edge
research and are among the world’s best in their respective areas:
only 3 university departments are accredited as such in Spain, and
ICT-UPF is the only one among technology and engineering.


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