[visionlist] Postdoc position at Ghent University, Belgium

Postdoc position at
the Department of Experimental Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium

We
are seeking a highly motivated Postdoc for a 2-year position at the Dept. of
Experimental Psychology, Ghent University (Belgium). The position will be in the field of cognitive
neuroscience in the context of an ERC starting grant investigating interactions
between motivation, cognitive control, and memory processes. The candidate will
mainly be involved in fMRI experiments, but extensions to EEG and TMS are
possible. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in the field of psychology or cognitive
neuroscience at the time of the starting date. Individuals with
prior training in fMRI acquisition and analysis, as well as reward processing
and/or cognitive control would be excellent for this position. Good programming
and data analysis skills, or an eagerness to learn, are
essential. Familiarity with multi-variate pattern and connectivity
analyses would be an asset.

                                                          

Our department hosts several
research groups in the realm of cognitive psychology and cognitive
neuroscience, creating a dynamic research environment including regular
internal talk series as well as presentations by invited speakers. We have access
to a research-dedicated 3-tesla MR scanner (Siemens Prisma), multiple EEG
systems, TMS, and eye-tracking devices.

The preferred starting date for this position is October 1st 2018.

Interested candidates should send their CV, a motivation letter, and contact
information of at least two referees to ruthmkrebs@gmail.com before August 20th 2018. Feel
free to contact me for further information.

 

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[visionlist] Open Position – Postdoctoral researcher (two years / full time)

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER  (Two Years / Full-time)

> Cognitive Vision / Örebro University, Sweden / CoDesign Lab EU

##  Our aim with this new recruitment is to further strengthen our research competence within computer science towards topics at the interface of artificial intelligence, cognition, and human-behaviour studies.

##  Research areas:  

– Cognitive Vision and Perception

– Representation Learning

– Commonsense Reasoning

– Computational Cognitive Systems

##  Demonstrated research background and publications within artificial intelligence with a focus on one or more of:

– knowledge representation and reasoning

– relational learning

– constraints (CHR, SMT)

– applied machine vision / visual computing. 

##  The ability to develop prototypical systems is a must. Knowledge or experience / interest in topics in visual perception, and broadly cognitive science are a welcome plus.

This post-doctoral position is broadly designed to engage into collaborative research as part of ongoing and outward looking research initiatives at the interface of “cognition, interaction, and design’’ (see
http://www.codesign-lab.org/ ). Here, an open mind and collaborative work on mixed-methods interdisciplinary research are needed. We expect the candidate to participate in ongoing research, dissemination,
and networking activities with colleagues at partner universities and in industry (e.g., in sectors such as architecture design, autonomous driving, visual media).

Based at:  Örebro University (Sweden)

Job announcement:  https://ift.tt/2Kr5GPL

Cognitive Vision  /  www.cognitive-vision.org

Contact:  Prof. Mehul Bhatt (
info@codesign-lab.org  /  mehul.bhatt@oru.se )

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CoDesign  Lab  /  Cognition. AI. Interaction. Design.

http://www.codesign-lab.org

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[visionlist] Postdoctoral position in Computer Vision & Machine Learning CB 75470

Postdoctoral position in Computer Vision & Machine Learning CB  75470

IIT, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy

The Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision Research Line (PAVIS) at IIT in Genova is looking for a highly qualified post doc with a strong background in Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, with particular emphasis on recognition, video
analysis, behavior understanding and prediction. As the activities may be carried out in collaboration with other IIT research units, previous multidisciplinary experience is an added value which will be duly considered.
The main mission of PAVIS is to design and develop innovative image- and video-based intelligent systems, characterized by the use of highly functional smart sensors and advanced data analytics features. PAVIS also plays an active role in supporting the other
IIT research units providing scientists in Neuroscience, Nanophysics and other IIT departments/centers with ad hoc solutions.
To this end, the group is involved in activities concerning computer vision and pattern recognition, machine learning, multimodal\multimedia data analysis and sensor fusion, and embedded computer vision systems. The lab will pursue this goal by working collaboratively
and in cooperation with external private and public partners.
In particular, this call aims at consolidating PAVIS expertise in the video surveillance area and especially on action/activity recognition and scene understanding from video sequences and other sensory modalities.
In particular, the following topics are of interest:
•    Analysis of static and dynamic scenes.
•    Recognition (objects, scenes, actions, events, etc.) and reconstruction.
•    Behavior Analysis and Activity Recognition (individuals, groups, crowd).
•    Prediction of intentions.
•    Domain Adaptation.
•    Mutimodal data analysis
•    Zero-shot Learning
From the methodological standpoint, the ideal candidate should be familiar with one or more of the following subjects (it’s not an exhaustive list): Deep Learning, Graphical Models, Topic Models, Representation/Feature Learning, Sparse and Dictionary Learning,
Clustering, Kernel methods, Manifold Learning and Statistical and Probabilistic Models in general.
Candidates for this position have a Ph.D. in Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition or related areas. Research experience and qualification in computer vision and pattern recognition/machine learning are clearly a must and evidence of top quality
research on the above-specified areas in the form of published papers in top conferences/journals and/or patents is mandatory.
Moreover, experience in the preparation and management of research proposals (EU, US, national) and industrial research projects, a few years of postdoc experience, either in academia or in an industrial lab, will also be duly considered. The winning candidate
will also be asked to contribute to setting up new (funding) project proposals and will participate in funding activities.
He/she is also expected to publish his/her research results in leading international journals and conferences, supervise PhD candidates and collaborate with other scientists, also with different expertise.
Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience and in line with international standards.
Further details and informal inquiries can be made by email to pavis@iit.it quoting PAVIS-PD 75470 as reference number.

Please send your completed application forms by July 23, 2018. Application must include: a curriculum listing all publications (possibly including a pdf of your most representative publications), a research statement describing your previous research experience
and outlining its relevance to the above topics and the name of 2 referees by email to pavis@iit.it quoting PAVIS-PD 75470 as reference number.
IIT was established in 2003 and successfully created a large-scale infrastructure in Genova, a network of 10-state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide and recruited an international staff of about 1100 people from more than 50 countries. IIT’s research endeavor
focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible applications from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnologies.
We inform you that the information you provide will be used solely for the purposes of evaluating and selecting professional profiles in order to meet the requirements of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.    
Your data will be processed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, based in Genoa, Via Morego 30, acting as Data Controller, in compliance with the rules on protection of personal data, including those related to data security.
Please also note that, pursuant to articles 15 et. seq. of European Regulation no. 679/2016 (General Data Protection Regulation), you may exercise your rights at any time by contacting the Data Protection Officer (phone +39 010 71781 – email: dpo@iit.it).

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.


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[visionlist] ICAT-EGVE 2018 2nd Call For Papers

ICAT-EGVE 2018 2nd Call For Papers

The ICAT-EGVE 2018 conference will be held November 7th – 9th in Limassol, Cyprus. This is the merger of the 28th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT 2018) and the 23rd Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments (EGVE 2018).

ICAT-EGVE 2018 seeks original, high-quality papers describing research, applications or systems in all areas of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Telexistence, and 3D User Interfaces. Research papers should describe results that contribute to advancements in the following areas:

3D interaction for VR/AR

VR/AR systems and toolkits

User studies and evaluation for VR/AR/MR

Telexistence, Telepresence and Tele-immersion

Haptics, audio, and other non-visual modalities

Serious games and edutainment using VR/AR/MR

Presence, cognition, and embodiment in VR/AR/MR

Novel devices (both input and output) for VR, AR, MR, and haptics

Multi-user and distributed VR, AR, tele-immersion and telepresence

Immersive projection technologies and other advanced display technologies

Submissions in other related areas are welcome too.

Proceedings of ICAT-EGVE 2018 with accepted papers will be published in the Eurographics Digital Library and indexed in the ACM Digital Library.

Important Dates

Paper submission: 20 July 2018 (all deadlines: 23:59 AoE)

Notification of results: 7 September 2018

Camera-ready version: 8 October 2018

Conference: 7–9 November 2018

Please visit http://icat-egve2018.rise.org.cy/call-for-papers/ for the most up-to-date submission instructions and deadlines.

Best Papers

The authors of the best papers (selected by the award committee) will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to a special section at Computers & Graphics journal (confirmed) or Presence (tbc).

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Mel Slater, EVENT Lab, University of Barcelona

Prof. Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, MIRALab, University of Geneva & Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Tracy Spaight, Director of Special Projects, Wargaming.net

Submission

Full papers must be in English and not exceed eight (8) pages in length. Short papers must be in English and not exceed four (4) pages in length. Both full and short papers should be formatted using the Eurographics format. A sample LaTeX document and a Word template are available.

ICAT-EGVE uses a double-blind review process. Therefore, submissions should not contain information that unnecessarily identifies the authors or their institutions or places of work. All papers must be submitted electronically as PDF. Authors are encouraged to submit videos to aid the program committee in the review of their submissions.

The submission tool can be found here. The Call For Papers in PDF format is available here.

Note: Submissions should be original, unpublished work, and should not be in submission to other venues concurrently. Any dual submissions will be rejected outright without review.

For each accepted paper a registration at the conference is needed and at least one of the authors is required to present their paper at the conference for the paper to be included in the proceedings.

The International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT 2018) and the Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments (EGVE 2018) are two of the oldest international conferences in the world on Artificial Reality and Virtual Environments, and provide a unique opportunity for researchers, developers, and users to share their experience and knowledge of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality and 3D User Interfaces. ICAT-EGVE 2018 is a great opportunity to renew old friendships, make new ones, and experience all that Cyprus has to offer.

Limassol, a city counting centuries of history, is located between two of the most renowned ancient kingdoms of the island, Amathus at the east and Kourion at the west. “Lemessos” as it is called by locals, is one of the fastest growing modern metropolises in Europe, with the most distinct project being the Limassol Marina. The beautiful coastline now covers a 15 kilometers distance, lined with hotels and beach bars and cafes, interspersed with eucalyptus groves and linked by a promenade popular with walkers and joggers. For more information see here. ICAT-EGVE 2018 is organized by the newly established RISE-Research Center on Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies which aims to become a Center of Excellence and a hub across the three continents bordering Cyprus, facilitating thus the local scientific, technological, and economic growth of the region. More information about the center can be found here.

Contact

For matters related to paper submissions:ICAT-EGVE 2018 Program Chairs: chairs-icategve2018@eg.org

Gerd Bruder, University of Central Florida, USA

Shunsuke Yoshimoto, Osaka University, Japan

Sue Cobb, University of Nottingham, UK

For matters related to the conference:ICAT-EGVE 2018 General Chairs: generalchairs-icategve2018@eg.org

Despina Michael-Grigoriou, Cyprus University of Technology & RISE Research Centre on Interactive Media Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies, Cyprus

Sabine Coquillart, INRIA, France

Anthony Steed, University College London, UK & RISE Research Centre on Interactive Media Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies, Cyprus

Andreas Lanitis, Cyprus University of Technology & RISE Research Centre on Interactive Media Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies, Cyprus


[visionlist] [CFP] BMVC2018 Workshop VIBE – Vision for Interaction and Behaviour undErstanding

VIBE (Vision for Interaction and Behaviour understanding) is a half-day workshop organized in conjunction with BMVC 2018 to be held in Newcastle (UK) on September 6, 2018.

 

Workshop website: https://ift.tt/2K7SEuh

 

Important dates

Paper submission deadline:    7 July 2018 

Author notification:                 20 July  2018 

Camera-ready submission:     27 July 2018  

Workshop date:                        6 September 2018 

Invited Speakers

Stefanos P. Zafeiriou (Imperial College London, UK)

Speaker 2: TBC

Aims and Scope

Some
of the major questions related to Social Behaviour Understanding are
how to capture the diversity and complexity of social life from
image/video data, which image/video analysis and pattern recognition
technologies are effective and how to design novel techniques in this
domain? VIBE aims at gathering research progress around such problems
that require, in addition to performing an effective visual analysis of
social and behavioural cues, building deeper understanding for bridging
the research gaps in this domain.

 

We
encourage submissions in the area of computer vision for social
interaction and behaviour understanding. Topics of interest include, but
are not limited to:

Social relation recognition

Face to face and group interactions

Social signal processing

Multimodal approaches for social interaction and behaviour analysis

Affective computing

Facial and gestural social and emotional cues

Egocentric vision for social interactions

Context-dependent human-behaviour models

Social data gathering and ethical concerns

Social robotics

Applications in health and wellbeing, rehabilitation technology, assistive communication

Applications in social media data analysis, lifelogging, human activity monitoring

Submission Guidelines

https://ift.tt/2IsFouu

 

Organizing committee

Stephen McKenna, (stephen@computing.dundee.ac.uk), University of Dundee, UK

Fernando de la Torre, (ftorre@fb.com), Facebook AI Research, USA

Mariella Dimiccoli, (mariella.dimiccoli@cvc.uab.es), University of Barcelona, Spain

Sophia Bano, (s.bano@dundee.ac.uk), University of Dundee, UK