[visionlist] Postdoctoral position in Computer Vision & Machine Learning – [ Postdoc ] BC 75470

Postdoctoral position in Computer Vision & Machine Learning – [ Postdoc ] BC 75470

Workplace: Genova, IIT, ITALY
Added on: 26/06/2018 – Expires on: 15/09/2018

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, the 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 enquiries can be made by email to pavis@iit.it quoting PAVIS-PD 75470 as reference number.
Please send your completed application forms by September 15, 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.

[visionlist] 20th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology Call for Proposals

20th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology

Call for Proposals


The 20th ISAP will be held in Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A., May 7-10, 2019 (Tuesday – Friday).


Proposals are sought for posters, papers, symposium and panel sessions, and workshops. Any topic related to the field of aviation psychology is welcomed. Topics on human performance problems and
opportunities within aviation systems, and design solutions that best utilize human capabilities for creating safe and efficient aviation systems are all appropriate. Any basic or applied research domain that generalizes from or to the aviation domain will
be considered. 


Students are especially encouraged to participate in the The Stanley Nelson Roscoe Best Student Paper Competition.


Visit http://aviation-psychology.org for more information.


Deadline for proposal submissions is October 5, 2018.


Pamela Tsang and Michael Vidulich (Symposium Co-Chairs)

Contact isap2019@isap.wright.edu for any questions.

[visionlist] PhD positions at the Univ. of Leicester (for UK/EU candidates only)

–Apologies for multiple posting

[visionlist] UPENN Postdoc Position in 3D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Analysis

[visionlist] Two (2) Tenure-track Appointments in Psychology: COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

[visionlist] Tenure-track positions at University of Iowa

Tenure-track Positions in Learning & Plasticity

The Department
of Psychological and Brain Sciences at
the University of Iowa invites applications from candidates studying behavioral, cognitive, or affective change. This search is part of a multiyear effort to build a community of collaborative scholars who study the mechanisms and processes of learning and
plasticity in humans and non-human animals at multiple levels of analysis and from a diversity of perspectives. This search is open to applicants across all areas of psychology (e.g., clinical, social, developmental, and cognitive psychology) who use behavioral
and/or neuroscience approaches. We are also interested in applicants from allied fields (e.g., robotics, education) and those who work in interdisciplinary areas (e.g., computational neuroscience, socioemotional development). We are focusing these hires at
the rank of assistant and associate professor. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with screening of applicants beginning on September 4, 2018. Appointments will begin as early as August 2019.

The University of Iowa is a leading public university located in Iowa
City, a midsize community with a high quality of life. The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is experiencing vigorous growth and enhancement, including construction of a new building. The University is also making substantial investments in
neuroscience—already a large community with more than 100 faculty members across five colleges and 26 departments—including the recent founding of the Iowa
Neuroscience Institute and the creation of a new undergraduate major in neuroscience. The DeLTA
Center brings together a vibrant campus-wide community of researchers interested in all aspects of learning and development.

There are extensive opportunities for collaboration with researchers in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Carver College of Medicine, the College of Education, and the College of Public Health. The university also supports a variety of state-of-the-art
research facilities, including the Iowa
Magnetic Resonance Facility, which includes 3T and 7T scanners, the Central
Microscopy Research Facility, and the Iowa
Institute of Human Genetics.

Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D by August 15, 2019. Candidates must identify principally with a traditional psychological sub-discipline or may adopt an inherently interdisciplinary perspective; have a record of research productivity and external funding
commensurate with their level of experience. Independent teaching experience is desirable.

To apply, please visit the electronic submission website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu and
refer to requisition #73268. Materials should be submitted electronically, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of selected scholarly papers, research statement, and email contact information for three letters of recommendation. Informal
inquiries about the position can be directed to the department chair, Mark Blumberg, at mark-blumberg@uiowa.edu.

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences and the College of Liberal
Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis
of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University
of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

[visionlist] UCL Institute of Ophthalmology Seminar notice – Imaging Seminar Series – Hunter – 14 September

[visionlist] Registration Open: Autonomous Vehicles conference: The Eye, The Brain, The Auto

Registration is now open for The Eye, The Brain, & The Auto World Congress which
will focus uniquely on the autonomous vehicle. The three-day event October 7-9, 2018 will be hosted by the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO), the research arm of Henry Ford Health System’s Department of Ophthalmology. The mission of The Eye, The Brain,
& The Auto is to advance the relationship between vision and the brain, and the safe operation of a motorized vehicle. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, human error is a primary cause of 94% of all traffic accidents, and it’s widely believed that
autonomous vehicles will greatly reduce the number of crashes, potentially lessening the burden on the healthcare industry. Additionally, autonomous vehicles and ride-sharing programs are expected to emerge as a valuable resource for increased access to health
related visits.

Watch a video on the rationale for the conference here: 


Conference Agenda, Registration Information and Hotel Information are here:  


Questions?  Contact —

Roseanne Horne

Program Coordinator

Henry Ford Health System

Department of Ophthalmology

Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology


Phone 313-936-1968

[visionlist] nVidia sponsoring best paper award for Human Vision and Electronic Imagin

We are pleased to announce that the conference on Human Vision
and Electronic Imaging (HVEI) has a new sponsor:   nVidia
corporation has generously agreed to provide a new Titan GPU as
the prize for the best paper award!   The September 8th deadline
is fast approaching…

The conference on Human Vision and Electronic Imaging (HVEI) is
part of the Symposium
on Electronic Imaging, which will be held in Burlingame,
California, USA, on January 14-17, 2019.  HVEI brings together
scientists and engineers from academia and industry, with the
goals of informing industry how it can benefit from vision
science, and exposing researchers to applied problems.

More information about the conference can be found at the IS&T
website:  https://ift.tt/2JXWMJa,
and a new (and currently incomplete) web site set up by the new
conference chairs:  https://ift.tt/2JWypir.

[visionlist] Tenure Eligible Investigator in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence

The University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC) is recruiting a tenure eligible investigator in the field of Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence, specifically in the laboratory Le2i/ERL CNRS Vision for Robotics (http://vibot.cnrs.fr). This position will start in September 2019.

We encourage applications of outstanding scientists investigating this field of research owning a PhD degree, featuring at least three years of postdoctoral experience; a substantive record of publications and the potential to develop an independent research program.

The successful applicant will be provided a 450 k€ grant (including her/his salary and research budget) for a period of three years. The salary will be negotiated on the basis of education and experience. It integrates a benefit package including retirement, health insurance, annual and sick leave.

We invite the interested candidates to follow the link http://www.ubfc.fr/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Application-form_Tenure_Track_-Junior-ISITE-BFC.docx to download the form to be filled and returned by email to job-application@ubfc.fr,
before Oct. 30th, 2018.

Job description:

The candidate will integrate the Vision for Robotics team (VIBOT) ERL CNRS 6000 (http://vibot.cnrs.fr). The VIBOT (VIsion for roBOTics) team is a research team of the CNRS certified as “Equipe de Recherche Labellisée” (ERL). In France, there are only 21 such teams, all disciplines combined and VIBOT is the only one in the field of computer vision. It is composed of 12 professors, 1 research engineer and 1 assistant engineer. The VIBOT’s activities are manly focused on the development of computer vision tools for robotics perception.  The team developed original methods for 3D reconstruction, localization, pose estimation and scene understanding. All these works have been published in the best journals in computer vision (IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, International Journal on Computer Vision…) and robotics (IEEE Trans. on Trans. on Robotics, International Journal on Robotics Research…)  and the best conferences (CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ICRA, IROS…).

The VIBOT team is involved in many national projects, such as ANR projects pLaTINUM (dynamic scenes understanding), ICUB (polarization cameras for intelligent vehicles) and SUMUM (accurate and dense 3D reconstruction for cultural heritage) with the strongest French laboratories in Robotics and Computer Vision and companies (PSA Peugeot Citroën, Institute of Geographic and Forest Information IGN…). VIBOT team has also several international projects and collaboration with Korea (RCV Lab in KAIST who won the DARPA Robotics Challenge), Japan (Naist University), Austria (Graz University of Technology), Spain (ViCOROB-Girona, RoPERT-Zaragoza).

Targeted profile:

The Junior Fellowship will focus his/her research activities on the above-mentioned challenges and will reinforce the skills of the VIBOT team (ERL CNRS 6000) on the fundamental and applied aspects of artificial intelligence and computer vision. 

He/She will have to master the tools and methods of multi-view vision and/or machine learning and thus demonstrate his/her ability to apply them to one (at least) of the research areas of the VIBOT Team: pattern recognition; image analysis, 3D reconstruction; pose estimation; robot localization; visual servoing; visual tracking; non-conventional vision; scene understanding…. Strong knowledge in the canonical disciplines that shapes our community (signal, image, vision, mathematics) will also be appreciated. 

As our research is strongly related to our two international Masters, it could be possible (but not mandatory) to give some lectures in these training programs: VIBOT Masters (Vision & roBOTics, http://www.vibot.org) jointly organized with the Universitat de Girona (Spain) and Heriot-Watt University (Scotland), and the MAIA Masters (Medical Imaging and Applications, https://ift.tt/2gbNDmz) jointly organized with the Universitat de Girona (Spain) and the University of Cassino (Italy). The first Master focuses on a course program dedicated to computer vision and its applications in mobile robotics, and the second one on the applications of medical imaging. Both programs aim to foster excellence in many aspects and attract outstanding students worldwide.


For further information, you can contact

Cédric Demonceaux – Director of ERL VIBOT
CNRS 6000.

: cedric.demonceaux@ubfc.fr