[visionlist] NETI workshop April 2019

Last date for registration is March
25, 2019


NETI 2019

The Center for Perceptual Systems at the University of Texas at Austin is
hosting a workshop on “Natural Environments, Tasks and Intelligence”


April 26 – 28, 2019 (Friday – Sunday)

Purpose:  Perceptual and motor systems must reflect the natural tasks the
organism performs as well as the properties of the natural environments in
which the organism performs those tasks. Thus, the aim of this workshop is to
stimulate research in “natural systems analysis,” which consists of
several interrelated components: (i) identification and characterization of
natural tasks, (ii) measurement and analysis of natural scene statistics, (iii)
analysis of the computational requirements of natural tasks, (iv) rigorous
experimental study of neural and behavioral performance in natural tasks.

Organizers: Bill Geisler, Mary Hayhoe, and Alex Huk



Lynn Kiorpes               Center
Neural Science, NYU

Weji Ma                        Center
for Neural Science, NYU

Pascal Mamassian       Université
Paris Descartes

Bruno Olshausen         Helen
Wills Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley

Stephanie Palmer        Dept.
of Organismal Biology & Anatomy, U Chicago

Anitha Pasuparthy       Dept.
of Biological Structure, U Washington

Jenny Read                 Institute
of Neuroscience, Newcastle

Aman Saleem              Institute
of Behavioural Neuroscience, UCL

Nachum Ulanovsky      Dept.
of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute

Xiaogin Wang              Laboratory
Auditory Neurophysiology, Johns Hopkins

Michael Webster          Visual
Perception Lab, U Nevada Reno

Daniel Wolpert             Dept.
of Neuroscience, Columbia

In addition to the oral presentations there will also be a poster session
Saturday afternoon. Potential attendees are encouraged to register in advance
as the size of the workshop will be restricted to foster interaction among

Spring in Austin is a glorious time of year with wildflowers in bloom and an
average temperature ranging from 57 F (14 C) low to 79 F (26 C) high.


[visionlist] PostDoc on Visual Understanding for Cultural Heritage Technologies (CCHT@Ca’Foscari)

PostDoc on Visual Understanding for Cultural Heritage Technologies (CCHT@Ca’Foscari) – [ Postdoc ]Workplace: Venezia, CCHTAdded on: 22/10/2018 – Expires on: 06/01/2019Url: http://bit.ly/2QSTkqX IIT center at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice – Center for Cultural Heritage Technology@Ca’Foscari (CCHT@Ca’Foscari) has the mission to research and promote new technologies and to extend existing techniques for preservation and analysis of the invaluable Cultural Heritage assets managed by cities, galleries, libraries, archives and museums across different fields of art. CCHT@Ca’Foscari is currently seeking to appoint a Visual Understanding Postdoc.The selected candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers, contributing to the development of next generation 3D digitization and machine learning approaches applied to the Cultural Heritage (CH) and Digital Humanities (DH) domain.Required qualifications:- A Ph.D. in computer science (with specialization in either computer vision, information retrieval or machine learning) or related fields;- Proficiency with programming languages, in particular Python, C/C++ and MATLAB;- Experience of visual recognition or understanding in 2D & 3D, e.g. attribute recognition, object recognition, relationship detection and their multi-view equivalence;- Practical experience on Deep Learning algorithms and relevant platforms for geometric learning (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch, Theano, Caffe);- Publication in major Computer Vision and/or Computer Graphics conferences/journals (e.g. CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, ToG, TPAMI, IJCV, IVC, CVIU);- Good communication skills and ability to cooperate;- Proficient in English language (written and oral).Desirable skills:- Knowledge of OpenCV, PCL and Open3D libraries;- Experience of graph structure applications e.g. matching, retrieval or inference;- Knowledge of SPARQL / CIDOC;- Experience on Cultural Heritage knowledge data.The successful candidate will be offered a salary commensurate to experience and skills.The call will remain open until the position is filled but a first deadline for evaluation of candidates will be January 6 2019. Please send your application to ccht@iit.it quoting “CCHT Visual Understanding Postdoc – BC 75119” in the e-mail subject. Your application shall contain i) a detailed CV, ii) a one-page research statement and iii) contact information of two referees.Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (http://www.iit.it) is a non-profit institution created with the objective of promoting technological development and higher education in science and technology. Research at IIT is carried out in highly innovative scientific fields with state-of-the-art technology.Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.Please note that the data that you provide will be used exclusively for the purpose of professional profiles’ evaluation and selection, and 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)

[visionlist] IWANN 2019 Special Session on Machine learning in Vision and Robotics in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) 12 to 14 June, 2019

[visionlist] Postdoctoral Position in Integrated Antennas and Rf/mm-wave Circuits

At the department of Electrical Engineering research and education are performed in the areas of Communication and Antenna systems, Systems and Control, Computer vision, Signal processing and Biomedical engineering, and Electric Power Engineering. Our knowledge is of use everywhere where there is advanced technology with integrated electronics. We work with challenges for a sustainable future in society of today, for example in the growing demands concerning efficient systems for communications and electrifying.

We offer a dynamic and international work environment with about 200 employees from more than 20 countries, and with extensive national and international research collaborations with academia, industry and society.

The department provides about 100 courses, of which most are included in the Master’s Programs “Biomedical Engineering”, “Electric Power Engineering”, “Systems, Control and Mechatronics” and “Communication Engineering”.

Read more at http://bit.ly/2Rrniln

Information about the research

The postdoctoral candidate will be involved in ongoing research projects in collaborations with our industrial partners (e.g. at Ericsson, Gapwaves, Bluetest), which aim at developing next generation integrated antenna array technology. The tight integration of electronics with radiating structures enables the development of efficient transmitter solutions for 5G, automotive, defense and security applications.

The objective is to minimize the complexity of impedance matching circuits, filters and power combining networks in-between the power amplifying circuits and the radiating structure. This will lead to a performance enhancement of RF transmitters in terms of efficiency, cost reduction, footprint size and output power.

The Postdoctoral candidate collaborates with the Antenna Group members within the Division of Communication and Antenna Systems and maintains interactions with the Microelectronics and Nanoscience (MC2) Department and other relevant academic and industrial parties when necessary. The post-doc will support the involved PhD students and is expected to publish new research results at both conferences and in scientific journals.

Major responsibilities

We are now looking for a postdoctoral candidate who can lead and fruitfully contribute to our research on power amplifier-antenna co-design for highly integrated wireless transmitter systems, at a senior level that is. You will collaborate closely with antenna researchers and perform fundamental research on novel active radiating structures by unifying efficient power amplifier concepts (e.g. Doherty, outphasing, etc) with multi-fed antenna elements utilizing direct impedance matching techniques. Your research is an enabler for improved energy efficiency, reduced size, and lower cost in emerging RF and mm-wave communication applications. You are expected to contribute or lead the development over-the-air measurement techniques for integrated active antenna systems.

You will be a key member of an inter-disciplinary team of academic and industrial researchers where circuit-, antenna, and signal processing experts collaborate to push the limits of new and emerging wireless systems for communication, radar, and medical sensing.

Most of the time will be available for the research, but some part will also include involve supervision of PhD and MSc thesis students within the research team. You will be responsible for reporting and presenting your research results at project meetings with industrial partners. Some involvement in teaching as assistant is expected but will not exceed 10% of the full time.

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).


To qualify, you should hold a PhD degree in the area of electrical engineering, microwave electronics, engineering physics, wireless communication engineering, or equivalent. Extensive experience within the antenna engineering field with a background in electronics, or an extensive circuit design experience with a background in antennas is required.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding academic track-record and have published first authored papers in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals. Important qualities are enthusiasm, to be able to drive and conclude projects independently, take own initiatives and discuss/develop own ideas, be creative and have a problem-solving ability. Having the flexibility to elaborate on proposed research ideas that are deemed relevant in a collaborative working environment is another important qualification the successful candidate should have.

The project is in collaboration with other researchers and industry and thus excellent cooperation and social abilities are highly important. Good communication skills in English are required as English is the primary language in our laboratory. Chalmers offers Swedish courses if you are interested to learn.

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city ofGothenburg.

Read more aboutworking at Chalmersand ourbenefitsfor employees.

Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20180744 and written in English.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref.

CV, include complete list of publications

Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences

Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref.

1-3 pages where you introduce yourselfand present your qualifications.

Previous research fields and main research results.

Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Application deadline: 7 February, 2019

Professor Marianna Ivashina, Antenna Systems

For instructions on how to apply, please refer to: http://bit.ly/2SjIZAF

[visionlist] UCCS Multiple Openings: Three Assistant Professor positions (Computer Science, Data Analytics/Systems Engineering and Electrical/Computer Engineering)

UCCS is continuing to grow.   The following positions might be of interest to
you, one of your past students or other friends. I’m hoping you can pass it on
to those that might be interested.  Feel free to email me with any questions.  
Most of these have applications due by Dec 31 for full consideration.  I’ll
also be at WACV is anyone wants to discuss.

CS/Innovation Assistant Professor apply at

Data Analytics/Systems Engineering: 

Electrical and Computer Engineering:

While the positions above are officially broad, they can include
vision/image-processing oriented, and I would love to have another
collaborator.   The CS/Innovation position has teaching that includes
innovation courses, as part of our unique Bachelor of Innovation(TM) family of
degrees.  The ideal candidate would have an industry or entrepreneurial
experience.  That position will inherently interact significantly with me (the
BI founder).  My research is primarily in ML/vision, and I have no problem
getting more funding/students than I have time to manage, so I am hoping for
another collaborator.

Here is a bit about our school.  UCCS has been rated a “Best in the West” by
U.S. News & World Report and earned recognition as one of the “Great Colleges
to Work For” in 2018 by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The College of
Engineering and Applied Science at UCCS is nationally ranked and offers degrees
at the Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. level, with CS and cybersecurity degrees at
each level including the award-winning Bachelor of Innovation(TM) program. The
UCCS CS department is an NSA center of academic excellence.  The CS department
has 17 full-time faculty including two NSF career winners and NSF PYI winner. 
Visit http://eas.uccs.edu/cs for more information.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in
the University of Colorado system and is home to over 12,500 undergraduate and
1,800 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the
state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional
universities by U.S. News & World Report. Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K+) is
situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural
activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the
top Best Places to Live in the U.S.  http://bit.ly/2SmQOps


[visionlist] PhD Positions-esr Fellowships at University of Zrich

The EVOCATION MSCA Innovative Training Network project and the Visualization and MultiMedia Lab (VMML) research group in the Department of Informatics at UZH PhD Positions – Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellowships for highly motivated candidates. Positions are available for international students.

EVOCATION is a leading European-wide doctoral Collegium for research in Advanced Visual and Geometric Computing for 3D Capture, Display, and Fabrication. The Collegium will train the next generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative experts who will be equipped with the necessary skills and competencies to face current and future major challenges in scalable and high-fidelity shape and appearance acquisition, extraction of structure and semantic information, processing, visualization, 3D display and 3D fabrication in professional and consumer applications.

Eligible Countries:Positions are available for International students.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates for becoming the next generation of early-stage scientific and industrial researchers (ESRs) who in the future will lead research and development of novel visual and geometric computing methodologies in a wide range of industries and application domains.

The positions generally require prior knowledge in computer graphics, computer vision, or visual computing. Hence, the background needs to be an MScin Computer Science or a closely related field. Skills in programming (e.g. C/C++, Python, Matlab, OpenGL, OpenCV) are required.

German is not required, English is mandatory.

For instructions on how to apply, please refer to: http://bit.ly/2AfSdXK

[visionlist] 2019 NSF-REU in Computational Sensing for Human-centered AI – now accepting applications

Dear Visionlist Community,

Please share the following information with your undergraduate students:

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is inviting applications for summer 2019. In our program, students will experience research and other career-enhancing activities in an interdisciplinary environment with special focus on Computational Sensing for Human-centered AI.

The REU students will receive a stipend of up to $5000, up to $600 for travel, and up to $1200 for meals. They will also stay free on campus.

Application deadline: January 31, 2019, 11:59 P.M. EDT.

Program duration: 10 weeks (May 28, 2019 — August 3, 2019).

For more information and our application form, please visit http://bit.ly/2EJ7qE2