[Elsnet-list] Post-doctoral Research position, Trinity College Dublin

Carl Vogel vogel at cs.tcd.ie
Mon Apr 10 17:56:32 CEST 2006


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Carl Vogel

University of Dublin, Trinity College
Post Title: 	Research Fellow
Status: 	3 year contract
Dept/Faculty: 	School of Computer Science & Statistics
Closing Date: 	Until position is filled
Salary: 	32,358 - 38,526 euro per annum


You will work on the analysis and synthesis of information in two
modalities: images and texts, and numbers and texts. Such information
is communicated in everyday interaction and humans are very adept at
annotating images (and streams of numbers) with textual descriptions
and equally at illustrating verbal descriptions. This work requires
development of algorithms that are informed by information extraction
and image processing. You will build a neural computing system that
learns to deal with cross-modal information and will be able to
auto-annotate and auto-illustrate. The annotation and illustration are
critical for the work of those running large image libraries --
health care, forensic services, and indeed the Web is filling up with
images very fast.Your role will be to develop and implement the
algorithms, and test the usefulness of the algorithms by building
computing systems for analyzing real world video streams. You will
interface your system to an attention modeling system that simulates
how humans focus on `objects' of interest in a visual field and
then describe the objects in a succinct manner. Your work will clarify
research questions in this emerging multi-disciplinary field of
cross-modal analysis. The clarified research questions will help in
the systematic development of information extraction systems which
will be at the heart of the so-called semantic web. The questions will
be of equal interest in neurosciences where it is now possible to
observe human brain as it processes information in various modalities
through functional magnetic resonance imaging.

You will have a PhD or equivalent in computing, computational
neuroscience or cognitive science. You will have a strong background
in information extraction, ontology and terminology. An interest in,
and familiarity with, computer vision methods and techniques is
desirable. The appointment will be for a fixed period of three years.

Candidates should submit a full curriculum vitae, to include the names
of three referees, to:

Khurshid Ahmad
Professor of Computer Science
Trinity College
Dublin 2

Tel: +353 1 608 8429
Fax: +353 1 677 2694
Email:khurshid.ahmad at cs.tcd.ie

We welcome applications by e-mail. Please note there is no application
form to be completed.


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