[Elsnet-list] PostDoc position in audiovisual signal processing available

Verhelst, Werner wverhelst at etro.vub.ac.be
Wed May 12 14:35:53 CEST 2010

Post Doc Position in Audio-Visual Signal Processing & Machine Learning

ETRO - AVSP - Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Post Doctoral Position in audiovisual signal processing and machine learning.

Keywords: audio visual signal processing, scene analysis, machine learning, affective human-robot interaction.

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium; http://www.vub.ac.be), department of Electronics and Informatics (ETRO) has available a Post Doctoral position in the area of audio visual signal processing and multi-modal affective interaction.

The position is part of an ambitious European project aliz-e "Adaptive Strategies for Sustainable Long-Term Social Interaction". The overall aim of the project is to develop the theory and practice behind embodied cognitive robots which are capable of maintaining believable multi-modal any-depth affective interactions with a young user over an extended and possibly discontinuous period of time.

*         PhD with concentration in relevant areas or closely related areas, such as audiovisual speech processing, audiovisual scene analysis, human-machine interaction, affective computing, machine learning
*         Track record of important publications
*         Ability to generate new ideas and apply them to human-machine applications
*         Good programming skills, especially  implementation of complex algorithms
*         Highly motivated and willing to coordinate the work of 2-3 PhD students
*         Proficient in English, both written and spoken
*         Knowledge of the Dutch language is a plus but not a requirement

The position is available from June 2010 at a competitive salary. The position is guaranteed for 3 years and can be extended. In addition, candidates that qualify for an Odysseus grant from the Research Foundation Flanders will be encouraged and supported to do so (http://www.fwo.be/Odysseusprogramma.aspx).
Applicants should send a letter explaining their research interests and experience, a complete curriculum vitae and recommendation letters to wverhels at etro.vub.ac.be
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