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Title: Research InternPosted: January 3, 2015
Company/Institution: Xerox Research Centre Europe
Location: Grenoble, France
Department: Computer Vision Group

Description: Video analytics in a virtual world

In the past, computer vision researchers have been somewhat reluctant about the use of synthetic imagery because virtual worlds provided only a simplified and biased approximation of the real world. With the latest advances in computer graphics, however, highly realistic virtual worlds can be generated and Virtual Reality is gaining a foothold in many segments of the industry. The aim of this internship is to investigate the usefulness of 3D virtual reality in the context of video analytics. The project will explore different ways to leverage photorealistic virtual imagery for training, evaluation, and fine-tuning of computer vision components in object detection and tracking.

The successful applicant will be given the freedom and flexibility to explore his/her solutions, and will also have the guidance and support of experienced full-time Xerox researchers who work on this topic.

Requirements:
- Enrollment in a graduate program (PhD program is a plus)
- Strong knowledge in computer graphics; experience in computer vision is a plus
- Strong development skills in either Python or C/C++
- Fluent in written and spoken English
- Highly motivated

Duration: 6 months
Start Date: asap

About XRCE: Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) is a young, dynamic research organization, which creates innovative technologies to support growth in Xerox business process outsourcing and document management services businesses.

Our domains of research stretch from the social sciences to computer science. We have renowned expertise in machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, ethnography and services computing.

XRCE is part of the Xerox Innovation group made up of 650 researchers and engineers in four world-renowned research and technology centres. Our goal is to make Xerox a great place to work. Through a comprehensive set of employee-focused initiatives, we promote diversity by nurturing a culture of inclusion and opportunity, and through measurable actions.

Xerox complies with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines. Xerox does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religious belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, union status, sexual orientation, gender identity or individuals with a disability. Our main building is compliant with the AGEFIPH standards for disabled access.

The Grenoble site is set in a park in the heart of the French Alps in a stunning location only a few kilometers from the city centre. The city of Grenoble has a large scientific community made up of national research institutes (CNRS, Universities, INRIA) and private industries. Stimulated also by the presence of a large student community, Grenoble has become a resolutely modern city, with a rich heritage and a vibrant cultural scene. It is a lively and cosmopolitan place, offering a host of leisure opportunities. Winter sports resorts just half an hour from campus and three natural parks at the city limits make running, skiing, trekking, climbing and paragliding easily available. Grenoble is close to both the Swiss and Italian borders.


Application Instructions: Please send your CV, cover letter, and the name of at least one reference to both xrce-candidates@xrce.xerox.com and eleonora.vig@xrce.xerox.com.