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Title: MS/Ph.D. Research Assistantships in Computer VisionPosted: March 3, 2013
Company/Institution: University of Nevada
Location: Reno, Nevada, USA
Department: Computer Science and Engineering

Description: The Computer Vision Laboratory (CVL) ( in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications for several MS and Ph.D. student research assistantships, starting in Fall 2013/Spring 2014. Support for a typical MS/PhD student covers the student's tuition and fees, health insurance, and offers financial compensation of $1,600 / month. Active research areas within CVL include biometrics (e.g., face, hand, fingerprint), object detection and recognition, object tracking and pose estimation, visual surveillance, human activity recognition, and 3D reconstruction. CVL is currently funded by NSF, NASA, and DoD. The CSE department currently has 14 full time faculty members, 6 adjunct faculty and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees supporting a dynamic and growing program with approximately 400 undergraduate and 80 graduate students (MS/Ph.D). Requirements: A first degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or an Engineering subject. Strong mathematical background and excellent programming skills in C or C++. Familiarity with Linux, and good knowledge of OpenCV and/or Matlab. Background in image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, and machine learning. Previous experience on 3D reconstruction, 3D segmentation, 3D registration, and paper publications are desired. Very good communication and writing skills.

Application Instructions: How to Apply: Applications should be sent by email (in pdf format) to Prof. George Bebis ( and should include: (1) resume, (2) copies of transcripts, (3) a brief statement of research interests, (4) copies of your most representative publications, and (5) the names of 2 references. Applications should be sent as soon as possible. For more information, please contact Prof. Bebis at Other Information: UNR is an integral part of the Reno metropolitan area, home to approximately 300,000 people. The 255-acre main campus, located minutes from downtown Reno, features both contemporary and historic architecture, and the university’s tree-lined Quadrangle is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The academic atmosphere is filled with rich surroundings for the cultural and intellectual development of the students. Reno is bounded on the west by the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range and on the east by the rolling basin and range province, Reno benefits from a comfortable climate. There are four distinct seasons in this cool, dry climate where the sun shines nearly 290 days a year. The area is noted for its variety of recreational opportunities, which include sailing, camping, hiking, fishing, and sightseeing. Within an hour’s drive of the campus, for example, are Lake Tahoe in the High Sierra, and Pyramid Lake, a unique prehistoric desert sea. Also within an hour’s drive are a number of nationally known ski areas, including Squaw Valley, site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Reno is within 2 hours' drive from Sacramento and 3.5 hours' drive from San Francisco.