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Title: [PhD call] 2015 Doctoral Course on Sciences & Technologies For Electronics & Telecommunication - Curriculum in Computer VisionPosted: May 22, 2015
Company/Institution: Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Location: Genova, Italy
Department: Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision (PAVIS)

Description: Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT - together with the University of Genova opened the call for the 2015 Doctoral Course on Sciences & Technologies For Electronics & Telecommunication - Curriculum in Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning

In this context, Ph.D. positions are available at the Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision (PAVIS) dept. to work in Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, and more specifically on the following themes:

Theme A: Computer vision for behavioral analysis and activity recognition

Theme B: Computer vision for the prediction of human intentions

Theme C: Part-based human body modeling for Socially-Aware Computer Vision

Theme D: Crowd behavioral analysis and event recognition

Theme E: Re-identification using soft biometric cues

Theme F: Long term visual learning for 3D scene understanding

Theme G: Biomedical imaging and connectomics analysis

Theme H: Animal behavior analysis

More info on the above research topics can be found at: or directly asked to Prof. V. Murino ( or any other tutor indicated for each theme.

The PhD program on the listed themes will take place at the PAVIS department of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) located in Genova (

The department focuses on activities related to the analysis and understanding of images and patterns in general, thus representing a reference for the other IIT Departments and labs which have to deal with such kind of data. The PAVIS staff has a wide expertise on image processing, computer vision and pattern recognition, machine learning, and related applications. Actually, the research in PAVIS is devoted to study and to build intelligent systems for real applications, especially related, but not limited, to surveillance & security, biomedical imaging, and bioinformatics. One of the primary goals is to design and develop innovative video surveillance systems, characterized by the use of highly-functional smart sensors and advanced video analytics features. To this end, PAVIS performs cutting edge research in computer vision and pattern recognition, but also in biometrics, multimodal data and sensor fusion, sensors networks, and embedded computer vision.

Further, another target of the lab is to explore novel strategies in biomedical image analysis and bioinformatics, due to the versatility of the techniques it can manage.

You can also browse the PAVIS webpages to see our activities and research at:

Application Instructions: To apply, follow the instructions indicated in the links, in short: a detailed CV, a research proposal under one or more themes chosen among those above indicated, reference letters, and any other formal document concerning the degrees earned.

Notice that these documents are mandatory in order to consider valid the application. IMPORTANT: You need to specify the theme (one or more) you want to apply and include a research statement (research proposal/project/plan/rationale) on such theme. ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE is June 10th, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. (noon