PamiTC Job Board - Posting Details

Title: Funded PhD position in image/video analysisPosted: August 19, 2015
Company/Institution: ETS (U. of Quebec)
Location: Montreal, Canada

Description: Title: Spectral clustering with applications in image/video Analysis Applications are invited for a funded PhD position at the École de technologie supérieure (ETS), U. of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. The candidate will work under the supervision of Professors Ismail Ben Ayed and Eric Granger in the Laboratory for Imaging, Vision and Artificial Intelligence (LIVIA, see link below). The position is available immediately after the candidate passes ETS application requirements. Financial support is available for the project’s duration (maximum of 3 or 4 years). We are looking for highly motivated doctoral students, who are interested in performing cutting-edge research on advanced spectral clustering techniques for action recognition or abnormality detection in image sequences, with a particular focus on modern optimization and learning approaches. Prospective applicants should have: • Strong academic record with an excellent M.Sc. degree in computer science, applied mathematics, or electrical engineering, preferably with expertise in one or more of the following areas: machine learning, computer vision, pattern recognition, and optimization; • A good mathematical background; • Good programming skills in languages such as C, C++ and/or MATLAB. A prior publication in one of the major conferences or journals in computer vision/machine learning is not necessary but would be a very desirable.

Application Instructions: For consideration, please send a resume, names and contact details of two references, transcripts for under-graduate and graduate studies, and a link to a Masters thesis (as well as relevant publications if any) to Prof. Ismail Ben Ayed (Ismail.BenAyed@etsmtl.ca) Prof. Eric Granger (Eric.Granger@etsmtl.ca) Laboratory for Imaging, Vision and Artificial Intelligence (LIVIA): http://www.etsmtl.ca/Unites-de-recherche/LIVIA/accueil?lang=en-CA