Description: Fixed Term appointment for up to 3 years to start as soon as possible
Salary in the range: £32,100 - £40,720 per annum
The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities. It has consistently been awarded the highest research rating (5*) in Research Assessment Exercises (RAE), coming 2nd in the 2008 RAE, and was rated as "Excellent" in the previous national assessment of teaching quality.
An opportunity has arisen for a Research Associate to work with Prof Andrew Davison in the Robot Vision Research Group as part of a large and exciting new EPSRC-funded project. The overall project aim is an integrated a ttack on the software, compiler, runtime/operating systems and architecture challenges in manycore computer systems, driven by 3D scene understanding. Our aim is to use real-time computer vision as a way of pushing the frontiers for the practical architectures and system software at the heart of future mass-market devices --- building the foundation for future applications based on full awareness of the three-dimensional environment.
The project is a collaboration with experts all the way through the vertical stack from application to architecture, led by Prof. Paul Kelly at Imperial College, Prof. Michael O'Boyle in Edinburgh and Prof. Steve Furber in Manchester.
The researcher will take the lead on driving the computer vision aspects of the project together with Prof Davison. This will involve developing the novel computer vision capabilities which are best placed to benefit from and drive future computer system advances, building in particular on recent work on dense SLAM and scene understanding using parallel processing. He/she will also play a major role in liaising with project partners and working at the interface between disciplines on the transfer of software and techniques in both directions.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in modern 3D computer vision, but also a demonstrable interest and track record in the practical software skills, which enable high performance real-time applications. Previous experience in parallel implementation of vision algorithms is desirable.
Applicants should have a PhD degree in a directly relevant area; exceptional candidates with no PhD but equivalent relevant industrial experience will also be considered.
Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record and publications in the relevant areas. All applicants must be fluent in English.
The position will be based at the South Kensington campus. For information on the Robot Vision Research Group please see http://www2.imperial.ac.uk/robotvision/
As this is a re-advertisement previous applicants need not re-apply.