|Title: 2+ PostDocs in Vision/Graphics||Posted: July 10, 2013|
|Company/Institution: University College London (UCL)|
|Location: London, UK|
|Department: Computer Science|
UCL Vision/Graphics: 3D + Recognition + Synthesis
Acquiring Complete and Editable Outdoor Models from Video and Images
Larger Project: The overall objective of this multi-team project is to
develop interactive computer graphics and vision technology that
leverages machine learning and procedural modeling, with possible
applications with our special effects partners. There are two
3-year postdoc positions at UCL, and four more at the University of
Bath. The UCL posts are with Gabriel Brostow and Tim Weyrich
respectively - see below to apply. The University of Bath-based posts
with group leaders Peter Hall, Matt
Brown, Darren Cosker, and Phil Willis + Brian Wyvill.
Each postdoc will be responsible for carrying out research in Computer
Vision and Graphics generally, and on the smart capture, synthesis and
editing of real-world shapes and phenomena.
The postdocs are for at least 24 months (maximum 36), to start
September 2013 (or very nearly).
At UCL, each postdoc will focus
Aims include extracting and learning characteristic properties of real
landscapes from ground-based and aerial images, devising a procedural
landscape generation system that creates virtual landscapes and
ecosystems that mimic the acquired landscape. A key challenge will be
how to maintain direct editability of the procedurally generated
output, for use in a content creation pipeline. The work will straddle
aspects of computer vision, computer graphics and machine learning.
Smart Capture (Brostow):
Aims include tools for creative users to quickly and accurately capture
surface detail on indoor/outdoor "sets," and to synthesize/complete not
just texture, but shapes. Our new methods will learn from experience,
ask the user questions, and give feedback: What is this surface? Does
it look like +this+ from the other side? Can you move the camera
closer/further away? These are hard problems, made tractable (but
harder in their own right) by having users in the semi-supervised loop.
Programming experience desired: high proficiency in one or more of
Matlab / C++ / Python
Experience in the following areas is a plus:
- 3D Acquisition
- Camera Calibration
- Machine Learning
- Texture Synthesis
- Procedural Modeling
- Content Creation / Visual Effects
- User Interface Development (e.g. Qt)
Previous research should appear as publications in CVPR, ECCV,
SIGGRAPH, PAMI, CHI, NIPS.
About us: UCL is in central London, and is one of the top 3 groups for
Vision/Graphics/Learning in Europe. Our people are fun and productive.
Enough said :)
The projected closing date for applications to receive full
consideration is 1st August 2013. There is one official application
process at UCL for both our posts. You must apply through the official
web-page (http://alturl.com/tbv85) to be considered. Emailing me does NOT
In the meantime, you can get in touch with myself (see my homepage here) or Tim Weyrich to
express your interest. Informal enquiries about the post are welcome. Please use
the word "postdocOAK" in the Subject when contacting us.
The application page is ready, with vacancy reference number 1346587, accessible via
where you should search for Ref No 1346587, or by searching for job
titles with "Research Associate in Computer Graphics and Vision."