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Title: Research internPosted: December 20, 2014
Company/Institution: Xerox Research Centre Europe
Location: Grenoble, France
Department: Computer vision

Description: Object proposals for detection and tracking

The fundamental shift in object localization from dense window classification to object proposals has led to the appearance of a variety of candidate generation approaches, including objectness [Alexe'10], selective search [van de Sande'11], BING [Cheng'14], and edge boxes [Zitnick'14]. These approaches aim for cost-efficient generation of a limited set of class-independent window candidates that likely contain objects of interest. Existing methods speed up detection significantly, but they typically do not take into consideration the global image structure. This internship will involve investigating the use of global object cues to extract more appropriate candidate windows for detection. Depending on the interest and profile of the successful applicant, visual attention cues derived from eye-fixation data may also be investigated as a global cue. The proposed methods will be evaluated in the context of object detection and tracking.

The successful applicant will be given the freedom and flexibility to explore his/her solutions, and will also have the guidance and support of experienced full-time Xerox researchers that work on this topic.


- Enrollment in a graduate program (PhD program is a plus)
- Strong knowledge in computer vision and in machine learning
- Strong development skills in either C/C++, Matlab, or Python
- Fluent in written and oral English
- Highly motivated

Proposers: Naila Murray and Eleonora Vig
Duration: 4 to 6 months
Start Date: between April and June, 2015

About XRCE: Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) is a young, dynamic research organization, which creates innovative technologies to support growth in Xerox business process outsourcing and document management services businesses.

Our domains of research stretch from the social sciences to computer science. We have renowned expertise in machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, ethnography and services computing.

XRCE is part of the Xerox Innovation group made up of 650 researchers and engineers in four world-renowned research and technology centres. Our goal is to make Xerox a great place to work. Through a comprehensive set of employee-focused initiatives, we promote diversity by nurturing a culture of inclusion and opportunity, and through measurable actions.

Xerox complies with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines. Xerox does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religious belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, union status, sexual orientation, gender identity or individuals with a disability. Our main building is compliant with the AGEFIPH standards for disabled access.

The Grenoble site is set in a park in the heart of the French Alps in a stunning location only a few kilometers from the city centre. The city of Grenoble has a large scientific community made up of national research institutes (CNRS, Universities, INRIA) and private industries. Stimulated also by the presence of a large student community, Grenoble has become a resolutely modern city, with a rich heritage and a vibrant cultural scene. It is a lively and cosmopolitan place, offering a host of leisure opportunities. Winter sports resorts just half an hour from campus and three natural parks at the city limits make running, skiing, trekking, climbing and paragliding easily available. Grenoble is close to both the Swiss and Italian borders.

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