Post Doctoral Research Associate – Computer Vision and Machine Learning

Durham University - School of Engineering & Computing Sciences

Contract Type: Full Time / Fixed Term – 12 months.

Closing Date: 8th December 2016 (12.00pm)

Job Description

Computer Vision and Machine Learning: image classification, surveillance and future vehicle autonomy

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to join Dr Toby Breckon's research team at Durham University. The post is funded, for an initial fixed-term period for 12 months, by an ongoing ongoing portfolio of research work spanning aspects of automatic image classification (airport security, in collaboration with UK Home Office), visual surveillance (thermal target tracking, in collaboration with DSTL) and sensing for future autonomous vehicles (in collaboration with Renault).

The researcher will have the opportunity to work on common themes of computer vision and machine learning research with applications across several funded work stream within the group. They will consider the use of cutting-edge deep learning algorithms for image classification tasks (object detection, human pose and behaviour understanding) in addition to integrated aspects of visual tracking and stereo vision across a range of image modalities. They will develop software algorithms, manage their own academic research in addition to project delivery to a range of external industrial and government collaborators.

The successful candidate will be based in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, Durham University - ranked in the top 5 for both Engineering & Computer Science, Times Good University Guide 2016/17 (Durham University ranked 4th overall). They may have the opportunity to contribute to aspects of departmental teaching at undergraduate level and will be expected to contribute to doctoral student supervision as appropriate.

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