Research Associate/Fellow in 3D Computer Vision for Plant Modelling (Fixed-term)

University of Nottingham - Computer Science

Location: Jubilee Campus
Salary: £26,495 to £38,833 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29799 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

An outstanding candidate is required to join the School of Computer Science to support the University of Nottingham's BBSRC-funded research into 3D computer vision.

This post is part of a larger collaboration between the Schools of Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences and Biosciences at the University of Nottingham and the School of Mathematics, University of Manchester. Building upon previous work at Nottingham on the recovery of 3D models of plant shoots from multiple colour images, its aim is to construct accurate, quantitative models of plant movement and deformation in response to wind. Motivation for this comes from a pressing need for improved crop performance in the face of an increasing population and climate change: the models produced will support research aimed at optimising the photosynthetic activity of food-producing plants.

Applications are invited from highly skilled researchers in Computer Vision or related areas. The successful candidate will be a Computer Scientist holding or having a PhD in a relevant area of Computer Vision near completion. Experience of 3D reconstruction methods and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team will be essential. Familiarity with current visual tracking and deep learning methods will be a significant advantage. The candidate will be based in the Computer Vision Laboratory in the School of Computer Science, Jubilee Campus at the University of Nottingham.

This full-time post is available from 1 October 2017 and will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 31 March 2020.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Tony Pridmore, tel: 0115 846 6510 or email tony.pridmore@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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