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Research Fellow in Computer Vision & Physiological Computing

UCL - Computer Science

Location: London
Salary: £38,308 to £46,155
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th December 2022
Closes: 4th January 2023
Job Ref: B04-03096

About us

The UCL Department of Computer Science is the leading computer science research department in the UK. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) evaluation, UCL Computer Science was ranked second in the UK for research power and first in England. It carries out research, undergraduate, and postgraduate teaching across all areas of theoretical and applied computer science. We are seeking a talented full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computer Vision and Physiological Computing to join our team in the Computer Science department, UCL Interaction Centre and GDIH - WHO Collaborating Centre for Assistive Technology at University College London

About the role

The role involves the development and innovation of computer vision algorithms and sensing tools that can be used in the home or ubiquitously and in retail settings for sustainable and satisfactory engagement with textile materials. Different imaging channels (eg. typical RGB and infrared thermal imaging fusion) will be explored to achieve state-of-the-art performance in textile material image semantic classification and segmentation and physiological computing tasks. In doing so, both supervised and self-supervised representation learning models will be explored.

About you

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Associate Prof. Youngjun Cho and Prof. Nadia Berthouze on two new exciting inter-disciplinary (AI/computation and human-centred design, cognitive neuroscience, social science) projects for Circular Textiles Economy. This post is funded by the EPSRC/UKRI ICT theme, and the National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Research programme for 17 months, with a possible extension.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents we also offer some great benefits some of which are below: 41 Days holiday (including 27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days). Hybrid Final Salary Pension Scheme. Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan. On-Site nursery. On-site gym. Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay. Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service. Discounted medical insurance.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women. You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/equality-diversity-inclusion/

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