Selasa, 01 Juni 2010

[Germany] PhD Position in Computer Vision and Robotics at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

D039/2010: Computer Vision and Robotics

The Institute of Chemistry and Dynamics of the Geosphere - Phytosphere (ICG-3) investigates dynamic processes in plants and their interaction with dynamic environments.

The Quantitative Image Processing Group at ICG-3 is seeking a PhD Student to begin work on a three-year PhD project. The group develops algorithms and methods for image-based plant measurements. The algorithms to be developed generally analyze multidimensional signals, in particular multichannel or multi-camera image sequences. This includes, for example, 3d reconstruction of deformable objects for measuring the surface expansion of plant leaves, stereoscopic robot vision, diffusion-like methods for noise reduction, image segmentation and reconstruction of diffusion tensor MRI data. Methods applied include suitable physical modeling of the acquired data, e.g. by PDEs, optimized discretization, variational and other energy minimization methods, Bayesian inference, energy optimization and channel representations.

1. Solving a challenging task in a highly motivated, multidisciplinary team
2. Development, implementation, and validation of computer vision algorithms
3. Setting up and performing lab experiments for the acquisition of test data
4. Presentation of results at international conferences and in scientific journals

a. M.Sc. (or equivalent) in computer science, physics, mathematics, or a related discipline with a good final grade. Experience in pattern recognition, signal or image processing, automation and robotics is advantageous
- Interest in numerical/theoretical problems as well as a solid mathematical background
- Good programming skills, especially in C/C++, CUDA, and Matlab as well as programming on graphic cards, are desirable
- Good command of written and spoken English, as well as excellent technical and organizational skills

b. Willingness to communicate research results and to interact within an interdisciplinary and international research environment is expected.

For further information visit our website at or contact Dr. Hanno Scharr, e-mail:

Payment of the PhD student will be based on salary grade 13/2 Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). Depending on the candidate`s profile and the subject of his/her PhD thesis an additional allowance may be granted. The implementation of equal opportunities is a cornerstone of our staff policy, for which we have received the `TOTAL E-QUALITY` Award. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

Please send your application with the relevant documentation (including CV, certificates, references) to:
Mr Karl Beumers
Institut für Chemie und Dynamik der Geosphäre (ICG-TA)
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52425 Jülich


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