One Year Postdoc Position in Computer Vision

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology a position as Postdoc in Computer Vision is open for appointment from October 1st, 2018 or soon hereafter and for a period of one year.The Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology has as its goal the development of an innovative cluster of engineering-based environments for education and research which integrate creativity, engineering and technology within the disciplines of architecture, urban design, industrial design, digital design and interactive media. The department is a leading research and educational environment in Denmark that addresses the challenge of the interplay between creativity and technology, and develops new areas in research and education directed towards the end-user.

Job description

Recent advances in deep learning have opened up an opportunity for computer vision to meet other fields of science with tools that are customizable to these different fields. In this project we are interested in studying the perception of food taste using computer vision-enabled tools for Alzheimer patients. More specifically, we are interested in developing computer vision tools that look at facial expression of subjects while they are exposed to different types of foods (that they like or dislike) and look for changes in their facial expressions and use this information to understand the relationship between food taste perception and facial expression. We will develop a system that is working with healthy subjects and then try to customize it for people suffering from Alzheimer to see the relationship between facial expression and food taste change. To this end we are opening a one-year postdoc position which might be extendible, starting as soon as possible.

The candidate is expected to have experience in computer vision and hold a PhD degree (or to be graduated soon).

The postdoc position is sponsored through the Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC) by funding from the Neuroscience & Neuroimaging programme. The postdoc candidate will also be central to the further development of the Sino-Danish Center and the related research themes in Neuroscience and Neuroimagingand between Danish Universities and University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) see: http://sdc.university/research/research-areas/.
 
The employer is Aalborg University in Denmark and the place of work is the Visual Analysis of People (VAP) laboratory at Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology. The postdoc will also be affiliated with the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) at Department of Communication and Psychology (http://ccn.aau.dk/), at Aalborg University. Finally the candidate is expected to spend half of his/her employment time in China to conduct both research on the above topic as well as do some teaching in Signal Processing at the SDC, Yanqihu Campus, Beijing. There will be funding to cover the expenses of the candidate’s trips to China.

If you have any questions please feel free to approach professor Thomas B. Moeslund (tbm@create.aau.dk)

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Anne Christoffersen by mail EST-ST-HR@adm.aau.dk  or phone (+45) 9940 9680. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here.

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Deadline: 3 August 2018
Unit: Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday August 3rd, 2018