Saturday, September 1, 2012

Research Assistant / PhD Student

Open research position in the context of recently funded project focused on video mining, dynamic feature selection, and multimodal sequence representation.

Contact: Maia Zaharieva


The Interactive Media Systems Group of the Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems at the Vienna University of Technology is seeking to recruit a Research Assistant in the field of multimedia retrieval for a fixed period of 3 years.

Description of the post
You will work on project funded by the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF) and focused on video mining in media repositories. The main objective of the project is the detection of unusual and, thus, potentially interesting sequences in large video collections. Core components include dynamic feature selection, multimodal sequence representation, and data mining and clustering.

You will be expected to collaborate on publications with other members of the project team with the aim of publishing in top tier international journals and conferences in the field of multimedia retrieval. You will have the opportunity to get involved in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. We offer a great working atmosphere as well as remuneration according to the collective bargaining agreement §48 VwGr. B1 (praedoc). Additionally, you may participate in the Vienna University of Technology’s human resources development scheme.

The Vienna University of Technology is an equal opportunity employer actively committed to ensuring diversity in all campus employment.

Minimum requirement profile

  • Outstanding Master or Diploma thesis in Computer Science or related disciplines
  • German and English
  • Experience in media analysis and retrieval

Additional qualification profile

  • Project experience
  • Experience in data clustering

Your application should include the following documents:

  • Letter of intent
  • Scientific CV
  • Certificates
  • List of publications (if available)
  • References (if available)

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