PhD Studentship in Computer Vision, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

The Colour and Texture Group of the Computer Vision Centre (CVC) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, Spain) is offering a 3 years PhD studentship. The work will be within the general framework of Computational Colour Vision and will involve perceptual experiments with human subjects.

The Colour and Texture Group offers a well funded, amicable and very creative environment not far from Barcelona city in Spain. Its main work is related to computational colour and texture representations. We focus on the basis of colour and texture perception in order to automatise the task of labelling the colours and the textures within an image (e.g. automatic image annotation, colour assessment of textured surfaces, illuminant estimation, etc).

The CVC is located inside the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona campus in Bellaterra (beautiful land), some 15 Km (and a 30 min train ride) away from Barcelona city centre. The campus provides a diverse and stimulating scientific environment while the city provides an infinite cultural offer (Barcelona City with its beach and nearly perfect whether is usually voted by travel journalists as one of the most exciting cities in the world and lives up to its reputation).

Salary is around €16,000 gross per year during the first year and around €22,000 gross per year during the last two years. This research grant is funded by the European Union through its CONSOLIDER-INGENIO 2010. The starting date for this position is September 2008.

Academic requirements that the candidate must hold:
* a good first degree in computer science, electrical engineering, physics, experimental psychology, applied mathematics or related area.
* a masters degree (to be able to complete the official UAB doctorate in three years instead of the usual four) in a related area.

Skills:
* strong programming skills (Matlab, Delphi, C, etc.)
* good communications skills and fluency, both written and oral in English is also a plus.
* strong motivation to conduct research.

Contact:
C. Alejandro Parraga,
phone: +34 93 581 3050
fax: +34 93 581 1670
email: alejandro.parraga[ at ]cvc.uab.es