[robotics-worldwide] Three Researcher / Ph.D. positions on "Computer Vision for Human-Computer Interaction"

Rainer Stiefelhagen stiefel at ira.uka.de
Sun Jan 27 03:24:25 PST 2008

The Fraunhofer Institute for Information and Data processing IITB in
Karlsruhe is currently establishing a new research group on “Computer Vision
for Human-Computer Interaction”. We are therefore looking for researcher to
work on the following topics

•	Computer vision for perception of people
•	Attentive smart environments
•	Multimodal human-computer interaction

As a member of this research team, you will help in the development of an
“attentive” smart room, in which – through machine analysis of audio- and
video streams – people, their interaction and attention can be perceived,
and in which the perceived information will be used for attentive services
that aim at supporting  people during their work in the smart room. 
In order to achieve this goal, already existing approaches for the visual
perception of people need to be improved and extended. Also,
scenario-specific attentive user interfaces and applications need to be
developed and investigated.

As a successful candidate you should have a university degree in a relevant
area such as computer science, electrical engineering, or related fields.
Ideal candidates should have a strong background in at least one of the
following areas: statistical pattern recognition, computer vision,
human-computer interaction, ergonomics.

This new research group will be established in cooperation with the
department of computer science at the Universität Karlsruhe (TH). The
possibility of conducting a Ph.D. (promotion) is given and is supported.

The terms of employment for the open positions follow the labor agreements
of the German public service (TVöD EG13). The positions are open
immediately, and are initially limited for three years, with a possibility
for extension.

Please send your application with all relevant documents to 

	Fraunhofer-Institut für Informations- und Datenverarbeitung IITB, 
	Fraunhoferstr. 1, 76131 Karlsruhe
	personal at iitb.fraunhofer.de 

For further details please contact Dr. Rainer Stiefelhagen
(stiefel at ira.uka.de) or Dr. Jürgen Geisler
(juergen.geisler at iitb.fraunhofer.de).

A German version of this job posting can also be found at

Dr. Rainer Stiefelhagen
Universitaet Karlsruhe                     email: stiefel at ira.uka.de
Interactive Systems Labs, ITI              phone: +49 721 608-6385
Am Fasanengarten 5                         fax:   +49-721-607721
76131 Karlsruhe                            http://isl.ira.uka.de/~stiefel 

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