[robotics-worldwide] 3 year post doc position in 3D reconstruction, Canberra, Australia

Jonathan.Roberts at csiro.au Jonathan.Roberts at csiro.au
Wed May 5 04:34:15 PDT 2010

Postdoctoral Fellowship 2010 - Image Based Phenomics 3D reconstruction

Full job ad: https://recruitment.csiro.au/asp/Job_Details.asp?RefNo=2010%2F208

Division:  	CSIRO Mathematics Informatics and Statistics
Location: 	Black Mountain, ACT
Salary Range: 	$73K - $80K plus up to 15.4% Superannuation
Tenure: 	3 years
Applicants: 	International Applicants Welcome
Relocation Assistance: 	May be offered to the successful applicant.
Applications Close: 	31 May 2010

The Postdoctoral Fellow, Image Based Phenomics: 3D Reconstruction  will have responsibility for developing and implementing methods in 3D reconstruction, mainly of insects and plants, from multiple 2D views and additional 3D information. In essence, the research seeks to develop techniques to infer complete, accurate, full-colour, high-resolution 3D reconstructions using 2D images from multiple viewpoints, and 3D data points from laser scanning, or similar technologies. This aims to exploit the strengths of both 2D and 3D measurements while avoiding their individual weaknesses. Initial steps will involve working with a series of known 3D reference objects of increasing structural and surface complexity, using existing CSIRO image capture devices and image processing hardware. The Postdoctoral Fellow will develop extensible open-source software to facilitate uptake and co-development of new algorithms.

Key Result Areas for the role are:

    * Conduct research in 3D reconstruction in insects and plants from multiple 2D views and additional 3D information.
    * Apply and, where necessary, develop tools for the analysis, interpretation and annotation of the reconstructions.
    * Contribute to a larger team of scientists working in various aspects of biotech imaging.
    * Develop extensible open-source software to facilitate the uptake and co-development of new algorithms, and to deploy those algorithms for use by biological scientists.
    * Collaborate with scientists working in the Australian National Biological Collections, with a particular focus for automating the process of species discovery and description.
    * Collaborate with plant scientists interested in automating volumetric measurements of plants under differing environmental conditions.
    * Under supervision of more senior researchers, assist in the planning and preparation of research proposals and carry out research investigations requiring originality, creativity and innovation
    * Recognise opportunities for innovation and generate new theoretical perspectives by pursuing new ideas and approaches and networking with scientific colleagues across a range of disciplines
    * Participate in the identification of further opportunities arising from research and initiate new lines of research
    * Explore, initiate and pursue collaborations with other researchers to maximise the progress and impact of the project’s research
    * Present results in a meaningful format, speak at high-impact conferences and workshops, and write scientific papers for publication in key journals

More details here:


Jonathan Roberts (Research Director - Autonomous Systems Laboratory)
CSIRO ICT Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Phone: +61 7 3327 4501 Website: http://research.ict.csiro.au/research/laboratories/autonomous-systems

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