[robotics-worldwide] [2 x job advert] Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Assistant in Food Technology (Trainable Vision-Based Anomaly Detection and Diagnosis)

Tom Duckett tduckett at lincoln.ac.uk
Wed Jan 16 09:07:14 PST 2013


 
The University of Lincoln, UK, is seeking to appoint a new Postdoctoral
Research Fellow (fixed term for 2 years) and a new Research Assistant
(fixed term for 2.5 years) to join the recently established Centre for
Autonomous Systems (L-CAS) in the School of Computer Science. The
successful candidates will be employed as part of a collaborative
project funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board with partners
including Ishida Europe Ltd, the University of Lincoln, Branston Ltd.,
and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. The project will
lead to safer food, less waste, more efficient food production and
better use of natural resources.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is focussed in the area of
"Trainable Vision-Based Anomaly Detection and 3D Shape Analysis of Food
Products". The post-holder will be expected to design, conduct and
manage original research, with application to quality control (QC) tasks
across the food supply chain. Primary tasks include developing novel
algorithms and approaches for visual analysis of food products and
packaging, using a range of imaging technologies to be evaluated in the
project. Scientific challenges to be addressed include 2D and 3D shape
analysis of food products, as well as exploiting colour and texture
features. Candidates should ideally possess a PhD in computer vision, 3D
imaging or a related subject. For further information and online
application form:
http://jobs.lincoln.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=MHT191A
(Closing date: Sunday 10 February 2013)

The Research Assistant position is focussed in the area of "Trainable
Vision-Based Anomaly Detection and Diagnosis of Food Products". The
post-holder will be expected to conduct industrially-relevant research
and development in the area of vision-based anomaly detection and
diagnosis, with application to quality control (QC) tasks across the
food supply chain. Primary tasks include developing a range of software
algorithms and approaches for visual analysis of food products and
packaging, using a variety of imaging technologies to be evaluated in
the project. Research challenges to be addressed include real-time
detection of faulty food products, development of user-friendly
interfaces for QC staff in the food industry, and development of a
prototype system for visual analysis of food products. The post-holder
would also have the possibility to register for and undertake a PhD in
parallel with the planned developments.
http://jobs.lincoln.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=MHT192A
(Closing date: Sunday 10 February 2013)

Informal enquiries can also be made to Dr Tom Duckett (email:
tduckett at lincoln.ac.uk).

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Dr. Tom Duckett
Reader in Computer Science
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln
LN6 7TS
Phone: +44 1522 837113
Fax: +44 1522 886974

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