Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Doctoral Studentship
One Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Doctoral Studentships in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN European Training Network on Full Parallax Imaging
One position of 36 month duration is available at Raytrix GmbH in cooperation with the Christian-Albrechts-University (CAU) Kiel, Germany in the following research project, starting as soon as possible but not later than October 2016 for 36 months.
Raytrix develops and builds light field cameras for research and industrial applications since 2009. Raytrix light field cameras are currently used in many applications like plant growth analysis, fluid flow measurements, microscopic and macroscopic inspection tasks and fluorescence microscopy. Raytrix strives to improve the quality and precision of the 2D and 3D data generated by its light field cameras, which is only possible with a detailed, quantitative understanding of all parts of the imaging process. The objective of this research project is thus twofold: the first step is to develop a detailed physical model of the imaging process in a Raytrix light field camera, which can be used to design optimal cameras for given application tasks. The second step is then a complete metric calibration of a light field camera accounting for all influences and an automated light field camera analysis for verifying the quality of a finished light field camera.
Background on the Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN European Training Network on Full Parallax Imaging
Current displays fall far short of truly recreating visual reality. This can never be achieved by painting an image on a flat surface such as a TV screen, but requires a full-parallax display which can recreate the complete light field, i.e. the light travelling in every direction through every point in space. Recent years have seen major developments towards this goal, promising a new generation of ultra-realistic displays with applications in medicine, informatics, manufacturing, entertainment, gaming and more. Consecutively, the new developments requires a new generation of researchers trained in the relevant physics, signal processing, and in the biology of human vision.
The European Training Network on Full-Parallax Imaging (ETN-FPI) offers positions for early-stage researchers who have the suitable background and motivation to work on highly-innovative multi-disciplinary projects and be trained in competitive yet collaborative research and study environment. The network provides training in related disciplines including computer science, computer vision, theoretical and applied optics, multi-dimensional image processing, and visual neuroscience. Besides local courses offered by prestigious universities, the training program includes also online seminars, workshops, and training schools. Mobility between network partners is supported by research visits and secondments. In this way, the employed researchers will be integrated in the network with the aim to help them to interact with their fellows and within different research, development and innovation environments.
Computer Vision, Visual Computing
Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs of (Post graduate) experience.
Requirements for applicants
- We are looking for talented, creative and highly motivated researchers. A suitable background for these open positions include computer vision, visual computing, and other related areas. Fluent written and spoken English and proficiency in programming languages and scientific software packages such as C/C++ and Matlab are required.
- Candidates applying for the doctoral student position must hold Master’s degree in computer science or related fields and the recruited candidate is expected to enroll as a doctoral student at CAU Kiel. There is no tuition fee for enrollment.
- Applicants shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organization, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree that would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctorate.
- H2020 MSCA Mobility Rule: at the time of recruitment by the host organization, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organization (Germany) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.