PostDoc on Visual Understanding for Cultural Heritage Technologies (CCHT@Ca'Foscari) - [ Postdoc ]

Workplace: Venezia, CCHT
Added on: 22/10/2018 - Expires on: 06/01/2019

The IIT center at Ca' Foscari University of Venice - Center for Cultural Heritage Technology@Ca'Foscari (CCHT@Ca'Foscari) has the mission to research and promote new technologies and to extend existing techniques for preservation and analysis of the invaluable Cultural Heritage assets managed by cities, galleries, libraries, archives and museums across different fields of art. CCHT@Ca'Foscari is currently seeking to appoint a Visual Understanding Postdoc.

The selected candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers, contributing to the development of next generation 3D digitization and machine learning approaches applied to the Cultural Heritage (CH) and Digital Humanities (DH) domain.

Required qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in computer science (with specialization in either computer vision, information retrieval or machine learning) or related fields;
  • Proficiency with programming languages, in particular Python, C/C++ and MATLAB;
  • Experience of visual recognition or understanding in 2D & 3D, e.g. attribute recognition, object recognition, relationship detection and their multi-view equivalence;
  • Practical experience on Deep Learning algorithms and relevant platforms for geometric learning (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch, Theano, Caffe);
  • Publication in major Computer Vision and/or Computer Graphics conferences/journals (e.g. CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, ToG, TPAMI, IJCV, IVC, CVIU);
  • Good communication skills and ability to cooperate;
  • Proficient in English language (written and oral).

Desirable skills:

  • Knowledge of OpenCV, PCL and Open3D libraries;
  • Experience of graph structure applications e.g. matching, retrieval or inference;
  • Knowledge of SPARQL / CIDOC;
  • Experience on Cultural Heritage knowledge data.

The successful candidate will be offered a salary commensurate to experience and skills.

The call will remain open until the position is filled but a first deadline for evaluation of candidates will be January 6 2019. Please send your application to quoting “CCHT Visual Understanding Postdoc – BC 75119” in the e-mail subject. Your application shall contain i) a detailed CV, ii) a one-page research statement and iii) contact information of two referees.

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Involved Research lines
Visual Geometry and Modelling


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