The Institute for Chemistry and Dynamics of the Geosphere – Phytosphere (ICG-3) investigates dynamic processes in plants and their interaction with dynamic environments.
The Quantitative Image Processing Group at ICG-3 seeks for a PhD Student (Computer Vision and Robotics) to begin work on a three-year PhD project. The group develops algorithms and methods for image-based plant measurements. Algorithms to be developed generally analyze multidimensional signals, in particular multichannel or multi-camera image sequences. This includes e.g. 3d reconstruction of deformable objects for measurement of the surface expansion of plant leaves, stereoscopic robot vision, diffusion-like methods for noise reduction, or reconstruction of diffusion tensor MRI-data. Methods applied start with suitable physical modeling of the acquired data, e.g. by PDEs, optimized discretization, variational and other energy minimization methods, Bayesian inference or channel representations.
* Solving a challenging task in a highly motivated, multidisciplinary team
* Development, implementation, and validation of computer vision algorithms
* Setup of lab experiments for the acquisition of test data
* Presentation of results on international conferences and in scientific journals
* M.Sc. (or equivalent) in computer science, physics, mathematics, or a related discipline with a good final grade. Experience in pattern recognition, signal or image processing, automation and robotics is advantageous.
* Interest in numerical/theoretical problems as well as a solid mathematical background
* Good programming skills, especially in C/C++, CUDA, and Matlab are desirable
* Good command of written and spoken English, as well as excellent technical and organizational skills
* Willingness to communicate research results and to interact within an interdisciplinary and international research environment is expected.
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Payment of the PhD fellow will be based on salary grade 13/2 Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). Depending on the candidate‘s profile and the subject of his/her PhD thesis an additional allowance may be granted.
The implementation of equal opportunities is a cornerstone of our staff policy, for which we have received the TOTAL E-QUALITY Award. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. We also welcome applications from disabled persons.
Please send your application with the relevant documentation, quoting the reference code D039/2010, to:
Institut für Chemie und Dynamik der Geosphäre (ICG-TA)
Mr. K. Beumers
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Application Deadline : 30 June 2010