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International PhD Scholarship in Total Gesture Recognition, UK

Applications are invited for a full-time scholarship available in the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences. The scholarship is tenable for up to 3 years for a PhD (via MPhil route) [subject to satisfactory progress] and is open to international applicants only. UK/EU applicants are not eligible to apply. The scholarship will provide £15000 towards the cost of the International tuition fee over 3 years.
Total gesture recognition based on dynamic facial expression, body motion and hands sign is a vision pursued by the Applied Digital Signal and Image Processing (ADSIP) Research Centre. Over the past few years, the Centre has gradually and systematically developed a number of novel methodologies and algorithms for recognition of individual gesture modality through various research projects, such as dynamic 3D facial expression recognition, multi-camera based human motion tracking, and data-glove based dynamic hand gesture recognition.
The proposed project will tackle a number of major technical challenges associated with simultaneous capture, parallel processing, multi-feature tracking, and high-dimensional classification of dynamic body motion, facial expression and hand sign in 3D, in real time and in different physical scales which have not been attempted previously. Furthermore, the propose project will explore the advantages which could be gained by making use of the interconnected and interdependent nature of the three gesture modalities to increase the robustness and accuracy of recognition which is unlikely to be obtained based on single modality.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 13 May 2011

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Post-Master’s or Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, USA

The Center for  Engineering Science Advanced Research (CESAR) in the Computer Science and  Mathematics (CSM) Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks  candidates for innovative research in computational and theoretical nonlinear  dynamical systems.
Work will involve development of novel methodologies,  computer codes and algorithms to model the dynamics of semiconductor and fiber  lasers/amplifiers and laser arrays and their implementation on parallel  distributed multicore processor platforms. Successful candidates must have  proven experience in optics/lasers, nonlinear dynamical systems, and strong  computational skills. Programming skills in FORTRAN 95/2003 Linux and Windows  systems are desirable. The positions require MSc or, preferably, PhD degrees in  Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Theoretical  Physics, or related fields. Exceptional candidates with a BSc degree will also  be considered.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications may be submitted throughout the year, and appointments may begin at any time.

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