Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computer Vision and Machine Learning

Durham (GB)
Grade 7 (£33,797 - £35,845)
20 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to join Professor Toby Breckon's research team at Durham University. The post is funded for an initial fixed-term period of 18 months, by an ongoing portfolio of research work primarily spanning aspects of automatic object detection and classification for wide-area visual surveillance (in collaboration with a large industrial partner), in addition to use in aviation security (in collaboration with UK and US government) and sensing for future autonomous vehicles (in collaboration with a number of industrial collaborators).

The researcher will have the opportunity to work on common themes of machine learning (artificial intelligence) research with applications across several funded work streams within the group. They will consider the use of cutting-edge deep learning algorithms for image classification and generalised data understanding tasks (object detection, human pose and behaviour understanding, and materials discrimination), in addition to integrated aspects of visual tracking and stereo vision across a range of image modalities. Specifically, they will investigate novel aspects of automatic adaptability of contemporary machine learning approaches as an aspect of these tasks. They will develop software algorithms and manage their own academic research, in addition to project delivery to a range of external industrial and government collaborators.

In addition to published research output, the candidate can expect their research to have significant impact across a range of industrial/governmental collaborators and form a major innovation contributor to future visual surveillance and vehicle autonomy applications.

The post the offers an outstanding opportunity to gain a strong research track record in an exciting and fast-moving area of applied computer vision and machine learning whilst working in an environment with high levels of external collaboration and industrial research impact.

Further details on the research portfolio can be found on the following websites:
•\tProfessor Toby Breckon, publications and demos: http://www.durham.ac.uk/toby.breckon/publications/
•\tDSTL SAPIENT programme: http://www.gov.uk/sapient
•\tImage classification for airport security: https://bit.ly/2KBHuNb