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Tue, 9 Jun 2009 09:28:28 +0200
Bernard Merialdo <[log in to unmask]>
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The Multimedia Communications Department of EURECOM, in partnership with 
the travel service provider company AMADEUS, invites applications for a 
PhD position on multimedia indexing. The goal of the thesis is to study 
new techniques to organize large quantities of multimedia information, 
specifically images and videos, for improving services to travelers. 
This includes managing images and videos from providers as well as from 
users about places, locations, events, etc… The approach will be based 
on the most recent techniques in multimedia indexing, and will benefit 
from the strong research experience of EURECOM in this domain, joint to 
the industrial experience of AMADEUS.

We are looking for very good and motivated students, with a strong 
knowledge in image and video processing, statistical and probabilistic 
modeling, for the theoretical part, and a good C/C++ programming ability 
for the experimental part. English is required. The successful candidate 
will be employed by AMADEUS in Sophia Antipolis, and will strongly 
interact with the researchers at EURECOM.

Applicants should email a resume, letter of motivation, and all relevant 
information to.
Prof. Bernard Merialdo	
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The project will be conducted within AMADEUS (, 
  a world leader in provision of solutions to the travel industry to 
manage the distribution and selling of travel services. The company is 
the leading Global Distribution System (GDS) and the biggest processor 
of travel bookings in the world. Their main development center is 
located in Sophia Antipolis, France, and employs more than 1200 
engineers. The research will be supervised by EURECOM 
(, a graduate school and research center in 
communication systems, whose activity includes corporate, multimedia and 
mobile communications. EURECOM currently counts about 20 professors, 10 
post-docs, 170 MS and 60 PhD students, and is involved in many European 
research projects and joint collaborations with industry. EURECOM is 
also located in Sophia-Antipolis, a major European technology park for 
telecommunications research and development in the French Riviera.

Prof. Bernard Merialdo                Email: [log in to unmask]
Multimedia Communications Dept        Tel: +33 (0)4 93 00 81 29
Institut Eurecom                      Fax: +33 (0)4 93 00 82 00
2229 Route des Cretes                 Sec: +33 (0)4 93 00 81 66
BP 193
06904 Sophia Antipolis