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PhD Position in Web Multimedia Mining at EURECOM
http://www.eurecom.fr/resources/documents/0_Institut/Open_Positions/MM/2011/
MM_Phd_linkedTV_Huet_octobre_2011_USx.pdf

Start date: As soon as possible and no later than January 2012
Duration: 36 months

Description: 

EURECOM’s Multimedia Communications Department invites applications for a
full-time, fully-funded 36-
month PhD position related to a project recently awarded from the EU Seventh
Framework Program
named LinkedTV. TV and the Internet are going through an exciting phase of
convergence, with TV being
delivered on-demand via the Web while access to Web content is ever more a
part of the TV experience.
The European project "Television Linked To The Web (LinkedTV)" will bring
this convergence to its
fulfillment, neatly interweaving TV and Web content into a single,
integrated experience. The LinkedTV
project will develop several technologies and tools to analyse and annotate
audio-visual content, interlink
parts of the content with other content, deliver this enriched audio-visual
content via different networks to
the end user and provide intuitive user interfaces on the end device to
allow easy access to and browsing of
related content within the program.
The selected candidate will have a chance to develop an expertise in diverse
areas, such as multimedia
mining, search and retrieval, large scale / cloud computing etc… In
particular the successful candidate will
research and develop methodologies for;
· Efficient Web multimedia mining
· Improving concept identification and disambiguating in hypervideo
· Concept labeling refinement through Web content mining.
Examples of past or ongoing research on these areas can be found at
http://www.eurecom.fr/~huet/.

Requirements:

The successful candidate will have been awarded a Master’s degree in a
relevant field of Electrical
Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related area, preferably with a
focus on multimedia analysis.
You are also expected to have good analytical skills, some background in the
area of data mining and good
programming skills. You will be highly motivated to undertake challenging,
applied research and have
excellent English language speaking and writing skills. French language
skills are a bonus.
Applications Please send to the address below (i) a one page statement of
research interests and motivation, (ii) your CV
and (iii) contact details for two referees (preferably one from your
master’s or most recent research
supervisor) no later than 31st of October 2011.

Contact: Dr. Benoit HUET
Postal address: 2229 Route des Crêtes BP 193, F-06904 Sophia Antipolis
cedex, France
Email address: benoithuet(AT)eurecom.fr

EURECOM is located in Sophia Antipolis, a vibrant science park on the French
Riviera. It is in close proximity with a large
number of research units of leading multi-national corporations in the
telecommunications, semiconductor and biotechnology
sectors, as well as other outstanding research and teaching institutions. A
freethinking, multinational population and the
unique geographic location provide a quality of life without equal.

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