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Andrei Popescu-Belis <[log in to unmask]>
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Andrei Popescu-Belis <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 1 Jun 2012 13:11:11 +0200
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Postdoctoral position in Multimedia Recommender Systems and Summarization

Idiap Research Institute, Martigny, Switzerland

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position at Idiap 
in multimedia retrieval, recommender systems, and multimedia summarization.

The position is offered for one year, with renewal for a second year 
conditioned on satisfactory results. The position is for the AROLES 
project (Automatic Recommendation of Lectures and Snippets) funded by 
the Swiss National Science Foundation through the IM2 NCCR (, 
in collaboration with Klewel SA (

The postdoc will develop a system for multimedia recommendation from the 
Klewel archive of lectures, taking advantage also of previous work at 
Idiap and in the IM2 NCCR on multimodal signal processing and semantic 
relatedness. Additionally, the postdoc will develop a system to extract 
short multimedia summaries of the lectures.

Candidates should hold a PhD degree in computer science or information 
technology, in a field related to the position requirements above, 
including for instance (but not limited to) multimedia systems, 
recommender systems, information retrieval, or human language 
technology. Experience with technology transfer from research to 
commercial applications in a corporate setting is a plus. Excellent 
programming and systems integration capacities are required. The 
candidates should demonstrate good communication and writing skills in 
English, knowledge of French being an advantage.

The position is offered for one year, with possible renewal for a second 
year based on satisfactory results. Review of the applications will 
start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The 
appointment should start as soon as possible and preferably before or on 
September 1st, 2012.

Further information about this position can be requested via the Idiap 
online recruitment system at or 
by contacting Dr. Andrei Popescu-Belis (, 
who will supervise the project.

Andrei Popescu-Belis
Idiap Research Institute  |  tel: (41 27) 721 7729
Centre du Parc, CP 592    |  fax: (41 27) 721 7712
CH-1920 Martigny          |  [log in to unmask]
Switzerland               |


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