Post-Doc Position in Multimedia Fragment Repurposing          (M/F)

Research topics

Multimedia Analysis, Mining, Indexing, Media Fragments and Social Media


Multimedia Communications

Start date

First quarter 2013


12 Months


This position is funded by the European Coordination Action (CA) MediaMixer
which aims to set up and sustain a community of video producers, hosters,
and redistributors who will be supported in the adoption of semantic
multimedia technology in their systems and workflows to build a European
market for media fragment re-purposing and re-selling. While there exists
traditional markets for complete videos, e.g. in stock footage portals,
media libraries or TV archives, where entire videos may be found and also
purchased for re-use in new media production situations, these markets do
not permit the easy purchase or sale of smaller fragments of AV materials
for use in a variety of ways. The MediaMixer CA addresses this deficit by
showing the vision of a media fragment market (the MediaMixer) to the
European media production, library, TV archive, news production, e-learning
and UGC portal industries. MediaMixer will demonstrate the achievable
benefits enabled by the creation, repurposing and reuse of digital contents
across borders on the Web, where media fragments are intelligent digital
objects, identified and classified at a highly granular degree, integrated
with knowledge management, and connected at Web-scale.

The selected candidate will have a chance to enrich his/her expertise in
diverse areas, such as content based multimedia search and retrieval,
multimedia semantics, media fragment and social media. In particular the
successful candidate will work on media fragment mining processes,
participate to demonstrations and training events, and actively take part in
the upbringing of the MediaMixer community.


We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated to conduct high
quality research, publish in top venues, eager to develop integrated
demonstrators and keen to tutoring users on high-end state of the art

Candidates should have a PhD Degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, or
a closely related area, preferably with a focus on multimedia analysis. They
are also expected to have good analytical skills and some background in the
area of multimedia semantics. Good programming skills are expected. A good
level of written and spoken English is mandatory.


Screening of applications will begin immediately, and the search will
continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send, to the email
address below (i) a CV, (ii) a motivation letter, (iii) contact details for
three referees, (preferably one from your PhD or most recent research
supervisor). (iv) a two page statement of research interests and motivation.

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to [log in to unmask] c/o Dr.
Benoit Huet.

Postal address

EURECOM, Campus SophiaTech, 450 route des Chappes, 06410 Sophia Antipolis,


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Web page


Phone number

+33 4 93 00 81 79

Fax number

+33 4 93 00 82 00

EURECOM is a graduate school and a Research center in Communication Systems,
located in Sophia Antipolis technology park, in close proximity with a large
number of research units of leading multinational corporations in the
telecommunications, semiconductor and biotechnology sectors, as well as
other outstanding research and teaching institutions. EURECOM was founded in
1991 by TELECOM ParisTech (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des
Télécommunications) and EPFL (Swiss federal institute of Lausanne) in a
consortium form, combining academic and industrial partners[1]. 

EURECOM deploys its expertise around three major fields: Networking and
security, Multimedia Communications and Mobile Communications and has a
strong international scope and strategy. EURECOM is particularly active in
research in its areas of excellence while also training a large number of
doctoral candidates. Its contractual research is recognized across Europe
and contributes largely to its budget



[1]   Academic partners : TELECOM ParisTech,  EPFL, Politecnico di Torino,
Helsinki University of Technology, Technische Universität München, Norwegian
University of Science and Technology, Vietnam National University, Ho chi
Minh City – Industrial partners: Swisscom, Orange, SFR, ST Ericsson, CISCO,
BMW Group research & technology, SAP, Monaco Telecom, Symantec


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