Multimedia Analysis, Mining, Indexing, Media Fragments and Social Media
First quarter 2013
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 systems.
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.
EURECOM, Campus SophiaTech, 450 route des Chappes, 06410 Sophia Antipolis, France
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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.
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
 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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