2 POSTDOCS FOR 3 YEARS IN VIDEO SEARCH
Faculty of Science - Informatics Institute
The Informatics Institute at the University of Amsterdam invites
applications for 2 Postdocs in Video Search starting Spring 2013.
The positions are part of a 5-year Personal VIDI Grant funded by the
Dutch Organization for Scientific Research and headed by Dr. Cees
Snoek. The successful candidates will participate in a frontier
research project on video recognition and explanation, and will work
in a stimulating environment of a leading and highly active research
team including one faculty member and six PhD students. The team has
repeatedly won the major visual search competitions, including NIST
TRECVID, PASCAL Visual Object Challenge, ImageCLEF, and the ImageNet
Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge.
o PhD in Computer Science, emphasizing computer vision, and/or
o Strong publication record in top-tier international conferences
o Solid knowledge of programming in C/C++ for large-scale
o Motivated and capable to coordinate and supervise PhD research and
Specific to Position nr. 1 (Video recognition)
o Research record in spatiotemporal descriptors, object
localization, action recognition and/or data-intensive machine
learning. Specific to Position nr. 2 (Video explanation)
o Research record in attribute categorization, event recognition,
natural language processing, and/or data-intensive machine learning.