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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL13533

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Salary: £32,956 - £36,677 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL13533
Date posted: 12-Dec-2017
Closing date: 12-Jan-2018

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The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant as part of the Human Pose Analysis in the Wild project in collaboration with a major motorcycle manufacturing company.  The project will build on recent developments in Computer Vision and Machine Learning in order to develop methods for human pose and action recognition from a moving vehicle. Major challenges that need to be addressed are large variability in the appearance/pose/structure. While the focus will be on high performance, priority will be given to computational efficient methodologies.


This post offers an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic environment towards the design of next generation Intelligent Systems. The School hosts one of the largest teams in the UK working in the area of Computer Vision and Multimedia Analysis, working in the Multimedia and Vision Laboratory (, the Computer Vision group ( and the Centre for Intelligent Sensing ( The post holder will be collaborating directly with Dr. Ioannis Patras (


Candidates should have or are close at obtaining a PhD in Electronic Engineering or Computer Science or related disciple; a Masters degree in a similar area would be an advantage.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate a proven expertise in Computer Vision and/or Image Processing and should have substantial knowledge of theory on detection, recognition and estimation. The successful candidate must have substantial experience in Pattern Recognition or Machine Learning methodologies applied to Computer Vision problems and have an appropriate publication record. Excellent practical skills in designing Computer Vision algorithms are essential as well as the ability to work effectively in a team.


The post is full time and available for 11 months or until 31 December 2018, whichever is the shorter. The starting salary will be in the range of £32,956 - £36,677 per annum inclusive of London allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave pro rata and defined benefit pension scheme.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Ioannis (Yiannis) Patras


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The closing date for applications is 12 January 2018 and interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


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