Research Assistants, ViewNet Project (two posts)

Candidates are sought for two post-doc Research Assistant posts based in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol. Successful candidates will work on the ViewNet project, jointly funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board, the EPSRC and industrial partners. This high profile project aims to develop the next generation of distributed localisation and user-assisted mapping systems, based on the fusion of multiple sensing technologies, including visual SLAM, inertial devices, UWB and GPS. The target application is the rapid mapping and visualisation of previously unseen environments. It is a multidisciplinary collaboration between the University and a consortium of market leading technology companies and government agencies led by 3C Research. Consortium details can be found on the ViewNet project page. The posts offer a unique opportunity to take a central role in a major industrially supported project working on state of the art localization and mapping technology. The project is funded for two years starting in May 2008. Salary: £27,466 pa.

Successful candidates will join the Real-Time Vision Group in Computer Science and will be expected to collaborate closely with the Centre for Communications Research and the industrial partners. The posts will involve research and development in two main areas: sensor fusion for localization and mapping; and advanced on-line visualization techniques. Selection criteria include a PhD in a relevant discipline, a strong background in signal processing, computer vision, computer graphics, and/or related areas, and good programming skills in C or C++.

Closing date for applications is 6 March 2008. For informal enquiries, contact Dr Andrew Calway, Email: andrew at, Tel: +44 117 954 5149.

Further particulars and details on how to apply.