PhD position in Computerized Image Processing
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The Centre for Image Analysis has a long tradition of theoretical and applied research and graduate education in computerized image analysis and scientific visualization. The focus is on image processing as such, but also on developing better methods, algorithms and systems for applications within primarily life sciences, medicine, and digital humanities. For more information, see www.cb.uu.se.
Assignments/Project description: The PhD student will be working in a project aiming at analysis of handwritten text manuscripts using computational methods from image analysis and linguistics. It sets out to develop a manuscript analysis technology providing automatic tools for large-scale transcription, linguistic analysis, digital palaeography and generic data mining of historical manuscripts.
The PhD student will focus on the development of methods for semi-automatic transcription, where new word spotting and transcription techniques will be developed. The idea is to develop a useful transcript tool that can be used by researchers in digital humanities but also for cord sourcing This will involve both the use of state of the art machine learning techniques and GUI development for the transcription tool as well as applying state of the art HCI methods.
Qualifications: The candidates must have an MSc degree in computer science or related areas relevant to the PhD topics. Good programming skills are required and expertise in digital image processing/analysis and machine learning is meriting. The PhD position is highly interdisciplinary and an understanding and/or interest in digital humanities applications is meriting. Good communication skills in English, both spoken and written, are required.
Appointment period: The position is for four years, but may be extended by teaching and department duties (at most 20%). The PhD education also includes participation in courses related to the research subject.
How to apply: The applicant should include a letter describing her- or himself and motivating why applying for the position, relevant qualifications, and research interests. The application should also include a CV, copies of relevant certificates, degrees and grades, the MSc thesis and other documents (e.g., letter(s) of recommendation and a list of reference persons). We would also like to know the earliest possible date for starting.
Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting: As soon as possible, temporary position.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact
Doc. Anders Hast, firstname.lastname@example.org, +46-70-1679717.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-08-20, UFV-PA 2017/2708.
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Placement: Department of Information Technology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
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Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/2708
Last application date: 2017-08-20
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