Last application date Apr 20, 2021 00:00
Department LA26 - Department of Data Analysis and Mathematical Modelling
Contract Limited duration
Degree MSc in computer science, applied mathematics, (bioscience) engineering with excellent grades
Occupancy rate 100%
Vacancy type Research staff
The KERMIT research group of the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University has a vacancy for a PhD student to perform research in the field of computer vision and machine learning. The research group is part of the Department of Data analysis and Mathematical Modelling and has a broad expertise in the theory and methods of machine learning, image processing & computer vision and mathematical modeling in the field of bioscience engineering (https://kermit.ugent.be/). We are searching for a candidate with a background in computer science, applied mathematics or (bioscience) engineering.
The candidate will perform academic research in preparation of a doctoral dissertation. The subject will deal with the development of computer vision methods for the analysis of biological populations, with an initial focus on the development of methods for the analysis of the social behavior of farm animals. In most studies on animal behavior, time-consuming, manual scoring of behavior remains the default approach. In this research project, we aim to develop novel computer vision methods that can automate this process.
We will approach this problem from two different angles:
(1) from the point of view of applied computer vision (development of object detectors, pose estimation procedures etc. where deep learning methods will be the primary tools); and
(2) from a more theoretical data-processing point of view where we focus on the development of algorithms that can infer social structures from the processed image data such as herd hierarchies (the focus here will be on the development and analysis of algorithms that can infer these social structures and cope with the noise that is inherent to video-derived features).
You will need to write down the results in scientific articles and a PhD thesis. Additionally, you will assist in teaching activities of the courses in statistics or the preparation of research proposals (max. 20%). The exact start date of the position is negotiable, preferably as soon as possible but no later than 01/08/2021.
Apply by e-mail to Nathalie.Detremmerie@ugent.be before the application deadline (see above).
We do not accept late applications or applications that are not complete. Your application must include the following documents:
For more information about this vacancy, please contact: Prof. Jan Verwaeren (Jan.Verwaeren@UGent.be) for questions on the topic of the vacancy or Nathalie Detremmerie (Nathalie.Detremmerie@UGent.be), Department secretary of the Department of Data Analysis and Mathematical Modelling for questions related to administration.Apprenez-en davantage
|Intitulé||Doctoral fellow - Department of Data Analysis and Mathematical Modelling|
|Job location||Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33, 9000 Gent|
|Publié||mars 5, 2021|
|Date limite d'inscription||avril 20, 2021|
|Types d'emploi||PhD  |
|Domaines de recherche :||Algorithmes,   Statistiques,   Extraction de données,   Structures de données,   Bases de données,   Bioingénierie,   Mathématiques appliquées,   Mathématiques informatiques,   Apprentissage automatique,    and 2 more. Vision par ordinateur,   Traitement d'images  |