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Research Fellow – Image Retrieval

Centre for Interactive Systems Research, City University London

This post offers the opportunity to work on an EPSRC-TSB funded project Piclet. The project will create a platform for image retrieval, share, use, and recommendation. It will provide users with an environment for interactive image retrieval with possibilities for buying and selling images. The project considers the image information seeking and retrieval behaviour of different user groups including professionals. Partners from industry include an SEO (search engine optimisation) company and a media advertising company.

In this post you will develop novel image retrieval algorithms based on content-based techniques, text retrieval, and user’s context. You will implement and integrate these in an image retrieval system. The project will make use of current state-of-art image retrieval techniques, collections, relevant open-source initiatives, and evaluation methods. You will be involved in integrating these, creating user interfaces, and developing new system functionality where necessary.

Applicants should be qualified in Information Retrieval (or related area).

More specifically, text and image retrieval techniques will be needed. The qualification sought is PhD or equivalent experience in field. Strong programming skills are essential, and experience of any of the following areas is an advantage: Information Retrieval (IR); User-centred IR system design, implementation, and evaluation; Context learning, Adaptive IR, Recommender systems, Social media; User Interface design and evaluation.

Experience in collaborating with partners from industry is desirable.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr. Ayse Goker:

ayse.goker.1@soi.city.ac.uk

Closing Date: 10 December, 2010

Details available via http://tinyurl.com/338ajpf (The post will also be advertised on www.jobs.ac.uk )

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