Australian Centre for Visual Technologies Blog

Another postdoc position available
February 18, 2010, 3:52 am
Filed under: Opennings

The ACVT also currently has the following position available:

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Estimating 3D plant shape from images

Australian Centre for Visual Technologies
University of Adelaide, Australia

Duration: 2 years

The Australian Centre for Visual Technologies (ACVT) is one of the largest computer vision and image analysis research groups in Australia, with expertise in image based modelling, video search and video surveillance. Based in Adelaide, we currently number over 30 members including academics, research staff and students, working on a mixture of “blue sky” and commercially oriented research projects.

We seek a post-doctoral researcher to take part in a 2 year project in collaboration with the world leading Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics ( The aim of the project is to estimate the 3D shape and structure of plants from calibrated image pairs. The images are taken in a controlled environment – The Plant Accelerator, a unique facility recently unveiled at the University of Adelaide ( The project will involve sampling from a generative model of the plant’s structure, evaluating samples against an image pair, and then resampling and re-evaluating against subsequent images.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant discipline with a background in computer vision and particularly multiview reconstruction and sampling based estimation methods. We are looking for someone with experience in C++, Python and/or Matlab. Written and oral English communication skills are essential.

The successful applicant will have a technical leadership role on this new project. They will also have the opportunity to supervise PhD students or junior researchers working on aspects of the project. The ACVT provides many opportunities for collaboration within the Centre, with visitors and with international partners. The primary output of the project will be quality publications, but a successful outcome will have major benefits for agriculture and sustainable plantations worldwide.

Salary: University Level B (AU$73,228 – 86,960 depending on qualifications), plus benefits. Funding for relocation and conference travel is available.

Please email any queries or applications, including CV and publications, to:

Ms Kathy Cooper
Post: School of Computer Science,
University of Adelaide,
North Terrace,
South Australia 5005,

Applications must be received by Friday, 12 March 2010.

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