Australian Centre for Visual Technologies Blog


Adelaide Graduate Research Scholarships (AGRS) for international students
August 31, 2010, 6:04 pm
Filed under: Opennings

In addition to the University of Adelaide’s international scholarship program there are now available a number of AGRS Scholarships may be available for international students from any country, who have recently graduated from the University of Adelaide, to undertake postgraduate research at the University of Adelaide in 2011.

Eligibility Criteria: In order to be eligible for consideration a student must:

  • be completing their four year undergraduate degree including first class honours in a research based honours program or masters degree with a sufficient research component to be approved by the Research Education Development Committee as a degree acceptable for entry to the PhD. ie a Masters degree including a minimum of 12 points of research at the University of Adelaide in 2010 OR have completed the above in 2009;
  • be eligible to enrol as a commencing student in a full-time postgraduate research program at the University of Adelaide in 2011
  • be an international student; and
  • not be currently enrolled in the higher degree by research program at the University of Adelaide for which the student is applying for a scholarship
  • Currently enrolled PhD students and applicants who applied in previous AGFS/AGRS scholarship rounds are not eligible to apply again.

Recipients MUST be able to commence their research program by 31 August 2011. Under no circumstances can the scholarship be deferred to 2012.

Benefits: Benefits are payment of full tuition fees for the normal duration of the program and an annual living allowance ($22,500 in 2010). The allowance will be paid for two years for a Masters degree by Research and three years for a Doctoral research degree (an extension is possible for doctoral programs only). No other allowances will be paid. The scholarship does not provide an OSHC allowance.

Closing Date: Applications close on 29 October 2010. We strongly recommend that all applicants submit their application and all required documents well before the closing date. Incomplete applications at the scholarship application deadline will not be considered for a scholarship.

For more information about conditions, application procedures and to access the application forms and referee report forms.

If you have any questions please contact
Janelle Palmer
International Research Scholarships Officer
830 36491



Post-doc position available
June 17, 2010, 3:06 pm
Filed under: Opennings

The ACVT has the following position available:

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Search in large image sets

Australian Centre for Visual Technologies
University of Adelaide, Australia
http://www.acvt.com.au

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.

The applicant will work as part of a research team focussing on image search and classification within large image databases.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant discipline with a background in computer vision and image search.  Experience in C++ and Python is and advantage. Written and oral English communication skills are essential.

The ACVT provides many opportunities for collaboration within the Centre, with visitors and with international partners. The primary output of the project will be high-quality research and publications, but the practicality and usability of the results are also a consideration.

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
Email:kathy.cooper@adelaide.edu.au
Post: School of Computer Science,
University of Adelaide,
North Terrace,
South Australia 5005,
Australia

Applications received by Friday, 21 August 2010 will be considered immediately, but later applications will also be accepted.



PhD Scholarships Available
June 17, 2010, 2:43 pm
Filed under: Opennings

Scholarships are available for outstanding Australian and International candidates to pursue a PhD at the University of Adelaide within the ACVT.

Students must have completed an Honours or Masters degree (or equivalent) with a research project component, with good grades, from a high-quality institution.

Applications should be submitted through the University of Adelaide Student Centre.  The various scholarships and application processes for various types of student are described here, but note that applicants who are unsuccessful in their application for those listed will be considered for funding directly through the ACVT.



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
http://www.acvt.com.au

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 (www.acpfg.com.au). 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 (www.plantaccelerator.org.au). 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
Email:kathy.cooper@adelaide.edu.au
Post: School of Computer Science,
University of Adelaide,
North Terrace,
South Australia 5005,
Australia

Applications must be received by Friday, 12 March 2010.