The ACVT has been successful in attracting a Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) Program award from the Federal Government and DSTO.
The award supports the development of a technology demonstrator based on ACVT’s existing capabilities in in content-based image retrieval. Content-based image retrieval allows large image databases to be searched on the basis of the images themselves. It means that you can use images to search for images. If you have a picture of what you’re looking for, you can retrieve all of the similar images out of the database.
The effect of the capability is that it allows a small number of people to search a vast database of images for the content they are interested. The alternative is really just that they look at random images hoping to find something.
There’s a story about it in the Australian.
Tech23 is run by Slattery IT, and offers 23 of Australia’s most innovative companies a five-minute time-slot to show off their business model to an audience of 400+ potential investors, mentors, entrepreneurs and customers.
Videotrace and Punchcard, the company commercialising it won the Research and Development category of this year’s South Australian iAwards.
The iAwards are Australia’s premier technology innovation awards program. The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has hosted the awards for 16 years, with this year’s awards sponsored by Fujitsu, KPMG, IBM, and Microsoft, amongst others.
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Prof van den Hengel from ACVT gave the keynote talk at the International Symposium on Ubiquitous Virtual Reality in Gwanjgu, South Korea on July 8, 2010.
The talk made the case for image-based modelling as the missing ingredient in Augmented Reality, as it enables 3D user-created content which is critical if AR is going to take off as a practical, let alone ubiquitous, technology.
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We’ve moved from our old location in the Plaza Building to our own space on Level 5 of the Innova 21 building, still on the North Terrace Campus of the University of Adelaide.
The green arrow shows the location, between Union Hall and Engineering North:
If you’re having trouble finding it call Reception on 8303 5586 (or from outside South Australia +61 8 8303 5586 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +61 8 8303 5586 end_of_the_skype_highlighting)
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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
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
Post: School of Computer Science,
University of Adelaide,
South Australia 5005,
Applications received by Friday, 21 August 2010 will be considered immediately, but later applications will also be accepted.
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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.