[X3D-Public] FW: postdoc in multiple-camera reconstruction

John Richardson richards at spawar.navy.mil
Mon Nov 21 09:33:57 PST 2011


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John F. Richardson

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Fisher [mailto:rbf at inf.ed.ac.uk] 
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 8:03 AM
To: richards at spawar.navy.mil
Subject: JOB: postdoc in multiple-camera reconstruction

Two-year post-doctoral research position in multiple-camera reconstruction
Contact person: Radu Patrice HORAUD <Radu.Horaud at inria.fr>

The PERCEPTION group has recently started a multi-year collaboration 
with the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Seoul, South Korea. 

Within this research project, PERCEPTION develops methods and 
algorithms for the visual reconstruction of a complex scene using a 
mixed camera system. The camera system is composed of four units; each 
unit comprises one time-of-flight (TOF) low-resolution camera and two 
high- resolution color cameras, a TOF-stereo sensor. The system is 
able to acquire finely synchronized multiple videos at 30 frames/
second. We already developed a method for calibrating each TOF-stereo 
unit [1] as well as a method  for calibrating the whole camera system. 

We also developed a reconstruction method that starts with the 3D data 
provided by the four TOF cameras, followed by mesh refinement and 
rendering using the eight color cameras and based on the mesh-
evolution method described in [2].

The post-doctoral researcher will further continue to explore the 
potential of such a mixed camera system. In particular he/she will 
investigate how to combine classical stereoscopic vision algorithms 
with the TOF sensors in order to obtain a high resolution dense depth 
map - depth data upsampling. He/she will also investigate how to fuse 
TOF-data with stereo-data in order to deal with situations where depth 
cameras alone or color cameras alone are unable to provide accurate/
dense depth maps, e.g., scattering surfaces, non-Lambertian surfaces, 
uniformly colored surfaces (no texture), bad lighting conditions, etc.

The expected outcomes of this research project are: scientific 
publications, patent applications jointly with Samsung, and software 
packages to be delivered to Samsung.


[1] M. Hansard, R. Horaud, M. Amat, and S. Lee. Projective Alignment 
of Range and Parallax Data. In Proc. Computer Vision and Pattern 
Recognition, pages 3089-3096, Colorado Springs, CO, June 2011.

[2] A. Zaharescu, E. Boyer, and R. P. Horaud. Topology-Adaptive Mesh 
Deformation for Surface Evolution, Morphing, and Multi-View 
Reconstruction. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine 
Intelligence, 33(4):823-837, April 2011.

Eligibility: Applicants should have strong background in multiple-
camera and stereo vision algorithms (calibration, rectification, 
matching, reconstruction), knowledge in 3D geometric processing (mesh 
processing, photo-realistic rendering), and strong skills in numerical 
methods and programming. Please provide a complete CV, the url of a 
publication list, as well as the names and emails of at least two 
recommending persons.

Start date: January-March 2012

Contact person: Radu Patrice HORAUD <Radu.Horaud at inria.fr>

Deadline: 31 December 2011

Radu HORAUD  http://perception.inrialpes.fr/~Horaud/
Head of the PERCEPTION team
INRIA Rhone-Alpes 655, ave de l'Europe 38330 Montbonnot FRANCE
Co-founder http://www.4dviews.com/
office: +33 (0)4 76 61 52 26
fax: +33 (0)4 76 61 54 54
mobile: +33 (0)6 74 41 81 39
assistant: Florence Polge (Florence.Polge at inrialpes.fr)

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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