Tuesday, March 22, 2011

CS: Internships, a postdoc and a studentship

Varun sent me the following a while but for some reason I did not catch up on it. Thanks Varun for reminding me:
Corporate Research and Technology - India based in Bangalore, is one of several Siemens Corporate Technology research and development centers worldwide. Our scientists and engineers are focused on researching and developing emerging technologies in areas such as imaging and visualization, software engineering and automation & control. Applications of these technologies range from healthcare and communications to automation and security. Jobs & Internship positions are open at Siemens Corporate Technology, Bangalore, India for compressive sensing related topics.

The requirements are as follows

Job Code: CT-XI-CS
Qualification: Masters, Diploma, PhD and Post Doctoral Levels
Area of Expertise in any of the following: Signal Processing, Compressive Sensing (Hardware/Software), Embedded Hardware/Software

Internship Code: CT-IN-CS
Qualification: Bachelors, Masters, Diploma, PhD Levels
Area of Expertise in any of the following: Signal Processing, Compressive Sensing (Hardware/Software), Embedded Hardware/Software
The preferred time for would be as soon as possible, however, please apply if you are keen on a later date too. The duration of the internship is 5 months subject to extension.

Please mail your CVs to ct-india.jobs.in@siemens.com

Thank you,
Varun AV
Siemens Corporate Research & Technologies, India
Panagiotis Tsakalides has the following postdoc available (from Nature):
Marie Curie post-doctoral position in the field of Compressed Sensing : Heraklion, GREECE
Employer: Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH)
Location: Heraklion, GREECE
Type: Other
Posted: March 16, 2011
Expires: April 01, 2011
Requisition number:
Science jobs from Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH): job description

The Telecommunications and Networks Laboratory (TNL) of the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) at the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), is seeking recent PhD graduates for a post-doctoral position in the general field of Compressed Sensing-CS. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on one or more of the following topics: CS for remote imaging in aerial and terrestrial surveillance, CS for video representation and coding, and compressed radar imaging. The successful candidate will be offered the opportunity to: • Have access to laboratory space and significant resources, and interact with researchers from other FORTH-ICS labs. • Work within a team with a strong international flavour including many researchers of non-Greek origin. • Collaborate with academic and industrial partners in Greece, France, and the US. • Work on a research subject which best fits his/her background and future goals, within the general areas described above.

Eligibility: • Recent PhD graduates (less than 10 years after obtaining their BS degree). • Non-Greek nationals, who have not resided in Greece more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the appointment. • Greek nationals who have resided and held their primary activities outside the EU and its Associated Countries for at least 3 of the last 4 years. • FORTH is an equal opportunity employer; female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

FORTH is the premier research institution in Greece, housed in a new state-of-the-art building in the middle of olive groves, located in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. FORTH has a long successful history of attracting international scholars to Crete, as evidenced by the significant size of its research community with a non-Greek origin. FORTH-ICS has established itself as an internationally known and highly competitive research institute, with a modern infrastructure and a broad range of research & development (R&D) and educational activities
Additional Job Details


From this announcement:
IBBT Future Health department
PhD research position: Compressive Sensing for Biomedical Signals
Sparsity decreases computations, memory usage, and data communications. It is required
by increasingly sophisticated information processing devices. The increase in biomedical
measurement techniques (EEG, fMRI, EMG, ECG, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
(MRS), NIRS, …) for diagnosis and follow-up of human diseases, strongly requires
compression in order to keep the dataflow tractable and save battery power in wireless
applications. To extract the relevant information, the biomedical data sets should be
represented sparsely in a context-dependent basis. In general however, this basis is not
The goal of this project is:
1. To identify appropriate bases or learn dictionaries to represent each of the
different biomedical signals sparsely and compute the coefficients in this
2. To study how nearly-sparse signals can be accurately approximated by sparse
signals as preprocessing for compressive signals
3. To optimize compressive sensing techniques for multichannel applications
Ideal candidates should have:
• Strong background in applied mathematics (relevant specialties are: sampling
theory, linear algebra, information theory, signal processing, statistics)
• Good programming skills: Matlab
• Knowledge about biomedical applications is an advantage (but not necessary)
How to apply?
If you want to develop such compression tool to represent biomedical signals efficiently
and reduce the data storage tremendously and if you like to work in a multicultural and
multidisciplinary environment, then please send a CV and a cover letter to Professor
Sabine Van Huffel (sabine.vanhuffel@esat.kuleuven.be) and Research Manager Steven
Vandeput (steven.vandeput@esat.kuleuven.be). Also include the names of two former or
current supervisors that can be contacted as references.
Website: www.kuleuven.be/ibbt/jobopeningsContact information: inge.thijs@esat.kuleuven.be or steven.vandeput@esat.kuleuven.be
The IBBT-K.U.Leuven Future Health Department is part of IBBT, the Institute for Broad Band Technology. IBBT aims to create a lasting and positive impact on society through ICT innovation. IBBT Future Health directs this innovation towards a healthy society, by developing information technologies for health care. To this end, IBBT Future Health combines pioneering research with market-driven R&D, creates synergies with stakeholders and engages in societal outreach. We indeed believe that the key to accessible and efficient health care lies in the cross-fertilization between research, technology and health care itself. IBBT Future Health joins the forces of 100 researchers in four K.U.Leuven research groups, and enables an interdisciplinary approach of innovative ICT for health care thanks to its multifaceted expertise, including data mining, bioinformatics, biomedical data processing, advanced image computing, the creation of e-learning environment, and user experience research. More info at www.kuleuven.be/ibbt.

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