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Mittuniversitetet, The Department of Information and Communication Systems

Mid Sweden University is a place where people meet, find inspiration and think innovatively. Our campuses are situated in Sundsvall and Östersund, and we offer a wide range of courses and education, both on-campus and distance education. Our good relations with society ensure well-supported research and education, not least in the region.

The Department of Information and Communication Systems is situated at Campus Sundsvall and has around 40 employees. Its activities include research in the field of Computer and System science, mainly in the fields of the subjects Computer engineering and Industrial organization and economy.

Researcher (postdoctoral)– Light field capture, processing, display

The research group Realistic 3D (Multidimensional Signal Processing and Imaging) as part of the STC Research Centre (Sensible Things that Communicate) is looking for a researcher holding a PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Optical Physics, or similar, for the project Light Field Evaluation System. The project’s aim is to produce a light field communication test bed and explore the consequences on processing, distribution and presentation by utilizing a large number of cameras of different types and visualizing captured data in different ways, and it addresses problems related to collaborating cameras; transferring the data to another location; and/or computing improvements to depth maps, resolutions, and signals based on redundant captured information, in order to produce consistent virtual views on the receiver side based on data interpolation and geometric projections. The successful applicant will collaborate with researchers and industrial partners within the project as well as with other researchers at the department.

Job description: To conduct original theoretical and experimental research in the area of Computer and Electrical Engineering, including Light field processing and quality assessment. The job includes theoretical analysis, practical experiments, algorithm design and software implementation, as well as documentation in the form of scientific articles and reports. Teaching and writing research applications may be included at a level not exceeding 20%.

Requirements: To qualify for employment for this researcher position, applicants must hold a PhD degree (or a foreign qualification deemed equivalent to a PhD) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Optical Physics, or a closely related subject with high quality experience and publications in the area of Light field processing and quality assessment. Particular emphasis will be placed on a strong mathematical background and documented research experience in Light field processing and quality assessment.

Salary: Salary is determined on an individual basis

Terms of employment: 6 months, full time, entry according to agreement.

Location: Sundsvall

Information: For further information, please contact Research Director Prof. Mårten Sjöström,, +46 10 1428836, or Head of Department, Dr. Patrik Österberg,, +46 10 1428614. 

Please include the following in your application:
• A text describing your reasons for applying, qualifications relating to the position, and intention and vision for the position.
• Curriculum vitae.
• Copies of diplomas (Master of Science and PhD).
• Scientific qualifications. Include a complete list of publications indicating which works you would like to be considered. No more than 5 publications may be included.
• Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees, boards, organizations and similar.
• Additional qualifications relating to the position.
• References/recommendations.

Please submit your application, including publications, in three copies no later than 2017-02-15 to Registrar, Mid Sweden University, 851 70 Sundsvall, Sweden or Mark your application with ref no MIUN 2017/247.

Mid Sweden University works actively for equal opportunities and strives to embrace the qualities that diversity and equality bring to the organization.

  • Type of employment
    Temporary position 3-6 months
  • Contract type
    Full time
  • Number of positions
  • Working hours
    100 %
  • City
  • County
    Västernorrlands län
  • Country
  • Reference number
    MIUN 2017/247
  • Contact
    Patrik Österberg Avdelningschef, 010-1428614Mårten Sjöström Forskningsledare, 010-1428836
  • Union representative
    Lollo Ljuslin, Fackförbundet ST, 010-142 79 14
    Ummis Jonsson, SACO, 010-142 88 09
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