From: Huynh-Thu Quan Quan.Huynh-Thu@TECHNICOLOR.COM
Date: 2010 October 11 10:02:48 AM EDT
Subject:  Offer for a post-doc: UNDERSTANDING AND MODELING OF THE
INFLUENCE OF AUDIO ON VISUAL PERCEPTION
POST-DOC SUBJECT : UNDERSTANDING AND MODELING OF THE INFLUENCE OF
AUDIO ON VISUAL PERCEPTION
DURATION: 12-18 MONTHS
Technicolor (http://www.technicolor.com) provides technology, systems
and services to its Media & Entertainment clients involved in the
different components of the video chain (content creation, production,
distribution and access). Technicolor Research & Innovation (R&I) is
the research arm of the company. In particular, Technicolor R&I is
constantly investigating human perception in new application
scenarios. The ambition is to understand how users perceive multimedia
content, derive innovative computational models from this
understanding, and propose new applications/services. Target
applications include cinema, television, gaming, communication…
Technicolor R&I in Rennes, France, offers a Post-Doc position in the
area of audio-visual perception. Technicolor has an existing visual
attention model, which is a computational algorithm that predicts the
main regions-of-interest in images/videos by modeling the human visual
system. This model currently considers only the visual information.
However, video is rarely shown without an audio track and the presence
of audio may influence visual attention. The goal of this Post-Doc is
to gain understanding of the influence of audio on visual attention,
identify relevant audio features/information/cues, and develop an
audio-visual computational attention model.
More specifically, the main goals/tasks of this research work include:
* A complete state-of-the-art in the field.
* The definition/set-up of audio equipment to be used in a subjective
test environment in order to conduct audio-video experiments with
* An implementation of a solution (algorithm) within the existing
model: development of the detection of audio cues as well as their
fusion with visual cues.
* Conduct a user study (subjective experiment)
The successful candidate must have a PhD (or soon), and strong
knowledge in audio processing or audio perception. Additional
knowledge in image processing, human perception would be valuable. The
ideal candidate will also have experience in conducting subjective
experiments (setup/protocol). Since software development is expected
in this research work, good programming skills (C/C++) are required.
The position is located in the Video Processing & Perception Lab, in
Rennes, France, and proposes an excellent salary package.
Applicants should submit a CV, recent list of publications, a
statement of research interests and examples of research work
Applications should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Quan HUYNH-THU
Senior Scientist, Video Processing & Perception Group
Technicolor Research & Innovation