Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Computer Graphics
University of Brighton
Duration: 1 year fixed-term
Salary: Starting from £28,010 to £38,522 per annum
Starting Date: ASAP
Interview Date: To be confirmed
A post-doctoral researcher is being sought to join the EPSRC-funded research project "Automatic Semantic Analysis of 3D Content in Digital Repositories" working in the Cultural Informatics Research Group (CIRG) at the University of Brighton. The CIRG specialises in collaborating with institutions on developing viable, strategic and sustainable technologies in the documentation, digital preservation, analysis and communication of cultural heritage.
The project aims to improve the organisation and discoverability of 3D content in large scale repositories by automating the analysis and enrichment of 3D content with its high level semantic meaning. The research will concentrate on 3D content from the Cultural Heritage domain in order to focus on a specific domain of expertise for automatically extracting high level information (e.g. representative feature, design style or production methods) from the shape of an artefact. Specifically, we will use the 3D content of Regency ornamental artefacts used in the fixtures and fittings of a domestic interior. Our partner, the Regency Town House (RTH) will make available their prestigious Jackson architectural ornament collection for this purpose.
Your work will be to implement i) shape descriptor algorithms based on techniques for extracting structure and surface information based on skeletons (e.g. Reeb graph-based methods); and ii) shape analysis method (e.g. Procrustes analysis) to compare the 3D shape descriptor to predefined shape templates in the domain ontology. You will need to collaborate with the Principal Investigator in all of the project’s work packages and will be required to attend regular project meetings and report the findings of the work at leading scientific journals and conferences.
You would normally be expected to hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD in computer graphics or computer vision in particular in the field of 3D shape analysis. In addition, an interest to work with ontologies is desirable.