PostDoc on digitisation of Cultural Heritage (CCHT@CàFoscari) - [ Postdoc ]

Added on: 04/10/2018 - Expires on 31/05/2019

The Center for Cultural Heritage Technology (CCHT@Ca’Foscari) of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Venice, Italy) aims at researching and promoting new technologies for analysis and preservation of Cultural Heritage, both tangible and intangible, expanding and improving current approaches. More broadly, it engages in the field of Digital Humanities by applying digital analysis to the textual and iconographic content of material culture. CCHT@Ca’Foscari is currently seeking to appoint a Postdoc on digitisation of Cultural Heritage.

The selected candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers, contributing to the development of next generation 3D digitisation applied to the Cultural Heritage (CH) and Digital Humanities (DH) domains.

Required qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in computer science (with specialisation in either computer vision or remote sensing) or related field;
  • Proficiency with programming languages, in particular Python, C/C++ and MATLAB;
  • Experience in the 3D computer vision field e.g. 3D reconstruction from RGBD data, photometric stereo, structure from motion, BRDF estimation, structured light systems.
  • Publications in major Computer Vision and/or Computer Graphics conferences/journals (e.g. CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, ToG, TPAMI, IJCV, IVC, CVIU, Geosciences, MDPI Remote Sensing etc).
  • Good communication skills and ability to cooperate;
  • Proficient in English language (written and oral).

Desirable skills:

  • Knowledge of OpenCV, PCL and Open3D libraries;
  • Experience in one or more of the following fields:  
    • 2D-3D-4D digitisation (scanning) and analysis of both small objects, monuments and site
    • shape analysis and interpretation
    • photogrammetry
    • geometry
    • post processing techniques
    • semantic-aware reconstruction

The successful candidate will be offered a salary commensurate to experience and skills.

The call will remain open until the position is filled but a first deadline for evaluation of candidates will be May 31, 2019. Please send your application to ccht@iit.it quoting “CCHT - CH digitisation Postdoc – BC 75117” in the e-mail subject. Your application shall contain:

  1. a detailed CV
  2. a one-page research statement
  3. name and contact information of two referees.

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Contacts

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