Prize International Internship: “Computer Vision for Space Applications”

An exciting opportunity for an outstanding intern to work on a project entitled “Computer Vision for Space Applications” has arisen in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Glasgow.

Images in science carry a lot of information. As image resolution increases, extracting information in a timely manner and providing it to end-users is more and more challenging. It requires analysing and interpreting automatically a large amount of data from different instruments, as well as rapid and robust image processing algorithms such as feature extraction, image mosaic and time series analysis.

Depending on the preferences of the successful candidate, the intern will focus on one or more of the following areas:
− Feature extraction: the intern will develop computer vision tools to automatically extract and classify features of interest from satellite images.
− Time-tracking: the intern will implement time-tracking algorithms to perform crucial time series analyses to reveal trends and processes from the data.
− Benchmarking: the intern will design test cases allowing reliable comparisons between different algorithms developed by the project leaders to assess and enhance their performance and robustness.

The project will last for ten weeks with a start date preferably between 15th and 30th June 2012. IDL programming skill is highly desirable. To apply, please email the following documents to both Dr Labrosse and Dr Li: (1) a one-page CV including academic grades, (2) a brief statement of why you are interested in this project and how you fit the proposed projects, and (3) one letter of reference. Deadline is 31 May 2012.

Contact Dr Nicolas Labrosse (School of Physics and Astronomy) and Dr Zhenhong Li (School of Geographical and Earth Sciences) for further information.