Events 22nd October 2015

Zoe Leonard, 22 Oct 2015

Events 22nd October 2015

Congratulations to Fabio Turchet who has been approached to give a technical talk during the Chaos Group Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria on 25th October.  He has accepted and will be jetting off to Bulgaria shortly to give a talk titled “Introduction to deformable objects models and muscle simulation”.  Good luck Fabio, we can’t wait to hear all about your experience.

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Take a look at Rosie Campbell’s highlights from SIGGRAPH 2015 and Pete Allen’s contrasting experiences at SIGGRAPH 2015 and during an archaeological dig in Belgium.  It’s all available on the CDE website.  Click here to see for yourselves.

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Postdoctoral position at the University of York – Computer Learning of Memorable Images

A Postdoctoral Research Associate is sought for conducting cutting-edge research in an area on the boundary between Computer Science and Psychology.

You will be expected to develop and implement algorithms that would model what is memorable in images to humans.  Algorithms will be tested on image regions identified by eye-tracking observer studies.

The aim of the project is to use computer algorithms informed by data from human observers in order to indicate the extent of images’ memorability.

The duration of the appointment is of 6 months starting on 1st January 2016.

University of York Computer Science Department and Department of Psychology are currently ranked 7th and 4th, respectively in the UK according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

We offer internationally competitive salaries in a beautiful historic city.

The candidate must have a PhD degree in Computer Science, Psychology or Electrical Engineering, preferably in an area related to Image Processing/Computer Vision and/or Machine learning/Pattern Recognition. We are looking for candidates with a strong background of Matlab.

Knowledge of algorithms for image processing, analysis and machine learning is highly desired.

For further information about the project please contact:

Dr. Adrian Bors from Department of Computer Science, York, UK,

E-mail: adrian.bors@york.ac.uk

Dr. Karla Evans from Department of Psychology, York, UK,

E-mail: karla.evans@york.ac.uk

For applying for this scientific research job, please send a cover letter, CV and your most representative publication to, by no later than 1st December to:

images.memorability@gmail.com

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Europe's biggest event for augmented and virtual reality will return to London in 2016. Bringing the very latest innovations, prototypes and a packed conference programme back to Excel on the 15th & 16th March 2016 ; this is a must-attend event for anyone working in or around VR & AR. If you are interested in attending please contact Zoe Leonard.

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15th Conference on Cumputers Helping People with Special Needs

The Call for Contribution for ICCHP 2016 is open!
Download the call as .pdf or .txt following
http://www.icchp.org/call-16

ICCHP 2016 will be held at University of Linz, Austria.  The call for papers is open until February 1, 2016.

We are proud to announce that Christian Bühler, Technical University of Dortmund and FTB Vollmarstein, accepted to act as General Chair of ICCHP 2016.
http://www.icchp.org/welcome-chair-16

ICCHP is a unique platform for scientific and application oriented discussions on ICT / AT / eAccessibility and its improvements for participation and quality of life of people with disabilities and the aging population in a global information society. 

A broad range of topics including eAccessiblity, Assistive Technology (AT), educational / vocational inclusion, mobility support, service provision, ageing and disability rights are openly discussed at ICCHP in an inclusive and agreeable framework:
http://www.icchp.org/topics-16

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The Games industry is given a £4m boost by the government.   Small gaming firms are being given thousands of pounds to help them make global blockbusters.  It's hoped the £4m government investment will also create new jobs within the industry.  Find out more here.

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