PhD vacancies 2022

Our research group currently has 3 open vacancies, each leading to a PhD degree. We offer fully funded positions for 4 years (with an intermediate evaluation after one year).

Applicants with a Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Informatics, Electrical Engineering, or similar are invited to apply.

We offer you a flexible starting date, with a preference to start as soon as possible. Submissions remain welcome until the position is filled.

Click on the position to get more details about the research involved and how to apply.

  • Image registration / change detection (deadline January 3, 2022)
    You will contribute as a researcher to a collaborative project with industry. The research will incorporate and develop various image processing, image analysis, and computer vision techniques.

  • Multi-camera algorithms and 3D reconstruction for construction site monitoring (deadline February 1, 2022)
    This project aims to reduce the cost-overruns in the construction sector by providing a cost-efficient scalable solution for automated monitoring of construction sites. You will design algorithms for highly-precise auto-calibration of camera networks with mixed overview-partial camera views. In addition, you will research spatio-temporal cross-modal 3D matching to link on-site camera images with 4D building information models to estimate construction progress in highly challenging environments: presence of occlusion, clutter, varying weather conditions, etc.

  • Motion Tracking and Augmented Reality (deadline February 28, 2022)
    This PhD research is part of a larger research effort, the "HoloWrist" project, which has been undertaken with the University of Leuven and the MoRe Orthopedic Institute. A motion tracking and augmented reality system will be developed and combined with new ultrasound imaging techniques in order to track the position and pose of the scaphoid bone during surgery. If successful, the use of ionizing radiation during the surgery could be greatly reduced or possibly completely removed.

We offer you the opportunity to do full-time research in a highly international and friendly working environment, with a competitive salary at Ghent University, in the context of an interdisciplinary research project. As a researcher within imec-IPI, you will publish your research results at major international conferences and in scientific journals in order to pursue your PhD degree. You will also assist in limited educational tasks of the research group. IPI provides ample opportunity for researchers to take initiative in their work and to develop their professional networks.

Image Processing and Interpretation (IPI) is an imec research group at Ghent University. IPI consists of 40 researchers and conducts state of the art research in the field of digital image and video processing for a wide range of applications including real-time image and video processing, and machine learning, covering a wide range of application domains, including industrial inspection, (ultra) high-definition video improvement, smart multi-camera networks, mobile mapping, real-time vision and sensor fusion, and medical imaging.

Ghent University consistently ranks among the best 100 universities in the world, including, 69th by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (or Shanghai ranking) and 88th by U.S. News & World Report. The IPI Lab is location on the university’s UFO campus in the center of Ghent, Belgium, a city recently rated as one of the best places to visit in Europe for culture.

Image Processing and Interpretation