NEW: Image registration / change detection (deadline January 3, 2022)

PhD position in Image registration / change detection (deadline January 3, 2022)

Imec-IPI is looking for a qualified and motivated PhD student to work on the topic of image registration/change detection. The research will incorporate and develop various image processing, image analysis, and computer vision techniques. You will contribute as a researcher to a collaborative project with industry. One fully funded position as PhD student is available (4 years, with intermediate evaluation after one year).


  • You need to hold a relevant master’s degree (e.g. Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Informatics, Electrical Engineering, or similar) with demonstrated first-class performance (e.g., outstanding grades, thesis result, or publications).
  • Programming skills in Python or Matlab are a plus
  • Knowledge of image processing/image analysis is a plus
  • You can work independently and take initiative.
  • You are fluent in English, both spoken and written.

How to apply

Applications may be sent by email to Prof. Hiep Luong. Please include cover letter, CV and contact details of 1 to 3 references. Suitable candidates will be invited for an interview. Application deadline is January 3, 2021, but applications remain welcome until the position is filled. We offer you a flexible starting date, with a preference to start as soon as possible. For more information about the topic of the PhD itself, please contact prof. Luong.

About IPI and Ghent University

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.

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