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Admission Requirements: Bachelor (licenciatura) degree on electrical and computer engineering, computer science, or equivalent; background on multimedia signal processing, image and video analysis, computer vision, pattern recognition; knowledge of C/C++/Matlab programming, fluent in English with good skills in technical writing and presenting; self-motivation for scientific research; ability for teamwork.
This research position focuses on the research and development of a system able to process images of the surface of flexible road pavements, to allow for the automatic detection and characterization of road surface defects.
Although cracks with linear development are considered the most common pavement surface degradation found by road inspectors, other important surface defects like cracks with alligator pattern, potholes, routing, raveling, among others, represent important data about pavement surface condition to allow for an adequate quantitative and qualitative evaluation of road pavement surface degradation. Images of road surface taken using imaging systems composed of one regular camera (considered as been non-expensive imaging systems) have been used by researchers, mainly on the detection of cracks with linear development.
This project exploits the usage of different setups of image sensors, notably cameras carried by a vehicle with its optical axis perpendicular in relation to the pavement surface, or those fixed at the top of the vehicles for acquisition of pavement surface in a slant range mode.
The proposed work includes: (i) Preprocessing stage, for noise and artifact removal; (ii) development of feature extraction techniques to allow the detection of cracks and other road distresses; (iii) development of classification techniques to identify the relevant road degradations, including longitudinal, transversal and alligator pattern cracks; potholes; rutting and raveling; (iv) development of a friendly graphical user interface as a front-end to the developed analysis tools.
A fellowship will be celebrated according to the regulations defined by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) “Regulation of Instituto de Telecomunicações’ fellowships” and ”Regulation of Advanced Training and Qualification of Human Resources”, in accordance with Law no. 40/2004, dated August 18 (Status of Scientific Research Fellow), as amended and republished by Decree-Law No.202/2012 of August 27, and as amended by Decree-Law No.233/2012 of October 29 and by Law No.12/2013 of January 29, and Decree-Law No. 89/2013 of July 9, and also by Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P. Fellowship Regulation of Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P., approved by Regulation no. 234/2012, published in Series II of Diário da República of June 25 of 2012, amended and republished by Regulation no. 326/2013, published in Series II of Diário da República of July 27 of 2013 and amended by Regulation no. 339/2015, published in Series II of Diário da República of June 17 of 2015. http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2015.pdf
Place of work:
The work will be developed at the Instituto de Telecomunicações based at the Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, under the supervision of Professors Henrique Oliveira and Paulo Correia.
Value for monthly allowance: 745 € (net), according to the scholarships values awarded by FCT, in the country (www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores). The payment will be made by bank transfer.
Selection of the candidates will be performed by evaluation of the submitted documents according to the following two criteria: (i) Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation (measured on a scale of 1 to 20) – 40%; Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan (measured on a scale of 1 to 20) – 60%;
An interview will be done to the top listed candidates by the selection jury, if necessary.
Note: If the jury considers that none of the applications has the required qualifications, the jury has the right to not admit any of the applicants.
Jury: Professors Henrique Oliveira, Paulo Correia, and João Ascenso.
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisbon. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
Deadlines and Documents:
(1) Motivation letter explaining the interest in the position, (2) Detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts, (3) Two Recommendation Letter(s).
The application documents shall be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Application period: from 3 April 2017 to 17 April 2017.
11 months (subject to a performance assessment after the initial 6 months).
Start date: 16th May 2017 (or soon thereafter).
Closing Date: 17-04-2017
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com