POST-DOC SUBJECT : UNDERSTANDING AND MODELING OF THE INFLUENCE OF AUDIO ON VISUAL PERCEPTION
DURATION: 12-18 MONTHS
Technicolor (http://www.technicolor.com) provides technology, systems and services to its Media & Entertainment clients involved in the different components of the video chain (content creation, production, distribution and access). Technicolor Research & Innovation (R&I) is the research arm of the company. In particular, Technicolor R&I is constantly investigating human perception in new application scenarios. The ambition is to understand how users perceive multimedia content, derive innovative computational models from this understanding, and propose new applications/services. Target applications include cinema, television, gaming, communication...
Technicolor R&I in Rennes, France, offers a Post-Doc position in the area of audio-visual perception. Technicolor has an existing visual attention model, which is a computational algorithm that predicts the main regions-of-interest in images/videos by modeling the human visual system. This model currently considers only the visual information. However, video is rarely shown without an audio track and the presence of audio may influence visual attention. The goal of this Post-Doc is to gain understanding of the influence of audio on visual attention, identify relevant audio features/information/cues, and develop an audio-visual computational attention model.
More specifically, the main goals/tasks of this research work include:
* A complete state-of-the-art in the field.
* The definition/set-up of audio equipment to be used in a subjective test environment in order to conduct audio-video experiments with human participants.
* An implementation of a solution (algorithm) within the existing model: development of the detection of audio cues as well as their fusion with visual cues.
* Conduct a user study (subjective experiment)
The successful candidate must have a PhD (or soon), and strong knowledge in audio processing or audio perception. Additional knowledge in image processing, human perception would be valuable. The ideal candidate will also have experience in conducting subjective experiments (setup/protocol). Since software development is expected in this research work, good programming skills (C/C++) are required.
The position is located in the Video Processing & Perception Lab, in Rennes, France, and proposes an excellent salary package.
Applicants should submit a CV, recent list of publications, a statement of research interests and examples of research work achievements.
Applications should be submitted electronically to philippe.guillotel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Dr. Quan HUYNH-THU
Technicolor Research & Innovation