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EngD - Object Extraction and Identification for Real Time 3D Tracking

University of Bath

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Centre for Digital Entertainment in conjunction with Venatrack Limited Applications are invited for an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in the Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE), a collaboration between the University of Bath and Bournemouth University, with Venatrack http:www.venatrack.com. Venatrack is the leading company in the development of 3D tracking systems for sport applications. It has successfully developed systems for tracking and 3D video viewing for the broadcasting and sport industry. Within the company, this research will be based in the video processing pipeline. This 4 year studentship, fully funded by the EPSRC, offers the opportunity to conduct research in an industrial context. Please see http:www.digital-entertainment.org for more information. The project will focus on researching novel object extraction and recognition strategies for football players in a real-time and muti-camera environment. Video Object Detection and Identification is a branch of image processing that uses object's features and changes in images to extract and identify pixels that represent entities that can be used for 3D tracking or 3D viewing. Existing techniques on this area obtain a reasonable performance in simple controlled conditions or selected sets of images. However, in practice, there are many situations where the performance can be reduced significantly. This is particularly important in outdoor applications where lighting variations, noise and camera angles can drastically change. KEY AIMS: research of new video techniques that can increase the reliability of object detection in difficult environments. In particular to reduce the extraction and identification problems caused by background noise and variable lighting conditions in football video sequences. EPSRC EngD-studentship, currently ?15,090 per year. PLUS ?3000 per year top-up from sponsoring company. tuition fees paid PLUS funding for conference travel and research materials. The program lasts 4 years. 75% of your time will be based in a company engaged on research projects. You will be supported by access to options from a suite of Master?s programs from both universities. The taught program will be negotiated by you, your academic supervisors and the host company so it can be tailored to your particular research needs. To apply, please complete the application form on http:www.digital-entertainment.org by 16 October 2011. Please read http:www.digital-entertainment.orginfo-applicants.html carefully. For more information, please contact cde@cs.bath.ac.uk

Centre for Digital Entertainment in conjunction with Venatrack Limited Applications are invited for an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in the Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE), a collaboration between the University of Bath and Bournemouth University, with Venatrack http:www.venatrack.com. Venatrack is the leading company in the development of 3D tracking systems for sport applications. It has...

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