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3D facial image processing/ 3D deformable models for face analysis

Department of Computing

Salary in the range: £32,100 - £40,720 per annum 

Fixed Term Appointment for up to 24 months

The preferred starting date for this post is April 2013

The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities. It has consistently been awarded the highest research rating (5*) in Research Assessment Exercises (RAE), coming 2nd in the 2008 RAE, and was rated as "Excellent" in the previous national assessment of teaching quality. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Associate (at the post-doctoral level) for an EPSRC research project on Security. The purpose of the project is to attempt to build automated tools for person recognition and verification based on 4D facial behaviour.

Within the project, the applicant will be responsible for processing of 3D facial images and building 3D deformable facial models. More specifically, the aim is to align 4D dynamic facial data and extract features for the purpose of person recognition based on facial behaviometrics.  The project involves significant research and development challenges, and the end results will contribute to development of automated tools for spatio-temporal analysis of 4D facial behaviour for biometric applications.

To apply for this position, you will need to have a strong computing or engineering background. You should have proven knowledge and track record in one or more of the following areas: 3D face analysis and/or synthesis, 3D facial (object) deformable modes, alignment of 3D models (i.e., FEM, FFD and statistical 3D models). You will also have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in an area pertinent to the subject area, i.e., Computing or Engineering.

You must have excellent communication skills and be able to organise your own work with minimal supervision and prioritise work to meet deadlines. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record and publications in the relevant areas.  Experience of working in teams is essential.  The post is based at the South Kensington Campus.  All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English. 

You will be part of the Intelligent Behavioural Analysis (iBUG) Group, Visual Information Processing Research Section, within the Computing Department and based at the South Kensington campus. For further information on the group and related projects and 

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at: (please select “job search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20130001TT into “keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Applications must include the following: 

  • A college application form
  • Please quote job reference number 4DFAB 0113 on the application form
  • A full CV including University degree & dates, past & present posts & list of publications
  • List of grades obtained for the Masters degree & Bachelor degree.
  • A 1-page research statement indicating what do you see as interesting research issues relating to this post, why your expertise is relevant and what your future research plans are.

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Joanne Day by email to:

Closing Date: 6th February 2013