Department: School of Systems Engineering (Computer Science) Post Type: Full-time, fixed-term up to 2 years Payscale: Grade 6 - �25,888 to �28,290 per annum, pay award pending Closing Date: 17/10/2008
Contact Details: Informal contact details: Contact role: Director Intelligent Media Systems Services Research Laboratory (IMSS) Contact name: Atta Badii Contact phone: +44 (0)118 3787842 Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Formal contact details: Further information and application forms are available at www.reading.ac.uk/Jobs or telephone 0118 378 6771 (voicemail).
Description: The University of Reading is one of the top twenty research-intensive universities in the UK. The Intelligent Media Systems & Services Research Laboratory (IMSS, www.imss.reading.ac.uk) is an internationally well-established and dynamic group with a large and expanding portfolio of EU/DTI/MoD/EPSRC-funded research projects in strategic ICT fields and involving close alliances with world-class academic and industrial players in the UK and globally. The IMSS Research is pushing forward the frontiers of advanced model-driven and service-oriented semantic-cognitive architectures as underpinned by agent technologies, middleware, ambient intelligence, and, multi-modal interfaces including virtual/augmented reality to realise smart and secure environments. We are offering to self-motivated individuals with research leadership experience, the opportunity to work within a highly creative team, enjoy international collaborative research and present their work at centres of excellence in Europe and beyond. You will have: -A Masters Degree or PhD qualification in Computer Science or a closely associated discipline with software and systems engineering experience (exceptionally a 1st Class Honours Degree with a relevant final year project may be considered) -A research background and R&D working knowledge involving any of the following areas is also required: oEmbedded Systems, FPGA Technologies oEnterprise Systems Integration- J2EE- Client Server Technology oData Mining, Machine Learning, Distributed Databases, CBR oSpeech/ Image Recognition, 3D Reconstruction, Virtual & Augmented Reality. -Strong, clear concise writing skills both for compiling technical reports and writing scientific papers. There will be opportunity to travel and work with researchers in Europe and/or USA; within the framework of assigned projects.