Sujet de these: PhD position in Multimedia indexing at Eurecom, Sophia Antipolis, France

Thierry Hamon hamon at LIMSI.FR
Tue Oct 7 19:16:42 UTC 2014

Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:33:41 +0200
From: Bernard Merialdo <bernard.merialdo at>
Message-ID: <542CFFD5.7030203 at>


This thesis is part of a collaborative project to analyze the multimedia
information that is published on the Internet about cultural festivals,
either by professional or by the public. These data are diverse (text,
images, videos) and published on various sources (twitter, blogs,
forums, catalogs). The project aims at analyzing and structuring this
information in order to better understand the public and the cultural
practices, and to recombine them to build synthetic view of these
collections. This thesis will focus on the aspects of video analysis and
multimodal fusion.

This thesis will tackle two problems:

- to develop techniques for the automatic analysis of video content, so
  that the collected data may be categorized in predefined
  categories. This component will be used to structure the collections
  and better understand their content and their evolution.

- to study mechanisms to recombine the multimedia content, and build
  synthetic views of the collections. Several strategies will be
  studied, depending on whether these views are intended for
  professional users or for the general public.

The research will focus in particular on mechanisms to automatically
construct semantic classifiers, and on fusion techniques for the results
of these classifiers. The recombination aspects will involve methods for
the selection of important segments, followed by an assembly strategy
according to the expected objective. A specific attention will be paid
to evaluation techniques that will allow to measure the performance of
different approaches.


PhD applicants are expected to have a Master degree, with honors. This
research involves a strong knowledge in signal processing and machine
learning, as well as a good experience of programming in Matlab and
C/C++.  English is mandatory, French is a plus, but not required.

Candidates are invited to submit a resume, transcripts of grades for at
least the last two year, 3 references, and motivation for the position.

Applications should be sent to the Eurecom secretariat,
secretariat at, with the subject MM_BM_PhD_REEDIT_Sept2014


EURECOM is a leading teaching and research institution in the fields of
information and communication technologies (ICT). EURECOM is organized
in a consortium form combining 7 European universities and 9
international industrial partners, with the Institut Mines-Telecom as a
founding partner.

Our 3 fundamental missions are:
- Research: focused on Networking and Security, Multimedia
  Communications and Mobile Communications.
- High level education: with graduate and postgraduate courses in
  communication systems, plus three Master of Sciences programs entirely
  dedicated to foreign students.
- Doctoral program: in cooperation with several doctoral schools,
  supported by our research collaborations with various partners, both
  industrial and academic, and funded by various sources, including
  national and european programs.

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