21/05/2021
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

Postdoctoral Position - Virtual Signers

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra - ETIC
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    20/06/2021 23:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Barcelona
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Negotiable
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/07/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The European SignON project (https://signon-project.eu/) is a Research and Innovation Action partially funded by the Horizon 2020 program of the EU. The project is a user-centric and community-driven project that aims to facilitate the exchange of information among deaf and hard of hearing, and hearing individuals across Europe.

The job should contribute to the research, development and innovation tasks for providing an animated virtual signer in the different Sign Languages of the project, from interactive capturing and editing signs, through translation of SL into on-the-fly animations, improving rendering or user-centric modelling, that are led and carried out by UPF-GTI (https://www.upf.edu/web/gti).

 

UPF-GTI (https://www.upf.edu/web/gti), a research and innovation group within the School of Engineering and the Information Communication Technologies Department (https://www.upf.edu/web/etic) of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, is looking for a recent engineering graduate, to support UPF-GTI research, development, and innovation tasks within the European SignON project (https://signon-project.eu/), which is a Research and Innovation Action partially funded by the Horizon 2020 program of the EU. The project is a user-centric and community-driven project that aims to facilitate the exchange of information among deaf and hard of hearing, and hearing individuals across Europe.

UPF-GTI aim at providing the animated virtual signer in the different Sign Languages (SLs) of the project through different tasks, from interactive capturing and editing signs, through translation of SL into on-the-fly animations, improving rendering or user-centric modelling. Different ingredients of the job are Computer Graphics, especially interactive web based 3D graphics, Machine Learning, procedural CG, virtual signers, or graph programming.

More Information

Benefits

Those standard at the UPF.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Computer science: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

For the contribution to the project, it is essential that potential candidates have a reasonably long experience in Computer Graphics, and especially related to interactive web based 3D graphics, including WebGL, shaders programming, and Javascript. For the specific approaches it will be advantageous to have previous experience with Machine Learning, procedural CG or virtual signers.

Specific Requirements

Experience with enlarging and enriching the WebGLStudio (https://webglstudio.org/) editor and development environment, or similar tools, especially with graph programming is very important for a quick integration within the tasks of the project and re-using existing UPF-GTI developments. Additionally, social motivation is key in this project because of its strong user centric approach. UPF-GTI is looking for candidates that can join the project immediately and become part of it, contributing with productive results in the very short term, without discarding candidates which might join later, if they can contribute with specific expertise in virtual signers.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Universitat Pompeu Fabra - ETIC
Spain
Barcelona
08018
Roc Boronat 138

EURAXESS offer ID: 643044

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