[Computational-biology] postdoc job in computer vision for biology
baskin at bio.umass.edu
Tue Jul 5 14:22:29 EST 2005
Postdoctoral Position: Computer Vision Algorithms for Studying
Biological Growth and Motility
A postdoctoral position is available to join a research
project in the quantification of deformable motion in biology, with
emphasis on growth and cell motility. The position is supported by an
NIH-funded collaboration between Tobias I. Baskin (a biologist at
Umass Amherst) and K. Palaniappan (a computer scientist at University
of Missouri, Columbia). Baskin and Palaniappan have developed new
software for quantifying the spatial distribution of velocity within
a growing plant organ (a root). The software is called RootflowRT and
the biological application is described by van der Weele et al (2003
Plant Physiology, 32:1138-1148). The software implements a novel
algorithm for quantifying deformable motion that combines
structure-tensor and robust-matching approaches. The project is to
enhance and validate RootFlowRT, apply software engineering
principles to the current code base, explore new computational
algorithms, and extend the robust-tensor approach to other kinds of
biological objects, in particular motile animal cells and embryos.
The open position is at Amherst and involves imaging different kinds
of biological object as well as enhancing the software. Applicants
should have experience in some area of image processing, good
programming skills, and, preferably, experience in biology.
Those interested in the position should contact Dr Baskin
(email: baskin at bio.umass.edu), and can find further information from
his web page: http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/baskin/ and the page
for RootflowRT http://meru.rnet.missouri.edu/mvl/bio_motion.
I encourage applications from anyone regardless of skin
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or nationality.
_ ____ __ ____
/ \ / / \ / \ \ Tobias I. Baskin
/ / / / \ \ \ Biology Department
/_ / __ /__ \ \ \__ 611 N. Pleasant St.
/ / / \ \ \ University of Massachusetts
/ / / \ \ \ Amherst, MA, 01003
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