CMVS is inviting applications for two positions


Doctoral Student or Postdoctoral Researcher in facial expression analysis or body gesture analysis

The University of Oulu is an international research and innovation university engaged in multidisciplinary basic research and academic education. The University of Oulu is one of the largest universities in Finland with 16,000 students and 3,000 staff. The thematic fields of Digital solutions in sensing and interactions, Creating sustainability by materials and systems, Molecular and environmental basis of life-long health, Earth and near-space system and environmental change, and Understanding humans in change have been defined as research focus areas.

The Center for Machine Vision and Signal Analysis (CMVS) at the University of Oulu, Finland, is inviting applications for two  positions:

Doctoral Student or Postdoctoral Researcher

to work on 1) facial expression analysis or 2) body gesture analysis

A successful candidate for Doctoral Student or Postdoctoral Researcher position is expected to hold Master´s or doctoral degree in computer science or electrical engineering with previous experience and publications on computer vision or a related area. Strong mathematical and programming skills with C/C++/Matlab are respected. Also, good knowledge of spoken and written English is required.

Further details about the positions:

• Start date: Aug 2016 (negotiable).

• Duration: 1 year (renewable).  Doctoral  student(s)  are expected to apply for four-year Infotech Oulu Doctoral Program  positions later this year.

• Salaries according to university salary system, teaching and research personnel (before tax, depending on the qualifications):

- Doctoral Student: 2400-2900 euros per month

- Postdoctoral Researcher: 3300-3700 euros per month

CMV  ( provides an inspiring and international research environment. The goal of our research is to develop novel computer vision methods and technologies that create basis for emerging innovative applications. For example, our work on Local Binary Pattern (LBP) methodology, facial image analysis,  and geometric camera calibration has been widely cited in the scientific literature, and the results have been applied in many areas of image and video analysis.

Please contact Associate Professor Guoying Zhao, gyzhao(at)  or Professor Matti Pietikäinen, mkp(at)  for further information.


The application shall be submitted using the electronic application form (Apply for the job).
Please fill out your application, CV (including contact details for 2 references) and list of publications or portfolio by May 31, 2016 before midnight Finnish time.

Last updated: 14.4.2016