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Postdoc position in Knowledge Discovery in MultimediaDatabases at Telefonica R&D

by Martin Frericks last modified May 09, 2009 08:03 PM
Status Open
Name Xavier Amatriain
Contact Email xar

The research group on Internet and Multimedia in Telefonica R&D* Barcelona invites for applications for a Junior Research position in the area of Knowledge Discovery in Multimedia Databases.

We are looking for dynamic, creative, and resourceful individuals to join our research efforts in modeling of complex systems and companion analysis of large data sets related to multimedia content. Our research impacts all areas of the company, including projects related to IPTV or internet content distribution. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of scientists dedicated to advance and use computational methods to solve challenging user-oriented problems such as Recommendation Engines or Content-based indexing and IR.

The applicant should have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or other related scientific disciplines, combined with strong computational modeling and/or algorithmic skills. Knowledge and experience in additional areas such as statistical data analysis, data mining, signal processing, machine learning and pattern recognition, and other topics in artificial intelligence are desirable. Experience in the multimedia field will be taken into account but it is not strictly necessary.

Although this particular position is designed for a postdoctoral candidate the group is also actively seeking for doctoral students in this area that might be interested in finishing their Thesis in Telefónica R&D or in doing a research internship. If you are in either of these situations please do not hesitate to apply.

We offer competitive salary and benefits and a great working atmosphere in beautiful Barcelona (Spain).

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. An initial appointment for a one year term is anticipated with the possibility of reappointment.

Inquiries and applications should be sent to

Xavier Amatriain

cc Anna Jordana

with the subject line "KDMD Postoc Application"

Telefonica is a world leader in the telecommunication sector, with presence in Europe, Africa and Latin America. As of March 2007, Telefónica had 206.6 million customers.

Telefonica Research and Development is the innovation company of the Telefonica Group. Owned 100% by Telefonica, this subsidiary was formed it 1988, with the aim of strengthening the Group's competitiveness through technological innovation. It is the most important private R&D company in Spain, in terms of both activities and resources, and in terms of number of staff, and it is one of the most important companies on the continent as regards participation in European Research projects.

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