One or more PhD stipend(s) in Computer vision analysis of people in thermal imagery (7-18068)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, a PhD stipend is available within the general research programme Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description

The position(s) will be at the Section for Media Technology, Aalborg, where the student(s) will work on two overlapping national projects that both focus on automatic understanding of people in thermal imagery. The first project is about thermal adaptive architecture where the goal is an adaptive system that better regulates room temperature based on thermal perception. The PhD student will be responsible for assessing the perceived thermal comfort using thermal (and perhaps also RGB) sensing. In the other project thermal cameras are used to monitor harbor areas and detect dangerous situations, e.g., people falling into the water. In both projects the PhD student will work on detecting people and their whereabouts, with the goal of inferring semantic information.

The applicant should have a strong background in computer vision. Moreover, knowledge about thermal imaging will be judged positively.

You may obtain further information from Professor Thomas B. Moeslund, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, 
phone: +45 9940 8787, email: concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master's degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Technical Doctoral School of IT adn Design in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Sofie Pia Jensen , The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email:, phone: +45 9940 3478.

For more information of The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design:

The application is only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.


Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

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Tue Sep 25 00:00:00 CEST 2018

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