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PHD position in 3D open in France

The IMAGINE team at INRIA (Grenoble, France) is looking for a PhD student on the topic of Learning-Based Camera Control for Stereoscopic 3D Cinematography (3 years contract).

Requirements : Masters in Computer Science or equivalent. Excellent academic records in machine learning and computer graphics. 
Context : The PhD is funded by the French government as part of ACTION3DS project, a national research project coordinated by Thalès Angénieux, with the goal of building the next generation of stereoscopic 3D camera rigs for cinema and broadcast production. 


The PHD Problem

Controling a stereoscopic 3D camera in real time is a difficult practical problem, involving the simultaneous control of a large number of parameters, which typically requires a large crew of skilled and perfectly synchronized technicians and artists. Automatic tools for controlling some or all of the parameters are therefore needed to increase the quality and bring down the cost of stereoscopic 3D production, especially in broadcast and independent cinema.

The problem is made especially difficult in the case of dynamic scenes, because (1) there is no established theory for predicting the quality of a stereoscopic 3D sequence as a function of its parameters and (2) real-time video analysis of disparities is difficult and error-prone in fast moving dynamic scenes. Read the details on the CNRS web site.


Please contact Dr. Remi Ronfard (remi.ronfard [ à ] for information or to apply.

Note that Remi Ronfard is co-organizing the Third International Workshop on 3-D Cinematography (3DCINE) which will take place on June 16, in Providence,Rhode Island, USA  as part of CVPR.