[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Postdoctorial position at Bangor University, UK

Jonathan C. Roberts j.c.roberts at bangor.ac.uk
Mon Jan 14 12:22:10 CET 2013

Dear Colleagues,

We are looking for a postdoctorial Research Officer (RO) or Research 
Project Support Officer (RPSO) (without phd) to work at the School of 
Computer Science, Bangor University, UK, for up to 12 months on an UK 
AHRC Research Council, funded project titled “Alternative Views on the 
lost heritage of Gwynedd”.

To apply, and to read further details, goto http://jobs.bangor.ac.uk/, 
perform a Keyword search of job Number BU00138.

The project is a collaboration between the School of Computer Science, 
Bangor University (Dr Jonathan C Roberts), the School of History, Welsh 
History and Archaeology, Bangor University (Prof. Ray Karl), the 
Department of Computer Science, Aberystwyth University (Dr. Bernie 
Tiddeman) and Gwynedd Archaeological Trust (Mrs Emily Bateman). Dr. 
Jonathan C. Roberts and Professor Ray Karl of Bangor University lead the 

The successful applicant will be located in Bangor and will report to 
Dr. Jonathan C. Roberts. The RO/RPSO position is available for upto 12 
months and the successful candidate will be expected to start as soon as 

Computer photogrammetry techniques have advanced enough to utilise 
multiple 2D photographs of the same object, building or environment, 
perform a registration of them and calculate a 3D model from the 2D 
photos. This project will create 3D models from the photographs in the 
archives and allow users to navigate and view these 3D scenes. The focus 
is on an image archive of Gwynedd Archaeological Trust (GAT), 
photographs that were taken many years ago, and not for the purpose of 
creating a 3D picture. Many of the photographs depict assets that have 
long disappeared, or excavations that have been built upon. We will also 
elicit stories from public engagement and collate information on these 
pictures. Therefore, we will present alternative views on the lost 
heritage of Gwynedd: including 2D pictures, interactive 3D models, 
stories and interpretations of the heritage asset, and where appropriate 
3D physical models printed through rapid prototyping techniques.

The post holder will join the team investigating and researching 
photogrammetry, searching archives for suitable historic records to be 
processed, creating the 3D models from selected photographs, working 
with the local community to continue with 3D photogrammetry creation and 
gathering stories, creating material for an exhibition, and 
assist/organise a workshop and exhibition. In particular the RPSO/RO 
should enthusiastically contribute to significant technical advances and 
novel directions in their scientific investigation and will actively 
take part and assist/lead the development of research publications (at 
high impact publication venues), a workshop and exhibition of the 
project. The appointee is expected to attend conferences, visit partner 
institutions and give seminars and conference presentations.

Applicants should have a good first degree and/or Masters or PhD level 
qualifications and experience in heritage, archaeology, virtual reality, 
visualization and/or computer graphics. They will require the enthusiasm 
and drive to assist/carry-out high quality research in an exciting, 
highly professional, multidisciplinary environment. The successful 
candidate will work closely with established researchers within Bangor 
and Aberystwyth Universities and the partner institution trust.

The successful candidate will be appointed on either Grade 6 or Grade 7 
dependent on qualifications and experience and the salary and job 
description will be matched accordingly.

Informal enquires should be addressed to Dr. Jonathan C. Roberts, School 
of Computer Science, Bangor. Email: j.c.roberts at bangor.ac.uk. Further 
particulars are available on request.

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2013

Committed To Equal Opportunities

Best regards

Dr. Jonathan C. Roberts
Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science,
Bangor University, Bangor, LL57 1UT
t. +44 (0)1248 382725

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