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Doctoral Student (Plenoptic Image Representation, Modelling, and Compression)

Laboratory of Signal Processing (SGN) at TUT is a world-renowned research and education entity, focusing on cutting edge research, including Immersive Visual Technologies, Computational Imaging, Computer Vision, Statistical Signal Processing, Artificial Intelligence and Vision. The laboratory has a modern, forward-looking research agenda that is both scientifically ambitious and industrially relevant, being well aligned with the general research strategy of the University. The research agenda combines elements of science and technology in innovative ways and is open to new initiatives. The laboratory maintains close ties with industry and the broader society.

The laboratory has a new Centre For Immersive And Visual Technologies, equipped with the latest technology for light field acquisition, processing and rendering, which will be accessible for research in the proposed project. More information on CIVIT.

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Job description:

We are currently looking for a motivated and proactive MSc graduate to join our research team dealing with Plenoptic Image Representation, Modelling, and Compression.

The selected person is expected to work in a multi-disciplinary project, concerning new methodologies for acquiring, representing, storing and transmission of plenoptic camera images, light field images, and point of cloud data, with a wide area of possible applications in industry and science. Examples of topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Sparse models for plenoptic imaging

  • Estimation and compression of scene geometry

  • Emerging new solutions for light field compression

  • JPEG Pleno light field standardization activities


The call for a four-year position is open to applicants who fulfil the following criteria:

  • Candidates have a MSc degree in computer science, signal processing, or electrical engineering

  • Candidates have knowledge of image processing, image compression, and software programming skills in Matlab and C/C++)

  • Candidates have good analytical skills

  • Candidates have the ability to create new algorithmic solutions for imaging problems

  • Candidates have a willingness to learn new things and to work in a multi-cultural environment in Tampere, Finland

The successful candidate must have demonstrated (during studies towards the higher university degree or otherwise) the competence and motivation to pursue postgraduate studies. A research plan for a doctorate will be prepared according to TUT's instructions in collaboration with the research group. The successful candidate must either already be or enroll as a doctoral student at TUT.

We offer:

TUT offers a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. For more information, please go to – Careers at TUT.

Tampere is the largest inland city in the Nordic countries and one of three most rapidly growing regions in Finland. Today, the city is best known for its high-tech expertise and extensive expertise in various fields. The city is an industrial powerhouse that enjoys a rich cultural scene and a reputation as a centre of Finland’s information society. For more information about Tampere area, please check


The salary will be based on both the job demands and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff the position of a Doctoral Student is placed on the job demands levels 1-4. In addition, employees receive performance based salary.

Trial period:

Trial period of four (4) months applies.


The position will be filled as full time and for a fixed term of four (4) years, having as a goal the PhD completion by the end of the contract. The commencement date will be in May 2018 or as mutually agreed (no later than July 2018). The position will be located in the TUT Hervanta campus.

For more information, please contact:

Prof. Ioan Tabus, email ioan.tabus(at)

Additional information:

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted by TUT online application form. Closing date for applications is 16 April 2018 (24.00 EEST / 21.00 UTC).

Applications and all accompanying documentation must be in English. Applications must include (preferably in PDF format):

  1. Letter of motivation, max 1 page
  2. Full curriculum vitae listing all relevant experiences and including list of publications, max 4 pages
  3. Certificate of Master's degree and transcript of records (including translation to English if certificate is not in English or Finnish)

Applicants who are not currently TUT students must also include the following:

  • Certificate of Bachelor's degree (including official translation to English, if certificate is not in English or Finnish)
  • Certificate of language test IELTS/TOEFL/CAE/CPE/PTE A (if applicant's native language is other than Finnish or English).
Additional information on attachments to applications.