Professor in 'Plenoptic Signal Processing'

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
April 03, 2023
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Professor in 'Plenoptic Signal Processing'

Category: Academic Staff & Researchers

1 - Working at the VUB

For already 50 years, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel has stood for freedom, equality and connectedness. These values are strongly present on our campuses, in our students as well as our staff. At the VUB, you'll find a diverse collection of personalities: pure innovators and especially people who are 100% their authentic selves. With about 3.500 employees , we are the largest Dutch-speaking employer in Brussels , an international city with which we are all too happy to be connected, and around which our four campuses are located.

Our education and research are grounded in the principles of free research with an eye on human progress. We disapprove of every purely authoritative argument and guarantee the free formation of judgement that is necessary for this basic principle to be incorporated in the community.

The VUB is autonomous and managed democratically. As such, we guarantee fundamental freedoms within our university, as well as the right of the university community to be involved in making and checking university policy.

The mission of the university includes:

  • the development, the transfer and the application of high-standing academic education and scientific research, free from any prejudice;
  • community integration of this in a spirit of social compassion;
  • critical development of everyone in light of the responsibilities borne in the community.
  • 2 - Position description

    The Faculty of Engineering , Department Elektronica en informatica , is looking for a part-time professor.

    More concretely your work package contains:

    Education and Research domain:

  • Plenoptic Signal Processing
  • Education tasks:

  • You will teach in the master's programmes Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Computer Science and Industrial Sciences Electronics-ICT.
  • The language of instruction is both Dutch and English.
  • Master courses cover the following areas: digital signal processing, computer vision, plenoptic imaging and signal processing, optics and photonics, nano and optoelectronics.
  • At a later stage, Bachelor courses taught in Dutch may be added to your teaching portfolio in disciplines related to the above-mentioned teaching domains.
  • You will also supervise internships, master theses in close collaboration with partners.
  • Research tasks:

  • You will be part of the Department of Electronics and Computer Science (ETRO), and more specifically the research group Multidimensional Signal Processing and Communication (IRIS).
  • The aim is that you build up a structural collaboration within this group in the field of holographic signal processing and imaging.
  • Your research will mainly focus on the following subdomains:
  • Digital representation and coding of holographic signals;
  • Holographic imaging, processing and visualisation;
  • Underlying opto-electronics and photonics technology;
  • Efficient implementation of developed signal processing algorithms.
  • Application areas include but are not limited to AR/VR/XR imaging and visualisation, computer-generated holography, interferometry, microscopy & tomography, and holographic printing.
  • You will also collaborate within a national and international context (including ISO/IEC standardisation), discover and explore other industrial applications, and design effective solutions.
  • You will collaborate with other research institutes (in particular imec), industrial partners and other universities.
  • You will facilitate these interactions and write joint projects, manage these projects and report the research results adequately.
  • You will (co-)promote doctoral theses.
  • Other tasks:

  • You will take responsibility within the faculty and (possibly) the university governing bodies.
  • You conduct promotion in an active way for the educational programmes and the department
  • .

    For this function, our Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus (Elsene) will serve as your home base.

    3 - Profile

    What do we expect from you?

    You hold a master's degree Engineering Sciences in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science and a PhD in Engineering Sciences.

  • You can convey knowledge in an inspiring way so that it fits seamlessly with (the level of) knowledge of the audience.
  • You have thorough knowledge of:
  • Image processing and computer vision;
  • Plenoptic signal processing and imaging, in particular holographic image processing;
  • Optics and photonics in the context of imaging.
  • You have the capacity to design and supervise research and innovation projects.
  • You have a practical problem-solving attitude and excellent collaboration skills.
  • You are required to present the required CERF level 'C1' language certificate for knowledge of Dutch and English, or you have have successfully completed previous education in the languages mentioned.

  • You subscribe to the university's vision of education. The full text in relation to this is available on the university website.

  • Every first appointment is dependent upon the successful delivery of a teaching session.

  • Language regulations:

  • A member of the academic staff who is entrusted with a teaching assignment must also be able to demonstrate that the language of instruction is known at ERK level C1 through a qualification certificate or through an adequate diploma. The VUB also provides courses in, for example, academic English.

    The administrative language of the VUB is Dutch. In case of insufficient knowledge of Dutch, the VUB will provide an integration course. After a maximum of five years, a member of the academic staff must demonstrate adequate knowledge of the administrative language (ERK level B2).

    For a complete overview, please consult the complete language regulations on https: //

    Certificates demonstrating knowledge of the language can already be added to the application.

    4 - Offer

    Are you going to be our new colleague?

    You'll be offered an appointment as professor , for an assignment of 0.2 FTE , for 3 years (renewable, on condition of the positive evaluation of the activities), with planned starting date 01/10/2023.

    You'll receive a salary linked to one of the scales set by the government.

    At the VUB, you're guaranteed an open, involved and diverse workplace where you are offered opportunities to (further) build on your career.

    As well as this, you'll enjoy various benefits:

  • Full reimbursement for your home-work commute with public transport according to VUB-policy, or compensation if you come by bike;
  • Cost-free hospitalisation insurance ;
  • The space to form your job content and continuously learn via VUB LRN;
  • Excellent facilities for sport and exercise ;
  • Ecocheques ;
  • Delicious meals at attractive prices in our campus restaurants ;
  • An open, family-friendly work environment where attention is paid to work- life balance, and exceptional holiday arrangements with 35 days of leave (based on a fulltime contract).
  • 5 - Interested?

    Is this the job you've been dreaming of?

    Send us ONLINE and at the latest on 13/04/2023 :

  • your motivation letter, including your vision on education and research, and an explanation about the development of your future research;
  • your curriculum vitae, including you academic dossier;
  • your degrees and diplomas (not applicable for VUB alumni) and language certificates.
  • Do you have questions about the job content? Contact Peter Schelkens at [email protected] or on 026291681.

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