Queen's University Belfast - Research Fellow (Information Fusion based Reasoning with Dispersed Events) Ref: 12/102036

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Centre For Secure Information Technologies (CSIT)

Centre For Secure Information Technologies (CSIT)

Sensor and CCTV systems are now ubiquitous through-out our society.  In this context, development of intelligent surveillance systems with reasoning capabilities to integrate dispersed information, or events, from heterogeneous sources in a distributed network is essential.  These events, recognised through intelligent sensor/CCTV analytic algorithms, may be incomplete, uncertain and inconsistent.

Built on our existing framework of intelligent event reasoning system for sensor/CCTV network enabled surveillance, we want to further develop this system to facilitate decision making, utilizing information fusion and reasoning under the multi-agent based architecture for large, geographically distributed sensor/CCTV networks. 

The Research Fellow appointed will conduct advanced research on (i) developing information fusion/integration methods in multi-agent based environment, where dispersed pieces of information can be heterogeneous, conflicting, and incomplete, as well as temporal; (ii) developing optimisation approaches to focusing on highly dangerous behaviours/events; and (iii) developing decision support strategies to provide real-time situation awareness updates to security personals.

Anticipated interview date: week commencing 28 May 2012

Salary scale:     £30,122 - £39,257 per annum (including contribution points)

Closing date:     Tuesday 8 May 2012

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online – www.qub.ac.uk/jobs or alternatively contact the Personnel Department, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN.  Telephone (028) 90973044 FAX: (028) 90971040 or e-mail on personnel@qub.ac.uk

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability. 

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

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