Research Fellow (Information Fusion based Reasoning with Dispersed Events): Queen's University Belfast


Centre For Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) Ref: 11/101872

Centre For Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) Ref: 11/101872

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 optimization approaches to focusing on highly dangerous behaviours/events; and (iii) developing decision support strategies to provide real-time situation awareness updates to
security personnel.

Anticipated interview date: Monday 30 January 2012

Salary scale:                                           £29,972 - £39,107 per annum (including contribution points)
Closing date:                 Friday 6 January 2012

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

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. 

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