As mentioned in a previous post I’m working with colleagues on a video summary tool, which extracts still images from a video. The goal of the tool is to find frames, which describe the image in an optimal way. Now it’s in a (rather) stable state and ready to release. For Windows users it should be a single click to start the thing, for Linux you need to install ffmpeg. Note that the tool is open source & the code is GPL-ed 🙂
Within the interdisciplinary post graduate programm on automatisms of the University of Paderborn (Germany) there are 3 open positions for computer science researchers (2 PhD, 1 Post-Doc). More information on the homepage and in the announcement.
I’m currently searching for a PhD and multiple master students for a funded research project. Please contact me for further information or to ask further questions.
Users in a self organizing multimedia system (PhD position)
Characterized through a research querstion: Within a huge event based distributed multimedia information system how and how far do and can users contribute to the nature of a self organizing multimedia system?
Requirements: Knowledge in multimedia (metadata), retrieval, social software.
Duration: 3 years.
User Behaviour Classification (master thesis)
Users behave based on their intentions. In the web we can roughly separate the roles of surfers, browsers and searchers with a focus on multimedia content. Within this work the user should be classified in this schema (or a more detailed one) based on her/his behaviour. A logging tool (client, server or intermediate) for a users behaviour should be developed within this thesis.
Requirements: (Java or C#) programming, Web scripting, basic knowledge on multimedia.
Midway Games, the famous creator of historical games like Space Invaders and Pac-Man, has been sold for 100,000$. The majority of shares is now owned by a private investor – not me unfortunately. I think this is a cool “collectors item” instead of buying old arcade games you can now buy the actual inventors / developers / publishers of the classical games.
Did you know that Midway also holds the license for Mortal Kombat? Just as a reminder for what this actually is some fan art from YouTube 😀
Please note that I’m not in any way related to the people shown on this video *rofl*.