PhD Position In Venice

Applications are invited for one PhD position in Computer Science at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy ( to undertake research in the areas of computer vision and pattern recognition on:

Similarity, clustering and matching of relational structures.

The activitiy will be closely related to the themes of the EU FP7 SIMBAD project (

The position is funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR) under the “Youth support Fund” program.

The successful candidate will join the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Group headed by Prof. Marcello Pelillo, which is a member of the PASCAL 2 Network of Excellence. The group’s research activity is focused primarily on graph-theoretic, optimization, and game-theoretic approaches, and in the interplay between continuous and combinatorial methods. The research spans a range of topics including grouping and segmentation, shape analysis and object recognition, structural matching and learning, and contextual pattern recognition.

For further information and how to apply, please see:

Deadline for applications is: ***22 March 2011***

Note: in order to apply for this position, please mention explicitly in the application form the “Youth support Fund” scholarship bounded to the topic “Similarity, matching and clustering of relational structures” – Strategic programme: “ICT and electronic components;” (code 27-05)

Please feel free to contact Prof Marcello Pelillo for further information.