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10-23-2006, 09:21 PM

Research Fellow

Applications are invited for the post of Research Fellow on the EPSRC WINES
‘SESAME’ project (SEnsing for Sport And Managed Exercise), which has other
partners at Cambridge University (both Computer Laboratory and Department of
Engineering), the Royal Veterinary College, UCL CHIME, and the National
Indoor Athletics Centre (through UWIC) in Cardiff.

The SESAME project is a 4 year EPSRC funded project, aiming to investigate
the use of wireless sensor-based systems with offline and real-time
processing and feedback in enhancing the performance of elite athletes and
young athletes who have been identified as having world class potential. The
overall goals of the project lie in enhancing performance, improving coach
education, and advancing sports science using a range of both hardware and
software technologies to achieve this. In so doing, we will build on the
extensive experience that exists both within and outside the consortium in
the application of sensor systems to human and animal monitoring, and we
will seek to advance that knowledge both in terms of outcomes that are
specific to sports and in terms of computer science fundamentals. Despite a
specific focus on athletics, which provides a challenging but achievable
demonstration domain and is timely in view of the national importance of the
2012 Olympics, the SESAME technical approach and its solutions will be
deliberately generic, to enable their subsequent application to a wider
range of training and health care scenarios including, for example, the
rehabilitation of patients following surgery, stroke or injury, and support
for people with physical disabilities. [http://www.sesame.ucl.ac.uk]

The main role of UCL in this project is to undertake a variety of
systems-oriented research, in the first instance architecting the data
gathering and control aspects, developing zero configuration systems,
producing middleware components.

Consequently, we are seeking post doctoral researchers who will:
* be able to build networked systems on top of embedded computing devices
like motes, PDAs and mobile phones as well as higher end devices;
* be able to work close to the hardware, and within operating system code;
* ideally, have some knowledge of data analysis and signal processing;
* have detailed knowledge of one or more of the following research areas:
pervasive systems, networking, middleware, sensors;
* be capable of conducting high quality scientific research;
* have a proven ability to write publishable research papers.

We will be working very closely with all the partners in the project and so
the successful applicant will need to be flexible, willing to learn new
skills, and must be capable of working in a team with others both remotely
and over periods spent in other partners' labs and on site at athletics

Starting salary: £28,105 - £29,665 inclusive of London Allowance. The post
is fixed term until June 2010.

Further details and information on how to apply can be found at
http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/vacancies.html or contact Stephen Hailes for
informal enquires [s.hailes@CS.UCL.AC.UK].
The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 1st November 2006.

Dr. Stephen Hailes
Deputy Head of Department
Department of Computer Science, UCL
Gower Street

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 3432
Fax: +44 (0)20 7387 1397
WWW: http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/s.hailes

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