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    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. []
    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 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
    WC1E 6BT

    Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 3432
    Fax: +44 (0)20 7387 1397

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