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    The Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Lab (IATSL) and the
    Physical Function Lab (PFL) invite applications to the position of
    intelligent systems and software developer for intelligent cognitive
    devices. Candidates must hold a M.Sc. in an appropriate discipline or a
    B.Sc. in an appropriate discipline in addition to relevant post-degree
    experience in a research environment. The start date is March 5, 2007,
    although an earlier start is much preferred.

    The successful candidate will join a unique multi-disciplinary, multi-centre
    research team that includes several bioengineers, computer scientists,
    occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, neuroscientists,
    clinicians, and mechanical/electronic technicians. The team is led by Dr.
    Alex Mihailidis (University of Toronto/TRI), Dr. William McIlroy (University
    of Waterloo / TRI), and Dr. Jesse Hoey (University of Toronto). Both IATSL
    and PFL are affiliated with many prestigious institutions including the
    University of Toronto, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and Sunnybrook and
    Women's College Health Sciences Centre. Funding comes from a variety of
    corporate and institutional partners, such as American Alzheimer
    Association, Alzheimer Society of Canada, and Intel Corporation.

    Our research program primarily aims at developing autonomous, intelligent
    computerised devices that can help older adults live more independently.
    Within this research, you will focus primarily on the development of
    stand-alone and networked software systems for autonomous devices that
    compensate for physical and cognitive deficits that are a result of aging.
    The successful candidate will work with the research team to implement
    efficient real-time computer vision and planning algorithms for assistive
    devices within the previously established distributed computing
    architecture. The candidate will also work on maintaining and improving the
    distributed substrate.

    A major strength of the research program is the combination of basic
    science, computing principles, clinical research, and product design, and
    development. Our research employs cutting edge technologies and computer
    techniques, such as stereo vision, partially observable Markov decision
    processes, and various artificial intelligence techniques. The successful
    applicant will provide support for projects focusing on a wide variety of
    computer-driven assistive technologies and intelligent systems.

    The initial position will be a one-year contract. Salary will be based on
    the applicant¹s previous experience and education. The contract may be
    renewed after the initial year, based on available funding and employee

    For more information about our research, visit our web site:

    The successful candidate will hold either a Master or Bachelor degree in
    engineering, computer science, or a related field. The candidate must
    demonstrate an excellence in implementing real-time algorithms (primarily
    under Linux) in C/C++, Firewire (and other) camera interfacing and working
    with networked distributed systems. A strong understanding of and experience
    with software development practices is also essential, including OOP, build
    control (makefiles, Cmake, Automake and friends), revision control (cvs,
    svn) and GUI development (FLTK and GTK toolkits). Experience with Linux is

    Experience with any of the following is considered a strong asset:
    - machine vision, computational intelligence
    - Matlab
    - LabView, data acquisition principles and Bluetooth communication.
    - analog and digital circuit design
    - microcontroller interfacing
    - VR development / programming

    The applicant will need to also demonstrate an aptitude for
    transdisciplinary research that addresses the intersections of health care,
    technology, and place.

    The University of Toronto hires on the basis of merit and is committed to
    employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, however,
    Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

    The closing date is February 16, 2007. To apply, please send a covering
    letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of your research interests (1-2
    pages), and a copy of your university transcripts to:

    Dr. Alex Mihailidis
    Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Lab (IATSL)
    University of Toronto
    160 ­ 500 University Ave.
    Toronto, Ontario, CANADA, M5G 1V7

    FAX: (416) 946-8570

    Submissions by e-mail or FAX are preferred. After an initial screening,
    selected applicants will be asked to forward three academic and/or
    professional letters of reference.

    Alex Mihailidis, Ph.D. P.Eng.
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Occupational Science and
    Occupational Therapy
    University of Toronto
    Tel: (416) 946-8565
    Fax: (416) 946-8570

    Please join us for the Festival of International Conferences
    on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology (FICCDAT 2007), five
    concurrent conferences: Growing Older with a Disability; 2nd
    International Conference on Technology & Aging; Advances in
    Neurorehabilitation; Caregivers: Essential Partners in Care; Improving
    Medical Device Usability

    Date: June 16-19, 2007

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