Germany: Research Position in University of Konstanz

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Reference Numer 2008/160

The University of Konstanz is one of the nine Universities of Excellence in the Federal Republic of Germany.

The Department of Computer and Information Science invites applicants for a
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Research Position (Salary Scale 13 TV-L/50%)

The position is available from September 1st, 2008
for one year (with the potential for further extension) for a highly
motivated PhD student or a person with a master’s degree (or German
"Diplom") in Computer and Information Science, Electronic Engineering
or a similar master’s degree.

The Research Position is funded by the Zukunftskolleg.
The Zukunftskolleg is a central scientific institution of the
University of Konstanz for the promotion of young scientists in the
natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences, and is an integral
component of the institutional strategy "Modell Konstanz – Towards a culture of creativity".
The Zukunftskolleg is a unique, interdisciplinary community that gives
young scientists the opportunity to pursue independent research and
collaborate with scientists from other disciplines.

The successful candidate will work with Dr. Shujun Li, Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg on the research project "Secure Multimedia Computing" at Prof. Dr. Dietmar Saupe’s group on Multimedia Signal Processing.

The main activities will include: development of key components of a
benchmark system for the purpose of multimedia encryption, research
work on quality measurement of partially encrypted images, videos and
performance evaluation of multimedia encryption systems as a whole and
the maintenance of the website of the research project.

Excellent programming skill in C/C++ and good knowledge about
multimedia coding are essential qualifications. Previous experience on
some multimedia coding standards such as MPEG, H.26x or JPEG/JPEG2000
standards is required. Knowledge about applied cryptography and
programming experience on Web Applications (HTML/Javascript,
ASP/PHP/JSP/Perl, XML) are advantageous. The working language will be
English, so a good command of both oral and written English is a must.

The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer and tries to increase the number of women in research and teaching.

The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons who will be
given preference if appropriately qualified to apply (contact to the
representative of disabled persons: phone +49 (0) 7531/88-3725).

The University of Konstanz has been certified by the Hertie Foundation
to be a family-friendly institution. The University is committed to
further the compatibility of work and family life.
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Applications, including the reference number 2008/160 and contact information of referees should be submitted to: .

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