Belgium: PhD Student in the Field of Quantitative X-ray Computed Tomography for Food Processing (m/f) at University of Antwerp

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Tomography is an image reconstruction technique that leans strongly on large-scale numerical mathematics, particularly linear algebra. It has a wide range of applications in medicine (CT-scans), industry (nondestructive testing) and science (3D imaging of nanomaterials). This project focuses on the development of new computational techniques for combining image reconstruction and segmentation in a single step. Compared to the state-of-the-art, such methods can potentially yield far more accurate segmented reconstructions.
The current position involves the development of discrete tomography to enhance the spatial resolution and quality reconstructed images and neural networks for ultra-fast scanning and reconstruction of images. In this project, the Vision lab (Prof. J. Sijbers) closely collaborates with CWI, Amsterdam (Prof. K.J Batenburg) and KU Leuven (Prof. B. Nikolay).

Research group:
The Vision Lab is a research group of the physics department at the University of Antwerp. The Vision Lab has unique expertise in the development of algorithms for reconstruction, processing and analysis of tomographic imaging data. Application domains are X-ray Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Electron Tomography. The working environment is strongly interdisciplinary, combining techniques and insights from Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science. The group has a broad range of national and international collaborations with both academic and industrial partners. Recent Vision Lab publications on tomography can be found on

The candidate for this position should have at least a master degree in mathematics, physics, computer science or related fields, with a strong background in numerical mathematics, scientific computing and/or algorithm development. Excellent implementation skills in C++ and/or Matlab are important, as well as mastering the English language.

Our offer:

·         An exciting research trajectory towards a PhD

·         Multidisciplinary research: cooperation with strong academic research groups and industrial partners

·         a world-class research environment with state-of-the-art instrumentation

Additional information:

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: Prof. Dr. J. Sijbers, tel. +32 3 265 2464,  Jan.Sijbers(at), University of Antwerp.


Interested candidates can apply until October 30th 2013, and are invited to send

·         A motivation letter

·         A detailed CV including followed courses, honours, grades, previous work, publications,  …)

·         Contact info of at least two references

Prof. Dr. Jan Sijbers
University of Antwerp
Universiteitsplein 1
Campus Drie Eiken, N.1.13
B-2610 Antwerp, Belgium
Email: jan.sijbers(at)

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