Joining our group
Interested in computer vision, graphics or robotics?
Particularly one of our ongoing projects? (see research
web page links from my home page)
Or like to start a new related project? (see
sample specifications )
Then feel free to contact us and join. For students (undergraduate
or graduate) and postdocs more specific information is available
Note: I get lots of email from all over the world of the type: "My resume is attached. Do you have a position for me?". That does not work. You have to read our web pages and relevant research publication and motivate how and why your background will help in our projects and general area.
Glad to hear that you are interested in applying to our dept.
All applicants have to go through the department and
university application procedure. See our www pages:
If you think that my research projects matches your interests and talents you
are welcome to list me as a potential advisor in the electronic application.
I can then access your full electronic application.
If you have done previous work directly related to our research projects
you can write a detailed and well motivated email explaining what and how
this fit in with our projects.
For Canadian permanent residents: NSERC PGS scholarship information.
Alberta Ingenuity: Open to the citizen of any country, Deadline usually in Dec or Jan.
Some scholarships for Non-Canadian students
If you are interested in computer vision, graphics or robotics
and would like to study further beyond our regular courses
it is possible to define an indpendent study course, (usually with
a cmput499 number). These usually involve readings from textbooks and
research papers, theoretical excercises and/or programming projects
and writing up the results in a report as you go along. Topics for
such courses have been for instance: dynamic image based texturing,
robot motion planning and hardware accelerated visual hull computation.
More on why studying graphics, vision and VR
NSERC undergraduate summer stipends
NSERC provides a very prestigeous stipend for undergraduate summer
research with a faculty member. Application deadline is usually
in mid January. The project would be on topics related to our
research (see research pages), and here are some sample specifications:
The NSERC stipends are quite competitive (about ten are typically awarded
among our students). To apply read through the material provided by nserc
and the department, make sure that you are eligible. Then email me
with a short description of what you are interested in, and what your
relevant qualifications are.
In addition to NSERC there are other stipends, STEP and SCP to apply
for later in the spring.
If you are interested in visiting as a researcher or postdoc and
think there is an overlap in interests feel free to inquire.
You may have your own funding or you can apply competitively for funded
Funding for postdocs can be from a particular project with an already defined
research goal or through a post doc stipend application which gives more
freedom to choose and define a project of interest. Possible stipends include:
If you are interested in any of these you must contact us and start working
on an application several months ahead of the deadline. The applications
contain parts written both by the applicants and the receiving research
group, so in practice we write it together. Most applications also
go through a department review and ranking before being sent to a
- NSERC PDF:Deadline mid Oct. Eligibility: Canadian citizen or permanent resident within 5 years of PhD
- Killam: Open to the citizen of any country, Deadline mid Dec.
- Banting: Open to the citizen of any country. Process starts July in year before taking it up.