Established in 1967, Inria is the only public research body fully dedicated to computational sciences. Combining computer sciences with mathematics, Inria’s 3,500 researchers strive to invent the digital technologies of the future.

Educated at leading international universities, they creatively integrate basic research with applied research and dedicate themselves to solving real problems, collaborating with the main players in public and private research in France and abroad and transferring the fruits of their work to innovative companies.

We are seeking a candidate to consolidate the LINKMEDIA expertise in scene understanding from audio and video signals analysis. The specific topics of research are related to, but not limited to, the following areas:

– Speaking faces recognition
– Object and instance recognition
– Text detection
– Salient event detection

Your task will be to investigate and implement innovative algorithms for the extraction of relevant information from videos, in collaboration with other researchers from LINKMEDIA and with the NexGen-TV project partners

The researchers at Inria published over 4,500 articles in 2013. They are behind over 250 active patents and over 110 start-ups. The 168 project teams are distributed in eight research centers located throughout France.

This position is framed within the NexGen-TV project. NexGen-TV aims at developing a generic solution for the enrichment, the linking and the retrieval of video content targeting the cost-cutting edition of second screen and multiscreen applications for broadcast TV. The technical challenges of the project will be to aggregate and distribute video content via a second-screen edition interface connected to social media. It will primarily make use of multimedia and social media content segmentation, description, linking and retrieval. Multiscreen applications will be developed on various domaine, e.g., sports, news. While this position is hosted by the LINKMEDIA team in Rennes, intense collaboration with academic and industrial project partners is expected.

– Financial support from Inria to catering and transportation expenses
– Salary: Around 30k (EUR), i.e., 2000 EUR/month net

– Starting date: January 2016
– Duration: 18 months
– Place of work : Campus de Beaulieu – Rennes – Team Linkmedia

Application :


Applications must be sent by email to Ewa Kijak ( quoting “NextGen postdoc position” in the email subject.
They must contain :

  • a statement of interest outlining the relevance of your previous research experience to the above topics,
  • a CV,
  • a list of publications,
  • and the names of at least two independent references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, but for full consideration pleaseapply before November 1st, 2015.

Application deadline: 31/12/2015

HR Contact:

Scientific advisor:

Functional area: Rennes

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