A postdoctoral position in machine/deep learning for computational microscopy is open in 2019 at Telecom SudParis for a collaborative project.
Label free imaging provides data from biological specimens without modifying them, which is a step forward in tracking physio-pathological mechanisms. In particular, Fourier ptychographic microscopy (FPM) proposed in 2013 reconstructs high-resolution intensity and phase images from hundreds of acquisitions under controlled lighting incidence . It allows contrasting unstained biological objects and in-depth focusing , for example to further address cells of interest and capture unaltered molecular signatures . Telecom SudParis is developing a FPM system with a partner SME.
This project will study the efficient use of FPM to locate blood cells and extract discriminant features in a progressive and parsimonious approach to sensing and processing. A first part of the work will consist in enhancing the stability and accuracy of the intermediate intensity and phase images reconstructed during capture   or from sparse acquisitions. Then, multimodal detection and characterization of objects of interest will be studied, in particular using convolutional networks and deep learning  . An efficient implementation, in the spectral domain, on the GPU  and from partial acquisitions  is expected.
Keywords: Machine learning, Deep learning, Computational imaging, Microscopy.
Location: Telecom SudParis, in Evry (near Paris), France.
Telecom SudParis is a leading public graduate school of engineering in Information and Communication Technologies. It is part of Institut Mines-Telecom, France's leading group of engineering schools, and it is a member of Université Paris‑Saclay, the first French research cluster in sciences and technologies of information. The 105 full time professors of Telecom SudParis contribute to the education of 1,000 students including 120 doctoral students.
Duration: 12 months, from January to December 2019.
Contact: Inquiries and applications (cover letter and CV, with recommendation) should be sent to Patrick Horain (Patrick.Horain@Telecom-SudParis.eu). Applications will be continuously received until the position is filled.
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