- Work closely with CSIRO scientists and curators in the National Research Collections Australia.
- Develop general methods for automating the analysis of domain specific imagery and video.
- Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science and technology research organisation.
CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years relevant postdoctoral work experience.
As a member of the Platform team you will work with top CSIRO scientists and engineers to develop new computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence methods with a specific emphasis on solving significant science questions. Together we will build the next generation of science tools using high-performance computing infrastructure and cloud technologies to underpin the next generation of Australian science.
Specifically, you will work closely with CSIRO scientists and curators in the National Research Collections Australia. You will design new Machine Learning approaches to trait extraction and specimen identification from images of biological collection specimens. Efficient extraction algorithms of specimen trait data (e.g. size, shape, colouration, length or area measurements, surface structure pattern recognition, and presence/absence or counts of organs) can be challenging to develop as traits can be ambiguous, affected by occlusion, or otherwise difficult to learn due to limited access to example specimens.
Diagnostic and identification tools developed around such new extraction algorithms will facilitate research in species delimitation, evolutionary biology, diagnostic and identification tools, and biodiversity discovery. This research will aid in the understanding, conservation and management of the unique Australian phytoplankton, flora and fauna.