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Can you predict the behavior of people over an extended amount of time?

Den Haag
university (wo)
Internship and graduation project
Fulltime – 40
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You will explore structural pattern recognition methods to recognize long-term human behavior. For example, replacing an item: first a person enters the scene, then he walks to a table, places an object on the table, takes another object, and finally walks away from the table.

Our current algorithms are able to recognize the short-term human actions, such as walking, placing an item, and taking an item. In 2016, we explored a new method for recognizing long-term behaviors by modelling them as a sequence of short-term actions. Currently, it is able to recognize a sequence where one person is doing the sequential actions. Your challenge is to extend the method to recognize sequences that involve multiple persons.

We will learn you about video processing, feature extraction and pattern recognition. You will be supervised by our behavior recognition expert and you will learn on the job. Your job will be to explore ways to extend the long-term behavior recognition method to analyze multi-person activities.

The Intelligent Imaging research group is a young, passionate and creative group of professionals (40 people) specialized in the development of groundbreaking applications in the fields of computer vision and deep learning. One third of the group has started working for us in the past two years.

You are in the final stages of your degree in artificial intelligence, computer science, physics, mathematics, electrical engineering or a similar degree and have some track record in the field of computer vision. You have experience in programming in Matlab , you are pragmatic and focused on making things work. Next to technical expertise we value communication skills and a clientoriented, results-driven attitude to add value to our clients and the Dutch society as a whole.

TNO is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. With 3000 people we develop knowledge not for its own sake but for practical application. To create new products that make life more pleasant and valuable and help companies innovate. To find creative answers to the questions posed by society. We work for a variety of customers: governments, the SME sector, large companies, service providers and non-governmental organisations. Working together on new knowledge, better products and clear recommendations for policy and processes. In everything we do, impact is the key. Our product and process innovations and recommendations are only worth something if our customers can use them to boost their competitiveness.

You want to work on the precursor of your career; a work placement gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your work placement and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable work placement compensation.

You can start your internship at any moment from September 2019 onwards, for a period of at least 4 months. However, for our vacancies it is required that, before you can start the internship, the AIVD issues a security clearance after conducting a security screening. This process may take up to 8 weeks. If you have been abroad for more than 3 consecutive months in the past 5 years, or if you do not have the Dutch nationality, the process may take longer. In most of these cases you can start after 3-4 months. For more information, please visit the AIVD website. Please mention in your application the length of your project and the desired starting date. You will receive an appropriate internship fee.

Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.
Please send us your CV, motivation letter and list of marks.

Contact: Wouter Uijens
Phone number: +31 (0)6-158 87391

Anne-Maartje den Uijl-Meijman - Corporate Recruiter - recruiter bij TNO
Anne-Maartje den Uijl-Meijman - Corporate Recruiter
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