Application of Attentive Sensing to Sports Videography

Position Title:  Research Assistant/summer researcher

Location: Lassonde 002

Professor: James Elder

Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Contact for Professor (Email, phone):

# of positions available: 2

Project Description:

Application of Attentive Sensing to Sports Videography.

Video cameras generate massive quantities of data, but using these data effectively requires intelligent software and hardware. Inspired by the human visual attention and oculomotor systems, our laboratory has invented and patented a series of attentive sensor devices that automatically orient an attentive camera to capture the most important details in a scene. Last summer, we invented a new form of this sensor that is even faster and more accurate than our previous prototypes.

This project will address the application of attentive sensing to Sports Videography.

More information on the lab can be found at

Duties and Responsibilities of the student:

The student will assist in fine-tuning the sensor to the application and evaluate its performance and will work closely with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, software engineers and research scientists in the lab, as well as with the Principal Investigator, Professor James Elder.

The student will obtain experience in systems programming in MATLAB and C++, and the design of computer vision algorithms and systems.

Skills and Qualifications:

1.      Algorithm design

2.      Programming in C++ and MATLAB

3.      Control systems

4.      Ability to work in a team

Degrees, courses and Disciplines prerequisite*:

EECS students (CS, CE, EE) or students with strong programing and mathematics skills preferred.

Stipend : TBD

Duration:  16 weeks minimum

Start Date:  05/01/2018 (estimated)

End Date:  08/31/2018 (estimated)

If you are interested in this research project, please contact Dr. James Elder at