Tom was one of our first ever NCP recipients in 2014. Below is a snippet of his recent experiences. He went to Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Autumn 2015 Overall
- Experience Highlights:
Travelling throughout Asia every second weekend for super cheap
Singapore's super fun night life
Beautiful NTU Campus
Hakwer centres in Singapore are amazing
Making strong connections with local students as they often do not have time/interest
Controlling my desire to travel more
Missing my family and friends
Living Experiences Housing:
As part of the online application to NTU there was an application to be provided with on-campus housing in student dorms. The application made it very clear that only 40% of students would be successful with getting on-campus accommodation but upon arriving to Singapore it became evident that most if not all Australian, Canadian and American exchange students were given on-campus accommodation.
The best aspect of living on-campus was the ability to walk to class literally 5-10 mins from my doorstep to classroom.
One of the strangest things with matching subjects with NTU was the different year structure.
The hardest thing about NTU academically was the fact they did not provide grade feedback of in-session assessments.
A postdoc researcher position is available in the machine learning for bioimage analysis group, Bioinformatics Institute, Singapore. We are seeking a highly motivated applicant to develop generic computer vision and machine learning algorithms. One of our focus areas is on pose estimation, object detection and tracking, activity recognition and detection from depth images and videos. We also collaborate with leading biologists in the field where machine learning and computer vision play key role, and there are ample opportunities to publish high impact research work. Candidates with the following skills/criteria are preferred:
(1) PhD with demonstrated ability to conduct high quality research in computer vision and machine learning. A track record of publications in top venues.
(2) Good communication skills and a team player.
The position is for 2-3 years with possibility for renewal. The remuneration package is internationally competitive and is negotiable depending on experience and qualifications. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Application should include a CV, a statement of research experience and interests, * a list of publications, * academic transcripts, and * the contact details of three references. Please send complete application as single PDF documents to Li CHENG (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About Us: We are an inter-disciplinary research group working in machine learning and computer vision with applications to bioimage analysis. Our institute, Bioinformatics Institute, is located in a research hub with a number of renowned biological research institutions, in the beautiful city nation of Singapore. More information can be found at the following websites: http://web.bii.a-star.edu.sg/~chengli/
Lei Wang, PhD.
School of Computing and Information Technology
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
University of Wollongong
Wollongong, NSW, 2522
Phone +61 2 4221 3771
Mobile +61 432159915
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org