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Title: BBC/CVSSP PhD in Computer Vision for Immersive Content ProductionPosted: December 14, 2015
Company/Institution: University of Surrey
Location: UK
Department: Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing

Description: Fully funded 3.5 year PhD with enhanced stipend A fully funded PhD Studentship in collaboration with BBC Research is available at the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing. University of Surrey, UK. The successful candidate will join a research team, led by Prof. Adrian Hilton, at the forefront of computer vision and audio-visual signal processing for media production. The PhD research programme will provide an opportunity for close collaboration with BBC Research exploring new content production technologies for future immersive entertainment and education. PhD research will investigate computer vision methods to enable new forms of immersive and interactive entertainment content production for virtual and augmented reality experiences. Advances in wearable display technology have created demand for methods to produce video quality immersive experiences that allow the user to explore and interact with the scene. This PhD will build on over a decade of research at the University of Surrey pioneering computer vision methods for visual content production including free-viewpoint video for sports broadcast and video-realistic interactive characters for games. Entry Requirements Candidates should hold a 1st or 2:1 Bachelor’s degree and preferably a Masters with distinction in an appropriate discipline (e.g., engineering, computer science, signal processing, applied mathematics or physics). They should be able to demonstrate excellent mathematical, analytic and programming skills. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in one or more areas of: computer vision, graphics, machine learning, audio-visual signal processing or media production. Funding is available for UK nationals only and covers full tuition fees (home rate) and an enhanced stipend to cover living costs of £19000 p.a. tax-free (research council rate for 2015-2016 is £14,057 p.a. + enhanced stipend £5000p.a.). The award will be for a period of 3.5 years starting in October 2015. Funding is also available to support travel and equipment.

Application Instructions: How to Apply: please send curriculum vitae and copies of transcripts and certificates of qualification to Prof. Adrian Hilton Informal enquires are welcome and should be directed to Prof. Adrian Hilton via email. Early application deadline 15th January 2016, final closing date April 15th 2016. Priority will be given to early applicants. Suitable candidates will be invited for interview. Candidates must start their PhD before October 2016.