Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP)

Creating machines that can see, hear and understand the world around them

Our Centre is an internationally recognised leader in audio-visual machine perception research. With a diverse community of more than 120 researchers, we are one of the largest audio and vision research groups in the UK.

Research in the Centre has led to award-winning spin-out companies in the biometric, communication, medical and creative industries.

Our research

Our core expertise includes signal, image and video processing, pattern recognition, computer vision and graphics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, medical image analysis and human computer interaction.


Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship within the Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing. The funding is for a three-year research course leading to the degree of a PhD.

Learning, prediction and decision control in complex systems

Funding information:
A stipend of £16,000 per anum subject to nationality and residence status. Fees are covered for UK/EU students (in value of £4,260). Directly funded project (European/UK Students only).


We have an internationally outstanding track-record of pioneering research leading to new technologies.


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