CVSSP studentship opportunities
We have six fully-funded PhD studentships including fees and stipend available for outstanding candidates to join the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP).
These PhD studentships will cover home and EU university tuition fees, a tax-free maintenance grant of up to £14,777 per annum and contribution to travel costs to present your research at national and international conferences. Studentships are open to overseas students provided they can support the difference between home and overseas fees (£16,540).
We are looking for committed and enthusiastic applicants who want to be part of a rich and stimulating research environment where you will be able to contribute to advancing the state-of-the-art through publications and by participating in leading international forums. Secondments with industry and international groups are encouraged during the programme to broaden your experience and to ensure our research is kept relevant to real-world problems.
The Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) is a leading UK research centre in audio-visual signal processing, computer vision and machine learning. Our Centre is one of the largest in Europe with over 150 researchers and a grant portfolio in excess of £23 million, bringing together a unique combination of cutting-edge sound and vision expertise. Our aim is to advance machine perception by combining artificial intelligence and multi-modal sensing to enable machines to see, hear and understand the world around them. Our Centre has an outstanding track-record of innovative research leading to technology transfer and exploitation in biometrics, creative industries (film, TV, games, virtual and augmented reality), mobile communication, healthcare, robotics, autonomous vehicles and consumer electronics.
Funding is available for up to six PhD studentship opportunities starting 2019/2020 in the following areas of research:
- Audio-visual signal processing
- Computer vision
- Machine learning
- Data science for media
- Computational photography and 3D video
- Spatial audio and machine audition
- Robot vision and autonomous systems
- Biometrics and surveillance
- Medical imaging analysis and healthcare technology
- Multimedia communication systems
- Digital doubles and free-viewpoint video
- Vision and audio for television, film, games, virtual and augmented reality.
CVSSP PhDs have received a number of prestigious awards for their research contributions including three British Machine Vision Association Sullivan Thesis Awards, European Biometrics Industry Achievement Awards, First prizes in Google audio and video recognition challenges, and best paper awards at numerous international conferences and journals.
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You should have (or expect to obtain) a first-class degree in a numerate discipline (mathematics, science or engineering) or a masters degree with distinction (or 70 per cent average) and a strong interest in pursuing research in this field. Additional experience which is relevant to the area of research is also advantageous.
If English is not your first language you are required to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with no sub-test score of less than 6.
How to apply
For enquiries contact Mrs Nan Bennett (N.Bennett@surrey.ac.uk ) indicating your areas of interest and including your CV with qualification details (copies of transcripts and certificates). Shortlisted applicants will be contacted directly to arrange a suitable time for an interview.