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Human face recognition/perception

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  Dr P J B Hancock  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About the Project

Applications are invited for a funded full-time PhD studentship available for UK/EU citizens to work in the Face Research Lab with Professor Peter Hancock. The lab is involved with the FACER2VM project (, where the aim is to improve the state of the art in computer face recognition ‘in the wild’. We have two postdocs working on aspects of human face recognition. The topic for the studentship is open, within the general area of face recognition/perception. Please get in touch with me directly in the first instance to discuss your interests, [Email Address Removed].

I have another studentship starting at the same time. That one might be more computational in character; this one could also be as computational as the successful applicant wishes, in which case some existing facility with programming, e.g. in Matlab or Python, would be beneficial. One of the studentships will be funded by the Dylis Crabtree scholarship, for which preference will be given to female applicants.

Informal enquiries to Peter Hancock, [Email Address Removed] Tel: +44 (0) 1786 467675. I’m aiming to make decisions by early May.

Formal application by submitting a CV and research proposal via the online application, selecting ‘Research Degree in Psychology’:

Once you have started the application process, please email [Email Address Removed] to ask to be exempted from the ‘find-a-supervisor’ process.

Funding Notes

The studentship is available for three-years, and includes a tax-free stipend of approximately £14,777 p.a. Tuition fees will be met by the University at the home/EU rate. Subject to satisfactory progress review at the end of the first year, the studentship will be renewed for a second year and thereafter for a third year.

The studentship will have an anticipated registration date of 1 October 2018.
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