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iCASE PhD: Computational imaging and single-photon LiDAR for immersive situational awareness


   School of Physics and Astronomy

   Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

Applications are sought for an iCASE PhD studentship to research new computational-imaging and sensing techniques for enhanced situational awareness. This ambitious project aims to develop imaging and sensing capabilities that transcend the limitations of the human-vision system. It will provide users with an immersive experience for imaging and sensing in all directions, through obscurations, during day or night and supplemented by automated active sensing of the environment. This will involve research into new techniques for imaging using networked arrays of multi-aperture cameras and single-photon LiDAR sensors - to provide users with ‘eyes in the back of the head’. The student will conduct experiments and develop algorithms for fusing data and techniques for human interaction with these data. Particular challenges are the invention, design and demonstration of new experimental imaging techniques and design of scaleable imaging and sensing architectures.

The student will develop new skills in computational imaging and processing of single-photon imaging LiDAR data. The student will be based in the Imaging Concepts Group in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the Glasgow University and also spend time at research facilities at the nearby Thales factory in Glasgow. This will provide focused academic training in computational imaging and sensing and commercially-focused research and development.

The ideal applicant will have a first degree in Physics or Engineering or a cognate discipline (BSc 2i or MSc). They should have an interest in developing and applying skills in the physics of image formation and computational image reconstruction. The project will require the application of skills in computation and algorithms and in experimental optics.

For more details about iCASE see here. The studentship will provide fees and stipend at the standard EPSRC rate for 4 years including a CASE supplement of £3k per annum bringing the total stipend to ~£19k. Interested applicants are invited to contact Prof Andy Harvey for informal discussions at , Tel 0141 330 8606. Applicants should submit a CV and covering letter to as soon as possible. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.


Funding Notes

This CASE studentship is funded by EPSRC and Thales

References

Examples of research conducted within the imaging concepts group can be found at https://figshare.com/authors/Imaging_Concepts_Group/6905342.
Research that is particularly pertinent to this project is described at https://figshare.com/articles/poster/360_degree_infrared_imager_with_scalable_architecture/9901745

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