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PhD Studentship in Machine Learning and Computer Vision

School of Engineering and Informatics

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About the Project

Project: BayesianGDPR ("Bayesian Models and Algorithms for Fairness and Transparency"), ERC Starting Grant (2020-2025)

Job description:

A position for a PhD student in the scope of the ERC project BayesianGDPR ("Bayesian Models and Algorithms for Fairness and Transparency"). It involves the development of novel inference and computational methods towards the realisation of fair and transparent machine learning and computer vision systems in static and dynamic settings. In particular, the project will focus on Bayesian methods and their "deep" extension.


The PhD is a 4-year position, open for EU/UK and international applicants. Applicants interested in this topic will be supervised by Novi Quadrianto ( Potential co-supervisors include Viktoriia Sharmanska (, Ivor Simpson (, and Jeremy Reffin ( You are welcome to indicate your preferred choice of co-supervisor.

If interested in this position, please send an email with your CV to n.quadrianto AT Feel free to contact me for any further information.


Working environment:

The University of Sussex ( is a leading research-
intensive university established in 1961. The Department of Informatics at Sussex is highly rated for its teaching and research. Its researchers work in an environment that was deemed to be wholly 4*/3* (world-leading/ internationally excellent) in the REF 2014. The department is currently hosting 4 ERC grants.

The PAL laboratory ( at the Department of Informatics was co-founded by Novi Quadrianto and Jeremy Reffin in 2017. Members of the laboratory undertake high quality research and publish in top machine learning, computer vision, and artificial intelligence conferences/journals including NeurIPS, ICML, CVPR, ICCV/ECCV, AAAI, JMLR, and TPAMI. The laboratory also creates significant impact by providing support, technology, and highly-trained specialists to a new generation of technology companies. The PAL group is growing in size and currently consists of 12 team members, consisting of faculty, researchers and research students.


The city of Brighton & Hove has everything - sun, sea, brilliant clubs, great places to eat, fabulous shops, a truly cosmopolitan vibe and is located only 50min from central London. Located on the beach (only 30min by cycle from the University), Brighton boasts beautiful seaside views and beaches, boating, sports and beach activities. The South Downs provide breathtaking views, tranquil walks and plenty of opportunities for mountain biking, hiking or picnics.

Funding Notes

£15,009 stipend, plus full fees.

You will receive a tax free stipend at a standard rate of £15,009 per year for four years. In addition, your fees will be waived for four years (at the UK/EU rate).

Entry requirements:

Application deadline: There is no fixed deadline, applications will be considered until all positions are filled.
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