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PhD Studentship - Large Scale Dynamic SLAM System in Augmented Reality Applications

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Thursday, October 31, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Augmented reality (AR) technology integrates our physical world with the virtual world, creating an enhanced environment for users. Stable and accurate large scale dynamic object registration, however, remains an unmet challenge in augmented reality (AR).

SLAM, simultaneous localisation and mapping, is a technique adapted in AR for real-time or online 3D reconstruction and point cloud matching. Achieving accurate object registration and matching is an intricate task of balancing between 3D object reconstruction quality, speed, spatial scale and scene understanding. Among many computational strategies, employing an efficient optimisation scheme is at the core of AR computational framework.

This project will be focused on studying Discriminative Optimisation (DO) scheme, a recent advanced learning-based optimisation algorithm, to overcome the challenge of large scale dynamic registration. The research team will investigate the theoretical definitions and practical use of DO in computer vision and AR with a particular focus on dynamic object tracking and reconstruction. By developing a computational framework, the project team will apply the real-time computational algorithm and theoretical framework to a range of augmented reality applications.
How to apply:

Applications are made via our website using the Apply Online button below. If you have an enquiry about this project please contact us via the Email NOW button below, however your application will only be processed once you have submitted an application form as opposed to emailing your CV to us.

Candidates for funded PhD studentship must demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 3 years.
The PhD Studentships are open to UK, EU and international students. Candidates for a PhD Studentship should demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 3 years and must demonstrate:

• A 1st class honours degree and/or a relevant Master’s degree with distinction or equivalent. If English is not your first language you’ll need IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 minimum (with a minimum 6.0 in each component).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates with a BSc degree or Masters degree in Computer Science or related subjects.

Funding Notes

Funded candidates will receive a maintenance grant of £15,000 per year to contribute towards living expenses during the course of your research, as well as a fee waiver for 36 months
Funded Studentships are open to both UK/EU and International students unless otherwise specified.

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