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PhD Studentship Opportunity in Audio-visual Signal Processing

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  • Full or part time
    Prof A Hilton
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  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

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 publication and by participating in leading international forums. Secondments with industry and international groups are encouraged during the PhD to broaden experience and to ensure research is kept relevant to real-world problems.

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 £23million, bringing together a unique combination of cutting-edge sound and vision expertise. Our aim is to advance the state-of-the-art in machine perception combining AI 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, VR, AR), mobile communication, healthcare, robotics, autonomous vehicles and consumer electronics.

CVSSP promotes a friendly, supportive and inclusive research environment. Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) 2018 ranked the University of Surrey 7th in the UK out of 63 and 4th for retention and completion. CVSSP’s average PRES 2018 result was 89%, with 100% overall satisfaction. 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.

The project will start on the 1st October 2019 and will finish on the 30th September 2022.

Entry requirements:
All applicants should have (or expect to obtain) a first-class degree in a numerate discipline (mathematics, science or engineering) or MSc with Distinction (or 70% average) and a strong interest in pursuing research in this field. Additional experience which is relevant to the area of research is also advantageous.
Non-native speakers of English will normally be required to have IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with no sub-test of less than 6.

How to apply:
Applications can be sent through the website
and the forms can be downloaded through this link
Please state the studentship you are applying for in your application. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted directly to arrange a suitable time for an interview.

Funding Notes

These 3-year PhD studentships will cover Home/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).

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