Light field synthesis from existing imagery
This project is open to applicants wishing to be considered for the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellowship Programme, Fellows with Industrial Research Enhancement (FIRE) https://www.bath.ac.uk/jobs/Vacancy.aspx?ref=FY4063.
Applicants who are able to source their own funding are also invited to apply.
The goal of this project is to create appealing visual content for upcoming light-field displays from existing imagery, particularly from image and video collections such as historical photos or consumer videos. This project will research and develop image- and video-based rendering approaches for synthesising visually plausible novel views, as well as new data-driven inpainting techniques for filling occlusion holes in a visually consistent manner.
All candidates should hold a minimum of a good first degree (equivalent to a First class or Upper Second Class Honours) in computer science or a related discipline. A strong mathematical background and strong previous programming experience, preferably in C++ and/or Python, is required. Candidates must have a strong interest in visual computing, and previous experience in computer vision, computer graphics and image processing is very desirable. All non-UK applicants must meet the English language requirements of the University of Bath, Science Graduate School (currently a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with at least 6.0 in each of the four components).
In addition, those applying for a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship should hold a masters level qualification or equivalent experience, must comply with the EU definition of Early Stage Researchers (specifically not hold a doctoral degree) and must not have resided, or carried out their main activity (work or studies), in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the start of the Fellowship start date.
Informal enquires are welcome and should be directed to Dr Christian Richardt ([Email Address Removed]).
For more general information, see:
To apply, please click on “Apply Online” and select “PhD programme in Computer Science (full-time)”. Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellows should also submit a job application. For more information, please see: http://www.bath.ac.uk/science/graduate-school/research-programmes/funding/msca-fire/
The start date for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellows is Monday 26 September 2016. Self-funded students may start at any time.
This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants will still be considered and need not re-apply.
Candidates awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship will receive a salary of £17,000 per annum on a fixed term basis of up to 4 years.