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PhD in Computer Vision for Immersive Content Production (BBC & University of Surrey)

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Project Description

The PhD research programme will provide an opportunity for close collaboration with BBC Research exploring new content production technologies for future immersive entertainment and education. PhD research will investigate computer vision methods to enable new forms of immersive and interactive entertainment content production for virtual and augmented reality experiences. Advances in wearable display technology have created demand for methods to produce video quality immersive experiences that allow the user to explore and interact with the scene. This PhD will build on over a decade of research at the University of Surrey pioneering computer vision methods for visual content production including free-viewpoint video for sports broadcast and video-realistic interactive characters for games.

Funding Notes

Funding is available for UK nationals only and covers full tuition fees (home rate) and an enhanced stipend for living costs of £19,000 p.a. tax-free (research council rate for 2015-2016 is £14,057 p.a. + enhanced stipend £5,000p.a.). The award will be for a period of 3.5 years. Funding is also available to support travel and equipment. [Students from EU countries other than the UK are generally eligible for a fees-only award]

References

How to Apply: please send curriculum vitae and copies of transcripts and certificates of qualification to Prof. Adrian Hilton [email protected]

Informal enquires are welcome and should be directed to Prof. Adrian Hilton (CVSSP).

Early application deadline 15th January 2016, final closing date April 30th 2016. Priority will be given to early applicants. Suitable candidates will be invited for interview.

Candidates must start their PhD before October 2016.

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