Two PhD positions in Computer Vision at the University of Edinburgh

Two PhD positions in Computer Vision at the University of Edinburgh

Posted by Victoria Nicholl on Wed, 22/08/2012 - 10:15

University of Edinburgh
School of Informatics
Two PhD positions in Computer Vision

Applications are invited for two PhD students to work in the School of Informatics on a project funded by a European Research Council Starting Grant. The project is on lifelong visual learning: its main goal is to develop methods to progressively learn new visual concepts helped by the knowledge of concepts learned before. A second, related topic of interest is learning visual object categories from consumer videos.

Applicants must have:

* Master degree in Computer Science or Mathematics
* Excellent programming skills (the project is in Matlab and C++)
* Solid mathematics foundations (especially algebra and statistics)
* Highly motivated
* Fluent in English, both written and spoken
* UK or EU nationality is mandatory - applicants of other nationalities will not be considered
* Experience in computer vision and/or machine learning is a plus

The School of Informatics at Edinburgh is one of the top-ranked departments of Computer Science in Europe and offers an exciting research environment. Edinburgh is a beautiful historic city with a high quality of life.

Starting date: January 2013 or later

The PhD work will be carried out under the supervision of Dr. Vittorio Ferrari. For an overview of current research activities, please visit

For pre-screening, please send applications to the email address below, including:
* complete CV
* title and abstract of master thesis
* complete grades for all exams passed during both the bachelor and master
(to obtain this position you need high grades, especially in mathematics and programming disciplines)
* the name and email address of one reference (preferably your master thesis supervisor)
* if you already have research experience, please include a publication list