PhD Studentship in Creative Technologies/Visual Computing

Post Title: PhD Studentship

Research Project: V-SENSE Project, School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Post Status: Specific Purpose contract PhD Studentship in Creative Technologies/Visual Computing

Post Summary:
Join our new team of 20+ researchers (half postdocs half PhDs) in Visual Computing at the intersection of Computer Vision, Computer Graphics and Media Signal Processing. We are building a dynamic environment where enthusiastic young scientists with different backgrounds get together to shape the future in fundamental as well as applied research projects. Possible directions include but are not limited to:
• augmented reality (AR),
• virtual reality (VR),
• free viewpoint video (FVV),
• 360/omni-directional video,
• 3D video,
• light-field technologies,
• computer animation,
• perceptual computing,
• 3D reconstruction.

Individual research plans will be designed between PI, successful candidates and team, considering individual background, expertise, skills and interests, matching the overall strategy, and exploiting opportunities and inspirations.

The research project “V-Sense – Extending Visual Sensation through Image-Based Visual Computing” is funded by SFI over five years with a substantial budget to cover over 20 researchers. This is part of a strategic investment in Creative Technologies by SFI and Trinity College, which is defined as one of the strategic research themes of the College. V-Sense intends to become an incubator in this context, to stimulate further integration and growth and to impact Creative Industries in Ireland as a whole.

Standard duties and Responsibilities of the Post:
• Fundamental and/or applied research in Visual Computing at the intersection of Computer Vision, Computer Graphics and Media Signal Processing
• Scientific publications
• Contribution to prototype and demonstrator development
• Overall contribution to V-SENSE and teamwork

Qualifications:
The researcher will be expected to have a good primary degree (preferably MSc) in Computer Science, ICT, Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related discipline. Good programming skills are essential.
The successful candidate must meet Trinity College Dublin entry requirements for Postgraduate Research Degrees, and also have excellent communication skills.

https://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/how-to-apply/requirements/index.php

Knowledge & Experience:
• Enthusiasm for scientific research
• Strong ambition to learn and to master skills and knowledge to a world leading level
• Background in a sub-area of Visual Computing such as Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, and Medial Signal Processing
• Programming experience in bigger projects, e.g. in C++, OpenCV, OpenGL, Matlab, etc.
• Affinity for creative dimensions of visual computing

Skills & Competencies:
• Good written and oral proficiency in English (essential).
• Good communication and interpersonal skills both written and verbal.
• Proven aptitude for Programming, System Analysis and Design.
• Proven ability to prioritise workload and work to exacting deadlines.
• Strong team player who is able to take responsibility to contribute to the overall success of the team.
• Enthusiastic and structured approach to research and development.
• Excellent problem solving abilities. – Desire to learn about new products, technologies and keep abreast of new product and technical and research developments.

Funding Information: The position is funded through the Science Foundation Ireland V-SENSE project.

Benefits: Payment of tax-free stipend 18k per annum. In addition, payment of EU academic fees.
NOTE: Applicants must have been resident in an EU member state for 3 out of the last 5 years to be eligible for EU fees

Closing Date: Open until filled
The successful candidate will be expected to take up post as soon as possible, preferable in September 2017.

Application Procedure:
Please apply via email to aljosa.smolic@scss.tcd.ieand include a;
• -Targeted cover letter (600-1000 words) expressing your suitability for a position
• -Complete CV
Please include the reference code: VS-PhD on all correspondence.
There will be an interview process, and the successful candidate will be invited to apply via the TCD graduate studies admission system.
General enquires concerning this post can be addressed to aljosa.smolic@scss.tcd.ie

Employer: Trinity College Dublin

Expiration date: Friday, June 30, 2017

More information: https://www.scss.tcd.ie/vacancies/item.php?id=57

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