[Imageworld] PhD studentship in Computer Vision at Queen Mary
University of London
txiang at dcs.qmul.ac.uk
Fri May 8 14:00:30 CEST 2009
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PhD Studentship in Computer Vision - (Ref: 09156/CompSci)
Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship to undertake research
within the context of an UK EPSRC-funded project ‘Multi-Object Video
Behaviour Modelling for Abnormality Detection and Differentiation’.
The project aims to develop the underpinning capabilities for an
innovative intelligent video analytics system for monitoring object
behaviour captured in vast quantities of surveillance videos and
detecting/predicting any suspicious and abnormal behaviour that could
pose a threat to public safety and security. The successful candidate
will develop models and algorithms for real-time detection and
differentiation of abnormalities in complex video behaviours that
involve multiple objects interacting with each other.
The successful candidate will be based at the Queen Mary Vision
Laboratory (http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/research/vision/), working under
the supervision of Dr. Tao Xiang (http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/~txiang) and
also closely with Prof. Shaogang Gong (http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/~sgg)
in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary
University of London. The Queen Mary Vision Laboratory is one of the
leading computer vision research laboratories, specialising in video
behaviour analysis and abnormality detection, people detection and
tracking in crowded scenes, human facial expression and body language
modelling, dynamic scene background removal and object categorisation.
The candidates should have a first or upper second honours degree or
equivalent in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Mathematics,
Physics, or a related field, and be able to demonstrate strong
problem-solving and analytical skills. Good programming skills are
required, preferably with Matlab and C++. Research experience in image
processing, computer vision, or machine learning is desirable.
The studentship is for 3 years starting from 1 August 2009 or as soon as
possible thereafter. It includes tuition fees and a tax-free stipend in
line with EPSRC recommendations (currently at £14940 per annum for the
2008/09 session), and is available to candidates of all nationalities.
Informal enquires can be made by email to Dr Tao Xiang:
txiang at dcs.qmul.ac.uk
An application form can be obtained at
To apply please email the following documents to Dr. Tao Xiang
(txiang at dcs.qmul.ac.uk): a completed application form, a CV listing all
publications, your representative publications in PDF format, two
independent reference letters, and other relevant documents as requested
(see http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/). These documents must
also be provided in paper form and sent to the Admissions and
Recruitment Office (see the application form for address).
The closing date for the applications is Wednesday 1st July 2009.
Interviews are expected to take place during w/c 6th July 2009.
Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality
Dr. Tao (Tony) Xiang
Department of Computer Science
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, United Kingdom
Tel: +44-20-7882-8020 Fax: +44-20-8980-6533
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