15 PhD positions

We are seeking 15 skilled candidates for PhD positions across Europe in Multimedia, Optics, Visual Communication, Audio-Visual, Visual Computing, Computer Graphics and Human Vision.

The candidates should have a background in one of the areas Image Processing, Physics, Computer Science, Communication to Psychology and Vision Science, as well as an interest in combining cross-disciplinary expertise in two or more of the stages in the visual processing chain.

RealVision (Hyper-REAListic VISual Experience) is a new Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by the European H2020 programme and will focus on innovation in the area of hyper-realistic imaging, encoding and display technologies.

The PhD students will develop extensive knowledge of stages in the visual processing chain, including acquisition, processing, coding, delivery, and display, to achieve a common goal of building the hyper-realistic visual imaging and display systems of the future.

The research and development in RealVision will give extremely high quality, hyper-realistic visual experience.

The specific Projects open (not all yet) for applications are:

  1. Objective quality metrics and perceptual tools for free viewpoint TV (UN)

  2. Perceptual representation for volumetric video objects (UN)

  3. View extraction and coding for light field imaging (CNRS)

  4. HDR video tone mapping for consumer cameras (DxO)

  5. Hyper-realistic display (UCAMSee job ad here

  6. Redundancy in perceptual cues to scene structure and realism (UCAMClosed for application

  7. Perceptual compensation of temporal latency in interactive displays (UCAM) See job ad here

  8. The role of focus cues in improving perceived realism in stereoscopic 3D imagery (BU)

  9. Adding a splash of colour: exploiting inter- and intra-personal differences in colour vision to maximise colour experience from displays (UOXF)

  10. Surface light field quality metric for controlling fabricated object appearance (MPG) Closed for application

  11. Multi-camera disparity estimation and 3D reconstruction for perception-based view-synthesis (FHG) See job ad here

  12. Towards plenoptic measurements of displays and test viewing (DTU)

  13. Light field coding and processing for view sequences (DTU) See job ad here

  14. Impact of audio rendering systems on Audio-Visual (AV) experience of immersiveness for domestic applications (BEO) Closed for application

  15. Perceptual evaluation of immersive video quality (FORCE)

The starting dates of the PhD projects are expected to be in 2018.

Please contact the RealVision consortium members for more details on the specific position you are interested in and how to apply for it:

RealVision is a European Training Network, funded by the Marie Skłodowska Curie Action, under the Innovative Training Network scheme H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017.

Researchers can be of any nationality. They are required to undertake transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. Nationality is therefore not a criterion. Rather the location of the researcher's residence or main activity during the 3 years prior to their recruitment is thedetermining factor.

Mobility Rule: at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the reference date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

As we target for early-stage researchers, the PhD candidates must have completed their (first) master degree not more than four years ago.

When contacting any of the consortium members about the positions, please use the following line in the subject: “RealVision PhD positions” followed by your full name. This will be helpful when we sort through the enquiries.

20 FEBRUARY 2018