Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3.5 years.
A Research Assistant position is available from October 2017 to work on "Limits of perceptual realism". It is expected that a suitable candidate would also apply to the PhD program in the Computer Laboratory during their employment. The project aims to create images that would appear highly realistic to the human eye, to the point that they are confused with real-world objects. This will be achieved by combining high dynamic range, binocular stereo and multiple focal depths in a single display setup. The goal is to determine what factors are the most relevant for achieving highly realistic look of the displayed scenes. The outcome of the project will help to define requirements for future display technologies, rendering, representation and storage of visual content. The successful candidate is expected to work with prototypes of novel displays, be responsible for their calibration and creating processing algorithms for them.
Essential requirements: Candidates should have a 1st class degree in computer science, electronic engineering, mathematics or a closely related discipline, with experience and interest in one of the following areas: Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Image Processing, Human Vision. Very good programming skills are required
Candidates need to meet all prerequisites for admission to the PhD in Computer Science (please refer to: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/admissions/phd/). The application must include a research proposal that is aligned with the topic of the project and presents the candidate's approach to the problem. Please refer to http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/admissions/phd/ for the details on the format of the research proposal.
Desirable skills: It is desirable that a candidate has expertise in OpenGL and programming real-time graphics. If a candidate has a track record of publications, it should be included in the application as a link to Google Scholar or ORCID profile.
This position is funded through the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant. The candidate is expected to register as a full-time PhD student at the University and study for the degree. However, the position also has the benefits of becoming an employee of the University. The successful candidate will be eligible to pay staff rate tuition fees for the PhD, which for 2017-18 will be £2,619 per annum for three years. The position is open to both UK/EU and non-EU applicants.
In the Faculty of Computer Science and Technology, all first-year research students are admitted on a probationary basis, and will be registered for the Certificate of Postgraduate Studies in Computer Science. Funding in the second and subsequent years will be conditional upon successful completion of the first and second years' progress reviews and registration for the PhD Degree.
Applicants should contact Dr Rafal Mantiuk (http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rkm38/) for further information.
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