Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3.5 years.
A position is available to work on "Limits of perceptual realism" with the starting date between October 2018 and February 2019. 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 rendering and 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.
A candidate meeting the required PhD admission criteria will be invited to apply to the PhD programme in Computer Science.
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to write a research proposal that is aligned with the topic of the project and presents her/his own approach to the problem. Please refer to http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rkm38/jobs.html and 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 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. If the candidate registers as a full-time PhD student at the University and study for the degree, the candidate will be eligible to pay staff rate tuition fees for the PhD, which for 2018-19 will be £2,619 per annum for three years. The position is open to both UK/EU and non-EU applicants.
Applicants should contact Dr Rafal Mantiuk (http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rkm38/) for further information.
Note that a similar position is available for a PhD candidates with additional benefits of a training network, but with the restrictions on residency. Please refer to post NR16358 for the details.
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