UK: PhD Studentship in Computer Science

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We are looking for a motivated, hard working and insightful student to
research on methods that use Computer Vision and mobile sensors to
enable location based services.

This is a research collaboration between the University of Bristol and Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories UK.

The project aims to develop novel methods for positioning a mobile
device using a combination of image based location sensing, inertial
sensors and external information such as GPS. The intended application
is in enabling location services and virtual augmentations.

The successful candidate will join the Computer Vision Group at the
Department of Computer Science, where we have developed a number of
real-time visual location and mapping systems that we have applied to
augmented reality and robotics. The University of Bristol is one of the
very best universities in the UK and Computer Science one of its most
successful departments. The selected student will also be eligible to
apply for the regular HPLabs internships.

There are no restrictions on nationality as the scholarship can cover overseas university
fees and includes a stipend for living expenses. Funding is provided by
HP on a yearly basis subject to satisfactory performance for up to
three years.

We are looking for the finest candidate from anywhere in the world
to join our research team and invite interested students with a good
MSc or undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or equivalent to apply. Applicants should have provable excellent C and/or
C++ programming ability (ideally in both Windows and Linux OS), as well
as strong mathematical skills. Experience with Computer Vision or
related methods is highly desirable and awareness of algorithm design
in the context of mobile platforms would be a bonus.

The post will be filled when sufficient high quality applications
are received. Therefore, applying as soon as possible is advisable.

Ideally we would like to start the project in October 2008 or earlier.

The project lead and supervisor will be Dr Walterio Mayol-Cuevas, in
close collaboration with a team of experts at the Pervasive Computing
Lab at HPLabs Bristol.

For further details on the project and application procedure please visit:
http://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/~wmayol/HPaward/

Informal enquiries regarding this studentship can be made by
contacting Dr Walterio Mayol-Cuevas viawmayol@cs.bris.ac.uk /
wmayol@cs.bris.ac.uk with subject “HP Research award”.

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