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AISB YouTube Channel

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD Studentship - Computer Graphics and Media Technology - University of Bath UK

PhD Studentship - Computer Graphics and Media Technology
University of Bath, UK


The Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath is
currently recruiting a PhD research student in Computer Graphics &
Media Technology.
A scholarship is available to cover fees and an annual stipend,
subject to eligibility.*

We have an extensive programme of world-leading research in our Media
Technology Research Centre (MTRC).  We focus on Computer Vision,
Computer Graphics, and Computer Music/Signal Processing.  Many MTRC
projects span at least two of these research interests.

Applications of our work include Virtual Reality, Multimedia
Retrieval, High Realism Rendering and Compositing, Artistic Rendering
(NPR), 2D and Facial Animation, and the Synthesis of Electronic Music.
Our past projects include Transforming video into animations and
photographs into paintings, Advanced compositing effects for film,
Tools for animation, and Emotionally reactive software avatars.

For more information on the MTRC visit:

Informal enquiries about studying for a PhD may be made to the
Postgraduate Admissions Secretary (pg-phd -at- or +44
1225 386965) or to members of staff in the Department.

Application forms are available online at

Early applications are encouraged as competition for PhD scholarships
is always intense.


*Candidates should have at least a 2.1 undergraduate degree or an MSc,
preferably in a relevant discipline.

UK students are eligible for full funding.  Non-UK EU students who
have been resident in the UK for three years are eligible for full
funding. Non-UK EU students who have not been resident in the UK for
three years are eligible for fees only.  Non-EU international students
are welcome to apply but, as at all UK universities, funding for
non-EU students is limited.

Further information about the department is available at: