Two PhD positions in Computer Vision at the University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh
School of Informatics
Two PhD positions in Computer Vision

Applications are invited for two PhD students to work in the School of Informatics on a project funded by a European Research Council Starting Grant. The project is on lifelong visual learning: its main goal is to develop methods to progressively learn new visual concepts helped by the knowledge of concepts learned before. A second, related topic of interest is learning visual object categories from consumer videos.

Applicants must have:

* Master degree in Computer Science or Mathematics
* Excellent programming skills (the project is in Matlab and C++)
* Solid mathematics foundations (especially algebra and statistics)
* Highly motivated
* Fluent in English, both written and spoken
* UK or EU nationality is mandatory – applicants of other nationalities will not be considered
* Experience in computer vision and/or machine learning is a plus

The School of Informatics at Edinburgh is one of the top-ranked departments of Computer Science in Europe and offers an exciting research environment. Edinburgh is a beautiful historic city with a high quality of life.

Starting date: January 2013 or later

The PhD work will be carried out under the supervision of Dr. Vittorio Ferrari. For an overview of current research activities, please visit

For pre-screening, please send applications to the email address below, including:
* complete CV
* title and abstract of master thesis
* complete grades for all exams passed during both the bachelor and master
(to obtain this position you need high grades, especially in mathematics and programming disciplines)
* the name and email address of one reference (preferably your master thesis supervisor)
* if you already have research experience, please include a publication list