PhD Studentship ­in computer vision/machine learning at CVSSP

Learning Deep Hierarchical Visual Representations PhD Studentship ­ CVSSP, University of Surrey (, UK.

We are looking for a PhD student to study the development of novel, multi-purpose representations of visual information making use of hierarchical and distributed encoding and weakly supervised learning approaches. The candidates are expected to have solid programming experience and mathematical background, and a broad interest in vision and cognition problems is desirable.

Successful applicants will join an expanding research group within the Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing which has over 120 people working in vision, machine learning and related disciplines. It has an international reputation for the excellence of its research and, in the last Research Assessment Exercise; the Department (of Electronic
Engineering) was rated as second in the country with the highest return of staff for any institution.

Candidates should hold a 1st or strong 2.1 honours degree or Masters degree or equivalent in a scientific discipline (e.g., Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or Computing), and should have good written/spoken English and demonstrate an aptitude for the research area. Prior experience in computer vision, image processing or machine learning would be advantageous.

The position would be starting in January 2013 or as soon as possible after that date. Applicants should send a CV and covering letter to Dr.
Pugeault ( before the 15th of November. For further information please contact Dr. Nicolas Pugeault (