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Open PhD position at the Multimedia & Vision Research Group, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), in collaboration with BBC Research & Development

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship on video compression with specific focus on the emerging HEVC standard. The aim of this studentship is to study and optimise motion compensation techniques for high efficiency video coding. The studentship involves a close collaboration between the BBC and QMUL. The practical outcomes of the research work are expected to influence practical implementations of emerging video coding standards.

Candidates should have a First Class Honours or a good 2.1 degree in Mathematics, Electronic Engineering, Physics or Computer Science and have excellent computer programming skills. Experience with image or video coding techniques is desirable. A background in image or video processing is also desirable.

Most of the work will be carried out at the Queen Mary University of London under supervision of Prof Ebroul Izquierdo. The research student will often visit BBC R&D South Lab located in Centre House in West London.

The interested candidates are encouraged to send their Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter to Dr Marta Mrak.

Funding Notes:
The project is supported by the EPSRC's Industrial CASE scheme.

The grant will cover all study fees for UK nationals/residents and a living stipend for three years. The stipend is in the range £21,000 per annum plus a travel fund for attending collaborative meetings and international conferences. Non-UK nationals/residents are not eligible for this studentship. Applicants should check the eligibility criteria.

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21 May 2014