UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

Research Fellow in Computer Vision and Learning

7 days left

Location
Guildford, United Kingdom
Salary
£31,302 to £39,609 per annum plus benefits
Posted
29 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Nov 2018
Ref
056018-R
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Location:      Guildford
Salary:      £31,302 to £39,609 per annum plus benefits
Fixed Term Contract until 31/10/2019
Post Type:      Full Time
Closing Date:      Tuesday 27 November 2018
Interview Date:      To be confirmed

The Centre for Vision, Speech, and Signal Processing is seeking to recruit a full-time researcher to contribute to research into human pose estimation, facial feature tracking, language translation and Sign Language recognition as part of the EPSRC Project “End to End Translation of British Sign Language (ExTOL)”.

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/centre-vision-speech-signal-processing

You will join an established research group within a highly rated research department, with an excellent computing and software infrastructure for first class research, modern facilities and close links with industry. The project is in close collaboration with the Visual Geometry Group at the University of Oxford (Zisserman) and the Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre at UCL (Cormier and Woll).

The work will involve the use of computer vision and deep learning for the identification, tracking and estimation of humans in video with specific application to the recognition of sign language. The applicant should have (or be in the final stages of completing) a PhD in a related area with a track record of publishing high quality research. They should have good analytical and programming skills and experience of computer vision and machine/deep learning. You do not need previous knowledge of sign language as we have extensive existing experience in this area and this role is more related to the visual processing of the data, although of any previous experience would be welcome. Applicants are expected to be proactive, to support other researchers and to be self-motivated.

Informal enquiries related to the project to Professor Richard Bowden by e-mail: r.bowden@surrey.ac.uk.

The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the United Kingdom, having been awarded the Times/Sunday Times University of the Year Award for 2016. We are ranked in the top 10 in the Guardian University Guide 2018.

In addition to your salary you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement, pension provision and excellent development opportunities. Our benefits package also includes an exclusive discounted membership package to the Surrey Sports Park and an on-site Nursery.

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Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£31,302) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate. Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£32,236).

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