We are recruiting postdoctoral research associates who will work on a large-scale research programme on “Challenges in Immersive Audio Technology (CIAT)” conducted in collaboration between King’s College London, University of Southampton and University of Surrey. There are 6 positions available, two at each institution.
ABOUT THE RESEARCH PROGRAMME
Immersive technologies will transform not only how we communicate and experience entertainment, but also our experience of the physical world, from shops to museums, cars to classrooms. Despite significant progress in the computer vision community, long-standing fundamental challenges adversely impact on audio technologies, preventing immersion into realistic acoustic scenes in which the audience feels transported to an alternate reality. Specifically, state-of-the-art immersive audio technologies a) suffer from computational requirements preventing real-time creation of shared, interactive immersive audio experiences, and b) are limited in their ability to efficiently deliver shared, high-quality auditory experiences in 3D soundscapes to multiple listeners. CIAT’s vision is to transform the state of the art by developing a principled, scalable, and reconfigurable framework for capturing and reproducing only perceptually relevant information.