Current Openings

PhD Studentship in Computer Vision, Graphics and Machine Learning

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship in the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) at the University of Surrey. The student will work at the intersection of computer vision, computer graphics and machine learning with a focus on addressing open research challenges in the creative industry. Research topics include, but are not limited to, photo-realistic human reconstruction and synthesis; multimodal neural rendering; immersive content production.

The ideal candidate must be self-motivated and have a strong interest in cutting edge research. In addition, the candidate must have a strong mathematical background and programming skills (C++/Python), prior experience with computer vision and graphics, and hands-on experience with machine learning toolkits (tensorflow/pytorch) and/or 3D tools (unity/unreal/blender/maya) is desirable.


A stipend of £17,668 for 2022/23, which will increase each year in line with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) rate, plus home rate fee allowance of £4,596 (with automatic increase to UKRI rate each year). The studentship is offered for 3 years. For exceptional international candidates, there is the possibility of obtaining a scholarship to cover overseas fees.

How to Apply

Informal enquires should be directed to Dr Marco Volino.
Applications should be made via CVSSP’s application website.


Our Centre is ranked number one for Computer Vision in the UK and it is one of the largest in Europe with over 150 researchers and a grant portfolio in excess of £23million. CVSSP brings together a unique combination of cutting-edge sound and vision expertise, with an outstanding track-record of innovative research leading to technology transfer and exploitation in biometrics, creative industries (film, TV, games, VR, AR), mobile communication, healthcare, robotics, autonomous vehicles and consumer electronics.

Postgraduate research with CVSSP

CVSSP promotes an exciting, supportive, and inclusive research environment. Secondments with industry and international groups are encouraged during the PhD to broaden experience and to ensure research is kept relevant to real-world problems. Our PhD researchers contribute to advancing the state-of-the art through publication and by participating in leading international forums. The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) 2018 ranked the University of Surrey 7th in the UK out of 63 and 4th for retention and completion.



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