PhD Studentship in 4D Image Analysis (SCI1659)

University of Nottingham - Computer Science

Location: Jubilee Campus

The Diamond Light Source, Harwell, Oxfordshire

Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship (at Home/EU fee status) to be held jointly at the School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham and The Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron facility at Harwell, Oxfordshire. Diamond generates brilliant beams of light from infra-red to X-rays which are used to acquire images at extremely high resolutions. Such 3D imaging of many different kinds of material samples is critical to identify microstructure features such as fractures or flaws in manufacturing. Recently, it has been necessary to image samples over time to monitor deterioration. However, we do not yet have the image analysis approaches needed to support this work. The aim of this studentship then is to develop image analysis techniques to support such time-series analysis of samples imaged at the Diamond Light Source.

The successful applicant will work closely with research staff and potential users at both Nottingham and Diamond. The student will be largely based in the Computer Vision Lab in the School of Computer Science at Nottingham, but will have opportunities to work at the UK synchrotron facility at Harwell, where there are dedicated research software engineers helping users to analyse their data.

Candidates should have a good first degree (preferably at the level of a first-class degree in the UK context) in Computer Science or a related discipline. Previous experience of image analysis or computer vision are an advantage, but not essential. Those whose first language is not English are asked to fulfil the English Language requirements specified at

Informal enquiries are welcome may be addressed to:

Dr Andrew French:

Dr Mark Basham:

Prof Tony Pridmore:

Apply online via Applicants should include a CV and cover letter describing your experience and suitability for this position.

Closing date for applications: Friday, 25th November 2016

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