PhD Scholarship: Environment and Interaction Modelling for Motion Analysis and Control

University of Leeds - Computing

Name of School Contact: Dr He Wang
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Degree Level: Research Postgraduate   
Scholarship Type: International, Home/EU                     
Number available: 1
Funding Type: School of Computing

Applicants should read the information below for further details on the scholarship or visit the School web site given below.

Further Information:

Humans have extremely strong abilities in sensing, understanding and interacting with the environment. Imagine every time you put on a sweater. It is easy for an 8 year old but extremely difficult for robots and virtual characters. By looking closely, this motion planning problem involves understanding the motor skills and structures of our body, capturing the dynamics of a highly deformable object (the sweater), planning motions and manipulation strategies and doing an on-line control.

As a PhD student, you will be looking into new problem representations (geometric, topological, etc.) to describe this kind of problems from various data. It involves to model spatial relations between objects, design task space representations for motion planning and construct control algorithms to carry out the motions.

The knowledge that is crucial for this project includes:

  1. Computer Graphics (Geometry modelling, Surface reconstruction)
  2. Machine Learning and data mining, robotics (ideally)

This project will be combining mainly graphics knowledge with data analysis and robotics. Aside from the graphics group, we have strong robotics and machine learning groups in school to help you to accomplish world-class research.

Financial Information:

This award will cover the cost of academic fees and provide a maintenance allowance of at least £14,296 per year for a maximum for 3 years, subject to satisfactory progress.

Minimum Academic Requirements (if English is not your first language, then candidates must also meet the University’s English language requirements):

Applications are invited from candidates who have achieved or expecting a minimum of a UK upper second class (hons) degree or equivalent, in a field relevant to the project.

If you first language is not English, you will need to satisfy the University of Leeds English language requirements:  

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