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PhD Studentship: Stable and Accurate Object Registration for Augmented Reality Technology

Bournemouth University - Faculty of Science and Technology

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Bournemouth
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £15,000
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 25th March 2019
Closes: 25th April 2019

Funding amount: £15,000 maintenance grant per annum

Lead Supervisor name: Professor Wen Tang

Project description: Stable and accurate object registration is a core technique that underpins augmented reality (AR) technology. AR technology has many critical applications in entertainment, health and engineering industries. One of the unmet challenges in AR is stable and accurate virtual-real object registration. AR registration involves real-time 3D reconstruction and point cloud matching. Achieving accurate object registration is a task of intricately balancing computation between 3D object reconstruction quality, speed, spatial scale and scene understanding.

This project develops novel AR registration algorithms for challenge applications, where large scenes are the most difficult to capture and hard to reconstruct in real-time. The research student will study efficient algorithms to robustly handle scene motions or reconstructions. By developing a computational framework, the researcher will extend the scape of applications into augmented reality games.

What does the funded studentship include?

Funded candidates will receive a maintenance grant of £15,000 per annum (unless otherwise specified), to cover their living expenses and have their fees waived for 48 months. In addition, research costs, including field work and conference attendance, will be met.

Funded Studentships are open to both UK/EU and International students unless otherwise specified.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates for funded PhD studentship must demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 3 years.

Studentship candidates must demonstrate outstanding academic potential with a 1st class honours degree and/or a Master’s degree with distinction. An IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 minimum (with a minimum 6 in each component) is essential for candidates for whom English is not their first language.

Additional Eligibility: Candidates should have a degree in Computer Science or related engineering subjects. 

In addition to satisfying basic entry criteria, BU will look closely at the qualities, skills and background of each candidate and what they can bring to their chosen research project in order to ensure successful and timely completion.

Closing date: The first call for applications will close on 25 April 2019.

For further information on how to apply click the ‘Apply’ button below or email

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