|£18,622 tax-free per annum
|13th November 2023
|15th January 2024
Supervisory Team: Dr Shelly Vishwakarma
Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are rapidly becoming integral to our digital experiences, necessitating the need for interfaces that are both non-intrusive and safeguard user privacy. Our innovative project, "Radar-Pointer," is at the forefront of this movement, utilizing sophisticated radar technology to forge a gesture recognition system that prioritizes user privacy and negates the necessity for direct physical interaction or the use of wearable sensors.
We are looking for a PhD student who thrives on solving complex problems and is passionate about interdisciplinary research converging signal processing, deep learning, radar systems, and AR/VR technologies. You will contribute to the development of a radar-based system, named "Radar-Pointer," to track hand movements in a way that is both non-intrusive and secure. This project goes beyond traditional HCI methods, aiming to establish a new standard for natural user interaction in VR and AR settings. You will explore the potential of millimeter-wave (mmWave) radar sensors for their compact size, energy efficiency, and ability to operate without capturing identifiable personal information.
You will collaborate closely with a multidisciplinary team of academics from the University of Southampton and the renowned experts from UCL and University of Toronto to integrate the system into VR/AR setups.
What We Offer:
For more details about the position, please reach out to Dr Shelly Vishwakarma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Embark on a transformative journey to redefine interaction within virtual and augmented realities. Apply now for the "Radar-Pointer" PhD position and contribute to the next wave of privacy-conscious technology!
A very good undergraduate degree (at least a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent).
Closing Date: 15 January 2024.
Funding: For UK students, Tuition Fees and a stipend of £18,622 tax-free per annum for up to 3.5 years.
How To Apply
Apply online: Search for a Postgraduate Programme of Study (soton.ac.uk). Select programme type (Research), 2024/25, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, next page select “PhD Computer Science (Full time)”. In Section 2 of the application form you should insert the name of the supervisor Shelly Vishwakarma.
After discussing the project with Dr Vishwakarma, eligible applicants should also submit a formal PhD application via the Southampton website, by clicking the Apply button, above. The supervisory team will arrange interviews for short-listed candidates.
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