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Research Fellow in Computer Vision and Machine Learning

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £32,817 to £34,804 Per Annum
Fixed Term Contract
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Tuesday 14 January 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 16 February 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  002720

We are seeking one full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow in computer vision and machine learning.  The successful applicants will join the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) to work with Prof. Tao Xiang’s Group. The post is for 3 years, to start by 1 March 2020 or soon after.

Prof. Tao Xiang is a Surrey Distinguished Chair and a world-leading expert on computer vision and machine learning (see Prof. Xiang’s Group at CVSSP consists of one professor (Xiang), one associate professor (Dr. Yi-Zhe Song) and one assistant professor (Dr. Yongxin Yang), as well as one postdoc and 15 PhD students. The Group’s recent research topics include person re-identification, few-shot learning, unsupervised domain adaption, domain generalization, action recognition and sketch analysis.

You will be responsible for research into computer vision and machine learning, with a particular emphasis on person re-identification, few-shot learning and unsupervised domain adaptation. The role will focus on developing novel machine learning solutions to a range of transfer learning problems as well as exploring potential real-world applications such as video surveillance. The role will suit a highly motivated candidate who is interested in addressing long-term and high impact research challenges and creating end-to-end practical solutions.

You should have a relevant PhD/DPhil (or be near completion), as well as holding a first degree in engineering, physics, computer science, mathematics, statistics or similar. Experience in computer vision, machine learning, software development and programming, as well as in practical applications of machine learning systems will be highly desirable. You should have a track record of published work in one of the top-tier computer vision and machine learning conferences (e.g., CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ICML, ICLR), with experience of working well independently and also as part of a team.

You will join an established research centre with a strong track record and excellent research infrastructure. CVSSP is a leading UK research centre in AI, computer vision and machine learning. Our Centre is one of the largest in Europe with over 150 researchers and a grant portfolio of over £23 million, bringing together a unique combination of cutting-edge AI and machine learning expertise. The Centre has an outstanding track record of innovative research leading to technology transfer and exploitation in biometrics, creative industries (film, TV, games, VR, AR), healthcare, robotics, autonomous vehicles and consumer electronics.

CVSSP promotes a friendly, supportive and inclusive research environment. As a Bronze Athena SWAN award holder, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident employer, we are committed to supporting equality, diversity and inclusion.

For informal enquiries please contact Prof. Tao Xiang at:

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Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£31,866) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate.  Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£32,817).

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