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Senior Research Fellow in Computer Vision and Machine Learning

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £41,526 to £44,045 Per Annum
Fixed Term Contract
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Tuesday 26 November 2019
Closing Date:  Wednesday 01 January 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  093319

We are seeking one full-time Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow in computer vision and machine learning.  The successful applicants will join the SketchX Research Lab at the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP). The post is for 3 years, to start by 1 March 2020 or soon after.

SketchX is world-leading research lab on computer vision and machine learning, with a focus on human sketch analytics. The ultimate goal of our research is to understand how seeing can be explained by drawing. The lab has helped to establish and grow the sketch community over the years, and have published well in top vision conferences (10 x CVPR, 3 x ECCV, 4 x ICCV) -- more details here:

You will be responsible for research into machine learning and computer vision, with a particular emphasis on sketch analytics. The role will focus on developing novel machine learning solutions to a range of sketch-related problems as well as exploring potential real-world applications. 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, machine learning and computer graphics conferences (CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ICML, ICLR, SIGGRAPH/Asia, 3DV), with experience of working well independently and also as part of a team.

You will join an established research group 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 Dr. Yi-Zhe Song 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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