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PhD Study in Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London

Dear list,

Apologies for cross-posting: please forward to anyone in your group who may be interested.

Also, for those of you near to London, the Centre for Digital Music will be taking part in our department's Research Open Day on 27 April 2006. For more information and registration instructions, see http://www.elec.qmul.ac.uk/opendayposter/.

Best wishes,

Mark Plumbley


PhD Study in Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London

The Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London is a world-leading research group in the field of Music & Audio Technology. Our research covers everything in digital music and audio: from analysis, understanding and retrieval to delivery, synthesis and sound rendering. We seek not only to investigate new applications of digital signal processing (DSP), but also to push forward the frontiers of DSP itself. 

Applications are invited for PhD research study in any of our areas of interest. Possible topic areas might include: automatic music transcription; harmony analysis; auditory scene analysis; beat tracking & rhythm analysis; blind source separation & independent component analysis (ICA); joint audio/video tracking and transcription; A/D & D/A conversion; sigma delta modulation; scalable audio codecs; object based coding; sparse representations & sparse coding; music information retrieval;  semantic markup, musical metadata & MPEG7 applications; audio effects; 3D sound & multi-loudspeaker rendering systems; intelligent microphone arrays; automatic accompaniment; interactive performance/internet jamming; interactive compositional tools; biologically inspired audio processing; and pervasive audio ("my music wherever I am"). We have recently invested £300k in a new state-of-the-art audio listening facility, and we are keen to encourage at least one project in the area of 3D sound which would be allied to this new facility.

For more information about the Centre for Digital Music and our research, see http://www.elec.qmul.ac.uk/digitalmusic/

Funding: The Centre for Digital Music is part of the Department of Electronic Engineering, which has a number of EPSRC-funded Research Studentships that cover fees and maintenance for UK students, or fees-only for EU students. One additional Studentship is available that can cover fees and maintenance for a UK or EU student. There is always strong competition for Research Studentships, so early application is recommended. Applications are also welcomed from self-funded students.


Applicants should follow the guidelines that can be found at http://www.elec.qmul.ac.uk/study/phd/res-stud.htm

For informal enquiries, please contact
Dr Mark Plumbley (mark.plumbley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)

Dr Mark D Plumbley
Centre for Digital Music
Department of Electronic Engineering
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 7518
Fax: +44 (0)20 7882 7997
Email: mark.plumbley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx