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PhD Studentship in Signal Processing for Machine Audition and Perception at CVSSP/Surrey

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PhD Studentship in Signal Processing for Machine Audition and Perception

The Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing is offering a
three-year PhD studentship to pursue research funded by EPSRC in the
area of machine audition and audio/speech signal processing, starting
from October 1, 2008.

Successful applicants will join an expanding research group within the
Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing, which currently has
three professors, seven lecturers, twenty research fellows and about
fifty PhD students. CVSSP has an international reputation for the
excellence of its research and, in the last Research Assessment
Exercise, the Department (of Electronic Engineering) was awarded grade
5*A. The studentship will investigate signal processing and machine
learning techniques in the context of machine audio perception. The
successful applicant will join a group of PhD students and RAs working
with Dr Wenwu Wang and Dr Philip Jackson in this subject area in CVSSP.
For information about current research at Surrey in this and related
areas, visit www.surrey.ac.uk/cvssp.

Candidates should hold a 1st or 2:1 honours degree or Masters degree or
equivalent in a scientific discipline (e.g., Engineering, Physics,
Mathematics or Computing), and should have good written/spoken English
and demonstrate an aptitude for the research area. Prior experience in
audio and speech signal processing or machine learning would be

Informal inquiries should be directed to Dr Wenwu Wang, email:


The studentship includes home/EU tuition fees and an annual bursary of
approximately Â12,000. Due to funding conditions, only the following
applicants are eligible for the studentship. For applicants who meet UK
residency criteria (naturally including UK nationals and overseas
students who have permanent residency or settlement), the studentship
provides tuition fees and a stipend of approximately Â12,000/year.
Applicants who are EU citizens may also be supported by the studentship
on a fees-only basis, i.e., they will not receive a stipend.

Applications should be sent to Mrs Nan Bennett by e-mail
(n.bennett@xxxxxxxxxxxx) or by post to Mrs Nan Bennett, Postgraduate
Administrator, Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences, University of
Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK. Completed applications should
include a CV, a statement of research interests, the completed
application form, names of two referees (or two reference letters),
quoting the above studentship together with copies of transcripts and
certificate of qualifications. The Application Form can be downloaded
from: (www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply). A copy of the CV, the
statement of research interests, and the names of the referees should
also be sent electronically to Dr Wenwu Wang (w.wang@xxxxxxxxxxxx). The
closing date for applications is Friday, August 8, 2008.

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