Why choose this course
At the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) we’re developing exciting and ground-breaking technologies, from facial recognition for security and medical imaging through to 3D spatial audio and 3D reconstruction from video for visual-effects production in films, games and virtual reality. Our research is creating machines that can see, hear and understand the world around them.
The Centre is one of the largest audio and vision research groups in Europe, and we’re internationally recognised for our pioneering research and novel technologies in audio-visual machine perception. We bring together a unique combination of cutting-edge sound and vision expertise with over 120 researchers, and currently have over £18 million in research grants.
Our audio-visual research facilities are cutting-edge, and include a unique multiple UltraHD performance capture studio and high-performance computing capabilities for real-time analysis and machine learning.
What you will study
You can take a maximum of four years of full-time study to complete Vision, Speech and Signal Processing PhD programme at the University of Surrey. After 12 months, you’ll write a confirmation report, which is assessed by two independent examiners. After that, you’ll submit a written PhD thesis after a minimum of three years of full-time study. We’ll work with you to make a detailed evaluation of your progress and future research plans every six months to help you keep on track to successfully complete your PhD.
Programme StructureResearch themes
Our research activities within the CVSSP are grouped into the following labs:
- The A-Lab focuses on machine audition, developing audio signal processing technology relating to speech recognition, and blind source separation.
- The B-Lab focuses on biometric and security related technologies, specialising in facial biometrics and lip tracking.
- The C-Lab focuses on cognitive systems, covering a broad range of technologies relating to visual interaction with computers. These include sign language recognition and robotics.
- 48 months
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DisciplinesComputer Sciences Human Computer Interaction Machine Learning View 9 other PhDs in Human Computer Interaction in United Kingdom
Applicants are expected to hold a first or upper-second class degree in a relevant discipline (or equivalent overseas qualification), or a lower second plus a good Masters degree (distinction normally required).
International21400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21400 GBP per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA4327 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4327 GBP per year during 48 months.
- EU/EEA £2,163.50
- NON-EU/EEA £10,700
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