PhD Studentship Designing Cameras for Spectral Capture at University of East Anglia in UK 2021

The University of East Anglia invites applications for the PhD Designing Cameras for Spectral Capture (FINLAYSONG_U21SPEC) in the UK for the 2021/22 academic year.

If we could take pictures of the world where instead of recording colour (i.e. the RGB ) at each pixel we measured the per-pixel radiance spectrum then we could solve many problems that are not currently solvable in colour imaging (ranging from better image reproduction to better medical diagnoses and remote sensing). The overarching aim of this project is to design an N-sensor (N>3) camera that can – with the addition of powerful inference algorithms – be used to measure spectral data.

It turns out that given an RGB or N-sensor camera response there are many possible spectra that might have induced it. In the first part of this project, algorithms for estimating the set of all possible spectra from a camera response will be developed. Clearly, if for a given camera its responses map to spectra with small uncertainty (the set of possible spectra is on average small) then this camera is a good candidate for spectral measurement. In this project, the university wishes to find cameras that recover spectra with small uncertainty.

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The proposed research will take place in the Colour & Imaging Lab (C&IL) at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK) and is in collaboration with Spectricity. The C&IL is a centre of excellence for colour imaging. The successful candidate will join a team of 10 PhD students and 2 Post-doctoral research fellows.

Worth of Award

  • This PhD studentship is funded for 3 years by Spectricity.
  • Funding is available to UK, EU & international applicants and includes
  • tuition fees and
  • an annual stipend of £15,744 in year 1, rising to £16,702 in year 3.
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A 1st class in a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Physics, Maths or other numerate disciplines.

How to Apply

All applications should be made online via the official website.

Deadline: April 30, 2021. 


Click here for more details and to apply