PhD studentship in Video compression

Due to funding UK Nationals candidates only are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship on video compression with specific focus on the emerging HEVC standard.

The aim of this studentship is to study and optimize motion compensation techniques for advanced video coding. The studentship involves a close collaboration with The BBC and the practical outcomes of the research work are expected to influence emerging video coding standards.

Candidates should have a First Class Honours or a good 2.1 degree in Mathematics, Electronic Engineering, Physics or Computer Science and have excellent computer programming skills. Experience with image or video coding techniques is essential. A background in image or video processing is also required.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Ebroul Izquierdo at

To apply please follow the on-line process (see the Apply button below) by selecting “Electronic Engineering” in the “A-Z list of research opportunities” and following the instructions on the right hand side of the web page. 

Details about the school can be found at

Funding Notes: The grant will cover all study fees for UK nationals/residents and a living stipend for three years. The stipend is in the range £15,600 per annum plus a travel fund for attending collaborative meetings and international conferences. Non-UK nationals/residents are not eligible for this studentship.

The closing date for the applications is 31 January 2014. 

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Interviews are expected to take place during February 2014.

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