PhD Studentship in Computer Vision at University of Malaya, Malaysia

Applications are invited for 2 PhD studentship to work in the Centre of Signal and Image Processing on two different UM funded project entitled “- i) Action recognition using local and dynamic descriptor” and “ii) Linguistic summarisation of human action using pictorial structure.”

The post is on the university scale (MYR 18,000 – 28,800); and is open to all nationality. Placement for the post is according to experience and qualifications. However, foreign candidates are required to have at least IELTS Band 6 or TOEFL 550 if their first degree is from a university where English is not the medium of instruction or pass an English proficiency test approved by the University.

To apply formally, please send to Dr. Chee Seng Chan ( the following documents:

  1. Latest CV including your experience in computer vision area, publication lists (if any)
  2. Latest examination transcript, and
  3. Two names and email addresses of academic referees

Key Requirements

  • First Class or high 2:1 degree (or equivalent) or Master by research in Engineering/Computer Science/Mathematics or related subject and be able to demonstrate a strong mathematical background.
  • Knowledge in image processing, machine learning and computer vision, especially probabilistic and fuzzy methods. Expertise in graphical models, structured learning or human pose estimation would be a particular advantage.
  • High levels of ability in programming in MATLAB/C++
  • Self-motivated, good at time management and planning, and have a proven ability to meet deadlines. Good communication and presentation skills are also important.

Informal enquiries should be made to the Principal Investigator of the research programme: Dr Chee Seng Chan,, Tel. +603 7967 6433

The post is available from January, 2011 until December, 2013.

Fixed Term: 3 years

Salary Scale: MYR 18,000 – 28,800 per annum