Photorealistic Facial Animation in Real Time

  • Application end date: All year round
  • Funding Availability: Funded PhD project (EU/UK students only)
  • Department: School of Creative Technologies
  • PhD Supervisor: Hui Yu

Project overview:

This project will develop methods and tools to support photorealistic 3D facial animation in real time. The research undertaken for this project will target realistic facial movement reconstruction and modelling. It will have emphasis on online modelling of 4D facial expressions using a RGB-D sensor. The applicant will work at the School of Creative Technologies within the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries.

Specific entry requirements:

Applicants are expected to have a background in animation, game, computer animation/game, computer science, engineering or applied mathematics. Experience in 3D processing/reconstruction, image processing or computer vision will be of particular interest.

Please send a CV and a research proposal describing your experience in 3D modelling/animation and your plan for PhD research. The names and contact details of two references are also required when completing your online application.

How to apply:

To apply or make an enquiry, please visit postgraduate research: Computing and Creative Technologies

Applications should use our standard application forms and follow the instructions given under the ‘Research Degrees’ heading on the following webpage:

http://www.port.ac.uk/application-fees-and-funding/applying-postgraduate/#rd

Funding Notes:

The funding source is the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries. The studentship covers University tuition fees and provides an annual tax-free stipend of £14,057 per annum.

The position is open for all applicants. For any informal inquiries, please contact Dr. Hui Yu: hui.yu@port.ac.uk.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview at a suitable time.