Postdoc/PhD/MSc openings at UVic

We are pleased to announce multiple funded positions in Visual Computing (i.e. Computer Graphics/Vision, Geometry Processing and Machine Learning) at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada (watch this youtube video).

Research Topics

Recent technological leaps in RGBD sensing sensing (i.e. color plus depth) have fuelled the imminent advent of consumer-level Augmented Reality (AR) devices, such as the Microsoft HoloLens and the Magic Leap. Simultaneously, advancements in Machine Learning, most represented by the recent Deep Learning Revolution, has allowed significant improvement in the way we understand acquired data. At the core of AR lies the challenge to represent the world's non-rigid geometry in a way that can be easily tracked in real-time. Achieving this goal will allow users to blur boundaries between the physical and the digital, thereby enabling seamless interaction with the virtual world. In particular, our core objective is to develop modeling tools and algorithms for the acquisition and analysis of space-time data, that is, the analysis of geometry in motion. This includes our moving bodies, hands and faces, as well as objects within the environment in which we operate. The candidates will have the opportunity to research acquisition setups for capturing the dynamic geometry of reality, develop algorithms for real-time tracking and reconstruction, object modeling/recognition and scene understanding.

During their degree, performing graduate students will be encouraged to apply for industrial research internships, e.g. Intel RealSense, Oculus Research, Microsoft Research and Adobe Research.

Funded Openings

Standard compensation is ~CAD 21,000/year for PhD and ~CAD 19,000/year for MSc (these amounts includes one term of TA work).

More detailed information about financial support, cost of living and program requirements can be found here:

Student profile

How to apply

For graduate school (MSc/PhD) apply online at https://www.uvic.ca/application and be careful to mention "Andrea Tagliasacchi" and/or "Kwang Moo Yi" as tentative supervisors. Please also send an email to apply@gfx.uvic.ca with a PDF copy of your {CV, transcripts, statement of purpose}. Further information on the application process can be found on the department website. Note the following application deadlines:

Academic term (entry point) Canadians / PR International
Fall Term (September) Jan. 15th Jan. 15th
Spring Term (January) Oct. 31st Apr. 15th
Summer Term (May) Jan. 15th Sep. 15th

Post-doctoral and intern candidates can email apply@gfx.uvic.ca directly (introduce yourself and attach a PDF copy of your CV).

Environment

The city of Victoria is home to a vibrant population and Canada's mildest climate. Typical temperature ranges are [0, +25], with 1 or 2 days of snow per year. Being the capital of British Columbia, the city boasts a charming center and numerous post-secondary institutions that attract visitors and students from around the world. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria's natural surroundings offer great outdoor recreation including hiking, climbing, skiing and water sports. The nearby cities of Vancouver (CA) and Seattle (USA) can also be easily reached by excellent ferry and air transportation links. For more information on this beautiful city please see this page. Everything you need to know about immigrating to Canada to work/study at UVic can be found at this page.

Important notes

Unfunded Openings (Research Internship)

If you are interested in visiting our lab for an (unpaid, one semester) research internship, please get in contact with us. If you manage to prove your worth during the internship, you are likely to be hired as a graduate student. Upon acceptance to grad school, we will retroactively compensate you for the time spent at the standard graduate student rate.