Openings in Visual Computing at UVic

We are almost always looking for strong enthusiastic candidates in the area of Computer Vision at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada (watch this youtube video).

Research Topics

Recent advancements in Machine Learning, most represented by the recent Deep Learning Revolution, has allowed significant improvement in the way we understand acquired data, as well as what Computer Vision can do. Applications span from Autonomous Driving, Biomedical Imaging, Augmented Rality (AR), Drones, and so forth. As Deep Learning matures, the core challenge now is how to use bring our physical understanding of the world into Deep frameworks, so that one can learn a system as a whole. At the Visual Computer Group, we focus on pushing the boundaries of what these learned machines can do.

We are at the moment focusing on Self-Supervised methods for Single- and Multi-View Geometry and Biomedical Imaging, where we include the data acquisition step as a part of the learning framework. We are also interested in dealing with multi-modality of data, for example natural images, depth images, biomedical images, etc. For more details on the research topics, please refer to our recent publication list.

During their degree, performing graduate students will be encouraged to apply for industrial research internships.

Funded Openings

We currently don't have any openings for 2019. However, exceptional students
will always be considered outside of our current openings.

Standard compensation is ~CAD 24,000/year for PhD and ~CAD 21,000/year for MSc (these amounts includes one term of TA work, and may vary according to the funding situations of the lab).

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 and be careful to mention "Kwang Moo Yi" as tentative supervisor. Please also send an email to 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


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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.