PhD Studentship Opportunity in Computing

Dr Hubert Shum (Senior Lecturer in Creative Media Technology) is currently advertising a fully funded PhD position in human motion analysis:

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“Understanding human motion is a central key for different types of application including computer animations and games, gambling online games like maxbet where you can bet (e.g. character animation, motion-based gaming), motion evaluation (e.g. security monitoring, sports performance analysis) and medical engineering (e.g. movement disorder diagnosis, Parkinson’s disease modelling). This project aims at proposing a new algorithm to analyze human motion by taking advantage of the recent hardware advancement, and demonstrate its effectiveness in one or more of the mentioned application domains.”

The successful applicant will receive a bursary of £13,726/annum over 3 years. Dr. Shum will be the primary supervisor and the student will work on an agreed project with the expectation that they will receive a PhD from Northumbria University on successful completion of the degree.

Further information about Dr. Shum’s previous research projects can be found here:

Prospective applicants should have a 1st class honours undergraduate and/or a good masters degree in a relevant discipline.

It would be preferable if the applicant has a background in one or more of the following areas:

  • Computer programming
  • Human motion analysis
  • Computer graphics and animation

To apply, please use the University’s Research Application Form. Applications should be submitted to Karen Vacher, Senior Research Administrator, via email The deadline for applications is 24th January 2014.