[Face-research-list] Models of Human Face Perception PhD at Stirling

Peter Hancock p.j.b.hancock at stir.ac.uk
Tue Jul 4 11:53:45 BST 2017

PhD Studentship: Models of Human Face Perception

We have a studentship available for UK/EU citizens to work in the Face Research Lab with Professor Peter Hancock. The aim is to work on a computer model of human face perception and recognition. Such a model should show characteristics of human perception, for example being very good at recognising familiar faces but rather poor with unfamiliar ones, yet still able to derive things like age, sex, race and expression. The student will join a much larger project, FACER2VM, where the aim is to improve the state of the art in computer face recognition 'in the wild'.  Working with two postdocs who are studying human face recognition, the aim of this studentship is to further our understanding of how we may do it; it is explicitly not a hard-core, squeeze the best you can out of a deep neural network project.

The successful candidate will need good programming skills, for example in Matlab or Python. Ideally they will already also be familiar with the psychology of human face perception.

The studentship is available for three-years, and includes a tax-free stipend of approximately £14,553 p.a. Tuition fees will be met by the University at the home/EU rate. Subject to satisfactory progress review at the end of the first year, the studentship will be renewed for a second year and thereafter for a third year.

The studentship will have an anticipated registration date of 1 October 2017.

Informal enquiries to Peter Hancock, pjbh1 at stir.ac.uk<mailto:pjbh1 at stir.ac.uk> or Linda Cullen (linda.cullen at stir.ac.uk<mailto:linda.cullen at stir.ac.uk> Tel: +44 (0) 1786 466854.

Please submit a CV and research proposal via the online application, selecting 'Research Degree in Psychology':

Once you have started the application process, please email research.admissions at stir.ac.uk<mailto:research.admissions at stir.ac.uk> to ask to be exempted from the 'find-a-supervisor' process.

Closing date: 28th July

Peter Hancock
Deputy Head of Psychology,
Faculty of Natural Sciences
University of Stirling
phone 01786 467675
fax 01786 467641
Psychology at Stirling: 100% 4* Impact, REF2014

Come and study Face Perception at the University of Stirling! Our unique MSc in the Psychology of Faces is open for applications. For more information see http://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/programme-information/prospectus/psychology/psychological-research-methods-face-research/

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