Google-funded PhD position in “Active Vision with Human-in-the-Loop for the Visually Impaired”

A PhD position is available at the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems Research (L-CAS), University of Lincoln, UK. This 3 year position is jointly funded by a Google Faculty Research Award and by the University of Lincoln, and it includes tuition fees and an annual stipend of £13k for living expenses.

The PhD position is offered in the area of active vision with human-in-the-loop to aid the navigation of the visually impaired. The successful candidate will be expected to design, conduct and publish original research on this topic, developing novel approaches for real-time machine vision and adaptive human-machine interfaces. More information about the project can be found on this page:

He/she will engage in an international and ambitious team, working with state-of-the-art hardware and software, including the recent Project Tango’s Development Kit, and benefiting from excellent support to produce and disseminate original research contributions. Moreover, he/she will have the opportunity to work in close collaboration with members of the L-CAS team involved in several European and national projects.

The candidate will have a Master (Distinction) in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject, strong analytical and programming skills (e.g. C++, Java), preferably with proven experience in Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Control Systems and/or Human-Machine Interaction. Some experience also on Android mobile development would be an advantage. The student should be available to start the PhD as soon as possible.

In the first instance please contact Dr Nicola Bellotto <>, Dr Oscar Martinez Mozos <> or Dr Grzegorz Cielniak <>, with your CV, academic transcripts and a short research statement. Please put “PhD Active Vision with Human-in-the-Loop” in the subject line.