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International PhD Scholarship in Total Gesture Recognition, UK

Applications are invited for a full-time scholarship available in the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences. The scholarship is tenable for up to 3 years for a PhD (via MPhil route) [subject to satisfactory progress] and is open to international applicants only. UK/EU applicants are not eligible to apply. The scholarship will provide £15000 towards the cost of the International tuition fee over 3 years.
Total gesture recognition based on dynamic facial expression, body motion and hands sign is a vision pursued by the Applied Digital Signal and Image Processing (ADSIP) Research Centre. Over the past few years, the Centre has gradually and systematically developed a number of novel methodologies and algorithms for recognition of individual gesture modality through various research projects, such as dynamic 3D facial expression recognition, multi-camera based human motion tracking, and data-glove based dynamic hand gesture recognition.
The proposed project will tackle a number of major technical challenges associated with simultaneous capture, parallel processing, multi-feature tracking, and high-dimensional classification of dynamic body motion, facial expression and hand sign in 3D, in real time and in different physical scales which have not been attempted previously. Furthermore, the propose project will explore the advantages which could be gained by making use of the interconnected and interdependent nature of the three gesture modalities to increase the robustness and accuracy of recognition which is unlikely to be obtained based on single modality.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 13 May 2011

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PhD Studentship in the Departments of Marketing at Oxford Brookes University, UK: Customer Behaviour, Engagement and Management, CRM, Consumer Satisfaction, Relationship management

Customer behaviour, engagement and management
The full-time studentship, which includes an element for teaching will be for 3 years, subject to satisfactory progress. Starting bursary will be £20,000 pa plus student fees.
Buying behaviour, customer engagement and CRM are strong interests for the Marketing Department at Oxford Brookes.  Consumer satisfaction, relationship management, symbolic consumption, cross-cultural behaviours and gift giving behaviour, are just some aspects of current research activity.  A significant emerging focus in the Department is that of consumer fairness and trust, linked to the growing capture and (mis)use of customer data. There is also much interest in C2C communication, reflecting changing social behaviours. We encourage applications into these areas of buying behaviour and customer interaction. Applicants are welcome from a background in social psychology as well as from business studies.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 April 2011

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