Thursday, January 02, 2014

Two PhD positions on compressive imaging for astronomical and biomedical applications, Edinburgh

Yves Wiaux just sent me the following:
Hi Igor,

Just a small note to ask you to post an ad on Nuit Blanche for some phd positions on compressive imaging for astronomical and biomedical applications with the BASP group in Edinburgh (full ads available at
Thanks a lot in advance



… A Happy new Year ...
Dr Yves Wiaux
Associate Professor (Reader)
BASP group Director
Institute of Sensors, Signals & Systems
School of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Here is the ad:

Two PhD positions based at Heriot-Watt are available with BASP in the context of the CIAM initiative.
The CIAM initiative: BASP aims to provide significant advances for compressive imaging in astronomy and medicine (CIAM). Its ambitious goal is to tackle the fundamental challenges towards high resolution interferometric imaging in astronomy and fast magnetic resonance imaging in medicine. New image acquisition and reconstruction techniques will be defined in the context of the theory of compressive sampling, which is the novel revolution in sampling theory after Nyquist and Shannon. These techniques will also be validated on simulated and real data, thus opening new windows on our universe, as well as on medical science and clinical diagnosis. Our multi-disciplinary approach is key to establishing such new paradigms.
CIAM keywords: Advanced signal processing, sparsity, wavelets, compressive sampling, image reconstruction, signal processing on non-Euclidean manifolds, convex/nonconvex optimisation, Bayesian inference, radio interferometric imaging, optical interferometric imaging, structural MR imaging, dynamic MR imaging, diffusion MR imaging.
The PhD projects: The research themes are flexible and can be adapted to the interest of the candidates, within the context of CIAM.
Candidates profile: I am are looking for outstanding students and researchers with international profile in electrical engineering, computer science, physics or mathematics to join a dynamic multi-disciplinary research team. Candidates should have expertise related to at least one of the CIAM keywords above. Programming skills (MATLAB, ideally C) are also important.
Application deadline and process: There is no formal deadline for application. Candidates will be considered until all positions are filled. Interested candidates should send their application file (incl. motivation letter, CV, list of publications, and names of 3 references) directly to me by email. Do not hesitate to contact me for further information prior to a formal application.
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