Fully-funded PhD position in Room Acoustic Modelling
The closing date for this job submission has passed.
Start date: September 2021 or shortly thereafter
Funding information: Full tuition fees and stipend at the UKRI rate, currently £15,609 for 2021/22. Available to citizens of all countries worldwide.
Industrial partners: Electronic Arts, Sonos, and others
Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD position at the Institute of Sound Recording (IoSR, http://iosr.uk) aligned to EPSRC project SCReAM (“SCalable Room Acoustic Modelling”).
The project will explore connections between room acoustic models; define new unifying and scalable room acoustic models; adapt those models for application in e.g. consumer electronics, computer games, immersive media, and architectural acoustics.
The Institute of Sound Recording (IoSR) is a leading centre for research in psychoacoustic engineering, with world-class facilities and significant funding from research councils and industry. Our work combines elements of digital signal processing, acoustics, and psychoacoustics (theoretical and experimental). Our world-class facilities include industry-specification sound-recording studios and edit suites, and an ITU-R BS.1116 standard critical listening room equipped with a 22.2-channel reproduction system. The IoSR is also home to the Tonmeister degree in Music and Sound Recording, which produced a stream of highly successful graduates, including seven Grammy winners, twelve BAFTA winners, and three Oscar winners.
Candidates will ideally have a Masters in a relevant discipline and will definitely have a 1st or 2:1 Bachelors degree (or equivalent). Candidates should be will be able to demonstrate excellent mathematical, analytical and computer programming skills. Advantage will be given to applicants with experience in one or more of: mathematics, programming, acoustics, psychoacoustics, statistical analysis, and especially signal processing. Furthermore, candidates will have excellent research skills evidenced by a significant Bachelors/Masters research project, involving experimental research, appropriate use of the literature and/or computer-based simulations, and a formal dissertation-style report.
For more informations about the position and how to apply, see https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/studentships/scalable-room-acoustic-modelling-scream . For more informations about the SCReAM project, see https://www.scream-project.org.