Information for Candidates

The School of Informatics

PhD Studenship

We are seeking an exceptional UK/EU PhD candidate to study in the prestigious in the Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour (IPAB) at the University of Edinburgh. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work on cutting-edge data-driven computer animation and machine learning research projects using Deep Learning. The goal of this project is to develop the next generation of deep learning systems for character animation with a focus on developing techniques for human-human interaction. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with Facebook Reality Labs in Pittsburgh.

PhD candidate requirements

We are looking for creative and motivated applicants with, or expected to obtain soon, a 1st/2-1 Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline, including Informatics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering but not limited to. Basic programming skills (python, c++, MATLAB) are required. Previous experience on machine learning and computer graphics is appreciated but not a requirement.


This is a University of Edinburgh funded award and will provide an annual stipend for three years of £14,553 per year (subject to confirmation), plus University fees for UK/EU students. Any eligible non-EU candidates must fund the remainder of the overseas tuition fee.


If you are interested in the position, please provide a CV, a personal statement detailing your research interests and reasons for applying (max 1 page), marks for your degree(s) and an email address for one academic reference. The application deadline is November 1st, 2018. All documents should be in electronic format and sent via e-mail to Dr Taku Komura as soon as possible (Email: