Funding and Finance
CASE PhD human factors in 3D TV, cinema and gaming
Reference Code: IN051
Closing Date: 27th June 2012
Name of the supervisor(s) : Dr J Read, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, Mr C Johns, BSkyB
CASE Award funded by EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) and BSkyB.
Duration of the award
4 years, consisting of a 1-year Masters and a 3-year PhD (or a 4-year PhD for applicants who already have a relevant Masters degree).
Project title: Spatial temporal and human factors affecting image quality and experience of 3D in television, cinema and gaming.
3D displays are currently exploding in popularity, with 3D television, movies, games consoles and even smartphones. BSkyB launched Europe’s first 3D TV channel in 2010 and is a major producer as well as broadcaster of 3D content. This project will combine television expertise with the latest science relating to human vision to investigate ways of optimising the viewer experience in 3D.The student will be based mainly at Newcastle University, but will also have the opportunity to spend time working at BSkyB’s broadcasting centre in Osterley, London.
A passion for innovation has seen Sky grow to become a FTSE top 30 company and one of the world’s largest broadcaster and communication companies. Now in one in three UK home and with more than ten million subscribers Sky are working on ways to increase and improve the products and services on offer to Sky customers.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual with the entrepreneurial spirit, vision and drive to help enhance the customer’s experience of Sky. Sky delivers diverse content and services, and values innovative skills that can develop the quality of the programming on its platform.
Value of the Award and Eligibility
This CASE award will pay university fees throughout your M.Sc. and Ph.D., and will pay you an enhanced tax-free stipend of £20,000 per annum (compare the standard research-council stipend of £14,000).
Eligibility rules are EPSRC’s standard criteria. Non-EU citizens must have “settled status” in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for the previous 3 years, NOT for education.
IF YOU ARE NOT BRITISH, PLEASE CHECK CAREFULLY WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE BEFORE APPLYING!
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and CV direct to Jenny Read, firstname.lastname@example.org. The CV should state your subjects and grades at A-level as well as the titles of any modules and grades, where known, on your degree. The covering letter should show your interests and experience relate to the project and explain why this project in particular appeals to you.
Closing date for applications
27th June or until position is filled.
For further details, please contact: Jenny Read
Institute of Neuroscience
Henry Wellcome Building
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 222 7559