- Applications are invited for a Ph.D. Student to work in collaboration with WildEye, which is a publicly funded project financed by the Malta Council for Science & Technology through FUSION: The R&I Technology Development Programme 2016. The student will join the scientific research and development team as a postgraduate researcher. The project assigned by the consortium may lead to a Ph.D. degree, which will be supervised by the University of Malta’s academic supervisor. The WildEye project concerns research into passive eye-gaze tracking aimed to provide a human computer interface as an alternative communication channel.
- Applicants should ideally be in possession of a Master’s degree in an area related to Computer Vision or a related Master’s degree with a strong dissertation related to Computer Vision. Applicants must be fluent in Matlab and C programming. Applicants in possession of a Bachelor’s Honours degree in an area of study related to Engineering, Science, Mathematics or ICT obtained at First Class Honours or Second Class (Upper Division), preferably with some knowledge and experience related to Computer Vision, are also encouraged to apply.
- The Scholarship is for a period of 30 months and carries a stipend of €8,000 p.a.
- The Scholarship will be subject to the eligibility of the candidate to enrol in the Ph.D. programme. International applicants are required to present an internationally recognised English Language proficiency Certificate at the required level. Further details are available online. International applicants are also advised to familiarise themselves with information available on the website of the International Office, particularly the sections concerning visas and e-residence permit conditions and requirements. International applicants will need to provide assurance that they have the funds available to cover their stay in Malta. The stipend awarded for this scholarship is to be considered as a form of allowance and will not cover all the costs attached to studying and living in Malta. Tuition / Enrolment Fees may apply.
- Candidates should submit their letter of application, a copy of their curriculum vitae, copies of their certificates and contact details (including email address) of 2 referees. Applications may be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If a candidate is already in possession of a letter of acceptance for a Ph.D. Programme, then it should be provided too. Applications should be received by not later than noon of 30 January 2018. International candidates are required to present certified translations of their qualifications into English. Late applications will not be considered.
Note: The scholarship awardee will be required to complete a Ph.D. Programme application, which is considered separately.
- Further information may be obtained by consulting Professor Kenneth P. Camilleri (email@example.com).
Office of the University
Msida, 9 January, 2018