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Lincoln School of Computer Science
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln
LN6 7TS
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REVAMMAD

We have a new project starting which provides an outstanding opportunity for young researchers to undertake a PHD while being paid an exceptionally GENEROUS salary, experiencing a rich TRAINING programme including cross-European PLACEMENTS, with supervision from leading European researchers in the UK, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and Greece. The subject area is biomedical modelling and image processing for diagnosis, specifically within the retina. Eligible candidates can be of ANY NATIONALITY, but must have graduated recently (or not yet) and NOT be resident in the country where they will study, and have excellent language skills. There are THIRTEEN posts available. We are therefore seeking for applications from outstanding students, and I would ask you to pass this information onto anybody you may feel is likely to be interested. i would very much appreciate your help in this.


The REVAMMAD biomedical modelling and imaging project The REVAMMAD biomedical modelling and imaging project (http://revammad.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/).
The REtinal VAscular Modeling, Measurement And Diagnosis (REVAMMAD) project will train a new generation of scientists able to effectively translate the latest vascular modeling theory and computerized image analysis techniques into effective interventions for some of the most important chronic medic conditions afflicting the EU, including hypertension and diabetes. It will particularly ensure that there is rich clinical and industrial involvement to ensure that the training is focused with end-users and exploitation in mind. The vasculature undergoes changes in response to early stages of these diseases, reflecting fundamental physiological processes within the vessels. The retina provides a unique “window onto the vasculature,” allowing it to be viewed and measurements made in vivo, and advances in imaging technologies make it increasingly possible to measure subtle changes using computer vision algorithms, including through routine medical checks such as eye tests.
REVAMMAD Early Stage Researchers will each be employed on a generously remunerated 36 month contract, and will be expected to enrol on a PhD at one of the partner institutions, but will spend some of their time on placement at one or more other partner Universities. Each researcher has their own particular PhD project, which are designed to fit together into the overall research programme. They will also experience joint training events including all thirteen researchers, delivered by the partner academics and industrialists who are all leading in various aspects of the field, and also includes broader skills training. This is a unique opportunity for outstanding PhD candidates to study for their doctorates in a well resourced and integrated international consortium.
Eligible candidates can be of any nationality, but must have outstanding academic credentials, having recently completed their studies, and must NOT have been resident for a significant recent period in the country of study - full details available by enquiry below. Please also see our ad on findaphd.com. REVAMMAD consortium positions are available in the UK, Italy, Greece, France, Germany and Denmark; there are. At least TWELVE positions available. Enquiry details are given on the WWW site, or may be sent to Clare Desplats, REVAMMAD Project Manager.


The positions have all been advertised on the European Commission Euraxess website in the Jobs section under the heading: Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in Retinal Vascular Modelling, Measurement and Diagnosis,

PhD Studentships

The School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln is pleased to offer studentships in subjects that reflect its international expertise.
The fees-only studentships had been closed http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ACS788/phd-studentships/.


Follow the link to see the research areas, conditions and how to apply. Some suggested topics (any other topics are welcome) are:
1. Automated screening for diabetic retinopathy. Integrating multiple signs (e.g. lesions, vascular anomalies) to automatically grade retinal images for retinopathy.

2. High performance embedded system for retinal image analysis using specialist parallel hardware (FGPA) toward automated screening for diabetic retinopathy.

3. Fast, low-energy embedded video and pattern analysis using specialist parallel hardware (FGPA), and low-level biologically-inspired algorithms.

4. Algorithms for tracking individuals in crowded and noisy scenes, and with moving cameras.

5. Corneal nerves identification and segmentation.

6. Natural language processing: Arabic language computing.

7. The role of retinal vascular geometry analysis in the early diagnosis, prediction and follow up of patients with open angle glaucoma.

8. Characterisation of changes in blood vessel width: tortuosity and venous beading.

9. Analysis retinal vascular geometrical features in diabetic/hypertension subjects with different grades of diabetic retinopathy.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.


We welcome any enquiries relating to possible collaboration using retinal imaging and measurement. Also we always welcome any potential researchers/students to contact us to discuss any potential research ideas.

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Dr. Bashir Al-Diri (PhD., MSc., BSc., FHEA)
Lincoln School of Computer Science
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln LN6 7TS
United Kingdom
Email My Webpage Phone: +44 1522 837111
Fax: +44 1522 886974