[Elsnet-list] PhD Studentship in collaboration with 360 Production

Paul Mc Kevitt ppg.mckevitt at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 14:31:12 CEST 2012


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Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) funded PhD Studentship in
collaboration with 360 Production

Applications are invited for the following DEL CAST studentship
(Co-operative Awards in Science and Technology):

A Software Platform for 360 MAM (Media Asset Management)

360 Production, based in London and Derry/Londonderry, is a company
with significant experience in the TV industry and is a leading
provider of factual content (e.g. `Digging for Britain', `James May's
Things You Need to Know About', `The Crusades'). 360 Production’s
objective is to create innovative TV content which can be communicated
in diverse, strategic and innovative ways, fusing great TV with great
technology. 360 Production is in a period of growth focused on
revolutionising the distribution of TV content. This goal will be
pursued through the creation of interactive multimedia, mobile and
online applications, which can maximise the interactive potential of
TV content. The University of Ulster encourages research in digital
creativity, intelligent multimedia and creative technologies, which
involves a combination of knowledge and skills from the Creative Arts
and Computing and which link naturally to e.g. Digital Cities and
First UK City of Culture, 2013. This studentship encompasses the
investigation of an innovative software platform for 360 MAM (Media
Asset Management).

The project available is in the Computer Science Research Institute
(in collaboration with 360 Production) and is tenable in the Faculty
of Arts at Magee Campus.

Applicants should hold ordinary UK residence to be eligible for both
fees and maintenance.  Non UK residents who hold ordinary EU residence
may also apply but if successful will receive fees only. All
applicants should hold a first or upper second class honours degree in
Computer Science or a related discipline. Successful candidates will
enrol on a full-time research programme, of up to three years subject
to satisfactory progress, leading to the award of the degree of Doctor
of Philosophy.

The studentship will comprise tuition fees and a maintenance award
(subject to UK residence status) of not less than £15,000 per annum,
funded by DEL (the Department for Employment & Learning in NI) and 360
Production.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 27 April 2012

Interviews will be held in May 2012

If you wish to discuss your proposal or receive advice on the research
project please contact: Prof. Paul Mc Kevitt, tel: 028 71675433,
email: p.mckevitt at ulster.ac.uk

Apply online www.ulster.ac.uk/applyonline  and all supplementary
documents returned by e-mail to Researchstudent at ulster.ac.uk

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