Real-time image restoration

The Real-time Simulation & Computational Imaging Group of the Institute for Digital Communications (IDCOM) at the School of Engineering invites applications for PhD positions on randomised numerical algebra for real-time scientific computing.  
The aim of the post is to pursue research in the field of randomised numerical algebra to expedite algorithms for image restoration tasks like deblurring and inpainting. This capability is central to image-based diagnostics and decision making in automated manufacturing processes. The research should produce results in the form of new sampling algorithms and analysis to be published in scientific journals and presented at the flagship conferences of data and imaging sciences.  
Keywords: data sketching, randomised numerical linear algebra, real-time simulation.  
Technical queries should be directed to Dr Nick Polydorides (  


Further Information: 

Start date in April-Sept 2021.  Closing date for applications is 28th February 2021, but please apply before 15th January 2021.
Funding: We anticipate competitive opportunities for funding to arise in the near future via PhD scholarship schemes.  
Further info on the group’s interests and projects:

Closing Date: 

Sunday, February 28, 2021

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A scientifically oriented person with a First Class or 2.1 Masters/Diploma degree in mathematics or statistics with a focus on inverse problems, statistics and linear algebra. Good programming skills are desirable but non-essential.

Further information on English language requirements for EU/Overseas applicants.


Applications are welcomed from self-funded students, or students who are applying for scholarships from the University of Edinburgh or elsewhere.

Further information and other funding options.