Von: Kevin Austin
Datum: Thu, 26 May 2016
Betreff: [cec-c] Fully-funded PhD studentship in collaboration
Short Notice . . .
-Apologies for cross-posting-
The Institute of Sound Recording at the University of Surrey is
currently advertising a fully-funded PhD studentship, in collaboration
with BBC R&D, on object-based audio rendering.
Closing date for applications: 31st May 2016
The project aims to develop new methods to render object-based audio for
a range of domestic reproduction systems in order to create novel
Interest in object-based audio is currently increasing, due in part to
the advent of commercial and standardised systems (e.g. Dolby Atmos,
DTS:X, MPEG-H). This project will investigate optimum methods to render
object-based audio in a domestic environment, taking into account
limitations in the number and position of loudspeakers available in
common domestic scenarios.
The research will involve creating example programme items, determining
methods to render these to a wide range of loudspeaker layouts, and
evaluating the resulting perceived audio quality and quality of
experience. The main body of the research will involve the development
of novel rendering methods; this will be achieved through a systematic
study of the physical and perceptual properties, and will be used to
implement a advanced object-based audio renderer. It is envisaged that
the research will involve a large amount of practical experimentation.
The researcher will be able to make use of the professional-quality
studios and wide range of over 100 microphones at the Institute of Sound
Recording, as well as its multichannel reproduction systems and ITU-R BS
1116 standard listening room. The project will also involve the
researcher spending significant amounts of time at BBC R&D’s North Lab
in Salford, where the researcher will be able to take advantage of the
BBC’s spatial audio listening room as well as links with its production
studios and the audio research team. The researcher will benefit from
being involved in the EPSRC-funded S3A project
(http://www.s3a-spatialaudio.org), both contributing to this project’s
wider aims as well as gaining from working in a large collaborative project.
The successful candidate will need to meet the EPSRC nationality
criteriato be eligible for the funding. Applicants should have a first
or 2:1 honours degree, Masters degree, or equivalent in a subject that
includes sound recording, audio engineering, and/or psychoacoustics.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate excellent skills in one or more
of the following areas: basic psychoacoustics, psychophysics,
statistical planning and analysis of explorative experiments, audio
signal processing, sound recording.
Further details can be found here:
Note that the successful candidate must meet the EPSRC eligibility criteria:
Dr Christopher Hummersone
Lecturer in Audio
Music & Sound Recording (Tonmeister) Admissions Officer
Institute of Sound Recording
University of Surrey
Twitter: @IoSR_Surrey, @Dr_Chris_H
Tel.: 01483 686167