Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship 2016


The BioMedIA Group at Imperial College London has an opening for a four-year PhD position in the area of cloud-computing for medical image analysis. The position is fully-funded through a Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship including coverage of fees, incidental costs and a stipend. The starting date is October 1st 2016.

Research topic:
The aim of this research is to develop automated image analysis tools using advanced machine learning methods that scale to large-imaging datasets and can be deployed in a cloud-computing infrastructure. Clinical applications include web-based computer-assisted radiological reading of whole-body MRI during early-stage cancer detection. At the core of the research is the development of an automatic abnormality detection system employing statistical, generative population models derived from an unprecedented large-scale normative imaging database (UK Biobank).

Candidates should have a strong background in a discipline related to image analysis, computer vision, and statistics. A major degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or Statistical Learning is beneficial. Excellent programming skills are required.

The PhD student will be a member of the BioMedIA Group at the Department of Computing at Imperial College London under the supervision of Dr Ben Glocker and Prof Daniel Rueckert. The PhD project will be carried out in close collaboration with Dr Antonio Criminisi from Microsoft Research Cambridge. There will be frequent opportunities to spent time at Microsoft during the PhD and the student will participate in events such as the Microsoft Research PhD Summer School.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Ben Glocker: