The ESR 02 PhD position within PRIME
is all about representing wooden materials for virtual objects. The appearance of wood is a complex product of sub-surface scattering and oriented fibers. For reliable, accurate renderings a more sophisticated solution is necessary than approximating textures. The candidate should develop a new model for wood appearance that allows for accurate predictions in the context of wood-based fabrication together with an accompanying capture technique to measure parameters off real samples.
Pay is standardised by the EU, and is ample by local standards. Employment duration within PRIME is 36 months, and the start date can be anytime between October 1st, 2020, and September 30th, 2021. However, we prefer candidates to be available as soon as is practical: ideally, we would like to hire until March 2021 at the very latest.
About the research group
The Computer Graphics Group
(CGG) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
of Charles University
in Prague, Czech Republic is led by Alexander Wilkie
and Elena Šikudová
, and currently hosts seven PhD students and one PostDoc. The team is very international (British, Slovak, Czech, German, Iranian) and uses English as its working language. Topic-wise, the group’s interests are spread across realistic image synthesis, appearance fabrication, sky models, and computer vision. We are proud of our closely knit team environment, and our far-reaching network of collaborators in academia and industry. We are also privileged to be housed in a magnificent historical building right underneath Castle Hill in the historical centre of Prague.