Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
A PhD position is available for candidates interested in the area of Statistical Signal
Processing with biological applications. Application closing date is 30 April 2010.
Full details at
Single molecule experiments are now widely used to study biological systems and are
revolutionising our understanding of how cells work. However these experiments
intrinsically have poor signal-to-noise ratio and so there is a need to develop optimal
ways to process this data. You will be working on a new EPSRC-funded project concerning
the Bayesian analysis of data from multiple moving molecules, e.g. extracting highly
reliable motion trajectories. Other potential applications of this work include the analysis
of movements of people in crowds.
This project has a strong statistical focus and involves both the development of cutting-
edge statistical methodology (probably based on sequential Monte-Carlo or Particle
Filtering techniques) in the Signal Processing Group
and its application to the analysis of real biological data in collaboration Professor
Klenerman's group in the Department of Chemistry,
A Postdoctoral Research Associate (already appointed) will also work on this project. The
Signal Processing Group is a large vibrant group, comprised of about 25 PhDs students
and 10 Post-docs, with research activity spanning most areas of Statistical Signal
Eligibility, stipend and application procedure may be found at
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