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The School of Computing and Communications at the Open University (UK) invites applications for full-time PhD studentships starting in October 2018. Studentships are for three years full time study, and cover tuition fees and a stipend of approx. £14K.
The following topics are suitable, but you are welcome to propose a project in any area of music computing.
Musical Contrast (and Similarity)
Music and Emotion
Music and Narrative
Deep Learning for Music
Musical Pattern Discovery
Statistical Music Generation
Music for Computer Games/Multimedia
Collaborative Music Environments
MIR in Creative Settings
A separate topic that might be of interest, and draw on some of the same themes and technologies, is the use of ubiquitous technology in group conflict resolution.
If interested, please contact me (Dr Robin Laney: robin.laney @ open.ac.uk) for an informal discussion and advice on constructing a proposal early, as a polished proposal will be needed.
Applications from part-time candidates also welcome.
Closing date yet to be finalised, but probably March 2018.
The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302).