PhD Students

I am recruiting PhD students in the areas of computer graphics and vision. The students may utilize the Motion Capture and Virtual Reality Laboratory managed by me, which consists of more than £170,000 worth of equipment, including 4 sets of motion capture systems (optical, inertia, magnetic), multiple industral quality 3D scanners, multiple GPU servers, as well as various virtual reality equipment such as head-mounted displays and 3D gloves.

The applicants are expected to have:

  1. A relavent undergraduate or master degree
  2. A good computer programming and/or mathematical background
  3. Funding to support at least three years of study, read the information below

You can either self-fund your study, or obtain PhD funding from various sources:

  1. The Northumbria University provides full PhD scholarship for outstanding PhD candidates. The scholarship is highly competitive, and you can contact me if you are interested to apply.
  2. The Northumbria University also provides a 1:1 matching scholarship between the university and industrial partners. If you can obtain support from the industry for half of you scholarship, the university will support you with the other half. This scholarship has a higher success rate. More information can be found here.
  3. Other funding oppotunities can be found here.

If you are interested in the PhD position, I am happy to discuss with you, and perhaps to assist you during funding application. Please email me your resume and a paragraph describing your research interests to hubert.shum[at]


If you are interested in coming to the Northumbria University for an internship, and have secured your funding, I am happy to discuss with you about various possibilities. Please email me your resume and a list of interested project areas to hubert.shum[at]

Expired Positions



Last update: 16/12/2018