PhD Programme in Cognitive Systems and Visual Computing

PhD Programme in Cognitive Systems and Visual Computing
The PhD programme in Cognitive Systems and Visual Computing is a joint programme by the A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R) and the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (SCSE, NTU).

The thematic PhD programme aims to nurture highly skilled research professionals and leaders in the fields of cognitive systems and visual computing with the vision of generating broad impact to the future industry's needs in the next 10 years.

Prospects for Graduates
Cognitive systems and visual computing are critical enabling technologies for building next generation software systems, especially for the healthcare and new media industries. Although related to data analytics and traditional Artificial Intelligence, cognitive systems provide a broader scope of investigation through the understanding of both human and machine intelligence. This is critical in building advanced tools that interact with human users, for example assistive robots, information agents, and interactive mobile systems. On the other hand, visual computing reinforces the interaction between human and computer using visual media and content which are becoming pervasive via mobile devices and social media.

Through the collaboration between A*STAR I²R and SCSE NTU, PhD candidates in the programme will benefit from the exposure to practical problems and close connection between academic and industrial sectors. Regular seminars will be organised for the students and researchers/staff to share information and update each other on their research. Regular workshops will also be organised for the students to present their research to the relevant industry sectors (for example, homeland security, medical therapy, assisted living, robotics, and mobile consumer applications). These workshops will also facilitate industry's feedback to the students and researchers/staff on industry's trends and problems which could help to better align the students' research to these needs.

Through the collaboration between A*STAR Graduate Academy (A*GA) and NTU, candidates successfully admitted into the joint PhD programme will be supported fully either by a A*STAR Graduate Scholarship by (AGS) or Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA).

For information on award details and eligibility criteria, please refer to AGS and SINGA.

NTU is ranked globally as one of the best universities in the World. Under the University's College of Engineering, the School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE), established in 1988, offers graduate and undergraduate training in Computer Engineering and Computer Science.

Powered by a strong R&D infrastructure and a networked global alliance, the School offers its students the prospects of pioneering next-generation research in a wide spectrum of technological areas. SCSE offers both full-time and part-time PhD, by research, in fields related to the many areas of study conducted in the School.

About A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research
I²R is a member of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) family. Established in 2002, our mission is to be the globally preferred source of innovations in `Interactive Secured Information, Content and Services Anytime Anywhere' through research by passionate people dedicated to Singapore's economic success. I²R performs R&D in information, communications and media (ICM) technologies to develop holistic solutions across the ICM value chain. Our research capabilities are in information technology, wireless and optical communication networks, interactive and digital media, signal processing and computing. We seek to be the infocomm and media value creator that keeps Singapore ahead.

Contact Us
PhD (Cognitive Systems and Visual Computing) Programme
School of Computer Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
N4-2a-32, 50 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639798