Open position: Research Fellow – Immersive Audio

The Imperial College London is looking for a Research Fellow position on Immersive Audio Research, to work on the project SONICOM. 

The goal of the project is to transform auditory-based social interaction and communication in Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) by using Artificial Intelligence (AI) approaches and techniques. Specifically, the Research Fellow will be involved in the research within the following work-packages (WPs):

• WP1-Immersion: AI-based HRTF (Head Related Transfer Function) modelling and selection; spatial hearing perception; room acoustic simulation.

• WP2-Interaction: using data-driven AI methodologies to infer socially and psychologically relevant perceptions of a user within an immersive AR/VR environment.


Duties and responsibilities

The activities specifically associated with this post are to:

  • Integration of machine learning techniques and approaches to immersive audio-visual tools and applications.
  • Design and develop immersive audio-visual tools and applications using off-the-shelf and custom equipment.
  • These can be implemented in programming languages/environments such as Unity, C#/Swift, C++, and others
  • . In terms of hardware, the platforms that will be used are HTC Vive, Oculus Rift/Go/Quest and iOS.
  • The development and integration of custom components (e.g. headphones, microphones, etc.) will also be required Design and develop immersive audio experiments, specifically on spatial


Important information

Country: UK
Partner: Imperial College London
Contract length: Full time (24 months)
Application deadline: 12 March 2021



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