This project focusses on development of sports related AI-driven video analytics. Research contributions will focus on:
- the development of convolutional neural networks to detect in-game events (goals, points, throw-ins, penalties, etc);
- detection of individual player behaviours (goal scorers, player infringements, player fitness, etc), building on video-based behavioural analysis research conducted in the ISRC;
- generation of realistic defensive and attacking plays based on the ball and team movements using a generative adversarial network to learn spatio-temporal interactions between players' movements and subsequently simulate how the opposing team will react to a newly developed strategy.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work at the cutting edge of video sports analytics alongside a well-established CCTV company resulting in high quality publications.
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Industry focussed project providing real world cutting edge technological skills and working within a professional research environment.
The scholarship will cover tuition fees at the Home rate and a maintenance allowance of £ 16,840 (tbc) per annum for three years (subject to satisfactory academic performance).
Scholarship also comes with a research training support grant (RTSG) to help support the PhD researcher.
The University admits researchers on the basis of a policy of equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections within the community.