2x 4-year PhD Studentships in Robotic Surgery

An exciting opportunity for 2 PhD students (fully funded for 4 years) is available, as part of a flexible surgical robotics project. We are looking for candidates with background in robotics, computer science, and/or microelectronics and sensing.

The students will join a vibrant team that is developing next generation cognitive flexible micro-surgical robots. Our team enjoys good funding from the European Research Council and the Academy of Medical Sciences. Further, we are well linked with the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering, and the newly founded Wellcome Trust EPSRC Centre for Surgical and Interventional Sciences.

The positions are fully funded for 4 years, and come with travel and consumables support. The university’s fees will be covered at the EU/UK level. The expected start date is September 2017, but earlier start dates may also be accommodated.

If you are interested, please send a CV, a statement of purpose, and the name of 2 referees to Dr. Christos Bergeles (c.bergeles@ucl.ac.uk).

The final application will include maximum 3 reference letters and has to be done through UCL’s official application system, PRISM.

More information can be found here: http://cmictig.cs.ucl.ac.uk/about-menu/vacancies/4-year-phd-studentship-in-robotic-surgery

Application deadline: 30th May 2017

Article accepted at IEEE Trans. Robotics

Our paper titled “Unified Tracking and Shape Estimation for Concentric Tube Robots”, led by Alessandro Vandini, was accepted for publication at the IEEE Trans. Robotics. The paper is the first to propose a joint energy optimisation framework that handles the tracking and 3D shape estimation of continuum robots simultaneously. Please find the pre-print here.