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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

PhD Studentship in Multimedia Studies - De Montford University

PhD Studentship
Low Complexity Multiview Video Coding
De Montfort University

Multimedia Communications and Signal Processing Group, Technology, De Montfort University, Leicester

Starting October 2010

A PhD research studentship within Technology, De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester, is available to suitably qualified students. The aim of the project is to develop efficient solutions for low complexity multiview video coding. The project will be co-supervised by Professor Raouf Hamzaoui from DMU and Professor Pascal Frossard from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Candidates should hold a good first degree in electrical engineering, computer science or related fields. They should have excellent programming skills in C/C++ and good knowledge of video compression. For more information about the project please visit our website or contact Professor Raouf Hamzaoui by telephone +44 (0)116 207 8096 or email

This research opportunity is one of 15 scholarships funded by DMU in 2010/11 to build on our excellent achievements in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. It will develop the University's research capacity into new and evolving areas of study, enhancing DMU's national and international research partnerships.

Applications are invited from UK or overseas students who should have a good first degree (First, 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant subject and a keen interest in video coding. Doctoral scholarships are available for up to three years' full-time study starting October 2010 and provide a bursary of £13,500pa in addition to University tuition fees.

Applicants should contact the Faculty Research Office to receive an application pack, which requires a full CV with two supporting references. Please email or call +44 (0)116 207 8627 for further details.
Please quote ref: DMU Scholarships 2010

Closing Date: Monday 2 August

The way to AMINEF in Gedung Balai Pustaka

American Indonesian Exchange Foundation
Balai Pustaka Building, 6th. Floor
Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya No. 4
Jakarta 10720, Indonesia

1. The buses which goes to Senen Bus Station all of them pass through Gedung Balai Pustaka. Especially which route is through Pasar Baru .

2. Bus Transjakarta, from Blok M you have to change the bus 2-3 times.
Way 1 : from Blok M change the bus in Dukuh Atas bus stop to the bus towards Pulogadung, then take a bus in Pramuka bus stop towards Ancol, this bus pass through Gedung Balai Pustaka. The closest bus stop (Budi Utomo) is about 800 meters from Gedung Balai .
Way 2 : From Blok M take the bus in the Harmoni Bus Stop, the bus towards Pulogadung, get down in Senen Bus Stop and walk about 800 meters, or from this bus stop take the bus towards Ancol and get down as mentioned in way 1. About the distance, this two bus stops is about the same. (It is better if you take ojek or bajaj from this bus stop to Gedung Balai Pustaka)

3. If you take taxi with old tariff (TL=Tarif Lama) from blok M with no traffic jam is about Rp. 30.000,00.

4. From Blok M use bus Patas AC 76. Gedung Balai Pustaka is in the right side, after you pass through Depag, and say to conductor "Balai Pustaka"

5. Use a busway from Blok M towards Kota, get down in Sawah Besar bus stop. From here take a Mikrolet M12 towards Senen. After cross road Wahidin and before senen get down and cross the street.

Living Cost in Germany

Living Cost in Germany is vary from city to city, but this is th case if you stay in Aachen, Germany
Student accommodation or private sharing : 180 - 230 euros per month
Food : 10 - 12 euros per day (if eating outside)
Transport for students : free within Aachen and until Koln and Dusseldorf in regional trains)

Living Cost In Austria

Living Cost in Austria is depending on the city, for example the Capital of Austria, Vienna:
- Dormitory is about 250-400 euro per month.
- Living Cost 200-400 euro per month.
- Transportation 128 euro per 4 months (student and age < 26), or 49 euro per month (ordinary)

For visa, it has to be a letter from the University/Scholl in Austria. It takes about 2-3 months.

Where to do GMAT Test

GMAT Tests are held in Jakarta, Indonesia :
1. EEC Slipi +62-21 5320044 or +62-215323176
2. Kaplan GMAT Preparation +62-81388908450, +62-21 5211588, +62-215211701 (Information abaout this test can be asked in that number)
3. Or this number +62-213159225

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