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3D realistic and interactive fabric simulation in virtual reality

PGR-P-270

Key facts

Type of research degree
PhD
Application deadline
Ongoing deadline
Country eligibility
International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
Funding
Non-funded
Supervisors
Dr He Wang
Schools
School of Computing
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Cloth Simulation has been used widely in many industries such as fashion (design, on-line retail, etc.) and entertainment (games, movies, etc. ). However, realistic and fast cloth simulation is still a vastly open problem. For instance, realistic garment simulation in Virtual Reality is very difficult due to the low speed of high-fidelity simulation methods. This project aims to combine the state-of-the-art theoretical research in cloth simulation, computer graphics and machine learning to target this problem. It will look into using cutting-edge machine learning techniques to accelerate various cloth simulation models and finally run the simulation in virtual reality. The earliest start date for this project is 1 October 2020.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>Cloth Simulation has been used widely in many industries such as fashion (design, on-line retail, etc.) and entertainment (games, movies, etc. ). However, realistic and fast cloth simulation is still a vastly open problem. For instance, realistic garment simulation in Virtual Reality is very difficult due to the low speed of high-fidelity simulation methods. This project aims to combine the state-of-the-art theoretical research in cloth simulation, computer graphics and machine learning to target this problem. It will look into using cutting-edge machine learning techniques to accelerate various cloth simulation models and finally run the simulation in virtual reality.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the&nbsp;<a href="www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130206/applying/91/applying_for_research_degrees">University&#39;s website</a>. Please state clearly in the research information section&nbsp;that the research degree you wish to be considered for is &lsquo;3D realistic and interactive fabric simulation in virtual reality&rsquo;as well as&nbsp;<a href="engineering.leeds.ac.uk/staff/868/Dr_He_Wang">Dr He Wang</a> as your proposed supervisor.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&#39;s minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.

<h2 class="heading">Funding on offer</h2>

<p>Self-funded students only</p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk">phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 5057.</p>


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