The Signal Processing in Communications Group affiliated with the Department of Signal Theory and Communications at University of Vigo, Spain, invites applications for a PhD position in the field of Multimedia Forensics.

The selected candidate will join GPSC to investigate fundamentals and algorithms of image/video and audio forensics.

The GPSC is a worldwide reference group in the fields of Multimedia Security and Signal Processing. This fact is supported by international publications (more than 70 journal papers and 170 conference communications, receiving more than 1600 cites), awards to the defended Ph. D. theses (3 Best Ph. D. Thesis Awards of the Spanish Official Institute of Telecommunications Engineers), research projects' income (about 9 million euros), management of intellectual property (10 European and American patents pending), spin-off creation, establishment of research centres (e.g., Galician Research Centre in Advanced Telecommunications—Gradiant—, ICT Research Center of the University of Vigo—AtlantTIC—), its multicultural environment, or some of its members being Associate Editors of IEEE Transactions.

This Ph. D. position is oriented to working in the 7FP European Project REWIND (REVerse engineering of audio-VIsual coNtent Data) from the highly competitive call Open-FET:

Partners: UVigo-GPSC, Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi di Siena, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Imperial College London and Fraunhofer.
Subject: Multimedia Forenscis.
Characteristics: the hired engineering will collaborate with other worldwide reference groups. High expectations of publishing the achieved results in international conferences and journals.

Desirable background for PhD in Forensics
  • Electrical Engineering or similar.
  • Image processing and statistics.
  • Good verbal and written skills in English are required
  • Communication, computing and interpersonal skills are important
  • Capacity to work both independently and within a team
Contract conditions for the PhD position
Successful applicants will be offered a 1,350 € monthly gross salary, as well as health benefits.
Immediate start.


Interested candidates may apply to (reference REWIND).
Applications should include electronic copies of the following:
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae. (Please include your e-mail address and a recent picture)
  • A cover letter addressing the specified job qualifications.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Grupo de Procesado de Señal en Comunicaciones
Departamento de Teoría de la Señal y Comunicaciones
ETSET. University of Vigo
36310 Vigo. Spain
e-mail: (reference REWIND)

Please mention on your application while applying for this scholarship.

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