PhD fellowships Computer science, Human-Computer Interaction, Haptics, Social Robotics

    PhD fellowships Computer science, Human-Computer Interaction, Haptics, Social Robotics

    PhD fellowships in Computer science is available to work at the intersection of human-computer interaction, programmable touch sensory (haptic) feedback, and/or social robotics, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen, Denmark


    Deadline to Apply

    Apr 15, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    Overview

    PositionPhD scholarship
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research AreaComputer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Haptics, and Social Robotics
    ScholarshipDKK 330,284 / Annum
    WorkplaceDepartment of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, UCPH, Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years

    Qualifications

    • For integrated MSc and PhD scheme (see below), a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Human-computer Interaction, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Physiology, Biomechanics, Computer and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related fields 
    • For the PhD scheme, a master’s degree in Computer Science, Human-computer Interaction, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Physiology, Biomechanics, Computer and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related fields
    • Knowledge or skills in human-computer interaction or human-robot interactionFamiliarity with haptic technology, haptic interaction design, and/or haptic perception
    • Familiarity with sensing technology and/or virtual reality technology is a plus.
    • Strong programming skills 
    • Proficiency in English, both in speaking and writing

    Preference

    Additionally, candidates need to stand out in at least one of the following key criteria of excellence used for the assessment:

    • Grades that document an outstanding academic record
    • Scientific publication(s) in recognized, peer-reviewed venues
    • Awards and honors
    • Professional qualifications and work experience

    Responsibilities

    • To manage and carry through your research project
    • Attend PhD courses
    • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
    • Teach and disseminate your research
    • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
    • Work for the department

    How to Apply?

    The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW above

    Documents Required

    • Cover Letter stating your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
    • Curriculum Vita (CV) 
    • Diploma (bachelor’s and if applicable master’s)
    • Assessment of master thesis (if applicable)
    • Transcripts of grades (bachelor’s and if applicable master’s), documenting an outstanding academic record. The grades should be understandable in English and the candidate must include information about the grading scale.
    • Acceptance letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
    • 1-3 reference letters (if any)
    • If applicable, PDFs of up to three scientific publications that you have co-authored.

    Project description

    The PhD fellow will work at the intersection of human-computer interaction, programmable touch sensory (haptic) feedback, and/or social robotics. Advances in haptics and social robotics have enable us to communicate information and emotions through our sense of touch. Our touch gestures are increasingly recognized by computers and robots, and the list of haptic devices that can provide perceptible touch sensations is growing. Yet, little work is done on cognitive and social aspects of haptic technologies and creating and evaluating meaningful user experiences with them. We seek to hire a PhD student to work on touch perception and experience design for human-human and/or human-robot interaction scenarios. Within this broad scope, the PhD student will have the freedom to shape the work and define the focus together with the supervisors.

    Note

    • Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
    • The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 330,284 (approx. €44,000) including an annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,674). Negotiation for a salary supplement is possible.

    Inquiries

    Principal supervisor Dr. Hasti Seifi
    Department of Computer Science
    Email: hs@di.ku.dk

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