Job: PhD position in novel 3D formats – Interact Lab, Sussex University

PhD position at Interact Lab, Sussex University

Applications due February 21, 2017

A fully-funded PhD position (£14,296 tax free stipend plus a fee waiver to the UK/EU amount for 3.5 years) is available in the Interact Lab (School of Engineering and Informatics, University of Sussex).

Recent market studies foresee VR will become mainstream, reaching a $7 billion market from 2018 and $62 billion by 2025. However, users are still forced to carry a head-mounted display, becoming unaware of people around them (e.g. colleagues), and encumbering use of other technologies or instruments. As a result, VR in its current format will hardly blend into our daily lives in the same seamless manner as a smartphone or a wearable device does.

The main goal of this PhD will be to develop novel 3D formats that allow users to directly see and interact with 3D content, while still being able to interact with the space (i.e. people, tools) around them. This includes autostereoscopic mobile solutions, but also their combination with situated 3D displays such as augmented tabletops or fog screens. Some examples of such solutions can be found at http://diegomartinezplasencia.es.

A mixed background covering both 3D rendering (e.g. OpenGL, OGRE, C++) and electrical engineering (e.g. Arduino, circuit design, laser cutters, 3D printers) will be required. Thus we welcome applicants with backgrounds in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields that can demonstrate expertise in either (or both) of them.

For more information visit https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=81980 or contact Dr. Diego Martinez Plasencia at diego.martinez-plasencia@sussex.ac.uk.

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