Job: Postdoc Researcher in Multi-User Natural Interaction at Luxembourg Inst of Sci and Tech

Post-Doctoral Researcher in the field of Multi-User Natural Interaction (M/F)
The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
Reference: Itis-2018-007
Fixed term contract, 24 months
Place: Belval
https://www.list.lu/en/jobs/researchers/job-offer/itis-2018-007-1/

Application deadline: June 15th, 2018

CONTEXT

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is appointing a Junior R&T Associate for the RDI Unit “Human Dynamics in Cognitive Environments (HDCE)”, which is part of the “IT for Innovative Services” (ITIS) Department.

The HDCE unit is a multidisciplinary team performing applied research in the Human-Centric computing field, at the interplay between computer and human science. It studies Cyber-Physical Social Systems and develops Ambient Intelligence technologies that leverage connected physical spaces and objects that citizens and workers use to enhance their individual and collective experience or performance.

The successful candidate will join the Multi-User Natural Interaction (INTERACT) research group, which focusses on human-computer and human-to-human interaction in collaborative scenarios. (S)he will be working on the multidisciplinary FNR CORE 2017 project ORBIT (OveRcoming Breakdowns in Teams on Interactive Tabletops) funded by the Luxembourgish National Research Fund, located at the interplay between technology and social sciences. The main objective of ORBIT is to research and implement technology prototypes for a joint problem solving (JPS) activity using an interactive tabletop. The aim is that participants interacting with the table will have the opportunity to develop collaboration methods by jointly overcoming artificially introduced breakdowns. The JPS activity and its technical solution will be designed iteratively and put into practice during workshops in two different contexts: teacher education and professional training of municipal workers.

DESCRIPTION

LIST is looking for a highly motivated researcher that holds a PhD degree in computer science to perform a key role in the ORBIT project. She/he will closely collaborate with the project team to iteratively design, implement, and evaluate the JPS activity for the interactive tangible and touch tabletop. Together with the team members, she/he will develop technology prototypes, co-organise user studies, analyse the collected data, and disseminate the project results as part of peer-reviewed conference and journal publications.

PROFILE

Education

  • PhD degree in Computer Science

Competencies

  • Research experience in Interactive Tabletops, Interactive Surfaces, Tangible User Interfaces, Natural User Interfaces, Ubiquitous Computing or any related field
  • Ability to design and develop fully functional technology prototypes
  • Programming skills in Java
  • Track record of researcher dissemination including peer-reviewed publications
  • Capacity to generate new ideas, concepts, and solutions
  • Ability to collaborate within an interdisciplinary team
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, presentation)

Language

  • High English proficiency as this will be the primary working language
  • Proficiency in German or French is considered an asset

We offer

  • A fully equipped lab with tangible and touch tabletop interfaces, large screens, 3D printers, microelectronic development platforms, as well as recording equipment such as multiple cameras, microphones and various wearable devices
  • An interdisciplinary and challenging research topic
  • Be part of a highly qualified, interdisciplinary project team composed of social scientists from the University of Luxembourg and computer scientists from LIST
  • Participate to leading international HCI conferences, and to the organization of local workshops with invited renowned experts from the research field
  • A competitive salary

Application deadline: June 15th, 2018

Ideal starting date: September 1st, 2018

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