Job: PhD studentship in Computer Generated Virtual and Interactive Worlds at Coventry University

The Interactive Worlds Applied Research Group in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing at Coventry University is offering a fully funded PhD studentship for a UK/EU student on Computer Generated Virtual and Interactive Worlds.

The successful applicant will work on a topic relating to one or more of the following:

  • Procedural generation of urban environments
  • Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) for interaction with robots and embodied virtual agents
  • Visual perception applied to computer graphics, virtual environments and characters

Personal applications for any area related to interactive virtual entities and environments are also welcomed.

Candidate specification

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable interest in domains related to psychology, cognitive science and artificial intelligence. Strong programming skills (ideally C++ or Java) are required, in addition to excellent time management, plus written and oral communication skills.

We are looking for an excellent student with a good Master’s degree and/or undergraduate degree (2:1 Hons or 1st class degree) in computer science or a related, relevant discipline.

This funded studentship is only open to UK/EU candidates.

How to apply

Application details can be found at:

Applicants will be required to submit an application form in their intended area of study, a detailed up-to-date CV, two references (one of which must be academic) and a covering letter by email to

Application closes 7th September 2011

Any questions can be directed towards the Director of Studies, Dr. Christopher Peters:


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