Job: Research Assistant Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill and Being There International Research Centre for Telepresence and Telecollaboration

We are seeking a researcher for a position lasting two years at UNC Chapel Hill. The researcher will rotate between UNC Chapel Hill and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, spending six months per year at each institution. The Being There Centre’s research focuses on acquisition and display of 3D environments, large-format and mobile 3D displays, robotic humanoid avatars, and autonomous virtual humans. Position remains open until filled.

Selected Possible Research Topics:

  • Automatic real-time reconstruction of dynamic 3D environments using multiple cameras and depth imaging devices
  • Novel auto-stereoscopic displays, conventional head-tracked stereoscopic displays
  • Hardware-based and vision-based tracking technology for users, robots, and displays
  • Calibration of cameras, depth imagers, displays, trackers, and robots
  • Designing, building and operating robotic avatars that represent remote human users: electronics, mechanics, optics, etc.
  • Acquiring imagery and motion information of moving human users and mapping these onto remotely operating robotic avatars
  • Human factors and ergonomics
  • Controlled studies testing various hypotheses arising within the above research topics

Tasks:

  • Lead the development of complex interactive hardware-software systems
  • Lead undergraduate and graduate student research. Submit scientific papers to conferences and journals
  • Prepare technical and progress reports. Collaborate on submission of research proposals

Requirements:

  • PhD in Computer Science. Experience in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics considered valuable
  • Strong background in Graphics, Virtual Reality, and Computer Vision
  • Excellent coding skills
  • Good oral and written English communication skills
  • Demonstrated research accomplishments (e.g. technical papers)

How to apply:

Email a detailed CV and references to Professor Henry Fuchs, fuchs@cs.unc.edu.

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