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Job: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Immersive Storytelling at Carleton University

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Immersive Storytelling
School Of Journalism and Communication
Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario
https://carleton.ca/sjc/careers/post-doctoral-fellowship-in-immersive-storytelling/

Application deadline: May 30, 2020

Virtual and augmented reality (VR, AR) are underexplored as storytelling media, despite recent technology advances yielding accessible devices such as the Oculus Rift. Museums regularly experiment with interactive digital technologies (such as AR and VR) as storytelling tools to enhance their exhibits. Tools to present stories in AR/VR typically require technological expertise. Yet, such projects also necessitate an understanding of storytelling and the limitations and opportunities presented by new media.

The Immersive Storytelling Research Group represents an interdisciplinary research collaboration between the School of Journalism and Communication and the School of Information Technology at Carleton University. This research group is led by Co-PIs Dr. Victoria McArthur (School of Journalism and Communication) and Dr. Robert Teather (School of Information Technology). The research team is collaborating on an interdisciplinary project in democratizing AR/VR storytelling.… read more. “Job: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Immersive Storytelling at Carleton University”

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Jobs: 2 Research Associates (PhD or Postdoc) at TU Dresden’s Immersive Experience Lab

2 Research Associates (PhD Candidates or Postdocs)
TU Dresden
Immersive Experience Lab
https://tu-dresden.de/inf/im/about/jobs

Application deadline: 4th May 2020

The TU Dresden Immersive Experience Lab (ixlab.io) conducts interdisciplinary research into the perceptual foundations, applications and implications of immersive media – media in which virtual and remote people, objects, events or worlds are experienced, in some way, as real and present. Our work combines elements of perceptual and cognitive science, computer science and engineering, philosophy, phenomenology and art and design.

We currently have 2 openings for research associates (PhD candidates or Postdocs).

We are seeking talented scientists, engineers and artists to join us in the creation of experimental and creative immersive experiences and applications. Working in an interdisciplinary team, you will create immersive experiences and experiments using state-of-the-art multi-user virtual and augmented reality systems.

The positions offer the opportunity to conduct innovative research in the field of immersive media.… read more. “Jobs: 2 Research Associates (PhD or Postdoc) at TU Dresden’s Immersive Experience Lab”

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Job: Research Associate for “Using AI-Enhanced Social Robots to Improve Children’s Healthcare Experiences” project

Call for Applications

Research Associate
ESRC-funded international collaborative project “Using AI-Enhanced Social Robots to Improve Children’s Healthcare Experiences”
University of Glasgow – School of Computing Science
Glasgow, Scotland
https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BYX734/research-associate

Application deadline (extended): 13 April 2020

The School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow is looking for an excellent and enthusiastic researcher to join the ESRC-funded international collaborative project “Using AI-Enhanced Social Robots to Improve Children’s Healthcare Experiences.” This is a new 3-year project which aims to investigate how a social robot can help children cope with potentially painful experiences in a healthcare setting. The system developed in the project will be tested through a hospital-based clinical trial at the end of the project.

[Project abstract from https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=ES%2FT012986%2F1:

Children experience pain and distress in clinical settings every day, and the negative consequences of unaddressed pain can be both short-term (e.g.… read more. “Job: Research Associate for “Using AI-Enhanced Social Robots to Improve Children’s Healthcare Experiences” project”

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Job: Lecturer/Associate Professor in Immersive Mixed-Reality Systems at UCL

Lecturer/Associate Professor in Immersive Mixed-Reality Systems
UCL Department of Computer Science
London, UK
https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BZO472/lecturer-associate-professor-in-immersive-mixed-reality-systems

Hours:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Closes:  24th April 2020
Job Ref:  1862858

Virtual Environments and Computer Graphics

We are looking for a world-class academic in the area of immersive mixed-reality systems to join the Virtual Environments and Computer Graphics (VECG) group in the Department of Computer Science at UCL. The VECG group investigates fundamentals and applications that enrich the human experience of digital content. The main purpose of this new role is to support the growth of the Computer Department through conducting research, teaching, outreach and entrepreneurial activities in areas related to immersive systems.

The candidate should have experience in immersive displays and real-time interactive systems. This might be from a system and hardware point of view, or perceptual, cognitive or social evaluation point of view.… read more. “Job: Lecturer/Associate Professor in Immersive Mixed-Reality Systems at UCL”

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Jobs: 2 Postdoctoral Research Associate positions at University of Georgia

Position 1:
Postdoctoral Research Associate
VPR-Owens Institute for Behavioral Research (OIBR)
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, USA
https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/146315

Advertised Salary:  $48,960

Anticipated Start Date:  07/01/2020
Posting Date:  03/06/2020
Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

The postdoctoral research associate serves as the data manager for the Virtual Fitness Buddy Ecosystem project. They ensure data is downloaded and stored and trained in pertinent methodologies. They carry out quality assurance measures and prepare data for statistical analyses. They assist with data analysis and manuscript development.… read more. “Jobs: 2 Postdoctoral Research Associate positions at University of Georgia”

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Job: Postdoc in Natural Language Generation for Human-Robot Interaction at Edinburgh Napier University

Research Fellow in Natural Language Generation for Human-Robot Interaction
Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh, Scotland
https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BYW343/research-fellow-in-natural-language-generation-for-human-robot-interaction-with-edinburgh-napier-university

Hours:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed-term, 30 months
Salary:  Grade 5, £32,816 – £39,152 per annum. Package: Excellent benefits package
Job Ref:  0000009687

Closing date: Sunday 22nd March 2020

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher for 30 months to undertake research and contribute to the development of knowledge relating to natural language generation and human-robot interaction. Specifically, the post will help identify challenges associated with the incorporation of various data sources such as knowledge bases, visual information and sensor data, will investigate and develop multi-modal machine learning models for natural language generation and will perform evaluations via a series of experiments and task-based evaluations.

Common-sense- and Visually-enhanced natural Language generation (CiViL) is an ambitious three-year project funded by the UK’s Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council.… read more. “Job: Postdoc in Natural Language Generation for Human-Robot Interaction at Edinburgh Napier University”

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Jobs: PhD, Postdoc and faculty positions in the Exertion Games Lab at Monash University

More and more openings: PhD, Post-Doc (Research Fellow) and Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (tenure, ongoing) openings (HCI, Interaction Design)
The Exertion Games Lab
Monash University
Melbourne, Australia
https://exertiongameslab.org/phd-post-doc-and-lecturer-senior-lecturer-tenure-openings

Application deadline: 2nd March 2020 or until positions are filled

The Exertion Games Lab (exertiongameslab.org) at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, is seeking exceptional PhD, Post-Doc (Research Fellow, fixed-term, research-only) and Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (ongoing academic position, like tenured in other countries) candidates to research novel interfaces around digital play.

The Exertion Games Lab, directed by Prof. Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller (general co-chair of CHI 2020), researches the future of interfaces for playful experiences. Our research is focused on the merging of play, technology and the active human body, drawing from research streams such as interaction design, human-computer interaction and computer games research. We publish mostly at CHI, CHI PLAY, DIS, TEI, Ubicomp (IMWUT), and UIST.… read more. “Jobs: PhD, Postdoc and faculty positions in the Exertion Games Lab at Monash University”

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Job: Postdoc position on “Computing the Face Syntax of Social Communication” at University of Glasgow

Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associate in
Computing the Face Syntax of Social Communication

Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology and School of Psychology
University of Glasgow
Scotland, UK

Grade 6/7

Closing date: 20th February 2020

Dr. Rachael Jack is delighted to announce the opening of a 3-year ERC-funded postdoctoral researcher position on the project Computing the Face Syntax of Social Communication at the Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology and School of Psychology at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

THE PROJECT

This ambitious project aims to mathematically model the human face as an algebraic generator of dynamic social signals and build a psychologically and culturally valid generative model of social face signalling that is transferrable to social robots. The project will use a multidisciplinary approach that combines social and cultural psychology with dynamic 3D structural face computer graphics, vision science psychophysical methods, and mathematical psychology.… read more. “Job: Postdoc position on “Computing the Face Syntax of Social Communication” at University of Glasgow”

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Job: Assistant or Associate Professor in Social Robotics at TU Delft

Assistant or Associate Professor in Social Robotics
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands
https://vacature.beta.tudelft.nl/vacaturesite/permalink/288740/?lang=en

Contract: Tenure Track
Salary: 3389 – 4978 euros monthly (full-time basis)

Application deadline: February 1, 2020

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) is known worldwide for its high academic quality and the social relevance of its research programmes. The faculty’s excellent facilities accentuate its international position in teaching and research. Within this interdisciplinary and international setting the faculty employs more than 1100 employees, including about 400 graduate students and about 2100 students. Together they work on a broad range of technical innovations in the fields of sustainable energy, telecommunications, microelectronics, embedded systems, computer and software engineering, interactive multimedia and applied mathematics.

The department of Intelligent Systems (INSY) conceptualizes computer science methodologies to sense, abstract, learn, reason, elicitate and adapt data and their meaning in ways that respect human values in order to increase human effectiveness in well-being and social innovation.… read more. “Job: Assistant or Associate Professor in Social Robotics at TU Delft”

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Job: Professor of Interaction Design at Newcastle University, UK

Professor of Interaction Design
Newcastle University, UK
https://jobs.ncl.ac.uk/job/Newcastle-Professor-of-Interaction-Design/573814001/

Closing date for applications: Monday 20th January, 2020

From Prof David Kirk
Professor of Human-Computer Interaction
Director of Open Lab
School of Computing
Newcastle University

Dear All,

The School of Computing at Newcastle University, UK, is recruiting a Professor of Interaction Design. The position is aligned with Open Lab, one of the school’s largest research groups.  Open Lab is a world-leading Interaction Design and Ubiquitous Computing research group with a reputation for cutting edge research in the human-centred design of digital technologies, and is comprised of a team of 70+ researchers (including 7 academic staff). Open Lab is at the forefront of research in the area of digital social innovation and currently hosts an EPSRC Digital Economy Research Centre (DERC) and Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Digital Civics. The lab is highly interdisciplinary, and supports a broad portfolio of collaborative research.… read more. “Job: Professor of Interaction Design at Newcastle University, UK”

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