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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 11:14:27 +0200
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A fully funded PhD position in the area of human-computer interaction  
in pervasive computing contexts is available in the Pervasive and  
Artificial Intelligence research group in the Department of  
Informatics at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.


Research topic and background:

The goal of the PhD research will be to explore the most appropriate  
and effective ways to provide users feedback about their own actions  
and the actions of others in a multi-user, multi-display, multi-device  
collaborative environment. This work will be carried out in the  
framework of the ICE (Interactive Collaborative Environment) project,  
whose focus is to explore how to design and implement a smart computer  
mediated collaborative environment which supports 1) multiple users  
interacting with a common application simultaneously, 2) interaction  
with the common application using a variety of devices including  
mobile phones, tablets, touch tables and laptop computers, 3) an  
ecology of shared and private displays and 4) both co-located and  
telepresent interaction.


Candidate profile:

- a Master's degree in Computer Science or Human-Computer Interaction,  
or an equivalent degree (obtained before the start of their doctoral  
work)
- a good level of spoken and written English (a good level of spoken  
German or French is an asset since involvement in teaching activities,  
which are primarily carried out in these two languages, is required in  
order to be able to receive the funding)
- interest in working on interdisciplinary projects


Application procedure:

The starting date for the position is flexible, but candidates who are  
available to start on or before Nov 1st 2012 will be given preference.  
To apply, please send the following documents in pdf format to Prof.  
Beat Hirsbrunner ([log in to unmask]) with the subject line  
‘PhD application’
- full CV
- letter of motivation
- transcript of courses taken (and results) at the university level,  
as well as url links to course descriptions if available
- copy of Master thesis (or sample of written work if thesis has not  
been completed yet) and list of publications (if available)
- copy of diplomas (or title of expected diploma)


Additional information:

- about the PhD position:  http://diuf.unifr.ch/main/pai/jobs
- about our research group: http://www.unifr.ch/diuf/pai




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Dr. Agnes Lisowska Masson
Post-doctoral researcher
Pervasive & Artificial Intelligence Group
University of Fribourg, Switzerland





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