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Simon Jones <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 10:24:52 +0000
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Fully funded PhD studentship available within the Human-Computer Interaction Group at the Department of Computer Science, University of Bath, UK. (European/UK students only)

Deadline for applications: April 03, 2016

A fully funded PhD studentship is available in the domain of Human-Computer Interaction, with a focus on designing interactive systems that make use of personal tracking or ‘quantified self’ data.

The practice of ‘self-tracking’ has become increasingly popular in recent years through the widespread use of sensor-enriched smart devices, wearable biometric sensors, and online activity logging services. Interactive systems which make use of diverse personal data, exhibit the potential to revolutionise issues such as healthcare, wellbeing, sustainability and energy habits, for example by enabling self-assessment and monitoring, and facilitating behaviour change.

This project will focus on understanding and addressing the challenges of designing interactive systems that use personal data. The ideal candidate will have proven experience and skills in Human Computer Interaction, and an interest in areas such as data mining, data visualization, and user interface design. It is expected that this research will combine quantitative and qualitative analyses from field and lab studies to test and evaluate interactive systems with users. We welcome applicants with their own research proposals in related areas.

The successful candidate will be expected to publish work at leading international conferences in the areas of HCI, information visualisation and ubiquitous computing. The candidate will work closely with Dr Simon Jones, and engage with external collaborators in academia and industry. It is expected that these partners will provide input to the research and collaborate on research studies, and offer opportunities to deliver commercial Impact from the research.

Dr Simon Jones is a Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Bath. His research interests include large-scale data analysis, information visualisation and the design of automated mechanisms to support users of interactive systems. He is very keen to support motivated and talented students in developing their research skills. You can find out more about Dr Jones at: or email him directly at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

The candidate will join a strong team of postgraduate students working within the Human Computer Interaction group, and will be part of a vibrant student body within the university, with opportunities to interact scientifically and socially.

A PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bath will provide excellent opportunities to develop skills and understanding to shape the technologies that are transforming our world, as a future leader in academic or industrial research.

To apply, visit:
Please feel free to contact [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> to discuss your application.

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