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Betts, Sharon
Thu, 30 May 2013 15:04:01 +0000
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The aim of the ICRI-Cities ( is to create and realize a compelling vision of a sustainable future made possible by adaptive technologies that optimize resource efficiency, enable new services and support the quality of life of urban inhabitants. The Institute is located with a rich external ecosystem of companies and researchers both locally and globally investing in this important domain. The ICRI-Cities is led by Prof. Yvonne Rogers and Dr Licia Capra at UCL - more information can be found at

We are looking for a student willing to pursue a doctoral degree in computer science around the following broad topics:

         How communities can encourage sustainable behaviours over time, for example, through meaningful visualizations and feedback about resource usage to individuals and groups.

         How technology can give us an opportunity to reinvent new ideas of place and identity, considering the diversification & proliferation of new types of communities in cities, with the aim to increase quality of living and lower the barriers for mobility in our future connected cities.

We particularly welcome candidates with experience in physical and ubiquitous computing (designing, building, implementing and evaluating interactive physical systems using sensor toolkits, middleware, tangibles, etc., that are embedded in the real world). Candidates will be expected to work in teams comprising computer scientists, social scientists, and psychologists, so an open attitude towards interdisciplinary research and teamwork is important. The applicants should possess a good honours MSc degree (1st Class or 2:1 minimum) in Computer Science, Human-Computer-Interaction or related disciplines. Candidates with a BSc only (no MSc) will be considered if they have years of experience in this field. Candidates should have a good command of English.

Note that fees are fully paid for UK/EU students only. Salary is approximately 15,726 tax free p.a. for 3 years. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 5th June 2013. Interviews will he held on Friday June 14th. The start date is September 23rd 2013. No part-time option available.

[intel.png][ucl-logo.png]Please download the application form from the UCL Jobs pages at - search on Reference number 1334759 and email the completed form to Sharon Betts<mailto:[log in to unmask]> ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) as a single Word or pdf document by 5pm on Wednesday 5th June 2013

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