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Miles Thorogood <[log in to unmask]>
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*Subject:*PhD Positions in AI / Computational Models for Movement 
Recognition and Generation at Simon Fraser University.

Application deadline: March 1^st 2014

We are pleased to announce a PhD position in AI / Computational Models 
for Movement at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon 
Fraser University (Surrey, British Columbia, Canada).  This position 
will be working with Associate Professor Philippe Pasquier, and 
Postdoctoral Fellow Sarah Fdili Alaoui in the *Moving Stories: Digital 
Tools for Movement, Meaning and Interaction* Research Group 
( lead by Associate Professor Thecla Schiphorst.

Moving Stories is an interdisciplinary, collaborative research 
partnership leading to the design and application of more richly 
articulated human movement knowledge within digital technology 
interaction. The research institutional partners include Simon Fraser 
University (SFU), The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), 
The Laban Institute of Movement Studies in New York (LIMS), Emily Carr 
University of Art and Design (ECUAD), The University of British Columbia 
(UBC), and Credo Interactive.

*Duties and Responsibilities: *

·Work towards developing a Movement API (see  develop and use machine learning 
techniques for the computational study, modeling, representation, 
segmentation, recognition, classification, transformation or generation 
of movement information.

·Support development of computational models of moving agents using 
Machine Learning techniques

·Lead conference, journal, and grant proposal writing and submission

*Preferred Qualifications**:*

-Previously completed or about to complete a Master Degree in Computer 
Science or equivalent experience.

-Research focus includes at least one of the following areas:

oArtificial Intelligence: Agent and Multiagent Systems, including 
virtual agents

oMachine Learning Techniques

oComputer Graphics, Animation, and Digital Signal Processing.

Experience with C++, Java, MaxMSP, Python, OpenGL/GLSL, mobile/tablet 
development, and performance/multimedia/ and visual art, conducting user 
studies, interdisciplinary collaboration.

*Position title:*PhD Student, SIAT
*Rate of pay:* Full financial support for the duration of the PhD. 
Includes fellowship as well as support for conference travel and gears. 
Actual rate depends on qualification, and experience (expect between 25k 
and 35k annually).
*Departmental contact:*Nasim Jahangiri (Project Manager)

*Contact email:*[log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask]

*Job close date:*Open until filled
*Review begins on (continues until position filled):*March 1st, 2014
*Benefits eligible:*Yes

*How to apply:*

_Application Documents Required:___

- Letter of interest (1 page pdf)
- Research statement (1 page pdf)
- Curriculum vitae, including list of publications and name of 
- Link to website or online portfolio of creative work, multimedia 
projects, or research projects (optional)
- List of 3 professional references w/contact information (email and 
phone number).

Send the document above to Moving Stories' Project Manager, "Nasim 
Jahangiri" [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>, and Pr. Pasquier 
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*Benefits to applicants:*
- Work in an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary research team 
with strong connections between technology and embodied experience.
- Receive weekly mentorship towards a research career.
- Vancouver is a beautiful city situated between the ocean and mountains 
with easy access to year-round outdoor activities and cultural 

-- Simon Fraser University is a unique university spread over three 
campuses with many strong connections to local video and gaming industries.
- Position could begin any time after September 1st, 2014.

Flexibility in starting date.
- Health insurance through Simon Fraser University.
Philippe Pasquier
Associate Professor, Graduate Program Chair,
School of Interactive Arts and Technology,
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies,
Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology,
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.
Mobile: +1 778-989-1240
Phone: +1 778-782-8546
Email: [log in to unmask]     | Skype: pasquierphilippe |


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