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Lynne Baillie <[log in to unmask]>
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Lynne Baillie <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 7 Nov 2017 14:47:33 +0000
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*Heriot-Watt University is seeking applicants for Doctoral Training
Partnerships (DTP) scholarships or James Watt Scholarships on ICT-Robotic
Interactive Technology for Healthy Ageing and Assisted Living*
*Requirements*

All applicants must have or expect to have a 1st class Honours degree or
Masters Degree in Computer Science by Autumn 2018.  Selection will be based
on academic excellence and research potential, and all short-listed
applicants will be interviewed (in person or by Skype).
*Scholarships*

Heriot-Watt University has available Doctoral Training Partnerships and
James Watt Scholarships in the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
for 2018. The James Watt scholarships will provide full fees and stipend
for 3 years from Autumn 2018, whilst the DTPs provide full fees and stipend
for 3.5 years. DTP’s are only open to UK/EU applicants. For James Watt
Scholarship students, the annual stipend will be £15k and full fees will be
paid, for 3 years, whilst for DTP Scholarship students, the annual stipend
will be £14,296 and full fees will be paid, for 3.5 years
*PhD ICT-Robotic Interactive Technology for Healthy Ageing and Assisted
Living*

These PhD projects will contribute to the development of innovative,
engaging, sustainable, affordable and scalable ICT-Robotic solutions to
address the national priority of caring for frail elderly people and the
urgent problem caused by the predicted steeply rising costs and strains of
healthcare provision and services. The work will involve establishing
realistic requirements through data gathering and interpretation activities
to ensure that the technology is designed to deliver maximum impact by
making the right transformation in relation to existing care
models/processes. To this end, the research will avail of a new
state-of-the-art laboratory situated in the Heriot-Watt campus in
Edinburgh. The laboratory provides a ‘Living Lab’ home environment where
roboticists and computer scientists, and also health experts,
psychologists, and sociologists, can work alongside people with assisted
living needs and those supporting them, to co-design and test innovative
solutions for healthy ageing and assisted living.

The student will be supervised Lynne Baillie of the School of Mathematical
and Computer Sciences (MACS) and Mauro Dragone of the Institute of Sensors,
Signals, and Systems (ISSS) based at the School of Engineering and Physical
Sciences (EPS) at Heriot-Watt University. Heriot-Watt University is
recognised as one of the leading UK research institutes in general
engineering as per the Research Excellence Framework (REF) results of 2014
(ranked 1st). The Human Robotic Interaction (HRI) research group in CS is
one of the leading research groups in the UK in this area.

ISSS and MACS are part of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics. The Centre
harnesses the potential of 30 world leading investigators from 12 cross
disciplinary research groups and Institutes across *Heriot-Watt University* and
the* University of Edinburgh. *The research and training focus is on the
broad classes of physical and cognitive interactions between robots,
people, environments and autonomous systems.
*Applying (Application Deadline: 30th November 2017)*

To apply for a studentship, candidates should send an inquiry email to
Lynne Baillie ([log in to unmask]) or Mauro Dragone ([log in to unmask]) or
if they wish to find out more about the position and discuss project ideas
before applying.

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