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*[Apologies for cross-posting]*

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) provides opportunities
for young pre- and post-doctoral researchers from North America and Europe
to receive an orientation on Japanese culture and research systems and to
pursue research under the guidance of host researchers at Japanese
universities and research institutes over a period of two months during the
summer (mid-June to mid-August 2019).

The detailed advertisement is in https://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-summer/

We are seeking applications from Ph.D. students and/or postdocs who are
already enrolled at the US and Europen universities and want to spend 2
months (mid-June to mid-August 2019) in Japan with the full scholarships as
well as their research areas are aligned with specific topics in the HCI area,
such as Ageing and Accessibility, User Experience and Usability, Games and
Play, Interaction techniques, Devices and Modalities. We aim to:

   - Designing multimodal text entry techniques
   - Computational User Interface Design
   - Designing Intelligent UIs to improve the Learnability of Mobile Devices
   - Designing interactive systems on smartphone, smartwatches, AR and VR
   - Understanding Cultural Effect of Older Adults’ New Technology Adoption

Successful applicants will join our newly founded HCI Lab in the Graduate
School of Library, Information and Media Science at the University of
Tsukuba which is about 70 km northeast of central Tokyo.

If anyone is interested in this short-term position, please send an email
with a short research plan (to be pursued while staying in Japan)  to
[log in to unmask] on or before *December 10, 2018*.

*Graduate School of Library, Information and Media
Science, University of Tsukuba*
Information networks play an increasingly vital role in the circulation and
use of knowledge and information, to which traditional books, materials,
and academic literature have made a massive contribution. The importance of
information in multimedia form continues to grow. While information
networks have become similar to a huge library, we should develop new
library functions that allow us to manage and utilize information
resources. In response to this need, we conduct interdisciplinary research
on information and media studies.

The University of Tsukuba, a national research university, offers an
academic and international environment for students. The Graduate School of
Library, Information and Media Studies (GSLIMS) provides an
interdisciplinary environment for the study of the library, information and
media sciences. GSLIMS is a member of iSchools, a global consortium of
research-oriented information schools, and is also a member of CiSAP, a
consortium of information schools in the Asia-Pacific area.

For any informal question or concern, feel free to contact at
[log in to unmask]

Sayan Sarcar
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Library, Information, and Media Science
University of Tsukuba, Japan
https://sayansarcar.github.io/

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