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Adalberto Simeone <[log in to unmask]>
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The Artificial Realities and Interactive Ambients (ARIA, team is a new initiative within the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research group at the Department of Computer Science of KU Leuven. Our goal is to start a new Virtual Reality research team in the heart of Europe, at one of Europe's best universities (48th position in THE World University Rankings).

# Project #

We have an opening available for a PhD research project. The project will explore the evaluation of the technologies of tomorrow, today, through the simulation of Virtual Reality scenarios. The candidate will contribute in exploring this direction through the development of interactive VR systems, and the validation of evaluation methodologies and research through design practices in the context of Virtual Reality.

# Profile #

Candidates should have a Master's Degree in Computer Science or related fields, with a strong interest in Virtual Reality, Human-Computer Interaction, and/or design research. You will have demonstrable experience of programming 3D interactive systems and hardware prototyping. Demonstrable knowledge of the main 3D Engines (e.g., Unity and Unreal) is preferred. Knowledge of hardware frameworks (e.g., Arduino) and experience with 3D modelling will be an advantage but is not required. You will also have an excellent knowledge of both written and spoken English.

# Offer #

This position is available immediately at the Arenberg campus of the KU Leuven. You will join an international work environment with the ambition of kickstarting a new VR research team at the centre of Europe. The position is fully funded for the first two years (in Belgium a PhD requires up to four years) with the option of extending it to four years, subject to a positive evaluation.

# How to apply #

In order to apply please prepare and submit the following information:

1. An academic Curriculum Vitae, including a list of your publications (if any), and at least one letter of recommendation.

2. A covering letter stating your research interests and how they relate to this project. Give details of any related research experiences you have been part of (e.g. master thesis, publications, internships).

3. A short video (or a link) of a 3D application, game or other related artefact you created even if not strictly related to a research project (optional, but strongly encouraged).

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Adalberto Simeone, tel.: +32 16 37 71 59, mail: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. Please quote "PhD position" in the subject.

You can apply for this job no later than March 01, 2019 via the online application tool at

KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

Adalberto L. Simeone
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
KU Leuven
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