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Oskar Juhlin <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 4 Apr 2012 17:03:26 +0200
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*The Mobile Life VINNExcellence Centre at Stockholm University is 
announcing a PhD-doctoral position in Computer and Systems Sciences with 
specialization in “Video interaction and consumer-oriented Internet of 
Things services”.*

Deadline for application: April 30, 2012.

*Research area: *The PhD student, with competence in visualization and 
interactive multimedia, will contribute in design oriented research, 
that combines emergent mobile technologies for video interaction with 
the advances in the Internet-of-Things in order to generate 
consumer-oriented applications. Using sensor networks, cameras, 
microphones and mobile phones, we build and study systems that support 
sharing nature experiences online and display them in homes in urban areas.

*About the doctoral position and requirements: *The Department of 
Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) belongs to Stockholm University and 
is located in one of the world's leading ICT clusters, Kista, just 
outside Stockholm, Sweden. The department conducts research and 
education in different areas of computer and systems sciences, and has 
about 200 employees.

The Mobile Life VINN Excellence Centre at Stockholm University with SICS 
and KTH as strategically important research partners, is located in 
Kista outside Stockholm, Sweden. The Centre started in 2007 and has 
grown to be about 50 researchers, exploring experiential, leisure and 
playful mobile and ubiquitous interactions, also in collaboration with 
Nokia Research, Ericsson Research, Microsoft Research and IKEA.

The announced doctoral position requires that the applicants can be 
admitted to the doctoral program in Computer and Systems Sciences. Both 
general and specific academic entry requirements must be met. See 
detailed information about the postion here 
and general  information on postgraduate studies at 

The doctoral position involves four years of full-time studies (240 
ECTS), leading to a doctoral degree in Computer and Systems Sciences at 
Stockholm University. One year is financed by doctoral grant and three 
years by doctoral studentship. The position may involve 
administration/teaching duties up to 20% of full time; such an 
arrangement gives that the position is prolonged corresponding to the 
time of administration/ teaching work. The doctoral position requires 
good English skills.

Selection criteria in judging the applicants are:

  *       Independence in analyzing and structuring previous work,
  *       Formulation of problem and cogency in previous work,
  *       Proven ability to adhere to prescribed timetables,
  *       Competence in visualization and interactive multimedia
  *       Methodological and scientific maturity, and
  *       Good abilities in communication and cooperation.

The applicants will be ranked according to the above criteria. Based on 
the ranking results, a number of applicants will be contacted. The 
decision on admission will be made by a departmental committee. 
Stockholm university strives to achieve an even gender distribution 
among doctoral students, and women in particular are encouraged to apply.

To the application should be attached:

  *       Brief description outlining the applicant’s interest in the
    doctoral position.
  *       Attested curriculum vitae (CV).
  *       Attested copy of degree certificate and listing of completed
  *       List of publications, including theses and project reports.
  *       Copy of Master´s thesis or equivalent academic publication and
    copies of items from the above list of publications.
  *       Two references, including brief statements of how they relate
    to you, their phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
  *       Other qualifications that the applicant wishes to present as a
    basis for admittance.

More information


Professor Oskar Juhlin, DSV Stockholm University

Senior research leader at Mobile Life VINN Excellence Centre, Stockholm

Phone +46 703793964

Please check out my book "Social media on the road - The future of car 
based computing 
Springer Verlag, 2010

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