*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
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
* 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.
Professor Oskar Juhlin, DSV Stockholm University
Senior research leader at Mobile Life VINN Excellence Centre, Stockholm
Phone +46 703793964
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