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Xiangshi Ren <[log in to unmask]>
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Xiangshi Ren <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 24 Aug 2012 21:47:24 +0900
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The Ren Lab at Kochi University of Technology are looking for PhD students

The project is eligible for Kochi University of University PhD Special
Scholarship Program (SSP). The scholarship covers tuition fees and a
stipend of 1,200,000 JP Yen per annum for three years.

The deadline is September 18, 2012 for April 2013 Enrollment or
October 2013 Enrollment.

To apply and for further information on the Special Scholarship
Program (SSP), please find at here:
http://www.kochi-tech.ac.jp/kut_E/graduate/admission.html

This project aims to carry out Development and Generation of Next
Generation User Interfaces in topics including user interface design,
natural user interface, mobile user interface, game user interface,
gesture/touch (pen and/or finger) input, and the modeling of human
performance, with consideration not only to normal people but also age
and disability issues.

The applicant must have a master degree in computer science or a
related subject, an outstanding track record in computer science,
information Technology and/or HCI.  The applicant should demonstrate
outstanding academic performance (e.g. good programming skills, strong
knowledge of math and statistics, interaction technologies e.g.
Microsoft Kinect, eye tracking system, smartphones, etc.), research
ability, communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated
ability to work as part of a team as well as independently in the lab.
The applicant must have strong ability in the English language
(Japanese is a plus, but not essential).

The successful SSP (Special Scholarship Program) students will have
opportunities to be involved in collaborative research projects, e.g.
with Microsoft Research, Google Research, and other institutions or
oversea universities. All SSP students who want to obtain Ph.D.
degrees must pass a preliminary examination (at the end of the second
academic year) and a final doctoral examination in a public hearing
(at the end of the third academic year). To pass these examinations,
SSP students must publish excellent research papers in top-tier class
international conferences and/or international journals/ transactions
in the field of HCI.

The Ren Lab can be found at xrenlab.com

For further information on any of the above projects please contact
Prof. Xiangshi Ren ([log in to unmask])

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