PhD Studentships, City University London

Closing date: 2nd March 2009

City University London is inviting applications for 10 full-time, 
three-year PhD studentships.  Applications are welcome from candidates
wishing to undertake research in any of the University's academic
areas including Human-Computer Interaction and will be awarded on a 
competitive basis.  Each studentship will provide a three-year tutition
fee waiver and a bursary of 14,000 pounds per annum.

Whilst applications to undertake research in any area of HCI are
welcome, applications in the following areas are of particular

- Theories and empirical studies of collaborative work in healthcare and
  other socio-technical systems
- Social aspects of computing, e.g. studying and modeling human behaviour
  in 3D virtual worlds and computer games (such as SecondLife and World of
- HCI and Information Seeking: designing systems to help users find
  information more easily (search engines and digital libraries)
- Mobile HCI: design and evaluation of novel interactions using mobile
  devices and services
- Technology-enhanced learning and usability; fun and engagement with
  learning technologies
- Usability and user experience; evaluating use and usability off the
- Creativity in design

HCI research at City University London is located within the Centre 
for HCI Design (HCID), in the School of Informatics.  HCID is a leader
in HCI and Requirements research with a strong record of journal and
conference publications.  More information about our work can be found at

Informal enquiries about HCI studentship applications should be directed
to Stephanie Wilson ([log in to unmask]); completed applications should
be sent to Robin Syred [log in to unmask] by the deadline of the 2nd
March 2009.

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