Fully Funded PhD position in Human-Computer Interaction at Lancaster University.

I am looking for a new PhD student in Human-Computer Interaction with a focus on IoT/multi-device Interaction, Collaborative Augmented Reality, or Physical Data Visualisations.

We have some defined projects available (see below) but are open for project proposals within the scope of:

  1. Multi-device or Cross-device interaction techniques, toolkits, systems and applications
  2. Augmented Reality systems, tracking, and interaction techniques
  3. Human-data interaction, physical data visualisations, in-the-wild deployment of physical data installations

⏱Application deadline: June 28th, 2019

📅Start date: between October 2019 and January 2020.

If you are interested in doing doctoral research in the area of human-computer interaction and physical computing, contact me directly to discuss opportunities and how to apply using the official application procedure.

“Multi-user collocated interaction in Augmented/Mixed Reality”

This project will explore how to enable and support seamless multi-person augmented reality environments that facilitate and foster ad hoc collaborations. The candidate will study new technical solutions to multi-user augmented reality, and study foundational interaction techniques and applications for collocated interaction in AR that can be applied to in various environments. There will be opportunities to intern and collaborate with industry and healthcare partners.

Profile and requirements:

  • Degree in Computer Science or Engineering (first degree or GPA equivalent)
  • Academic excellence and interest in HCI and UbiComp research domains.
  • Strong interest or experience in Augmented or Virtual Reality on wearable and mobile devices).
  • Experience in programming and designing 3D environments (e.g., Unity or Unreal engine, 3D max, Maya,…).
  • Strong design and programming skills as you will be required to build high-fidelity prototypes

“Augmented Factories: Using IoT Technology to improve Factory Safety”

This project explores how Internet-of-Things technology such as sensors, actuators, projection systems, and other ‘smart’ technologies can be leveraged to make factories more dynamic and safe. The candidate will study new industrial smart space technology and evaluate them in both ‘living lab’ conditions and testbeds. This project is in close collaboration with several industry partners and the candidate will have the opportunity to intern with our industrial partner.

Profile and requirements:

  • Degree in Computer Science or Engineering (first degree or GPA equivalent)
  • Academic excellence and interest in HCI and UbiComp research domains.
  • Strong programming and development skills in IoT technology.
  • Experience with projection-based technology (projection mapping) and Ubicomp environments.
  • Overall strong design and programming skills as you will be required to build high-fidelity prototypes that will be tested both in the lab and real-world environments.