The HCI/Fabrication group at Hasselt University/Expertise Centre for Digital Media conducts research in human-computer interaction focusing on digital fabrication, physical computing, and interactive systems research. We work on various topics including novel fabrication techniques and workflows for e.g. flexible and stretchable electronics, software design tools, and hardware toolkits, and human-robot interaction. We aim at high impact projects and publish in top-tier technical venues of HCI, including ACM CHI and ACM UIST, and valorize work via spinoffs and licenses. Our group consists of researchers of various nationalities and is highly interdisciplinary. Therefore, projects often cross the boundaries of several domains, including computer science, design, and engineering. We have an open PhD position and research internships within our group. The topic of the PhD will be discussed together with the candidate but will be aligned with the research focus of the group. As our group conducts technical research in HCI, strong technical skills are required and a specialization in HCI is desired. Candidates have to be highly motivated, be able to adopt new skills quickly, and have an independent work style.
- The candidate has (or will have in the near future) a master degree in computer science, civil engineering, or equivalent. A specialization in human-computer interaction is a plus.
- Candidates have strong technical software and/or hardware skills. Having both is a plus.
- Candidates have a strong interest in HCI research and can work independently as well as in teams.
Fully-funded PhD position for a period of 2+2years. A positive evaluation is needed after two years to start the next period. Candidates get the opportunity and are encouraged to do at least one international internship during the PhD.
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