PhD position AR/VR interactive techniques for education

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 26 Aug 2022

During the last years, distance learning has become ubiquitous. Nevertheless, mixed-reality in an educational scenario is still limited and under-explored due to many standing challenges, especially regarding interactivity.

This project is in collaboration with other universities and industry partners around Europe. It aims to shed light on the current issues and propose novel and exciting mixed-reality solutions for education.

Within the project's scope, we aim at developing novel interaction, navigation and visualization methods for mixed reality to allow for effective visual communication and improve the educational experience. A  more specific goal, for example, is to facilitate demonstrations and collaborative tasks. Some of the possible research directions within Computer Graphics and Visualization are non-photorealistic rendering and illustration techniques for AR/VR, gaze guidance, and camera and location management to enhance physical awareness.

The PhD candidate will be part of the exciting Computer Graphics and Visualization Group ([https://graphics.tudelft.nl/](https://graphics.tudelft.nl/)) and will have the possibility to collaborate in other related projects, such as mixed-reality in the medical and sports domains, as well as other Computer Graphics topics of interest.   

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in computer science or a closely related field;
  • Demonstrable background in computer graphics and/or computer vision;
  • Proficient communication and presentation skills in English (see https://www.tudelft.nl/onderwijs/opleidingen/phd/admission );
  • Experience with Python/C++ or a similar programming language;
  • Close familiarity with 3D graphics (transformations, projections, …).

Other useful skills and experience:

  • Familiarity with graphics pipelines such as OpenGL, DirectX and/or with frameworks such as Unity of Unreal;
  • Experience with development for VR/AR.

Doing a PhD at TU Delft requires English proficiency at a certain level to ensure that the candidate is able to communicate and interact well, participate in English-taught Doctoral Education courses, and write scientific articles and a final thesis. For more details please check the Graduate Schools Admission Requirements .

Doctoral candidates will be offered a 4-year period of employment in principle, but in the form of 2 employment contracts. An initial 1,5 year contract with an official go/no go progress assessment within 15 months. Followed by an additional contract for the remaining 2,5 years assuming everything goes well and performance requirements are met.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2443 per month in the first year to € 3122 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation.

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct ). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three disciplines - electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make future-proof. We are also working on a world in which humans and computers reinforce each other. We are mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. There is plenty of room here for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1,100 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Ricardo Marroquim , Assistant Professor, CGV.

For further information about the selection procedure, please contact Lauretta Ritchie , Management Assistant CGV group.

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before August 26, 2022 via the application button and upload the following:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Motivation letter (max. 1 page) - What makes you a good candidate (skill, experience)? What do you find interesting about the topic? What is your research vision? 
  • Full contact information of two referees (a reference letter may be requested at a later stage).
  • List of publications (if any) and/or other projects.
  • List of relevant university courses (Bachelor and Master) with grades.
  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

During the last years, distance learning has become ubiquitous. Nevertheless, mixed-reality in an educational scenario is still limited and under-explored due to many standing challenges, especially regarding interactivity.

This project is in collaboration with other universities and industry partners around Europe. It aims to shed light on the current issues and propose novel and exciting mixed-reality solutions for education.

Within the project's scope, we aim at developing novel interaction, navigation and visualization methods for mixed reality to allow for effective visual communication and improve the educational experience. A  more specific goal, for example, is to facilitate demonstrations and collaborative tasks. Some of the possible research directions within Computer Graphics and Visualization are non-photorealistic rendering and illustration techniques for AR/VR, gaze guidance, and camera and location management to enhance physical awareness.

The PhD candidate will be part of the exciting Computer Graphics and Visualization Group ([https://graphics.tudelft.nl/](https://graphics.tudelft.nl/)) and will have the possibility to collaborate in other related projects, such as mixed-reality in the medical and sports domains, as well as other Computer Graphics topics of interest.   

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in computer science or a closely related field;
  • Demonstrable background in computer graphics and/or computer vision;
  • Proficient communication and presentation skills in English (see https://www.tudelft.nl/onderwijs/opleidingen/phd/admission );
  • Experience with Python/C++ or a similar programming language;
  • Close familiarity with 3D graphics (transformations, projections, …).

Other useful skills and experience:

  • Familiarity with graphics pipelines such as OpenGL, DirectX and/or with frameworks such as Unity of Unreal;
  • Experience with development for VR/AR.

Doing a PhD at TU Delft requires English proficiency at a certain level to ensure that the candidate is able to communicate and interact well, participate in English-taught Doctoral Education courses, and write scientific articles and a final thesis. For more details please check the Graduate Schools Admission Requirements .

Doctoral candidates will be offered a 4-year period of employment in principle, but in the form of 2 employment contracts. An initial 1,5 year contract with an official go/no go progress assessment within 15 months. Followed by an additional contract for the remaining 2,5 years assuming everything goes well and performance requirements are met.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2443 per month in the first year to € 3122 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation.

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct ). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three disciplines - electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make future-proof. We are also working on a world in which humans and computers reinforce each other. We are mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. There is plenty of room here for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1,100 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Ricardo Marroquim , Assistant Professor, CGV.

For further information about the selection procedure, please contact Lauretta Ritchie , Management Assistant CGV group.

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before August 26, 2022 via the application button and upload the following:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Motivation letter (max. 1 page) - What makes you a good candidate (skill, experience)? What do you find interesting about the topic? What is your research vision? 
  • Full contact information of two referees (a reference letter may be requested at a later stage).
  • List of publications (if any) and/or other projects.
  • List of relevant university courses (Bachelor and Master) with grades.
  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

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