[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Seeking strong PhD students - Visualization @ GT

John Stasko john.stasko at cc.gatech.edu
Mon Nov 24 15:23:20 CET 2014

At Georgia Tech, we're seeking PhD candidates wishing to study data 
visualization via a variety of disciplines <http://vis.gatech.edu>. Our 
six faculty within Computing conduct research on a variety of related 
subtopics including information visualization, visual analytics, 
enterprise computing, data mining, network analysis and healthcare 
analytics, among others.  We offer two doctoral degrees: a PhD degree in 
Computer Science (CS) and a PhD in Human-Centered Computing (HCC) 

The CS PhD <http://www.cc.gatech.edu/future/doctoral/phdcs> is a 
relatively traditional computing-focused doctorate where students 
specialize in a particular area of computer science such as HCI or 
Computer Graphics. Students must pass a comprehensive exam in the area, 
take 3 courses outside CS for their minor, and complete a dissertation.

Georgia Tech founded the very first HCC degree program 
<http://www.ic.gatech.edu/future/phdhcc> in 2004, focusing on the 
intersection of computing and people - where computing includes not just 
computers but also different kinds of computational artifacts from games 
to mobile applications, from robots to bionics and mobile applications; 
and people includes not only individuals but also teams, organizations, 
societies and cultures.

The HCC Program values diversity in all its dimensions; our students 
have a broad range of backgrounds, coming from across the world and with 
a variety of different undergraduate degrees. The program's curriculum 
<http://www.ic.gatech.edu/future/phdhcc/program> is flexible, allowing 
considerable customizing based on individual
interests: three core courses, three specialization courses and three
minor courses.

In both programs, students receive tuition and a competitive
stipend during their studies; outstanding US students are additionally
eligible for the President's Fellowship ($5500 per year for four years).

Applications are due December 15; see 
<http://www.cc.gatech.edu/future/doctoral/phdcs/admissions> and 
<http://www.ic.gatech.edu/future/phdhcc> for additional program and 
application information.  PhD admissions are committee-driven and 
selected; individual faculty do not accept students.

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