[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Full-time PhD Position in Immersive Data Visualization

Tobias Schreck tobias.schreck at cgv.tugraz.at
Mon Feb 19 09:24:16 CET 2018

Full-time PhD Position in
Immersive Data Visualization

We are looking for a motivated researcher on the PhD student level for a 
new three year project at the Institute of Computer Graphics and 
Knowledge Visualization at Graz University of Technology. In context of 
a newly approved collaborative research project funded by the Austrian 
Research Promotion Agency FFG, the candidate will develop new approaches 
for interactive data visualization using immersive and virtual reality 
techniques, including the latest generation of head-mounted VR displays. 
The position is available for three years with the possibility to 
develop a PhD thesis in Computer Science at TU Graz.

Research Context

Recent advances in virtual reality and immersive display techniques have 
sparked new interest in application of these techniques for industrial 
data visualization and analysis problems. Virtual reality displays allow 
effective inspection and analysis of spatial and geometric data in many 
important application domains, including computer-aided design and 
spatial data analysis. In cooperation with a renowned research partner 
from the automotive industry, the project aims to develop novel methods 
to effectively integrate the visualization of 3D data, e.g., CAD 
objects, with non-3D data such as time-dependent or multidimensional 
measurement data in an immersive visualization environment. The project 
includes research on new techniques for data visualization, user 
interaction, and data analysis in immersive environments, applied and 
evaluated in relevant real use cases.

Applicant Profile

A master degree in computer science, information systems, information 
science, mechatronics, telematics, mathematics, or related studies is 
required. One or more of the following skills are sought: Knowledge in 
computer graphics, virtual reality technologies, data visualization, 
game engines, or interactive systems. Practical skills in a current 
programming environment (e.g., C++, C\#, Java, Python, etc.) are 
required. An interest to work on applied research questions in a 
collaborative research environment is expected.

Position Details and Working Environment

The position is available for three years, starting in spring 2018. The 
opportunity to develop a Ph.D. thesis with the Doctoral School for 
Computer Science at TU Graz is provided.   The full-time gross salary 
for this position is at least 2.794,60 Euro per month (14 times a year) 
and includes full social insurance.

Our research group offers a creative working atmosphere in a motivated, 
cooperative, and technically very well equipped environment. We offer 
excellent professional and personal development possibilities. The 
research position supports both scientific and applied training of the 
researcher and hence, provides an excellent basis for a future career in 
interactive data visualization in an industrial context. Our institute 
is part of the Visual Computing research cluster in Graz, offering an 
excellent scientific environment at large. The city of Graz and the 
Austrian state of Styria offer exceptional quality of living.

How to Apply

Please send your application (including a letter of motivation, CV and 
supporting documents) via email to: tobias.schreck at cgv.tugraz.at, or by 
postal mail to Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge 
Visualization, Prof.  Dr. Tobias Schreck, Inffeldgasse 16c, 8010 Graz, 
Austria, phone: +43 316 873 5403. Information on our institute is 
available at http://www.cgv.tugraz.at/. Please contact Tobias Schreck 
for any questions. This position is available until filled.

Univ.Prof. Dr. Tobias Schreck
Graz University of Technology
Inst. of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization
Inffeldgasse 16c
A-8010 Graz, Austria
Phone: +43 (0) 316 873 5403, Fax: +43 (0) 316 873 105403
Mail: tobias.schreck at cgv.tugraz.at
Web: http://www.cgv.tugraz.at/

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