[Ieee_vis_open_positions] PhD Position in Information Visualization at TU Graz

Tobias Schreck tobias.schreck at cgv.tugraz.at
Tue Apr 27 22:20:02 CEST 2021

PhD Position in Visualization of Health Information
  at Graz University of Technology for 3 Years

We are looking for a motivated researcher on the PhD student level to 
join the Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization at 
Graz University of Technology, Austria, in the area of Information 
Visualization. The position is within the new Austrian Science Fund 
(FWF) research group Human-Centered Interactive Adaptive Visual 
Approaches in High-Quality Health Information. In collaboration with 
researchers in Medicine and Psychology, we will research new approaches 
for visualization of consumer health information, which can adapt to 
user profiles and information need. The position is available for 
initially three years and with the possibility to develop a PhD thesis 
in Computer Science at Graz University of Technology.

Research Context

Consumer health information systems (CHIS) are indispensable in the 
modern healthcare system and fulfill many functions. Current CHIS, 
however, are often static and do not adjust to individual information 
needs, preferences and abilities  of consumers. In this project we will 
research foundations, applications and evaluation of a new class of 
adaptive, interactive visual health information systems, called A+CHIS. 
The novelty of our project lies in introducing multi-dimensional 
adaptivity to the information presentation to users, aiming at a better 
personal understanding of the meaning of the provided medical content in 
visual form. The new A+CHIS will adapt the kind of information, its 
level of detail, and the form of visual presentation to the individual 
user context.

Applicant Profile

A master degree in computer science, information systems, information 
science, telematics, mathematics, or related studies is required. One or 
more of the following skills are desired: Knowledge in computer 
graphics, information visualization, information retrieval, data bases, 
interactive systems, or data analysis. Practical skills in a current 
programming language (e.g., Java, C#, Python, Web-based development) are 
required. Interest to work in a collaborative research environment with 
project partners in Medicine and Psychology is expected.

Position Details and Working Environment

The position is available for initially three years, starting in June 
2021 or later. The opportunity to develop a Ph.D. thesis with the 
Doctoral School of Computer Science at Graz University of Technology is 
provided. The full-time gross salary for this position is, depending on 
the employment level, up to 2.971,50 Euro per month (14 times a year), 
and includes social insurance.
Our institute offers a creative working atmosphere in a motivated, 
cooperative, and technically very well equipped environment. We offer 
excellent professional and personal development possibilities. Our 
institute is part of the Visual Computing research cluster in Graz, 
offering an excellent scientific environment at large. The city of Graz 
and its surroundings 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, 
tobias.schreck at cgv.tugraz.at, or by postal mail to the 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.

Prof. Dr. Tobias Schreck
Graz University of Technology
Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization
Inffeldgasse 16c II, Room 134
A-8010 Graz, Austria
Phone: +43 316 873 5403, Fax: +43 316 873 105403
Mail: tobias.schreck at cgv.tugraz.at
Web: https://www.cgv.tugraz.at/schreck/

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