PhD in Multimodal Feedback for Touch Input

  • Full Time
  • Suceava, Romania
  • No. of Vacancy: 1

Applications are invited for an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position of EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (H2020-MSCA-ITN) in the Machine Intelligence and Information Visualization Laboratory of the MANSiD Research Center at the University Stefan cel Mare of Suceava, Romania. The position is full-time (40 hours/week) for a fixed term of 3 years starting on January 1, 2021 and the successful candidate is expected to enroll in PhD studies at the University Stefan cel Mare of Suceava, Romania on the topic “Designing and Engineering Multimodal Feedback to Augment the User Experience of Touch Input” under the supervision of Prof. Radu-Daniel Vatavu.

Full Job Description: 

Within the framework of the MULTITOUCH project, the candidate will design, engineer, and evaluate prototypes and applications for multimodal haptic feedback, including:

  • Review the state-of-the-art of the application potential of mixed tactile, visual, and auditory stimuli for enhancing the User Experience (UX) of touch input on a variety of devices
  • Design, engineer, and evaluate multimodal feedback for practical prototypes and applications and conduct user studies and controlled experiments. Examples of applications for multimodal feedback and gesture input include: assistive technology for people with visual impairments, gesture-based recognition and interaction in Virtual Reality, inside-the-vehicle interaction and automotive applications, among others.
  • Participate in the activities of the MULTITOUCH project, including: attending to training, courses, workshops, collaborating with the network partners, and undertaking secondments at the MULTITOUCH partner organizations.
  • Produce written outputs as required during the PhD studies and contribute to the dissemination activities planned for the MULTITOUCH project, including dissemination and attendance at top-tier scientific events.
  • Present regular progress reports in accordance with the MULTITOUCH program of research.
  • Participate in secondments at an industrial partner (HAP2U France, a leader in haptics technology) and collaborate with the industrial partner to implement new user interfaces for eyes-free interaction.

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