University of Sussex Funded PhD position in Wearable Technologies and Ubiquitous Computing, UK

University of Sussex


Deadline:

December 17, 2015

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University of Sussex Funded PhD position in Wearable Technologies and Ubiquitous Computing

The Wearable Technologies Laboratory (Dr. Daniel Roggen, http://www.sussex.ac.uk/strc/research/wearable), part of the Sensor Technology Research Centre at the University of Sussex (UK), is looking for candidates for a PhD in the field of Wearable/Mobile/Ubiquitous Computing and Activity/Context Recognition.

As wearables become accepted by the general public, there is a tremendous potential to use them as smart assistive devices that can react to specific user activities, contexts and needs. Developments in flexible electronics also opens up new possibilities for wearables and implantables.

Several PhD research projects are available; the interested candidate must indicate preference for one of the following research topics:

1. Open-ended activity and context awareness in wearable computing

2. Wearable technologies and applications

3. Low-power contextual awareness in flexible wearable electronics

For more details on these projects, see http://www.sussex.ac.uk/strc/research/wearable/positions

The selected candidate will join an interdisciplinary research centre with state of the art computing and electronics facilities and a wide range of technologies at hand: augmented reality glasses, smartwatches, novel sensor technologies, ad-hoc sensor nodes, etc.

Depending on the project, some of the research areas you may come in contact during your PhD include signal processing, applied machine learning, data mining, big data, cloud services, crowd-sourcing, sensor technologies, mobile/embedded programming, human-computer interaction, circuit design, etc.

Award amount

£14,057 tax free stipend plus a fee waiver to the UK/EU amount

Eligibility

Ideal candidates have master's degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or equivalent. They have a very strong interest in research and outstanding technical skills. They have a passion to contribute to the development of next generation wearable systems, and a strong interest in research at the crossroads of signal processing and machine learning, embedded systems, sensor technologies and their applications. They should be committed to publish research results and to obtain a doctoral degree. Additionally, we expect mastery of written and spoken English, self-motivation, an inquiring mind, be able to work independently and in an interdisciplinary environment.

Application procedure

Prior to applying, contact Dr. Daniel Roggen (daniel.roggen@ieee.org), under whom you would carry your PhD research, for an informal discussion.

Afterwards, Applications must be submitted via the University of Sussex Postgraduate Admissions System at http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/applying/2015entry. Applicants should select the Engineering PhD.

Please indicate on the application that you wish to be supervised by Dr. Daniel Roggen and mention which project you are interested in. Applicants should provide a statement outlining your particular interest in the project for projects 1&3; for project 2 a research proposal is requested.

Timetable

The deadline for applications is December 17th.

The positions are to be filled by December 31st.

Further information

More details on the project: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/strc/research/wearable/positions

More information about the Sensor Technology Research Centre: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/strc

More information about the Wearable Technologies Lab: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/strc/research/wearable

Contact details

Prior to applying, contact Dr. Daniel Roggen (daniel.roggen@ieee.org), under whom you would carry your PhD research, for an informal discussion.



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Publish Date
December 02, 2015
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