The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education.
The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Life Sciences and Medicine. Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in.
The University of Luxembourg invites applications to the following vacancy in the Department of Computer Science (https://dcs.uni.lu) within its Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine.
The successful candidate will be part of the Collaborative and Socio-Technical Systems group (COaST), which operates the VR/AR Lab (https://vrarlab.uni.lu) with cutting-edge technology for immersive experiences. Working under Dr. Jean Botev's supervision, the candidate will engage in research within the context of the multi-disciplinary European project ChronoPilot. The H2020-funded project involves a consortium of five partner universities and focuses on controlling human time perception through stimuli delivered via mediated-reality technologies.
Although time can be measured objectively, human time perception is remarkably subjective and influenced by individual motivations, cognitive states, and social factors. In stressful conditions, we often experience a lack of time. In contrast, in more relaxing circumstances, we might lose track of time. Based on fundamental knowledge from psychology and cognitive science, ChronoPilot aims at developing a prototype technology to extend or compress human subjective time adaptively and whenever required. Mediated-reality approaches such as virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) have enormous potential for presenting the users with visual, auditory, and haptic stimulation patterns that directly or indirectly influence their subjective time. Going beyond individual settings, ChronoPilot will also investigate how to coordinate time plasticity in collaborative environments where one group member's actions affect the other members' perception. Different scenarios, where humans alone or humans and robots have to collaborate in realistic and virtual environments, will validate the research.
The improved understanding of the psychology of time perception and the complementing technological means to modulate time can have a profound impact on both technology and society. Time will no longer constitute a passive, constant and immutable factor; instead, it will be a novel focal point around which future socio-technical approaches related to human-human and human-machine interaction revolve.
The candidate’s tasks include:
Applications written in English should be submitted online and include:
Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.
The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.
|Title||Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in Computer Science|
|Employer||University of Luxembourg|
|Job location||6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, L-1359 Luxembourg|
|Published||September 23, 2021|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Computing in Social science, Arts and Humanities,   Human-computer Interaction,   Programming Languages,   Computational Sciences  |