Department: Chair of Computer Graphics and Visualization
Description: At Institute of Software and Multimedia Technology the Chair of Computer Graphics and Visualisation invites applications for a fully funded Research Fellow (Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L) The position is to be filled as soon as possible and will be offered until 31.03.2019. The period of employment is governed by § 2 Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG).
The position offers the chance for further academic qualification (e.g. PhD).
Tasks: The position is part of the interdisciplinary research project “fast haptic”. The main task of the project is the development of a novel display which combines a 3d display and a tactile display. With this new display it will be possible to see virtual objects stereoscopically and at the same time feel them with the fingers. The task of our Chair is to develop a tracking approach for hands and fingers. For this, different sensors will be combined in a way to maximize precision close to the tactile display. Within your work you will design, build and calibrate the sensor setup. Furthermore, you will implement a tracking method that exploits fused sensor data.
Requirements: Excellent university degree (Master or equivalent) in the field of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics or similar fields; ability to work independently and target-oriented in a team; high commitment, fluent in English language to write excellent papers and to participate in international conferences; interest in practice-oriented and interdisciplinary cooperation with partners.
Knowledge in usage and calibration of sensors as well as in the implementation with C++ and of GPUs is advantageous.
We offer: A diversified, topical and challenging research position with your own scope for design in an interdisciplinary team of young researchers; participation in conferences for research exchange; excellent contacts to partners from research and industry; independent organization of your research work.
Application Instructions: Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.
Applications including CV, a short summary of Master thesis and a statement of research interest should be sent until 2nd of May 2016 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) as single pdf-document via e-mail in an electronically signed and encrypted form to
Fakultät Informatik, Institut für Software- und Multimediatechnik, Professur für Computergraphik und Visualisierung, Herrn Prof. Dr. Stefan Gumhold,
Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.