Fully-funded PhD Studentship – Computer Graphics and 3D Visualization

Applications are sought for a fully funded Research Studentship (PhD) in the School of Computing Science and Digital Media

Duration and Funding
The duration of project will be up to 36 months duration, commencing in August 2020. The studentship is funded by Robert Gordon University (RGU), Aberdeen and covers both tuition fees (at Home/EU or International level) and a tax-free stipend of £14,777 per annum.

Proposed Research
The primary aim of the proposed research will design and develop a multidisciplinary framework to aid communication, public engagement and informed decision making in tourism through the novel application of Computer Graphics and HCI technologies.

The PhD candidate will be required to investigate Computer Graphics techniques and technologies and Human Computer Interaction practice and bridge the gaps that exists across discipline boundaries. This project will work with data visualization, data capture (eg. Laser Scanning, photogrammetry & point clouds), and communication of the information through internet-based platforms.  The successful candidate will work with the supervisory team on data analysis and modeling both from the perspective of data analytics (eg. To identify features, or to explore what people were looking at), and also from the perspective of the non-expert user (i.e. the tourist).

A successful candidate would have a focus on the development of mechanisms to support communication, with part of the research analysis focused on user-perception and usability both in computer science and architecture. The project therefore carries advances in programming, and holds potential for outputs and development within the social sciences.

Key Skills
Applicants should have a very good Honors degree or a Masters at Distinction level in Computing Science or related discipline.

Essential Knowledge and Experience:

  • Computing knowledge on graphics & web
  • Familiar with HCI techniques
  • Experience on user centered design
  • 3D Graphic and user centered design knowledge at undergraduate level;
  • Web programming skills on HTML, PHP, Javascript, WebVR library etc.

Desirable requirements

  • Programming Skills on C++, Unity (or Unreal engine) and C# for Unity (or C++ for Unreal);
  • Android System Development;
  • Research skills;

Applicants should have good personal and communication skills, strong professionalism and integrity and be confident working on their own initiative.

Applications should be emailed to Kate Lines at csdm-researchadmin@rgu.ac.uk by 12 noon on Sunday, 31 May 2020. The applications should consist of a covering letter or personal statement of interest, and CV. Further information such as passport details or transcripts may be requested during the short-listing stage.

All technical enquiries should be addressed to Dr Yang Jiang, y.jiang2@rgu.ac.uk