Multimedia and Graphic Arts

PhD posts, starting September 2020

The last date to apply for postgraduate studies is Monday, 25 May 2020.

For applications, click  here

 

  • Two (2) posts in the following topics:

“Virtual Reality for Well -being”

Or

“VR for Well Being: Physical Well-Being (with smart monitoring)”

Or

“VR for Well Being: Social Well-Being”  

Candidates should possess:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and a postgraduate Degree of Master’s level* from accredited Universities in a relevant field (e.g. Interactive Media/ Computer Science/ Computer Engineering/ Neuroscience/ Psychology) with specialization in Virtual Reality or/and Biosignals measurements.
  • Excellent programming skills / excellent knowledge of  C/C++ programming language or/and excellent knowledge of a game engine (e.g. Unity)
  • Ability to work independently on research projects
  • Excellent knowledge of English language (spoken and written)
  • The following will be considered as additional qualifications:
  • experience in submitting research proposals and/or participation in research projects
  • very good knowledge of a 3D modelling software
  • experience in experimental research
  • good knowledge of  statistical analysis

* In cases where the candidate demonstrates EXCEPTIONAL academic performance; holding a postgraduate degree may not be a restrict requirement to apply for this position. (Even though it is highly recommended)

 For this position, applications are accepted only for full time studies.

The successful candidate(s) will be affiliated with the research lab of Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, Microsoft Computer Games and Emerging Technologies (GET Lab – http://www.getlab.org) and will take part in the research activities of the lab.

The successful candidate(s) may be assigned teaching-related duties, with appropriate reimbursement, at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, based on the needs of department per academic year or/and research responsibilities at GET Lab.

Successful candidates with excellent academic qualifications may be hired as researchers at research projects that GET Lab is involved.

Research Advisor: Despina Michael-Grigoriou, Assistant Professor, despina.michael@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post in the topic “Technology Performance”

This post involves multidisciplinary research in areas related to Digital Performance and more
specifically: Technologies for Theatre and Dance, Interactive Narratives, Digital
Scenography, New Media and Mixed Reality.

Candidates should possess:

  • Postgraduate Degree of Master’s level from accredited Universities and a strong interest in technology and/or stage performance/exhibition/installation.
  • Ability to organize and carry out research work independently.
  • Very good knowledge of English language.
  • Prior experience in research activities (i.e. publication record, submitting research proposals, participating in research programs) will be considered as an additional qualification.

The successful candidate will be assigned to the newly formed “Digital Performance Lab”. In parallel with his/her study the successful candidate may be employed in currently active research programs and will be assigned teaching-related duties at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts with appropriate reimbursement.

Research Advisor:  Doros Polydorou, Assistant Professor, doros.polydorou@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) posts in the topic “Mixed Reality for Digital Performance”

This post involves multidisciplinary research in areas related to Digital Performance and more specifically: Augmented and Virtual Reality for stage performance or exhibitions.

Candidates should possess:

  • Postgraduate Degree of Master’s level from accredited Universities in Computer Science, Multimedia or a related field with an interest in stage performance/exhibitions/installations
  • Ability to organize and carry out research work independently.
  • Very good knowledge of English language.
  • Prior experience in research activities (i.e. publication record, submitting research proposals, participating in research programs) will be considered as an additional qualification.

The successful candidate will be assigned to the newly formed “Digital Performance Lab”. In parallel with his/her study the successful candidate may be employed in currently active research programs and will be assigned teaching-related duties at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts with appropriate reimbursement.

Research Advisor:  Doros Polydorou, Assistant Professor, doros.polydorou@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post in the following topic “Virtual Reality Fitness”

This post involves multidisciplinary research in areas related to virtual/mixed reality and its application fitness industry.

Candidates should possess:

  • Postgraduate Degree of Master’s level from accredited Universities in relevant course (e.g. Computer Science, Multimedia, HCI) and a strong interest in immersive technologies and fitness.
  • Ability to organize and carry out research work independently.
  • Very good knowledge of English language.
  • Prior experience in research activities (i.e. publication record, submitting research proposals, participating in research programs) will be considered as an additional qualification.

The successful candidate will be assigned to the newly formed “Digital Performance Lab”. In parallel with his/her study the successful candidate may be employed in currently active research programs and will be assigned teaching-related duties at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts with appropriate reimbursement.

Research Advisor:  Doros Polydorou, Assistant Professor, doros.polydorou@cut.ac.cy

 

  • Two (2) posts in the topic “Sound Art”

This post involves practice-based and multidisciplinary research in areas related to Experimental Sound Art, Sound Installation, Sound Studies, and soundscapes Studies. Candidates interested in “Materialist” methodologies, Physical Computing, DIY (‘Hertzian’) Electronics, and Creative Coding, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates should possess:

  • Postgraduate Degree of Master’s Level from accredited Universities in some related field.
  • Ability to organise and carry out research work independently.
  • Very good knowledge of the English language.
  • Excellent technical skills in the particular area of their specialisation.
  • Prior experience in research or artistic activities (i.e. publication record, submitting research proposals, participating in research programs, public performances/exhibitions, discography, etc) is considered as an additional qualification.

Beyond the University’s requirements, your application must include a letter of interest (in English), describing own research interests and outlining the proposed area of focus (1-2 pages maximum).

The successful candidate will be assigned to the “Media Arts and Design Research Lab”. In parallel with his/her study the successful candidate may be employed in currently active research programs and will be assigned teaching-related duties at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts with appropriate reimbursement.

Research Advisor: Marinos Koutsomichalis, Lecturer, m.koutsomichalis@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post in the topic “Generative Art”

This post involves practice-based and multidisciplinary research in areas related to Digital Arts, Interactive Art, Computational Creativity, Creative Coding, Cybernetics, and Algorithmic/Generative approaches to Computer Graphics, Music/Sound, and Digital Fabrication. Candidates interested in Data Sonification/Visualisation, Algorithmic Solid Modelling, Natural Language Processing, Bio-inspired Systems, Physical Computing, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates should possess:

  • Postgraduate Degree of Master’s Degree level from accredited Universities in some related field.
  • Ability to organise and carry out research work independently.
  • Very good knowledge of the English language.
  • Excellent technical skills in the particular area of their specialisation.
  • Prior experience in research or artistic activities (i.e. publication record, submitting research proposals, participating in research programs, public performances/exhibitions, discography, etc) is considered as an additional qualification.

Beyond the University’s requirements, your application must include a letter of interest (in English), describing own research interests and outlining the proposed area of focus (1-2 pages maximum).

The successful candidate will be assigned to the newly formed “Media Art and Design Research Lab”. In parallel with his/her study the successful candidate may be employed in currently active research programs and will be assigned teaching-related duties at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts.

Research Advisor: Marinos Koutsomichalis, Lecturer, m.koutsomichalis@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post in the topic: "Computer Vision and Wearable Cameras" or "Using Virtual Environments to Assist the Development of First-Person Computer Vision Applications"

Research will focus on developing first-person Computer Vision systems that aim to improve personal safety while allowing humans to work more efficiently and adapt in a better way to their environment. Examples of topics considered include, but are not limited to, obstacle detection for improving pedestrian safety, the use of wearable cameras in cultural heritage sites, and the use of wearable cameras for enhancing the learning experience. The topics will be addressed through research and development in the areas of computer vision, machine learning and their combination with emerging technologies such as mobile computing, ubiquitous computing, virtual and mixed reality.

Candidates should possess:

  • Postgraduate Degree of Master’s level from accredited Universities in Computer Science or Multimedia or Electronic Engineering or any related field.
  • Excellent computer programming skills
  • Ability to organize and carry out research work independently.
  • Very good knowledge of English language.
  • Prior experience in research activities (i.e. publication record, submitting research proposals, participating in research programs) will be considered as an additional qualification.

The successful candidate will be assigned to the “Visual Media Computing Research Lab” (http://www.cut.ac.cy/faculties/aac/mga/research/visual-media-computing/). In parallel with his/her study the successful candidate may be employed in currently active research programs and/or be assigned teaching-related duties at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts with appropriate reimbursement. In addition, the successful candidate may have the opportunity to be employed and/or carry out part of his/her research work at the Research Centre of Excellence RISE (http://www.rise.org.cy).

Research Advisor: Andreas Lanitis, Professor, andreas.lanitis@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post in the topic: "Making and Accessibility"

Description: Research will focus on the study of Making and Makerspaces as related to accessibility and people/children with disabilities.   Domains of study and experimentation might include robotics or/and other forms of making/makerspace technologies.

Candidates should possess:

  • Postgraduate Degree of Master’s level from accredited Universities in Computer Science or Multimedia or Education or any related field.
  • Ability to organize and carry out research work independently.
  • Very good knowledge of English language.
  • Prior experience in research activities (i.e. publication record, submitting research proposals, participating in research programs) will be considered as an additional qualification

The successful candidate will be assigned to the “Cyprus Interaction Lab” (http://www.cyprusinteractionlab.com/). In parallel with his/her study the successful candidate may be employed in currently active research programs and/or be assigned teaching-related duties at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts with appropriate reimbursement. 

Research Advisor: Panayiotis Zaphiris, Professor, panayiotis.zaphiris@cut.ac.cy 

 

Information:

From the Department Secretary

Tel.: 25002530, fax. 25002768

Multimedia and Graphic Arts

PhD posts, starting September 2020

The last date to apply for postgraduate studies is Monday, 25 May 2020.

For applications, click  here

 

  • Two (2) posts in the following topics:

“Virtual Reality for Well -being”

Or

“VR for Well Being: Physical Well-Being (with smart monitoring)”

Or

“VR for Well Being: Social Well-Being”  

Candidates should possess:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and a postgraduate Degree of Master’s level* from accredited Universities in a relevant field (e.g. Interactive Media/ Computer Science/ Computer Engineering/ Neuroscience/ Psychology) with specialization in Virtual Reality or/and Biosignals measurements.
  • Excellent programming skills / excellent knowledge of  C/C++ programming language or/and excellent knowledge of a game engine (e.g. Unity)
  • Ability to work independently on research projects
  • Excellent knowledge of English language (spoken and written)
  • The following will be considered as additional qualifications:
  • experience in submitting research proposals and/or participation in research projects
  • very good knowledge of a 3D modelling software
  • experience in experimental research
  • good knowledge of  statistical analysis

* In cases where the candidate demonstrates EXCEPTIONAL academic performance; holding a postgraduate degree may not be a restrict requirement to apply for this position. (Even though it is highly recommended)

 For this position, applications are accepted only for full time studies.

The successful candidate(s) will be affiliated with the research lab of Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, Microsoft Computer Games and Emerging Technologies (GET Lab – http://www.getlab.org) and will take part in the research activities of the lab.

The successful candidate(s) may be assigned teaching-related duties, with appropriate reimbursement, at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, based on the needs of department per academic year or/and research responsibilities at GET Lab.

Successful candidates with excellent academic qualifications may be hired as researchers at research projects that GET Lab is involved.

Research Advisor: Despina Michael-Grigoriou, Assistant Professor, despina.michael@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post in the topic “Technology Performance”

This post involves multidisciplinary research in areas related to Digital Performance and more
specifically: Technologies for Theatre and Dance, Interactive Narratives, Digital
Scenography, New Media and Mixed Reality.

Candidates should possess:

  • Postgraduate Degree of Master’s level from accredited Universities and a strong interest in technology and/or stage performance/exhibition/installation.
  • Ability to organize and carry out research work independently.
  • Very good knowledge of English language.
  • Prior experience in research activities (i.e. publication record, submitting research proposals, participating in research programs) will be considered as an additional qualification.

The successful candidate will be assigned to the newly formed “Digital Performance Lab”. In parallel with his/her study the successful candidate may be employed in currently active research programs and will be assigned teaching-related duties at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts with appropriate reimbursement.

Research Advisor:  Doros Polydorou, Assistant Professor, doros.polydorou@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) posts in the topic “Mixed Reality for Digital Performance”

This post involves multidisciplinary research in areas related to Digital Performance and more specifically: Augmented and Virtual Reality for stage performance or exhibitions.

Candidates should possess:

  • Postgraduate Degree of Master’s level from accredited Universities in Computer Science, Multimedia or a related field with an interest in stage performance/exhibitions/installations
  • Ability to organize and carry out research work independently.
  • Very good knowledge of English language.
  • Prior experience in research activities (i.e. publication record, submitting research proposals, participating in research programs) will be considered as an additional qualification.

The successful candidate will be assigned to the newly formed “Digital Performance Lab”. In parallel with his/her study the successful candidate may be employed in currently active research programs and will be assigned teaching-related duties at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts with appropriate reimbursement.

Research Advisor:  Doros Polydorou, Assistant Professor, doros.polydorou@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post in the following topic “Virtual Reality Fitness”

This post involves multidisciplinary research in areas related to virtual/mixed reality and its application fitness industry.

Candidates should possess:

  • Postgraduate Degree of Master’s level from accredited Universities in relevant course (e.g. Computer Science, Multimedia, HCI) and a strong interest in immersive technologies and fitness.
  • Ability to organize and carry out research work independently.
  • Very good knowledge of English language.
  • Prior experience in research activities (i.e. publication record, submitting research proposals, participating in research programs) will be considered as an additional qualification.

The successful candidate will be assigned to the newly formed “Digital Performance Lab”. In parallel with his/her study the successful candidate may be employed in currently active research programs and will be assigned teaching-related duties at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts with appropriate reimbursement.

Research Advisor:  Doros Polydorou, Assistant Professor, doros.polydorou@cut.ac.cy

 

  • Two (2) posts in the topic “Sound Art”

This post involves practice-based and multidisciplinary research in areas related to Experimental Sound Art, Sound Installation, Sound Studies, and soundscapes Studies. Candidates interested in “Materialist” methodologies, Physical Computing, DIY (‘Hertzian’) Electronics, and Creative Coding, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates should possess:

  • Postgraduate Degree of Master’s Level from accredited Universities in some related field.
  • Ability to organise and carry out research work independently.
  • Very good knowledge of the English language.
  • Excellent technical skills in the particular area of their specialisation.
  • Prior experience in research or artistic activities (i.e. publication record, submitting research proposals, participating in research programs, public performances/exhibitions, discography, etc) is considered as an additional qualification.

Beyond the University’s requirements, your application must include a letter of interest (in English), describing own research interests and outlining the proposed area of focus (1-2 pages maximum).

The successful candidate will be assigned to the “Media Arts and Design Research Lab”. In parallel with his/her study the successful candidate may be employed in currently active research programs and will be assigned teaching-related duties at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts with appropriate reimbursement.

Research Advisor: Marinos Koutsomichalis, Lecturer, m.koutsomichalis@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post in the topic “Generative Art”

This post involves practice-based and multidisciplinary research in areas related to Digital Arts, Interactive Art, Computational Creativity, Creative Coding, Cybernetics, and Algorithmic/Generative approaches to Computer Graphics, Music/Sound, and Digital Fabrication. Candidates interested in Data Sonification/Visualisation, Algorithmic Solid Modelling, Natural Language Processing, Bio-inspired Systems, Physical Computing, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates should possess:

  • Postgraduate Degree of Master’s Degree level from accredited Universities in some related field.
  • Ability to organise and carry out research work independently.
  • Very good knowledge of the English language.
  • Excellent technical skills in the particular area of their specialisation.
  • Prior experience in research or artistic activities (i.e. publication record, submitting research proposals, participating in research programs, public performances/exhibitions, discography, etc) is considered as an additional qualification.

Beyond the University’s requirements, your application must include a letter of interest (in English), describing own research interests and outlining the proposed area of focus (1-2 pages maximum).

The successful candidate will be assigned to the newly formed “Media Art and Design Research Lab”. In parallel with his/her study the successful candidate may be employed in currently active research programs and will be assigned teaching-related duties at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts.

Research Advisor: Marinos Koutsomichalis, Lecturer, m.koutsomichalis@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post in the topic: "Computer Vision and Wearable Cameras" or "Using Virtual Environments to Assist the Development of First-Person Computer Vision Applications"

Research will focus on developing first-person Computer Vision systems that aim to improve personal safety while allowing humans to work more efficiently and adapt in a better way to their environment. Examples of topics considered include, but are not limited to, obstacle detection for improving pedestrian safety, the use of wearable cameras in cultural heritage sites, and the use of wearable cameras for enhancing the learning experience. The topics will be addressed through research and development in the areas of computer vision, machine learning and their combination with emerging technologies such as mobile computing, ubiquitous computing, virtual and mixed reality.

Candidates should possess:

  • Postgraduate Degree of Master’s level from accredited Universities in Computer Science or Multimedia or Electronic Engineering or any related field.
  • Excellent computer programming skills
  • Ability to organize and carry out research work independently.
  • Very good knowledge of English language.
  • Prior experience in research activities (i.e. publication record, submitting research proposals, participating in research programs) will be considered as an additional qualification.

The successful candidate will be assigned to the “Visual Media Computing Research Lab” (http://www.cut.ac.cy/faculties/aac/mga/research/visual-media-computing/). In parallel with his/her study the successful candidate may be employed in currently active research programs and/or be assigned teaching-related duties at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts with appropriate reimbursement. In addition, the successful candidate may have the opportunity to be employed and/or carry out part of his/her research work at the Research Centre of Excellence RISE (http://www.rise.org.cy).

Research Advisor: Andreas Lanitis, Professor, andreas.lanitis@cut.ac.cy

 

  • One (1) post in the topic: "Making and Accessibility"

Description: Research will focus on the study of Making and Makerspaces as related to accessibility and people/children with disabilities.   Domains of study and experimentation might include robotics or/and other forms of making/makerspace technologies.

Candidates should possess:

  • Postgraduate Degree of Master’s level from accredited Universities in Computer Science or Multimedia or Education or any related field.
  • Ability to organize and carry out research work independently.
  • Very good knowledge of English language.
  • Prior experience in research activities (i.e. publication record, submitting research proposals, participating in research programs) will be considered as an additional qualification

The successful candidate will be assigned to the “Cyprus Interaction Lab” (http://www.cyprusinteractionlab.com/). In parallel with his/her study the successful candidate may be employed in currently active research programs and/or be assigned teaching-related duties at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts with appropriate reimbursement. 

Research Advisor: Panayiotis Zaphiris, Professor, panayiotis.zaphiris@cut.ac.cy 

 

Information:

From the Department Secretary

Tel.: 25002530, fax. 25002768