Multimedia and Graphic Arts

PhD posts, starting January 2020

The last date to apply for postgraduate studies is Friday, 15 November 2019.

For applications, click  here

 

  • Two (2) posts in the topic “Education and Makerspaces”

This post involves multidisciplinary research in areas related to Education, Technology, Multimedia, Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Design.

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 will 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

 

  • 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 of 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) posts in the topic “Digital Technologies and Fitness”

This post involves multidisciplinary research in in digital technologies and their use in the sports domain. Specifically, the post involves research in the area of: Body tracking, Augmented and Virtual Reality for training, gamification of sports.

Candidates should possess:

  • Postgraduate Degree of Master’s level from accredited Universities in Computer Science, Multimedia or a related field with an interest in an interest in an interest in exercise and/or sports science.
  • 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 “Electronic Music/Sound Art”

This post involves practice-based and multidisciplinary research in areas related to Experimental Electronic/Electroacoustic/Computer Music, Sound Installation, Sound Studies, New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), Digital Signal Processing, Soundscapes Studies, and Music Computing. Candidates interested in hybrid and ‘New Materialist’ Aesthetics/Methods, field-practices, or DIY (‘Hertzian’) Electronics, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates should possess:

  • Master Degree 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 “Media 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:

  • Master Degree 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 with appropriate reimbursement.

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

 

  • One (1) post in the topic: "Do It With Others (DIWO) Methodologies for Artistic Production and Education"

This post involves practice-based and multidisciplinary research in areas related to Experiential Learning, Interactive Digital Arts, 'Workshopping', Relational Aesthetics, Participatory Art, Design Research/Thinking, Creative Coding, and 'Making' Culture. Candidates particularly interested in Open-source software/hardware, and Physical Computing, are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should possess:

  • Master Degree 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 with appropriate reimbursement.

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

 

  • One (1) post in the topic: “Semiotics, Graphic and Visual Communication”

Candidates should possess:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and a postgraduate Degree of Master’s level from accredited Universities in Graphic or Visual Communication or any related field.
  • Research experience in the field of content analysis and action research.
  • Ability to work independently and mange visual and theoretical research.
  • Summary of research area/interests
  • Prior experience in research activities (i.e. publication record, submitting research proposals, participating in research programs) will be considered as an additional qualification.
  • Very good knowledge of English language.

The successful candidate will be assigned to the Semiotics and Visual Communication Research Lab (www.svclab.com). In parallel to studies, the successful candidate may be involved in research related projects. Also the successful candidate may be assigned teaching-related duties at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts with appropriate reimbursement.

Research Advisor:  Evripides Zantides, Associate Professor, evripides.zantides@cut.ac.cy

 

  • Two  (2) posts in any of the topics:

 “Motor rehabilitation (or physical condition improvement) using Virtual Reality techniques”

“Mental well being through VR”

“Virtual Reality for 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   a game engine (e.g. Unity)
  • Εxperience in experimental research
  • 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.grigoriou@cut.acy

 

Information:

From the Department Secretary

Tel.: 25002530, fax. 25002768

Multimedia and Graphic Arts

PhD posts, starting January 2020

The last date to apply for postgraduate studies is Friday, 15 November 2019.

For applications, click  here

 

  • Two (2) posts in the topic “Education and Makerspaces”

This post involves multidisciplinary research in areas related to Education, Technology, Multimedia, Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Design.

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 will 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

 

  • 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 of 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) posts in the topic “Digital Technologies and Fitness”

This post involves multidisciplinary research in in digital technologies and their use in the sports domain. Specifically, the post involves research in the area of: Body tracking, Augmented and Virtual Reality for training, gamification of sports.

Candidates should possess:

  • Postgraduate Degree of Master’s level from accredited Universities in Computer Science, Multimedia or a related field with an interest in an interest in an interest in exercise and/or sports science.
  • 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 “Electronic Music/Sound Art”

This post involves practice-based and multidisciplinary research in areas related to Experimental Electronic/Electroacoustic/Computer Music, Sound Installation, Sound Studies, New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), Digital Signal Processing, Soundscapes Studies, and Music Computing. Candidates interested in hybrid and ‘New Materialist’ Aesthetics/Methods, field-practices, or DIY (‘Hertzian’) Electronics, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates should possess:

  • Master Degree 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 “Media 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:

  • Master Degree 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 with appropriate reimbursement.

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

 

  • One (1) post in the topic: "Do It With Others (DIWO) Methodologies for Artistic Production and Education"

This post involves practice-based and multidisciplinary research in areas related to Experiential Learning, Interactive Digital Arts, 'Workshopping', Relational Aesthetics, Participatory Art, Design Research/Thinking, Creative Coding, and 'Making' Culture. Candidates particularly interested in Open-source software/hardware, and Physical Computing, are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should possess:

  • Master Degree 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 with appropriate reimbursement.

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

 

  • One (1) post in the topic: “Semiotics, Graphic and Visual Communication”

Candidates should possess:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and a postgraduate Degree of Master’s level from accredited Universities in Graphic or Visual Communication or any related field.
  • Research experience in the field of content analysis and action research.
  • Ability to work independently and mange visual and theoretical research.
  • Summary of research area/interests
  • Prior experience in research activities (i.e. publication record, submitting research proposals, participating in research programs) will be considered as an additional qualification.
  • Very good knowledge of English language.

The successful candidate will be assigned to the Semiotics and Visual Communication Research Lab (www.svclab.com). In parallel to studies, the successful candidate may be involved in research related projects. Also the successful candidate may be assigned teaching-related duties at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts with appropriate reimbursement.

Research Advisor:  Evripides Zantides, Associate Professor, evripides.zantides@cut.ac.cy

 

  • Two  (2) posts in any of the topics:

 “Motor rehabilitation (or physical condition improvement) using Virtual Reality techniques”

“Mental well being through VR”

“Virtual Reality for 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   a game engine (e.g. Unity)
  • Εxperience in experimental research
  • 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.grigoriou@cut.acy

 

Information:

From the Department Secretary

Tel.: 25002530, fax. 25002768