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Tuesday, 18 August 2015
PhD Scholarship in Human-Computer Interaction at the Univ. of Copenhagen
Deadline: 25 September 2015
Open to: applicants with MA in computer science or
a field providing equivalent qualifications
Scholarship: monthly salary of approximately EUR 3,800
The Human-Centered Computing Group at University of Copenhagen invites
applications for a fully funded PhD scholarship in human-computer interaction
and information visualization. The candidate will work in a research
center that offers a unique opportunity to do visualization research in
collaboration with leading companies in bio-based production. The scholarship
is funded by Innovation Fund Denmark and will be carried out at the
Human-Centered Computing Section at Department of Computer Science, University
of Copenhagen in collaboration between Technical University of Denmark,
University of Copenhagen, and world-leading companies in bio-based production.
The appointment is for a period of 3 years and is expected to lead to a
The PhD candidate will be doing user-centered design of
visualizations of sensor data and models in bio-based production systems. This
relates primarily to research in human-computer interaction, information
visualization, and visual analytic. The PhD student will develop prototypes
that visualize data efficiently for different stakeholders and evaluate the
visualizations both in laboratory studies and in field deployment within the
Successful candidates must:
Have a Master’s degree in computer science or
a field providing equivalent qualifications;
Have completed a Master’s thesis within human-computer
interaction, information visualization, visual analytics, or similar topic;
C#, or similar);
Have the ability to work independently within an
interdisciplinary team and in collaboration with company stakeholders;
If candidates have graduated more than 2 years ago, they
must document work experience relevant to the objectives and
qualifications mentioned above for the interim period;
Be proficient in English, both in speaking and writing.
Additionally, candidates need to stand out in at least one
of the following key criteria of excellence used for the assessment:
Grades that document an outstanding academic record;
Scientific publication(s) in recognized, peer-reviewed
Awards and honors;
Professional qualifications and work experience.
The PhD project will be carried out in the Human-Centered
Computing Group at Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen.
The salary and appointment terms are according to the agreement for PhD
scholarships as of 1 April 2015, according to which the monthly salary amounts
to approximately EUR 3,800 including pension savings.
How to apply?
The deadline for applications is 25 September 2015. Applicants
are requested to submit their application HERE. The application must contain:
A letter of motivation that includes a short description of
how the required qualifications are met;
Documentation of academic degree(s); grade transcripts that
documents an outstanding academic record. Unless the candidate’s diploma and
transcripts of grades are in Danish or English, the candidate should procure a
certified translation. Furthermore, the candidate must include information
about the grading scale provided by her/his university or ministry;
Curriculum Vitae including the name and contact information
of two recognized researchers whom they may contact for further information;
Copies of scientific publications (if any) in recognized,
peer-reviewed venues, such as major international conferences or
journals. If a publication has several authors a co-author statement
describing each co-authors contribution to the publication should be included;
The Master’s thesis. If thesis work is still in progress at
the time of application, a draft should be enclosed instead.