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Call for PhD application (July 2017 session)

We are looking for candidates who are looking for meaningful work and interested in emerging and fascinating areas of HCI as PhD candidates for the coming July 2017 session.

We are majorly looking candidates who are interested in two broad following areas.

1. Novel interaction techniques (methods/modalities) for flexible displays and devices - In general, we expect candidate to explore and experiment on new interaction techniques (e.g. bend, squeeze, fold, roll and many more to be identified during research) for future flexible displays and devices. This area further expands to exploring possibilities on new shapes, contextual interaction techniques and dynamically changing interfaces for flexible displays and devices. We are working in this area since last 2.5 years and lab has all facilities and guidance to support research in this area

2. Virtual reality (VR) - research exploration on immersion, displays sizes (HMD, CAVE, monitor-based displays etc.) and related input methods (gestures, gaze, speech, specialized devices etc.) and user interactions, feedback methods (visual, aural, haptic - tactile, proprioceptic etc.). We are open for research exploration in domains of visualization, walk-through and training.

These are broad descriptions, so whoever is interested in it, can further email the lab. We can have a detailed discussion on each of these topics and your interest areas. Please prepare a brief statement of purpose with following details. Candidates will have to follow the procedure of IIT Guwahati to apply for PhD at EILab.The application should be routed through IIT Guwahati website. Please go through the details at - http://www.iitg.ernet.in/acad/AdvtNotificationJuly2017/AdvtNotificationJuly2017.htm.

How to prepare a State of Purpose (SoP)

  • State your primary interest of study within above described domains. Be as specific and clear as possible in describing your interests
  • State your objective in pursuing a PhD (in general) and your application to EILab
  • Detail out your background (educational, industrial, professional experience) and explain how your background will help in achieving objectives in proposed research areas. Please include your technical, design and social science skill sets or any relevant skillset that you think will help in your PhD
  • Describe any other information you wish to inform us, we would be happy to know
  • Attach your current resume, including a summary of research experience and a list of publications. If you have a portfolio, do not hesitate to attach it. Attach copies of any publications that you may have

Ideal candidate: Ideally we aim to make a team with different expertise, which enables peer learning. We are looking for candidates who should have background in HCI, strong programming & electronics skills or psychology theories. Preferably the candidate should have worked for few years (in industry or research labs) and have a clear about the motivation to do a PhD.

We are currently accepting only full time candidates. We will provide sponsorship to the candidates, however candidates of industry-sponsored category are also welcome to apply.

Current job openings

Being a part of Embedded Interaction Lab (EILab) can be your stepping stone to an exciting career in User Experience Design and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) research. It’s an opportunity to be a part of  innovative and dynamic technology-driven applied research environment as you aim to solve interesting research problems in HCI, and use advance HCI domains to solve pressing social challenges. Explore a career in HCI research with mesmerizing scenery of  the beautiful IIT Guwahati campus. We offer

  • Opportunity to work on interesting research problems in HCI
  • Opportunity to work on pressing societal challenges and solve them using emerging HCI domains
  • Opportunity to join funded PhD program at EILab in IIT Guwahati
  • Opportunity to attend leading national and international conferences in India and abroad
  • Get recommendations for world’s leading university for Masters or PhD program
  • A (kind of) mandatory peer learning exercises on design, programming, guitar, French language, sports and many others in interdisciplinary team of engineers, designers and architects
  • Opportunity to play and hack into lego mindstorms, arduino, Intel galileo, kinect, playstation move, sensors, 3D printer and many more
  • Flexible 24*7 timing for work (as far you deliver, everything is fine)

If you think you have the right skillset and passion, write to us anytime at careers @ embeddedinteractions.com. We are waiting to hear from you.

Current openings
Research Associate (Software)
We are looking for research associates (5 positions) to join us on the projects for “Designing for Millions” - which aims to develop (a) ICT supported TB ecosystem aimed at improving overall TB conditions in Assam (b) mobile and mobile-VR (through HMDs) solutions to train health workers.

If you are passionate and have expertise in quick and high-quality andriod development, software development and unity + andriod development, please write to us with your resume and link of your work sample at careers @ embeddedinteractions.com

Research Associate (HCI & Animation)
We are looking for research associates with expertise in HCI (1 position) and animation techniques for VR interfaces (1 position) to join us for projects for “Designing for Millions” track. If you are fascinated to design ICT solutions for users of low socio-economic segment, users of low education and technology literacy and willing to explore user interactions using interactive voice response, gestures, gaze, body-mediated etc. methods - then write to us at careers @ embeddedinteractions.com.

If you are passionate about innovative animation techniques, have experience in designing virtual environments and interested in designing animations those are learnable and memorable across low literate users - we are looking for you. Please write to us at careers @ embeddedinteractions.com

Internships
We are always looking for passionate and hard working students to join us during summers. If you have strong programming experience, willing to build to career in HCI and fascinated to do innovative work, please write us at internships @ embeddedinteractions.com