Open Positions
 


1) PhD Student Position in Haptics for Enhanced Navigation.
2) Post-Doctoral Position in Interactive Augmented Reality.



 

New Post-Doctoral Position in Interactive Augmented Reality


The Interactive Graphics and Simulation Group, established in 2014 at Innsbruck University, Austria, invites applications for the position of a full-time post-doctoral researcher with focus on surgical planning and biomechanics.


Description

We are seeking a highly-qualified postdoctoral researcher with interest and skill in augmented reality, especially addressing aspects of user interaction. This denotes aspects of visual display, such as shadowing, light source estimation, occlusion handling, and global illumination; as well as aspects of interaction, such as haptic feedback, haptic augmentation, and real-virtual object interaction. The potential application of the augmentation system will be in the medical domain.

Candidates should have earned a doctoral degree in a relevant field, possess a publication record commensurate with experience, and have demonstrated strengths in the areas outlined further below. A candidate showing enthusiasm for leading-edge research, team spirit, and capability for independent problem-solving is sought. Applicants are expected to assume active roles in research projects, and in supervision of junior researchers and students. Responsibilities also include minor teaching requirements.

The position is open immediately until filled. It is offered for the duration of two years, with a potential for extension, on the level of non-permanent university research staff. Salaries are internationally competitive and commensurate with qualification and experience.

Candidate Profile

  • • PhD degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or related fields
  • • Good knowledge in augmented reality techniques
  • • Experience in global illumination and/or computer haptics is desiredtage
  • • Basic knowledge in physically-based simulation is also a plus
  • • Good publication record in relevant fields
  • • Knowledge and experience in programming in C/C++
  • • Good level in English, both written and spoken
  • • Some experience in teaching and project management


Environment

The position is available within the Interactive Graphics and Simulation Group at Innsbruck University, Austria. The applicant will join a modern and well-equipped research lab, which was initiated at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and in 2014 moved to Innsbruck. The group has many years of experience in research related to surgical simulation, surgical planning, and interactive medical applications.

Innsbruck University, founded in 1669, is a public academic institution, located in the capital of the Austrian federal state of Tyrol, beautifully situated within the Alps. It offers a complete set of academic curricula, with currently about 28’000 students. The Institute of Computer Science has been founded in 2001, offers degrees at Bachelor, Master, and PhD level, and covers a broad range of focal research areas. The city of Innsbruck provides an outstanding quality of life and recreational opportunities all around the year. A large student population imprints a distinctive, international atmosphere upon this lively mountain city.


How to apply

Candidates should send electronically a statement of motivation, their curriculum vitae with a publication list, URLs to 2-3 selected publications (online only), contact information of at least two references, and scans of relevant transcripts and diplomas.

The compiled material should be sent as a PDF to: <matthias.harders@uibk.ac.at>.

Please feel free to get in contact in case of questions.

Prof. Dr. Matthias Harders
Interactive Graphics and Simulation Group
Institute of Computer Science
Innsbruck University
Technikerstrasse 21 A
6020 Innsbruck
Austria

 

New PhD Student Position in Machine Learning for Fluid Simulation


Within the scope of the Doctoral Programme ("Doktoratskolleg") Computational Interdisciplinary Modelling (DK-CIM) of the University of Innsbruck, the Interactive Graphics and Simulation Group and the Unit of Environmental Engineering invite applications for the position of a PhD student, focusing on the acceleration of solvers for Navier-Stokes equations via machine learning techniques.

 

Description

We are seeking a motivated and talented PhD student with interest and skill in physically-based simulation, fluid simulation, data-driven approaches, and/or machine learning techniques. The main focus will be on the development of datadriven machine learning methods for accelerating computations in physically-based simulations. The main application domain will be the simulation of fluids in environmental engineering scenarios such as flows in hydraulic networks and structures as well as surface flows. Of special interest will be (particle based) semi- Lagrangian solutions, fluid-solid boundaries, mesh adaptivity, as well as learning correction methods. A further target will be the tracking and characterizing of the simulation error, also via machine learning.

The work will be jointly supervised by Prof. Wolfgang Rauch, head of the Unit of Environmental Engineering and Prof. Matthias Harders, head of the Interactive Graphics and Simulation Group.

Candidates should have earned a Master or Diploma degree in either Computer Science, Environmental Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or other related fields. Good knowledge in physically-based simulation is expected. In addition, some experience with machine learning methods is of advantage. Further, knowledge of domain-specific applied fluid simulation is also a plus. Experience and knowledge in C/C++ programming is expected, as well as a good level in English, both written and spoken.

The position is open immediately until filled. It is offered on the level of a nonpermanent university research student for three years at a 75% rate (i.e. 30 hours per week). Successful candidates will become employees of the University of Innsbruck with full social security coverage under Austrian national law. The gross salary for the position will be about 2.048,30 €/month (14x).

PhD level studies will be carried out according to DK-CIM regulations. Note that a final doctoral degree would be possible either in Computer Science or in Engineering. The Doctoral Programme is committed to increasing the percentage of female employees in science and therefore explicitly invites women to apply.

 

Environment

The Doctoral Programme ("Doktoratskolleg") Computational Interdisciplinary Modelling, Research Area Scientific Computing (Speaker: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Ostermann) at the University of Innsbruck in Austria is bringing together mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, chemists, meteorologists, and physicists within an interdisciplinary framework to develop and apply methods and models for innovative computational approaches to scientific problems. A detailed description of the program, of the required qualifications and additional details about applications can be found at http://dk-cim.uibk.ac.at/. General questions regarding the doctoral programme can be directed to Dr. Judith Courian, Tel.: +43 512 507 39851, Email: scientific-computing@uibk.ac.at.

The University of Innsbruck, founded in 1669, is a public institution, located in the capital of the Austrian federal state of Tyrol, beautifully situated within the Alps. It offers a complete set of academic curricula, with currently about 28’000 students. The city of Innsbruck provides an outstanding quality of life and opportunities all around the year. A large student population imprints a distinctive, international atmosphere upon this lively mountain city.

 

How to apply

Candidates should prepare application documents comprising a complete CV, grades and transcripts, relevant certificates, and URLs to relevant prior publications. Please apply online via the career portal of the University of Innsbruck (job code 9283) at https://orawww.uibk.ac.at/public/karriereportal.home. Deadline for application is April, 1st, 2017.

For further questions, please get in touch with:


Prof. Dr. Matthias Harders
Interactive Graphics and Simulation Group
Department of Computer Science
University of Innsbruck
Technikerstrasse 21 A
6020 Innsbruck
Austria

 

Further PhD Students


We are also continuously looking for motivated, outstanding PhD students. If you are interested in joining our group, please send your CV to <matthias.harders@uibk.ac.at>.