Phd – Gestural control for Human-Computer Interaction

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A number of awards are available to undertake Ph.D. study in the area
of gestural control at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC). The
overall goal of this work is to explore and develop analysis techniques
and software infrastructure for capturing human gestures in the context
of HCI with a particular focus on musical applications and the study of
skill acquisition. The awards cover university fees for three years as
well as student stipends of £12,300 in the first year, rising to
£12,900 in the third year. These awards also include a small amount of
funding for travel to conferences and workshops related to the field of
research. These scholarships are available to EU residents only.

Applicants for the post should have or expect to obtain, a minimum of a
2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in electrical/electronic
engineering, computer science or related discipline. This studentship
should appeal to students with good software skills and some experience
of analysing sensor data, as well as having a strong interest in HCI
and/or live performance systems for music.

To find out more, contact:
Dr. Sile O’Modhrain
School of Music and Sonic Arts
Tel: 02890 974641
Fax: 02890 974828

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter, in hard copy, to:
Kirk Shilliday
School Manager
School of Music and Sonic Arts
Queens University
Belfast BT9 7NN

Electronic copies of the application should also be emailed to

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 7th July 2006.

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