UK:Funded PhD Position in Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval at Glasgow Caledonian University

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Applications are invited for a PhD research studentship with the Interactive and Trustworthy Technologies (ITT) Research Group that operates within the School of Engineering and Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University. The studentship is for a period of three and a half years (42 months), subject to satisfactory progress and provides payment of tuition fees at the UK/EU rate plus an annual stipend of £14,600. (Please note that students from outside the EU are required to pay the difference between International and EU fees, currently this would amount to £6,672 per annum). The position is open until filled, early applications are recommended.  Details about the project and how to apply are below:
User Interface Support for Multi-Level Collaborative Information Retrieval (Reference:  11/12_15)
The studentship has a mixed focus on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Information Retrieval (IR) which is a growing interdisciplinary area, requiring an understanding of human information behaviour and search engine design. This project will focus on collaborative information retrieval (CIR) which is a field of research that involves studying situations, motivations, and methods for people working in collaborative groups for information seeking. In particular it will focus on collaborative scenarios where all users do not have equality in terms of data flow, information access etc. which is referred to as multi-level collaborative information retrieval (MLCIR). This type of information interaction is common in industrial, military and government organisations. To date no systems/approaches have been proposed to address these unique problems and the main aim of the project is to develop some of the first tools and methodologies to facilitate MLCIR. This project also provides the successful candidate with the opportunity to be part of a vibrant research community. In particular there are strong and vibrant IR and HCI research communities in Scotland. The candidate will gain experience in a number of skill areas relevant to IR and HCI, including, interface design, user interaction design, experimental design and programming on a wide range of devices and platforms.
Project lead and contact for further details/enquiries:  Dr Martin Halvey (
Lecturer in HCI
Department of Computer, Communication & Interactive Systems
School of Engineering and Built Environment
Glasgow Caledonian University, Uk
The position is opened until filled, early applications are recommended; short-listed candidates will be contacted regarding interviews as soon as possible upon receipt of their completed application. The start date in negotiable, but is anticipated to be shortly after the position is offered.
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