Belgium: PhD in Computer Science at Hasselt University

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Task description:
Recent controversies surrounding mobile maps have highlighted the importance of cartography to human-computer interaction (HCI) and information visualization on mobile devices. However, despite the prominent role of “map apps”, they have not yet been robustly examined with a lens informed by the decades of relevant research in the field of cartography. Moreover, principles and best practices established cartography have largely not been integrated with the work of “GeoHCI” and Geo UX researchers and practitioners. Drawing on the well-established literature of academic cartography and research in mobile HCI, you will then identify, and implement, and evaluate potential solutions.

Enthusiastic applicants with excellent study results are invited to apply. Successful applicants have a keen interest in the HCI-research topics at EDM and can work independently as well as in team.
As the HCI research in EDM is strongly software oriented, the successful candidate should have solid knowledge of and experience with software development.
The candidate has knowledge of software development on the Android OS for mobile devices.
The candidate has knowledge of and/or experience with usability design, preferentially on mobile devices.
The candidate is interested in maps, cartography and spatial information.
The candidate has a very good knowledge of English.
Candidates should have a master degree in computer science, a civil engineer degree in computer science or equivalent. Students, who expect to complete these studies during the summer, are also invited to apply.

Further information:
Content job responsibilities:
Prof. dr. Johannes SCHOENING,
Content terms of employment and selection procedure:

You can only apply online up to and including 18 August 2013.
Selection procedure
Pre-selection on the basis of CV. Interview with the selected candidates.
Job interviews will take place in the second half of August 2013 or in the first half of September 2013.

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