Two (2) positions, including a two-year Post-Doctoral researcher, and a PhD RA position, are available immediately in the Integrated Computing and Intelligent Construction (ICIC) Lab, in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Florida. to work on a funded research project to investigate the use of Virtual Reality (VR) for Human-Robot Collaboration training and analysis. The expected start date is September 1, 2020, or January 15, 2021. The student’s advisor will be Dr. Eric Jing Du. The work will be interdisciplinary by nature, spanning over Virtual Reality, cognitive science, robotics and automation, and civil engineering.
Previous degrees in Computer Science, Industrial and System Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or related fields. Other general requirements for PhD admission (GRE is waived) please refer to:
Interests and experiences related to two or more of the following academic areas:
1) Virtual Reality (Unity game engine);
2) Cognitive Science (neuroimaging);
3) Robotics and Automation;
4) Emergency Response support;
Competitive stipend, full tuition waiver, and healthcare. Room & board expenses will be covered for research travels (conferences, data collections).
To work on an NSF-funded project to study Human-Robot Collaboration in Emergency Response. Specific responsibilities include:
- To work with other PhD students on VR model developments (Unity development; C# preferred);
- To lead a user requirement study about the automation technology needs in emergency response;
- To assist the neuroimaging analysis (EEG and fNIRS);
- To lead and participate in disseminating the results via publications.
Please send your CV and a short research statement directly to Dr. Eric Jing Du at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Jing Du, Ph.D.
Director, Integrated Computing and Intelligent Construction (ICIC) Lab
Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering
Department of Industrial and System Engineering
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
University of Florida
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