[Infovis] PhD Call in InfoVis and adaptive eLearning technologies

Riccardo Mazza riccardo.mazza at lu.unisi.ch
Fri Nov 9 09:39:52 CET 2007

PhD candidate in Information Visualization and personalization technologies
for eLearning

The New Media in Education Laboratory at University of Lugano (Faculty of
Communication Sciences) is seeking a high motivated PhD candidate for the
EU-FP7 funded project GRAPPLE in the fields of Information Visualization,
eLearning, and adaptive systems.

The main topic of research will be advanced and intelligent technologies for
the personalization of the learning experience, with a focus on adaptive
systems. A specific research goal will be related to these topics and in
particular will explore the use of graphical representations that enable the
learners to interact with and explore their history towards gaining insights
into their learning processes.

- Master degree in Computer Science, Information technologies or a related
- Excellent programming skills, preferably in PHP and Java, with documented
portfolio of work samples.
- Experience or interest in Information Visualization, advanced visual
interfaces, and adaptive systems.

Duties will include analysis, design and programming tasks. In particular:

- Design and implementation of methods and techniques for the interactive
visualization of domain and user models, and of performance data from an
adaptive learning system
- Extend the Open Souce Learning System Moodle (http://moodle.org) to
integrate features and technologies that will be developed in the context of
the project.

The PhD student will benefit from being associated with the doctoral School
RED-INK: Rethinking Education in the Knowledge Society, a joint project of
three leading Swiss universities in this field: the University of Lugano,
the University of St. Gallen and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de
Lausanne, over the years 2008-2010 for free (travel and lodging for the
school activities are paid by the doctoral school)

Closing date for applications: December 7, 2007

The position is available as of February, 1 2008 for the duration of three

For application, see the main RED-INK PhD call that you can found in:

Informal inquiries can be made to Dr Riccardo Mazza (mazzar at lu.unisi.ch) to
discuss this position.

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