[Infovis] Postdoctoral Position in Intelligent User Interfaces / InfoVis - UBC-CS

Giuseppe Carenini carenini at cs.ubc.ca
Tue Jun 21 08:02:01 CEST 2011

Postdoctoral Position in Intelligent User Interfaces / InfoVis,
Dept. of Computer Science, University of British Columbia (UBC)
Vancouver, BC, Canada

We are seeking outstanding candidates with  a background in adaptive
interfaces and possibly information visualization to contribute to a
project aimed  at developing  user-adaptive visualizations. Experience
with eye-tracking technology is an asset.

The project involves an interdisciplinary team from the fields of
artificial intelligence, psychology,  adaptive interfaces, and
information visualization.

There is growing evidence that visualization effectiveness can depend
on user traits such as cognitive skills, knowledge, preferences and
attention. The goal of our project is two-fold: (i) conduct user
studies to identify the role of individual differences in
visualization effectiveness; (ii) develop user-adaptive visualizations
 that adapt in real time to specific user needs, using information on
the relevant individual differences as well as behavioral data
collected via eye-tracking and other sensors.

The post holder will contribute to the design of the user studies as
well as the development and testing of adaptive visualization
techniques.  The candidate will also help supervise and coordinate
graduate students.

The ideal applicant should be qualified at the PhD level (or
equivalent) and must have excellent interpersonal, writing and
research skills, strong time management and organizational skills, the
ability to prioritize and meet deadlines and work both independently
and as a member of the multidisciplinary research team.

The successful applicant will joint the world-class AI and HCI
communities in the UBC CS department. https://www.cs.ubc.ca/cs-research/lci
and http://www.cs.ubc.ca/labs/imager/imager.php

Timescale of Appointment: 1.5 years, extendable pending availability
of funding.

Review of applicants begins Jul. 15, 2011 until the position is filled

Target start date: As soon as possible.  Exact start date is
Salary: CAN$ 45-50K/year

Informal inquiries are welcome, and may be made to Dr. Cristina Conati
(conati at cs.ubc.ca)

Submit vita, statement of research interests, and three letters of
reference to conati at cs.ubc.ca

Giuseppe Carenini,
Department of Computer Science, CICSR #129,
University of British Columbia, 2366 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z4
carenini at cs.ubc.ca, http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~carenini
Office Phone: (604) 822-5109
Cell. : 778-9949042 Fax: (604) 822-5485

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