Monday, March 18, 2013

ITU 2xPhD positions: Eye Tracking for mobile devices

From the IT University of Copenhagen (GazeGroup and EyeInfo) comes an offer for two fully funded PhD positions on the topic of eye tracking for mobile devices. This is an excellent opportunity to work together with domain expertise on the development of the next generation eye tracking systems. 
The aims of the project are to develop eye tracking algorithms and hardware for mobile devices, applying eye movement signals to games, toys, device interaction, augmented reality, and combining these signals with existing sensors in mobile devices, like GPS, gyroscope, accelerometer, and/or brain activity measured by EEG electroencephalography.
We are seeking two excellent PhD students to do research within one of two areas:
1) Development and test of new robust eye tracking and gaze estimation algorithms and optimization of eye tracking algorithms for low power consumption.
2) Exploration of novel ways of applying gaze interaction on smartphones, tablets and smartglasses.
The project requires a willingness to cooperate closely with the industrial partners involved in this project, i.e. The Eye Tribe, LEGO System A/S and Serious Games Interactive.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in both computer science (especially within computer vision) AND in interaction design (with an experimental approach) OR excellent competence in at least one of them.
Contact person: John Paulin Hansen
Research Group: PitLab