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Two Full-time PhD Positions in Visual Analytics Available

April 12, 2023

We are looking for two motivated researchers on the PhD student level to join the Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization at Graz University of Technology in the area of Information Visualization and Visual Analytics.

1 Full-time PhD Position in Adaptive Visualization of Health Information

The position is within the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) research group Human-Centered Interactive Adaptive Visual Approaches in High-Quality Health Information. In collaboration with researchers in Medicine and Psychology, we will research new approaches for visualization of consumer health information, which can adapt to user interest and information need. The position is available for  initially three years and with the possibility to develop a PhD thesis in Computer Science at Graz University of Technology. For more information, please see the opening flyer.

L. Shao, S. Lengauer, H. Miri, M. Bedek, B. Kubicek, C. Kupfer, M. Zangl, B. Dienstbier,K. Jeitler, C. Krenn, C. Loder, T. Semlitsch, C. Zipp, D. Albert, A. Siebenhofer, T. Schreck: Visual Document Exploration with Adaptive Level of Detail – Design, Implementation and Evaluation in the Health Information Domain. International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications, 2023.

1 Full-time PhD Position in Visual Analysis of Time-Oriented Data

Within a new collaborative research project funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG, we will research new approaches for interactive visual analysis of time-oriented data. The position is available for three years with the possibility to develop a PhD thesis in Computer Science at TU Graz. For more information, please see the opening flyer.

D. Sacha, M. Kraus, J. Bernard, M. Behrisch, T. Schreck, Y. Asano, and D. Keim. Somflow: Guided exploratory cluster analysis with self-organizing maps and analytic provenance. Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2017. (Proc. VAST 2017).  Joscha Eirich, Jakob Bonart, Dominik Jäckle, Michael Sedlmair, Ute Schmid, Kai Fischbach, Tobias Schreck, and Jürgen Bernard. IRVINE: A design study on analyzing correlation patterns of electrical engines. IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph., 28(1):11–21, 2022.

Applicant Profile

A master degree in computer science, information systems, information science, telematics, mathematics, or related studies is required. One or more of the following skills are desired: Knowledge in information visualization, information retrieval, data bases, interactive systems, or data analysis. Practical skills in programming (e.g., with Web stack front/backend, Java, Python, etc.) are required. Interest to work in a collaborative research environment with project partners in Medicine and Psychology is expected.

Position Details and Working Environment

The positions are available for initially three years, starting in June 2023 or later. The opportunity to develop a Ph.D. thesis with the Doctoral School of Computer Science at Graz University of Technology is provided. The full-time gross salary for the positions is, depending on the employment level, up to 3.277,30 Euro per month (14 times a year), and includes social insurance.

Our institute offers a creative working atmosphere in a motivated, cooperative, and excellently equipped technical environment. We offer exemplary professional and personal development possibilities. Our institute is part of the Visual Computing research cluster in Graz, providing a leading scientific environment. The city of Graz and its surrounding region offer exceptional quality of living.

How to Apply

Please send your application including a letter of motivation, CV and supporting documents via email to Prof. Tobias Schreck. Please contact him for any questions.  Information on our institute: Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization. The positions are available until filled.



Join the CGV

We are continuously looking for talented researchers to join CGV. We regularly hire PhD students and researchers to join our research and teaching activities, based on availability. We also offer undergraduate research internships with our institute. For more information, please inquire by  Email to Tobias Schreck or Ursula Augsdörfer.

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