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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.


PhD Position in Search and Visual Exploration of 3D Cultural Heritage Objects

Date: October 01, 2018

We are looking for a motivated  researcher on the PhD student level to join the Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization at Graz University of Technology. In context of a newly approved collaborative research project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, we will research new approaches for interactively searching and visually exploring in collections of 3D objects, with application and evaluation in the field of cultural heritage. The position is initially available for three years with the possibility to develop a PhD thesis in Computer Science at TU Graz.

Research Context

Recent advances in digitization technology lead to growing amounts of 3D objects becoming available in many applications. As part of this trend, digitization efforts in the cultural heritage field lead to increasing amounts of 3D data representing artifacts, collected in 3D repositories and virtual museums. Also, a wealth of image data and documents exist which represent knowledge on artifacts. We will research novel methods for cross-modal search in 3D and image documents, supporting shape retrieval and comparison tasks in the cultural heritage field. We will also consider novel approaches for visualization of 3D and image content, supporting exploration and association tasks. The project will run in collaboration with researchers from Archaeology, informing and evaluating the methods research.

Illustrations. Left: 3D search with fragmented query object assisted by user sketch. Right: Cross-modal search for shape views in documents. (sources: www.presious.eu, own 3D data, Virtual Hampson Museum, Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons, Arkansas Archaeologist)

Applicant Profile

A master degree in computer science, information systems, information science, mechatronics, telematics, mathematics, or related studies is required. One or more of the following skills are required: Knowledge in computer graphics, information retrieval, multimedia databases, data visualization, or interactive systems. Practical skills in a current programming language (e.g., C++, C#, Java, Python, etc.) are required. An interest to work in a collaborative research environment with domain experts in the Humanities is expected.

Position Details and Working Environment

The position is initially available for three years, starting in December 2018 or later. The opportunity to develop a Ph.D. thesis with the Doctoral School for Computer Science at TU Graz is provided. The full-time gross salary for this position is at least 2.794,60 Euro per month (14 times a year) and includes full social insurance.
Our research group offers a creative working atmosphere in a motivated, cooperative, and technically very well equipped environment. We offer excellent professional and personal development possibilities. Our institute is part of the Visual Computing research cluster in Graz, offering an excellent scientific environment at large. The city of Graz and its Styrian surroundings offer exceptional quality of living.

How to Apply

Please send your application including a letter of motivation, CV and supporting documents via email to: tobias.schreck@cgv.tugraz.at, or by postal mail to Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization, Prof. Dr. Tobias Schreck, Inffeldgasse 16c, 8010 Graz, Austria, phone: +43 316 873 5403. Information on our institute is available at www.cgv.tugraz.at. Please contact Tobias Schreck for any questions. We do welcome applications from female and international candidates. In case of equal qualification, female applicants will be hired preferentially. This position is available until filled.
 


Full-time PhD Position in Immersive Data Visualization

Date: February 19, 2018

We are looking for a motivated researcher on the PhD student level for a new three year project at the Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization at Graz University of Technology. In context of a newly approved collaborative research project funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG, the candidate will develop new approaches for interactive data visualization using immersive and virtual reality techniques, including the latest generation of head-mounted VR displays. The position is available for three years with the possibility to develop a PhD thesis in Computer Science at TU Graz.

Research Context

Recent advances in virtual reality and immersive display techniques have sparked new interest in application of these techniques for industrial data visualization and analysis problems. Virtual reality displays allow effective inspection and analysis of spatial and geometric data in many important application domains, including computer-aided design and spatial data analysis. In cooperation with a renowned research partner from the automotive industry, the project aims to develop novel methods to effectively integrate the visualization of 3D data, e.g., CAD objects, with non-3D data such as time-dependent or multidimensional measurement data in an immersive visualization environment. The project includes research on new techniques for data visualization, user interaction, and data analysis in immersive environments, applied and evaluated in relevant real use cases.

Applicant Profile

A master degree in computer science, information systems, information science, mechatronics, telematics, mathematics, or related studies is required. One or more of the following skills are sought: Knowledge in computer graphics, virtual reality technologies, data visualization, game engines, or interactive systems. Practical skills in a current programming environment (e.g., C++, C\#, Java, Python, etc.) are required. An interest to work on applied research questions in a collaborative research environment is expected.

Position Details and Working Environment

The position is available for three years, starting in spring 2018. The opportunity to develop a Ph.D. thesis with the Doctoral School for Computer Science at TU Graz is provided.   The full-time gross salary for this position is at least 2.794,60 Euro per month (14 times a year) and includes full social insurance.

Our research group offers a creative working atmosphere in a motivated, cooperative, and technically very well equipped environment. We offer excellent professional and personal development possibilities. The research position supports both scientific and applied training of the researcher and hence, provides an excellent basis for a future career in interactive data visualization in an industrial context. Our institute is part of the Visual Computing research cluster in Graz, offering an excellent scientific environment at large. The city of Graz and the Austrian state of Styria offer exceptional quality of living.

How to Apply

Please send your application (including a letter of motivation, CV and supporting documents) via email to: tobias.schreck@cgv.tugraz.at, or by postal mail to Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization, Prof.  Dr. Tobias Schreck, Inffeldgasse 16c, 8010 Graz, Austria, phone: +43 316 873 5403. Information on our institute is available at www.cgv.tugraz.at. Please contact Tobias Schreck for any questions. This position is available until filled.

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