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

Giuseppe Carenini carenini at cs.ubc.ca
Tue Oct 15 22:18:10 CEST 2013

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 user-adaptive
interaction  HCI and possibly information visualization to contribute to a
project aimed  at developing  user-adaptive visualizations. Experience
with machine learning and/or eye-tracking technology is an asset.

The project involves an interdisciplinary team from the fields of
artificial intelligence, psychology,  adaptive interfaces and
information visualization, and it has been on-going for three years.

The outcomes of the project so far have contributed results to the
growing evidence that  visualization effectiveness can depend upon a
variety of user characteristics including cognitive abilities and
personality traits (

We have also investigated the impact of user characteristics on attention
patterns during visualization processing:
(http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~conati/my-papers/CHI2013CameraReady.pdf), as
well as how to infer the relevant user's characteristics in real-time
from eye-tracking data

Based on these results, the post holder will contribute to design,
develop and evaluate user-adaptive visualizations that adapt in real
time to specific user needs, by relying  on information
collected via eye-tracking and other sensors.  The candidate will also
help supervise and coordinate graduate students.

Applicants 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 join  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 year, extendable pending availability of funding.

Review of applicants begins Nov 1, 2013 until the position is filled

Target start date: As soon as possible, but ideally no later than January 2013

To apply for the position, please submit  CV,  statement of research
interests, and three letters of reference to conati at cs.ubc.ca

Giuseppe Carenini,
Department of Computer Science, CICSR #105,
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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