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PhD Computing Science: Novel In-car Haptic Interactions (EPSRC iCASE award with Jaguar Land Rover)

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    Prof S Brewster
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  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

This studentship focuses on novel uses of haptic interaction in cars. The way drivers and passengers interact with controls is undergoing radical change as physical buttons and dials are replaced by touchscreens and surfaces. This provides the opportunity to design new input techniques to control in-car systems but care must be taken to ensure these are usable and do not distract drivers. The project will investigate novel forms of haptic, touch-based interaction to create safe, rich and informative user interfaces for cars.

The student will be based in the world class GIST research group in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow. You will be working alongside a team of excellent PhD students and postdocs.

The student should have excellent experience, enthusiasm and skills in the areas of human-computer interaction and computer science. Applicants must hold a good Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline. The project is an EPSRC iCASE award with Jaguar Land Rover and it is expected that the student will spend some time working with the company. This will give you a great opportunity of working in an internationally excellent research group and a leading car manufacturer.

For further information please click the Email Now button to contact Stephen Brewster. Please quote reference SAB_ICASE when applying.

Funding Notes

Funding is available to cover tuition fees for UK/EU applicants, as well as paying a stipend at the Research Council rate (estimated £14,254 for Session 2016-17).

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