In the HCI Lab, we explore the future of wearable interfaces. In an ongoing ERC grant on InteractiveSkin, a prestigious five-year grant, we seek to pioneer a new generation of wearable devices. They are elastic und ultra-thin, to seamlessly blend with the human body, with textiles, or body-worn accessories. This opens up exciting opportunities for novel body-based interactions and applications in mobile computing, fitness and health.
The position is situated within this context, in an environment that offers much creative freedom and support to conduct cutting-edge research. You can shape the ideas you pursue, in one or several of the following areas:
- Design and evaluation of body-based interaction techniques
- Fabrication of body-based interfaces (computational design tools, physical fabrication techniques, new materials, etc.)
- Body-based or textile sensing, actuators, displays
- Empirical evaluation of body-based interaction
Some papers from our group:
- iSkin (CHI 2015 Best Paper Award)
- SkinMarks (CHI 2017)
- Tacttoo (UIST 2018)
- Grasping Microgestures (CHI 2019)
QUALIFICATIONSA successful candidate has:
- a PhD degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Electrical Engineering, Material Science, or related field (or is about to obtain the PhD degree)
- an outstanding track record of publications in top-tier venues related to human-computer interaction
- creativity, independence
- excellent team working and communication skills,
- high motivation for research at the intersection of HCI and new technologies
- proficiency in English is a prerequisite, proficiency in German a plus
POSITIONWe offer a fully funded post-doc position for two years. The start date is flexible, but fall/winter 2019 is preferred. Salaries are internationally competitive, based on state employees salary scheme TV-L E 13 or E 14 (100%), and include health insurance and social insurance.
Your role will involve the design, prototyping, and/or evaluation of new interactive technology and user interfaces, as well as writing up the results for academic publication. You will contribute to the leadership of ongoing projects (e.g., within our ERC Grant InteractiveSkin) while also initiating new ones based on your unique background and expertise. You will also have the opportunity to supervise graduate and undergraduate students and (moderately) contribute to the teaching activities of the lab.