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Two postdoc positions in Ubiquitous Computing and Mobile HCI (Open University, UK)

Posted on by Gerd Kortuem

I am looking to fill two two-year postdoc positions in Ubiquitous Computing and Mobile HCI, to work at the Open University, UK. Specifically I am looking for:

  1. Postdoc in Mobile HCI: the postdoc will conduct research on mobile user interfaces for public transport systems, with a particular focus on proactive services that predict user movement and information needs. Applicants should have a strong background in experimental HCI. The postdoc will apply human-centered design methods to create engaging mobile user experiences, and use empirical research methods to conduct user studies and field trials. The official ad for this post is here: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AEL512/research-associate-in-mobile-human-computer-interaction/
  2. Postdoc in Context and Behavior Prediction: the postdoc will conduct research in algorithms and systems for context and behaviour prediction. Applicants should have a solid background in experimental systems research with a focus on algorithms. The postdoc will develop and evaluate location and behaviour prediction algorithms, and build system infrastructures for collection and processing of movement and behaviour data. The official ad for this post is here: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AEL513/research-associate-in-context-and-behaviour-prediction/

Both postdocs will be expected to develop proposals for own or joint research and to contribute to writing bids for research funding. The posts are available in the EU-funded GAMBAS project. The main objective of GAMBAS is to develop fundamental technologies for context-aware, behaviour-driven services for innovative public transportation applications.

Application deadline is 7 June 2012. Salary is as usual for postdoc in the UK, in the £30,122 - £31,948 range. Both posts are available immediately, until 31 January 2015.

If you are interested contact me at g.kortuem@open.ac.uk.

To apply go to http://www3.open.ac.uk/employment/job-details.asp?id=6256

For detailed information, an electronic copy of an application form and how to apply go to http://www.open.ac.uk/employment, or call the Staffing Assistant on +44 (0)1908 654161 or email mct-staffing@open.ac.uk.