PhD student position in Physics-based animation in Computer Graphics

Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB

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The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is a joint department at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, with activities on two campuses in the city of Gothenburg. The department has around 240 employees from over 30 countries. Our research has a wide span, from theoretical foundations to applied systems development. We provide high quality education at Bachelor's, Master's and graduate levels, offering over 120 courses each year. We also have extensive national and international collaborations with academia, industry and society.

Information about the project
The "Interactive 3D Deformable Bodies" project, funded by the Swedish Research Council, is about designing new data structures and algorithms to obtain more accurate animations of deformable bodies in real-time. This will be achieved by leveraging the computational capabilities of the graphics cards mounted on consumer-class PCs (GPUs). These devices have been designed to handle millions of pixels in parallel; recently they have been modified to compute generic scientific data and have proven to achieve 10X – 100X speed ups compared with the most recent CPUs.

Information about the position
We are seeking a highly motivated Ph.D. student in the research area of Computer Graphics with a special focus on Computational Animation. This area combines research in computer graphics, visualization, optimization, and massively parallel algorithms.

Candidates with demonstrated experience and a high quality publication record on physics-based animation, computational animation and relative topics are of particular interest. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Major responsibilities
The objective of this project is to study and advance the current state of interactive physics-based animation to replicate the motion and the properties of soft objects like cloth, fabric, hair, skin, etc. The hired Ph.D. student will get international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral training in scientific and transferable skills. The student is expected to advance the current state-of-the-art achieving an excellent publication record, by performing research within the division. The position includes teaching on undergraduate and master's levels to a certain extent.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

1) A master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field
2) An academic track record documented by CV and publications

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20170528 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) 
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 31 December 2017

For questions, please contact:
Assoc. Prof. Marco Fratarcangeli, Interaction Design,

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!


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Sista ansökningsdag: 2017-12-31
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Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB


Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB
Chalmers tekniska högskola
41296 Göteborg


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