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At the Audiovisual Technology Group, Institute for Media Technology, Faculty for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, there is an opening for a full-time PhD candidate position, to be filled starting June. 1st 2021
for a period of 3 years, with the possibility of extension. The opportunity will be given to pursue a PhD (“Dr.-Ing.”). Remuneration corresponds to the applicable tariff for German Federal States public service (TV-L13).
The position is part of the collaborative project CO-HUMANICS funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation in cooperation with other scientific groups at TU Ilmenau. The project investigates how co-presence of people can be improved by using AR technologies or telepresence via assistance robots. The main target group is seniors, with the aim of enabling social participation and being together with friends and relatives even in phases of limited mobility or temporarily insurmountable spatial distance. In the project, different versions of co-presence systems will be developed and evaluated by means of a user-centric design approach. Non-seniors will also be involved in the planned developments and tests. The results will thus be valid for a broad group of users.
In this collaborative project, the PhD student will address research questions related to the collection and analysis of metadata on the audiovisual technology used, on audio and video signals, their transmission and processing, as well as on the application context and usage environment (e.g. room acoustics, lighting). Furthermore, aspects of audiovisual perception and quality evaluation as well as user behavior will be investigated. The findings will be used to characterize and improve components of AR- and robot-based telepresence systems. The project results achieved by the candidate should form the basis for a PhD at TU Ilmenau. It is expected that the candidate will take over organizational and self-administrative tasks within the usual amounts.
The Audiovisual Technology Group of the Institute of Media Technology (IMT) is part of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.