[LAU] ANN: competitive iPhD research assistantships available at Virginia Tech/ICAT/DISIS
Ivica Ico Bukvic
ico at vt.edu
Wed Oct 8 01:45:02 UTC 2014
Apologies for x-posting, I would greatly appreciate it if you would please
disseminate the following among prospective graduate students.
I am pleased to announce immediate availability of a competitive 12-month
iPhD research assistantships in Human-Centered Design program for both the
Spring 2015 and the Fall 2015.
Virginia Tech's new individualized Human-Centered Design (HCD) iPhD
transdisciplinary degree is closely aligned with the newfound Institute for
Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT). iPhD is a degree designed primarily
to support individually tailored PhD experiences, allowing students to
actively participate in shaping their plan of study. The GAship in question
seeks candidates with a solid research background, and a strong sense of
independence and self-sufficiency. We are particularly seeking students
interested in sonification, sound spatialization, and interactive
technologies (e.g. mind-body technologies, laptop/mobile ensembles,
hyperinstruments, installations, mobile/wearable computing, etc.).
Candidates must possess a strong knowledge of Max and Pd/Pd-L2Ork
programming environments. C/C++ programming (or equivalent) is also
preferred, as well as skills in other domains (e.g. interactive multimedia,
K-12 education, 3D animation, etc.).
This is a 12-month renewable assistantship with a full tuition waiver and
one of the highest paying stipends at Virginia Tech. To be eligible
candidates need to apply, be accepted, and enroll in the new HCD iPhD
program with primary focus in the computer music domain focusing on one or
more of the aforesaid areas of interest.
The successful candidate will be given an opportunity to participate in
conducting reserarch using the cutting edge 145 speaker system and
its innovative spatialization, sonification, and immersion approaches in
$100M Moss Arts Center and more specifically Institute for Creativity,
Technology's three-story Cube space and its smaller counterpart, the
immersive Perform Studio, as well as the new DISIS facilities that are
this fall. They will also work closely with ICAT faculty and
students on a number of collaborative projects, including Tech or Treat,
MAKEr camps, the upcoming SEAMUS conference, and other ICATinitiatives.
For questions and application information please contact Dr. Ivica Ico
Bukvic <ico at vt.edu>
For more information:
Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A.
ICAT Senior Fellow
School of Performing Arts – 0141
Blacksburg, VA 24061
ico at vt.edu
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