[Humanist] 24.782 job and PhD studentship at Copenhagen

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 782.
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  [1]   From:    "Georgios N. Yannakakis" <yannakakis at itu.dk>              (52)
        Subject: 1-year Research Position, Serious Games Technology,Center
                for Computer Games Research, ITU

  [2]   From:    "Georgios N. Yannakakis" <yannakakis at itu.dk>              (29)
        Subject: PhD position, Center for Computer Games Research, ITU,
                Copenhagen


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        Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 09:12:13 +0000
        From: "Georgios N. Yannakakis" <yannakakis at itu.dk>
        Subject: 1-year Research Position, Serious Games Technology, Center for Computer Games Research, ITU


** Research Position in Serious Game Technology - Center for Computer 
games Research, ITU **

A one-year research position (Post-doctoral Fellow or Research 
Associate) within serious game technology (particularly user modeling 
and game adaptation) for mental health is available at the Center for 
Computer Games Research at the IT University of Copenhagen 
(http://game.itu.dk/).

The Games for Health project will attempt to combine technologies and 
concepts from computer games and e-learning processes for health 
purposes. The project focuses on the development of a serious game that 
will automatically profile the player's behavior relying on the player's 
actions, preferences and physiological responses. This knowledge of user 
behavior will be used to improve and personalize the treatment of Post 
Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) via games.

The research activities of the candidate will focus on the player 
modelling and the adaptive mechanisms embedded in the game. Moreover, 
the candidate will assist in the serious game design efforts and be 
responsible for integrating the above-mentioned technology in the final 
game. The methodology will focus on biofeeback game design and analysis, 
serious game design for healthcare, cognitive (and affective) modelling, 
and procedural content generation in games. We are looking for 
candidates with a background in computer science or engineering but also 
at least one of the following areas: cognitive science or experimental 
psychology. Experience in inter-disciplinary work among the above areas 
is highly valued. In particular, we are seeking candidates with 
experience in game development, game design, cognitive and affective 
modelling, artificial intelligence, experimental set up, and 
quantitative data analysis. Candidates applying at the research 
associate level must hold a master's degree in one of the above 
disciplines, while candidates applying at the post-doc level must hold a 
PhD in one of the above disciplines. Strong programming abilities are a 
necessity.

The successful candidate will contribute to managing the work done by 
the IT University in the Games for Health project but also expected to 
contribute to other serious game technology projects currently running 
at the Center for Computer Games Research.  The candidate (Post-doc 
level) is expected to contribute in grant proposal preparations and be 
involved in PhD supervision. The position may also involve teaching 
obligations. Work on the project is expected to start in September 2011.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their letter of 
application (max 1 page), a copy of their curriculum vitae, and the 
names and contact details of two referees to Georgios N. Yannakakis 
(yannakakis at itu.dk). Applications should be received by *March 31, 2011*.

-- 
Georgios N. Yannakakis
Associate Professor
IT University of Copenhagen

Tel. +45 7218 5078
Fax. +45 7218 5001
Email: yannakakis at itu.dk
Web: http://www.itu.dk/~yannakakis/
Addr. Room 4B05, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, DK-2300 Copenhagen S


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        Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 09:12:11 +0000
        From: "Georgios N. Yannakakis" <yannakakis at itu.dk>
        Subject: PhD position, Center for Computer Games Research, ITU, Copenhagen


A 3-year PhD position under the EU-funded SIREN project
(http://www.sirenproject.eu/ ) is available at the Center for Computer Games
Research ( http://game.itu.dk ), ITU. 

The objective of the SIREN project is to create uniquely persuasive learning
experiences to help children in thinking about and handling conflict in a
constructive manner. The software developed by the project will be able to
automatically generate conflict scenarios that fit the learning needs of
particular groups of children with varying cultural background, maturity,
and technical expertise. The research activities of the PhD student will
focus on both the design and the implementation phases of the SIREN game. We
are looking for candidates with the following backgrounds: learning and/or
persuasive game design, cross-cultural psychology, artificial and
computational intelligence, interactive narrative, user modelling.
Programming skills are necessary; a basic programming background is a
requirement for the position.

Interested candidates should follow the official ITU guidelines for
submitting their application (via the PhD Spring call):

http://itu.dk/en/Om-IT-Universitetet/stillinger


https://delta.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?ProjectId=83262&DepartmentId=5236&MediaId=1282

Application deadline: April 7

--Georgios N. Yannakakis
Associate Professor
IT University of Copenhagen

Tel. +45 7218 5078
Fax. +45 7218 5001
Email: yannakakis at itu.dk
Web: http://www.itu.dk/~yannakakis/
Addr. Room 4B05, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, DK-2300 Copenhagen S





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