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Graduate studentships in HCI and Psychology

Derrick Parkhurst dp at cnslab.mb.jhu.edu
Mon Feb 16 15:17:14 EST 2004

Human and Computer Vision Laboratory (HCVLab)
Graduate Programs of Human Computer Interaction and Psychology 
Iowa State University -- Ames, Iowa

 The newly established HCVLab of Iowa State University is actively 
recruiting and seeking to support talented and motivated students 
wishing to undertake graduate studies leading to an M.S. or Ph.D. 
in Human Computer Interaction and/or Psychology.

 The HCVLab investigates how the human visual system receives, selects 
and processes information in real-world and virtual environments. 
Our research integrates knowledge from the fields of Psychology, 
Human Computer Interaction and Computer Science. We use this 
knowledge to innovate intelligent human computer interfaces and 
biologically inspired technologies.

Potential areas of graduate research include: 

Psychology focus:
 The mechanisms of visual attention and human eye movements
 Computational modeling of visual attention and eye movements
 Real-world scene perception, memory and understanding
 Active vision and visual-motor coordination

Human Computer Interaction focus:
 Perceptually adaptive rendering techniques 
    in virtual reality and video compression
 Human computer interfaces 
    in virtual reality, augmented reality, and mobile computing 
 Computer vision and learning
    including object tracking in stereo and multi-camera vision

 Applicants with research experience in any of the following areas 
will be preferred: human vision, eye movement control, psychophysics, 
computational modeling, computer vision, image processing, computer 
graphics, virtual reality, augmented reality, and mobile computing.

 Applicants must hold a bachelors degree in a field such as Psychology, 
Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Neuroscience or a
closely related field. The successful candidate will be a highly 
motivated individual with a keen interest in addressing either basic 
or applied research issues related to human and/or computer vision. 
The successful candidate should possess strong computer skills including 
the ability to program in C, C++ or a similar language as well as 
a background in mathematics. 

 Students may enroll in the newly established interdepartmental 
Human Computer Interaction Graduate Program or in the Department of 
Psychology Graduate Program. Terminal masters or doctoral degrees 
are available in Human Computer Interaction and/or Psychology. 

For more details about HCVLab see:

For more details about the Graduate Program in Human Computer Interaction see:
For more details about the Graduate Program in Psychology see:

All full-time students are eligible for competitive financial support 
that fully covers tuition, stipends, health insurance, and travel
to research conferences.  

Students interested in joining the HCVLab should visit http://hcvl.hci.iastate.edu 
to submit a pre-application. While pre-applications will be continually reviewed, 
pre-applications should be submitted as soon as possible to qualify for admission 
in the 2004-2005 academic year.

Derrick Parkhurst, PhD 

(current address)
The Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

(address as of Summer 2004)
The Department of Psychology and
The Human Computer Interaction Program
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa, 50011

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