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Assistant Professor Interactivity and AI (EU.4145)

Assistant Professor Interactivity and AI

Creative and collaborative design scientist with AI expertise
Position
Assistant Professor
Department(s)
Department of Industrial Design
FTE
1,0
Date off
30/11/2019
Reference number
EU.4145

Job description

Assistant professor Interactivity and AI within Future Everyday Group

“Future Everyday bridges the gap between emerging technologies and people’s everyday life.”

The Future Everyday cluster is a highly ambitious community of design researchers, concerned with understanding, exploring, and shaping an everyday life of individuals/small groups that encompasses the new reality of living and working, in spaces that are becoming more responsive, continuous and experiential in the future with emerging technologies. Currently, we focus on designing with technologies such as internet of things, wearables/soft things, small/local data, machine learning --- and designing for aesthetics in an everyday life with all the nuances and subtleties that are inherently dynamic, ever-changing and shaped by personal and collective values, needs and desires. We seek to better understand how to create the right conditions --- over time and space --- to allow human-technology relationships to grow and adapt to future situations.

Specific qualities for this position:

  • Study and design smart objects and systems of smart things
  • Embedding AI and ML in tangible and embodied interaction
  • Versatility in algorithms, ML paradigms and fluency in state of the art ML technology for the purpose of sensing and information processing
  • Implementing AI in expressive designs, as an interplay of materiality, interaction, and computation
  • Study the nature of both centralized and distributed intelligence in designs and systems of smart things
  • Studying interactive recommender systems and context awareness in application domains such as healthcare, learning and automotive.
  • Multi-Modal interfaces (speech, gesture, physiological sensing, etc.)
  • Human in the loop machine learning and AI

Job requirements

  • Expertise in R&D methodology
  • Relevant PhD-degree
  • Interdisciplinary background or expertise in working in interdisciplinary teams
  • Expertise in AI, ML, Interactive System Design, Tangible Interaction, UX Design or Multimodal Interaction
  • Digital Craftsmanship (e.g. using AI and ML techniques to study and design for aesthetic qualities of human-system interaction; versatility in algorithms, ML paradigms and fluency in state of the art ML technology for the purpose of sensing and information processing)
  • Ability to use AI in expressive designs, as an interplay of materiality, interaction, and computation
  • Ability to create bridges between research and education
  • Designer skills and a feel for aesthetic qualities
  • Track record in Design and HCI related conferences such as CHI, TEI, DIS, IUI, EICS or journals
  • Willing to apply research in application areas such as Health, Home, Mobility, Vitality, Games & Play, Learning and Fabrication
  • Proficiency in English (writing and speaking)
  • Portfolio of projects that demonstrate some of the above

It is not necessary that you feature all the mentioned qualities and competences to qualify for one of the vacant positions.

With this general description we aim to draw the attention of potential, suitable (female) candidates whom we would like to invite to come in contact with our ambitious and fast growing department so that we can investigate a possible, mutual match.

Conditions of employment

a comprehensive job profile is available upon request.

TU/e wants to attract talented female researchers because we believe that diverse workforce generates better problem-solving strategies and more creative ideas. It accelerates innovation and enables teams to better learning and growth. Recently TU/e has launched the Irène Curie Fellowship. This program is aimed at talented women who pursue an academic career at TU/e. This Fellowship facilitates women in their scientific career and consists of:

  • Development track position of 5 years or senior position
  • Substantial start-up package
  • Develop your own research line
  • Participate in curriculum of department
  • Dedicated mentoring program
  • Dual career opportunity for spouses

For more information about this program: https://www.tue.nl/en/working-at-tue/scientific-staff/irene-curie-fellowship/

Information and application

Contact persons:

Cécile Gijsbers , +31402474055, +31651164692, cgijsbers@tue.nl, consultant

Marijella van der Klugt , +31402476345, +3628346874, m.g.v.d.klugt@tue.nl, consultant