[PD] ANN: competitive iPhD research assistantship available at Virginia Tech/ICAT/DISIS

Ivica Ico Bukvic ico at vt.edu
Tue May 20 16:33:10 CEST 2014

Apologies for x-posting, I would greatly appreciate it if you would please
disseminate the following.

I am pleased to announce immediate availability of a competitive 12-month
iPhD research assistantship in Human-Centered Design program for the Fall

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 orchestras,
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
shaping the cutting edge 130+ speaker system and consequently its innovative
spatialization, sonification, and immersion approaches in the new $100M Moss
Arts Center and more specifically Institute for Creativity, Arts, and
Technology's three-story Cube space and its smaller counterpart, the
immersive Perform Studio. They will also work closely with ICAT faculty and
students on a number of collaborative projects, including Tech or Treat,
MAKEr camps, as well as ICAT IMPACT studio initiatives.

For questions and application information please contact Dr. Ivica Ico
Bukvic <ico at vt.edu>

For more information:
ICAT http://www.icat.vt.edu
ICAT IMPACT Studio https://www.icat.vt.edu/impact
DISIS http://disis.music.vt.edu
L2Ork http://l2ork.music.vt.edu

Best wishes,

Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A.
Associate Professor
Virginia Tech
School of Performing Arts - 0141
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-6139
ico at vt.edu

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