[PD] ANN: Virginia Tech individualized interdisciplinary iPhD program at Virginia Tech seeking masters and doctoral candidates

Ivica Ico Bukvic ico at vt.edu
Fri Oct 13 16:14:43 CEST 2017

Please excuse x-posting

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, http://www.icat.vt.edu). 
iPhD is a degree designed primarily to support individually tailored PhD 
experiences, allowing students to actively participate in shaping their 
plan of study. HCD iPhD closely interfaces with a number of other 
on-campus programs, centers, institutes, and initiatives, including 
Center for Human-Computer Interaction, Music, Visual Arts, and ICAT.

Interdisciplinary audio-centric research including (but not limited to) 
design, composition, immersion, spatialization, maker, robotics, and 
interaction plays an important component of the iPhD degree. The program 
also offers highly competitive graduate assistantships. Students 
interested in iPhD should apply online via the graduate school portal at 

For additional info on the HCD iPhD visit http://hcd.icat.vt.edu/

About HCD and Virginia Tech
HCD is the largest interdisciplinary iPhD program at Virginia Tech 
hosting a growing number of graduate students whose scholarly focus is 
on interdisciplinary audio-, music-, and multimedia-centric research. 
Students engaging in the program will have an opportunity to engage in 
the externally funded research, including NSF grants, entrepreneurship 
opportunities and industry partnerships (e.g. NASA), as well as the 
exploration of the unique Virginia Tech facilities, such as the $15M 
1,600 sq.ft. 4-story Cube (http://www.icat.vt.edu/content/cube-0) with a 
140+ loudspeaker system capable of supporting all of the cutting edge 
spatialization algorithms, a 24-camera motion capture, multiple 
projection surfaces including a deployable cyclorama, and tetherless 
(backpack-based) VR/AR/MR solutions. Virginia Tech is also the home of 
the Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork, http://l2ork.music.vt.edu), Digital 
Interactive Sound & Intermedia Studio (DISIS), and as of fall 2017 of a 
newly nationally accredited Creative Technologies in Music undergraduate 
degree option that offers a unique mix of undergraduate 
technology-centric research, computer music, innovation, and 
entrepreneurship. Both graduate and undergraduate programs are designed 
to interface with the newly introduced Destination Areas, an array of 
campus-wide multi-million interdisciplinary initiatives, including the 
Creativity & Innovation. A rapidly growing number of Virginia Tech 
music, audio, and multimedia research interdisciplinary faculty group 

Dr. Ivica Ico Bukvic
Prof. Zach Duer
Prof. Michael Ermann
Dr. Ben Knapp
Dr. Eric Lyon
Dr. Charles Nichols
Dr. Michael Roan

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

For more information:
HCD http://www.vthcd.com/
ICAT http://www.icat.vt.edu
DISIS http://disis.icat.vt.edu
L2Ork http://l2ork.icat.vt.edu
SOPA http://performingarts.vt.edu



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

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