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Postdoctoral Researcher: HCI+AI



Software Engineering, Data Science
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2023

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Within the HCI and Visualization research group, you and your mentor(s) will arrive at mutually agreed upon research projects in the area of human-computer interaction. Over the course of the post-doc, you will drive those projects forward with guidance from your mentor(s), including implementation, experimental validation, data analysis, etc. Specific areas of interest for research projects include: Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Information Visualization, Software Learning, Future of Work, Generative Design Tools, Interactive Fabrication, and User Interfaces for AI or Machine Learning Systems.


Responsibilities for the project may include:

  • Support the research and design efforts by developing software prototypes
  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Gather requirements and issues to explore and design
  • Develop algorithms
  • Build prototypes to test and explore concepts
  • Conduct formal controlled psychological experiments to test research ideas and hypotheses.
  • Measure human performance and cognition limitations related to interaction with technology.
  • Conduct usability studies, ethnographic studies, heuristic evaluations, task analyses, structured interviews and surveys.
  • Evaluate research findings and prototypes to make recommendations for impacting business and products.
  • Explore new prototyping frameworks and technologies
  • Author a full research paper
  • Produce an accompanying research video
  • Present the results of your research externally and internally

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed a PhD program in Computer Science or related field, with a specialization in Human-Computer Interaction
  • Demonstrated expertise in the area of interactive technologies, with peer-reviewed publications on the topic in international venues

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with web development and frameworks
  • Experience interfacing with unique hardware modules
  • Experience developing software in a Windows environment
  • Experience with programming 3D graphics, Unity, Unreal Engine
  • Experimental design and data analysis
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team; ability to work with minimum supervision, self-driven
  • Ability to deal with requirements from multiple sources and find solutions and deal with conflicts and compromises in a diplomatic manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with other product teams
  • Ability to write clear, concise, correct technical material

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