PhD Scholarship in Eye Movement/Visual Aesthetics

Michael Garbutt and Professor Branka Spehar from UNSW’s Faculty of Psychology can offer a new PhD Scholarshop in the area of visual aesthetics as part of the University of New South Wales’ “Scientia PhD Scholarship” program. It’s a new initiative that provides candidates with a $40,000 annual stipend + $10,000 travel grant for four years.

The deadline for application is 21 July. More information is available here: or you can directly contact Michael Garbutt:

Michael Garbutt PhD
UNSW Art & Design
UNSW Sydney

Paddington Campus
Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd,
Paddington, NSW 2021


Research Assistant Position: Gaze-Tracking Project at QMUL

Isabelle Mareschal posted a job offer on CVNET which might be of interest to you:

Research Assistant position for gaze-tracking project at QMUL

We are recruiting a Research Assistant for the four-month project 
'Evaluation of commodity gaze-trackers for large-scale 
neuropsychological studies'. The objective is to characterize the 
performance of new gaze-tracking systems (e.g. EyeTribe), for 
clinical and psychophysical applications. This will involve 
user experiments, as well as computational modelling.

This is a joint project, supervised by Miles Hansard (EECS) 
and Isabelle Mareschal (Experimental Psychology), and funded 
by a Wellcome Trust grant to the QMUL Life Sciences Institute. 
The successful candidate will join a research group working on 
3D vision, eye-movements, and scene-modelling. There will be 
opportunities to work with a range of new devices, including 
head-mounted displays (Oculus Rift).

Candidates should have previous experience of Matlab and/or 
JavaScript programming. Knowledge of signal processing and 
data analysis is also essential. Previous experience of 
eye-tracking, web-based experiments, or computer vision would be useful.

Candidates should have a PhD in computer science, engineering, 
experimental psychology, or a related field. Candidates in the 
final stages of PhD submission (or having an MSc plus relevant 
experience) will also be considered.

The post is full-time and available immediately for 4 months, 
to start no later than 01/04/2016. The salary will be in the 
range £32,052-£35,672 per annum. Applicants *must already* have 
permission to work in the UK, for the duration of the post.

Applications should consist of a CV (including publications, 
and the email addresses of two referees), as well as a one-page 
research statement (including details of programming experience). 
These PDFs should be emailed, with subject 'Gaze RA Application', before the deadline of 14/02/2016. 

Enquiries should be addressed to
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PhD Position: Gaze-Based Interaction with Urban Environments

At the ETH Zürich, the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation is looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate for a research project at the Chair of Geoinformation Engineering, starting at the earliest possible date (1st of August, 2015 at the latest).

The main objective of the 3-year project Location-Aware Mobile Eye Tracking for Tourist Assistance, funded through an ETH Zurich Research Grant, is the investigation of novel gaze-based interaction methods for pedestrians in urban environments, with a focus on a tourist scenario. The project envisions mobile assistance systems that trigger information services based on a user’s gaze on 3D-objects in a real-world urban environment.

The ideal candidate must have an academic degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Geomatics or related fields, as well as a strong research interest in human-computer interaction. Knowledge of methods in machine learning, computer vision, inferential statistics, as well as strong programming skills (e.g., Java or C++) are required. Background or experience in eye tracking, virtual environments, geographic information science, or related topics is a significant plus. The candidate must have good communication skills in English (oral and writing), be team-oriented and willing to work in an international environment.

If you want to apply, please visit the website: