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


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: