Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sweden : PhD-doctoral position in Computer and Systems Sciences

1 PhD-doctoral position in Computer and Systems Sciences with specialization in Video interaction and consumer-oriented Internet of Things services, at the Mobile Life Centre on the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), Stockholm University. Ref. No. SU 617-1058-12. (Deadline for applications: April 30, 2012.) Prolonged application time! New deadline for applications: May 15, 2012.
The PhD student will investigate a new hybrid media that combines emergent mobile technologies for video interaction with the advances in the Internet of Things in order to generate consumer-oriented applications. Combining these sources into new hybrid formats could produce more diverse ways of experiencing remote contexts. We are interested in the role of emerging enjoyment services in temporally and spatially distributed leisure and experience activities. We foresee that developing new hybrid media to broadcast the wild and nature, and its display and presentation in home environments. Building on ethnographic work studying people’s experiences of nature and the wild, as well as outdoor activities, we propose to build trial systems that support sharing nature experiences online and display them at home in urban areas. Using sensors, cameras, microphones and mobile phones we will experiment with medialising what goes on in forests and in the sea, as well as sharing it online over the web to phone and on the web.

About the doctoral position and requirements
The Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) belongs to Stockholm University and is located in one of the world's leading ICT clusters, Kista, just outside Stockholm, Sweden. The department conducts research and education in different areas of computer and systems sciences, and has about 200 employees.

The Mobile Life VINN Excellence Centre at Stockholm University with SICS and KTH as strategically important research partners, is located in Kista outside Stockholm, Sweden. The Centre started in 2007 and has grown to be about 50 researchers, exploring experiential, leisure and playful mobile and ubiquitous interactions, also in collaboration with Nokia Research, Ericsson Research, Microsoft Research and IKEA.

The announced doctoral position requires that the applicants can be admitted to the doctoral program in Computer and Systems Sciences. Both general and specific academic entry requirements must be met. See further information on the web site,

The doctoral position involves four years of full-time studies (240 ECTS), leading to a doctoral degree in Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University. One year is financed by doctoral grant and three years by doctoral studentship. The position may involve administration/teaching duties up to 20% of full time; such an arrangement gives that the position is prolonged corresponding to the time of administration/ teaching work. The doctoral position requires good English skills.

Selection criteria in judging the applicants are:
  • Independence in analyzing and structuring previous work,
  • Formulation of problem and cogency in previous work,
  • Proven ability to adhere to prescribed timetables,
  • Competence in visualization and interactive multimedia
  • Methodological and scientific maturity, and
  • Good abilities in communication and cooperation.
The applicants will be ranked according to the above criteria. Based on the ranking results, a number of applicants will be contacted. The decision on admission will be made by a departmental committee. Stockholm university strives to achieve an even gender distribution among doctoral students, and women in particular are encouraged to apply.

To the application should be attached:
  • Brief description outlining the applicant’s interest in the doctoral position.
  • Attested curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Attested copy of degree certificate and listing of completed courses.
  • List of publications, including theses and project reports.
  • Copy of Master´s thesis or equivalent academic publication and copies of items from the above list of publications.
  • Two references, including brief statements of how they relate to you, their phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
  • Other qualifications that the applicant wishes to present as a basis for admittance.
For more information, please contact Professor Oskar Juhlin, Mobile Life VinnExcellence Centre, Dep. of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University,, or the director of PhD studies, Åsa Smedberg,

Union representatives
Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST),
tfn 08-16 2000 (vx), and Gunnar Stenberg (SEKO), tfn 070-316 43 41.

The application marked with the reference number SU 617-1058-12 is to be submitted no later than May 15, 2012, to: 
Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm
The application can also be forwarded electronically to

Documents sent electronically should be in Word- or pdf-format. Note! State reference number SU 617-1058-12 in the subject line.
Application Deadline : 15 May 2012

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