Nationality: International Students
Application deadlines: January 1, 2022
Two (2) PhD research assistant positions are available in the Informatics, Cobots and Intelligent Construction (ICIC) lab, in the Department of Civil Engineering at University of Florida, to work on a research project funded by NSF and NASA to investigate the use of Virtual Reality (VR) for Human-Robot Collaboration. The expected start date is January 1, 2022. The student’s advisor will be Dr. Eric Jing Du. The work will be interdisciplinary by nature, spanning over Virtual Reality, robotics and automation, and civil engineering.
ICIC Lab (Du Lab): https://faculty.eng.ufl.edu/ericdu/
To work on a project funded by NSF and NASA to study Human-Robot Collaboration in altered construction workplaces. Specific responsibilities include:
- To work with other PhD students on VR model developments (Unity development; C# preferred);
- To lead a user study about the automation technology needs in altered construction workplaces;
- To assist the neuroimaging analysis (EEG and fNIRS);
- To lead and participate in disseminating the results via publications.
Industrial and System Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or related fields.
B.S. in Industrial and System Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or related fields. Other general admission requirements (TOEFL, GRE, GPA, etc.) please refer to:
Interests and experiences related to the following academic areas:
1) Virtual Reality (Unity game engine);
2) Robotics and Automation;
3) Computing (programming, AI).
Competitive stipend, full tuition waiver, and healthcare. Room & board expenses will be covered for research travels (conferences, data collections).
Please send your CV and a short research statement directly to Dr. Eric Jing Du [email protected]
Eric Jing Du, Ph.D.
Director, Informatics, Cobots and Intelligent Construction (ICIC) Lab
Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering
Department of Industrial and System Engineering
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
University of Florida
Email: [email protected]