PhD Research Opportunity TU Dublin School of Media
Diagnostic Applications of Mixed/Augmented Reality Visualisation of MRI Scans

Application Deadline: June 30, 2019 PhD
Start Date: September 2019

Objectives of project:
This project is a cross-institute (Technological University Dublin & Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience) research study into the use of virtual reality/augmented reality in the medical space – specifically to identify and map areas of brain structures for teaching/diagnostic applications.

Proposed research direction will be to improve and extend current 2.5D brain nerve tract visualisation and analysis and overall user experience of current state-of-the-art MRI diagnostic tools to full 3DVR for visual/algorithmic based edit/query/analysis of brain structures. The project aims to develop and test a diagnostic/teaching prototype able to investigate the potential strengths and advantages of Mixed/Virtual Reality technologies for medical applications. Stipend and academic fee waiver.

The successful applicant will receive a stipend of €16,000 per annum through TU Dublin’s College of Arts & Tourism Postgraduate Research Scholarship Scheme for the project’s duration (up to a maximum of four years).

The cost of EU academic fees will be covered for the duration of the project (subject to successful annual evaluations). Non-EU applicants are eligible to take up the project; however, they will be required to fund the fee differential.

The aforementioned stipend and EU academic fee waiver constitute part of a scholarship, and not part of a contract of employment. The successful candidate will be a student, rather than an employee of TU Dublin. The candidate

Essential:
Candidates will be either:
• a Masters graduate in computer science, computer game development, or related computing discipline awarded at 2.1 or higher; and/or,
• an outstanding (minimum upper 2:1) Bachelors in computer science, computer game development, or related computing discipline with evidence of high quality research potential.

Desirable:
• Background, knowledge or experience in Unreal Engine or Unity3D gaming engine(s).
• Background, knowledge or experience in C#, C++, or JavaScript programming.
• Background, knowledge or experience in HTC Vive, Oculus Rift (or similar) 3DVR gaming technologies.
• Background, knowledge or experience in User Experience/Interface Design, particularly for Interactive Applications

How to apply:
Completed applications and requests for further information submitted directly to Basil Lim by email at basil.lim@dit.ie

A complete application includes:
i) A full curriculum vitae – including qualifications, experience, list of publications

ii) A personal statement outlining motivations for pursuing PhD research (maximum 1000 words), and,

iii) A sample of the candidate’s written work (these will not be returned)

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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