Next Generation Collaboration using AR and VR Technology
About this scholarship
The University of South Australia has a PhD scholarship available for students to conduct research into advanced collaborative systems using Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. The research will involve exploring how Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), advanced sensor technology and wearable computing can be used to develop new types of remote collaboration experiences.
A range of different topics will be explored in the PhD project. Some of the research will explore how speech and gestures can be shared to facilitate natural remote collaboration. For example, allowing a person in the real world to see virtual hands in front of them guiding them through a task. We will also be conducting research on how to measure the quality of collaboration between remote people, including using adapting existing experimental techniques from the research literature and also exploring how physiological cues could be used as an experimental measure. This will include measuring heart rate, GSR and other signals and trying to infer emotional state or stress level from them to assist in effective collaboration.
This PhD scholarship would be ideal for a student who has an interest in remote collaboration using advanced interface technologies including AR and VR systems.
The successful candidate will work with Professor Mark Billinghurst from the Empathic Computing Laboratory at the University of South Australia. See www.empathiccomputing.org for more information about the research of the Empathic Computing Lab.
This scholarship is funded by the South Australian Government to support applied industry research by the University of South Australia in the area of collaborative computing.
The scholarship provides a living allowance of $30,000/annum for 3 years with the option to apply for a 6 month extension
The scholarship is open to domestic students: Australian and New Zealand citizens and Permanent Residents of Australia
The successful recipient should have the following interests and skills:
- an interest in developing training systems
- skills or an interest in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
- an interest in human computer interaction
How to Apply and Closing Date
The scholarship will remain open for applications until filled.
Applications and enquiries should be directed to Mark Billinghurst:
Mark.Billinghurst@unisa.edu.au or 08 8302 3747
Areas of study and research
- Health Research
- Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
- Centre for Cancer Biology
- Centre for Drug Discovery and Development
- Centre for Population Health Research
- Centre of Research Excellence for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote High Risk Populations
- International Centre for Allied Health Evidence
- Medicine and Device Surveillance CRE
- Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Hawke Research Institute
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Centre for Research in Education
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b)
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College