Opportunities

The CEL is a fantastic place to study and conduct research. We welcome enquiries from prospective graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, visiting researchers and undergraduate students seeking research opportunities. A background in engineering, psychology, computer science or other physical or behavioural science is expected. The links below indicate where we have identified specific near-term opportunities.

Graduate Students Undergraduate Students Post-Doctoral Students Visiting Students

Graduate Students

We are seeking a MASc or PhD applicant to work in the area of augmented reality techniques for improving navigation performance in complex environments. Knowledge and relevant experience in related programming are required. Experience with gaming platforms such as Unity or Unreal Engine is advantageous. Knowledge of the fundamentals of geographic information systems and human-machine interface design is desirable. Applicants should be highly motivated, with an interest in augmented reality as an evolving mainstream technology and industry.

The candidate will collaborate with a leading industry partner on the development of a novel, augmented reality-based navigation method. Excellent communication skills, strong teamwork skills, and sensitivity to industry partner direction are thus required.

We encourage curious students to learn about our graduate programs by visiting http://www.mie.utoronto.ca/graduate/. Applications can be completed on line at https://apply.sgs.utoronto.ca/default.aspx. For more information, contact Professor Greg A. Jamieson at jamieson@mie.utoronto.ca.

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Undergraduate Students

CEL extends an open invitation to excellent undergraduate students interested in one- or two-term Thesis (MIE498, ESC499) opportunities. Potential topics generally involve the application of adaptive automation concepts in the natural resource and cyber-security domains. Interested students should contact Prof. Jamieson at jamieson@mie.utoronto.ca.

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Post-Doctoral Students

We are seeking a post-doctoral candidate who holds a PhD in engineering or computer science, to work in the area of augmented reality techniques for improving navigation performance in complex environments. Knowledge and relevant experience in related programming are required. Experience with gaming platforms such as Unity or Unreal Engine is advantageous. Knowledge of the fundamentals of geographic information systems and human-machine interface design is desirable. Candidates should be highly motivated, with an interest in augmented reality as an evolving mainstream technology and industry.

The candidate will collaborate with a leading industry partner on the development of a novel, augmented reality-based navigation method. An additional role is to provide leadership to MASc and PhD students studying spatial awareness and navigation performance.

Excellent communication skills, strong independent research skills, and sensitivity to industry partner direction are also required. The candidate will be expected to work independently, provide leadership to an interdisciplinary team of graduate students, and produce publishable results.

If approved, initial funding for 1 year will be available. An extension of funding to two years is possible, depending on project success and availability of funds.

The application package (to be emailed to G. Jamieson) should include a cover letter and CV, including a list of 3 professional references.

Deadline: September 1, 2017.

Email: jamieson@mie.utoronto.ca

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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Visiting Students

CEL welcomes visiting students with whom we share mutual research interests. Opportunities are always resource-limited and are usually limited to visiting graduate students with some means of financial support for their stay. CEL can offer logistical assistance and provide a workspace and academic resources.

Prospective visiting students should contact Professor Greg A. Jamieson at jamieson@mie.utoronto.ca.

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