From: Ivica Ico Bukvic
Subject: Competitive iPhD research assistantship available at Virginia
Date: 2014 May 20
Apologies for x-posting, I would greatly appreciate it if you would please
disseminate the following.
I am pleased to announce immediate availability of a competitive
12-month iPhD research assistantship in Human-Centered Design program
for the Fall 2014.
Virginia Tech’s new individualized Human-Centered Design (HCD) iPhD
transdisciplinary degree is closely aligned with the newfound Institute
for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT). iPhD is a degree designed
primarily to support individually tailored PhD experiences, allowing
students to actively participate in shaping their plan of study.
The GAship in question seeks candidates with a solid research
background, and a strong sense of independence and self-sufficiency. We
are particularly seeking students interested in sonification, sound
spatialization, and interactive technologies (e.g. mind-body
technologies, laptop/mobile orchestras, hyperinstruments, installations,
mobile/wearable computing, etc.). Candidates must possess a strong
knowledge of Max and Pd/Pd-L2Ork programming environments. C/C++
programming (or equivalent) is also preferred, as well as skills in
other domains (e.g. interactive multimedia, K-12 education, 3D
This is a 12-month renewable assistantship with a full tuition waiver
and one of the highest paying stipends at Virginia Tech. To be eligible
candidates need to apply, be accepted, and enroll in the new HCD iPhD
program with primary focus in the computer music domain focusing on one
or more of the aforesaid areas of interest.
The successful candidate will be given an opportunity to participate in
shaping the cutting edge 130+ speaker system and consequently its
innovative spatialization, sonification, and immersion approaches in the
new $100M Moss Arts Center and more specifically Institute for
Creativity, Arts, and Technology’s three-story Cube space and its
smaller counterpart, the immersive Perform Studio. They will also work
closely with ICAT faculty and students on a number of collaborative
projects, including Tech or Treat, MAKEr camps, as well as ICAT IMPACT
For questions and application information please contact Dr. Ivica Ico
Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A.
DISIS, L2Ork, ICAT
School of Performing Arts – 0141