[ 17. März 2018 ]

DEGEM News – STELLENAUSSCHREIBUNG – Computer music PhD position at University of Oslo

Von: Kevin Austin
Datum: Wed, 14 Mar 2018
Betreff: [cec-c] Computer music PhD position at University of Oslo

Here’s another PhD position at the University of Oslo, looks very interesting. PhD positions here are paid as full-time research positions for 3 years with extra time (1 year here) for teaching or assisting work, the research scene for computer music, music technology, and systematic musicology here is excellent. A good honours grade would be sufficient qualification in the absence of a master’s degree.

—Charles Martin.

Here’s the call:

A Doctoral Research Fellowship in Sound and Music Computing is available at the University of Oslo:

Deadline: 04.04.2018
Start date: September 2018
Duration: 3+1 year
Salary: 436-490 900 NOK

The fellowship is connected to the new Nordic Sound and Music Computing Network (NordicSMC) funded by the Nordic Research Council. This network brings together a group of internationally leading sound and music computing researchers from institutions in five Nordic countries: Aalborg University, Aalto University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, University of Iceland, and University of Oslo. The network covers the field of sound and music from the “soft” to the “hard,” including the arts and humanities, and the social and natural sciences, as well as engineering, and involves a high level of technological competency.

We invite PhD proposals that focus on sound/music interaction with periodic/rhythmic human body motion (walking, running, training, etc.). The appointed candidate is expected to carry out observation studies of human body motion in real-life settings, using different types of mobile motion capture systems (full-body suit and individual trackers). Results from the analysis of these observation studies should form the basis for the development of prototype systems for using such periodic/rhythmic motion in musical interaction.

The appointed candidate will benefit from the combined expertise within the NordicSMC network, and is expected to carry out one or more short-term scientific missions to the other partners. At UiO, the candidate will be affiliated with RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion. This interdisciplinary centre focuses on rhythm as a structuring mechanism for the temporal dimensions of human life. RITMO researchers span the fields of musicology, psychology and informatics, and have access to state-of-the-art facilities in sound/video recording, motion capture, eye tracking, physiological measurements, various types of brain imaging (EEG, fMRI), and rapid prototyping and robotics laboratories.

Qualification requirements

A Master’s Degree or equivalent in sound and music computing, music technology, computer science, or other relevant field. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post. The Master’s Degree must have been obtained by the time of application.

Experience with development of real-time sound and music systems (Max, PD, SuperCollider, or similar)
Excellent skills in written and oral English
Personal suitability and motivation for the position