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Cyprus: 3-year funded Special Scientist position for the research programme CLIPE (Creating Lively Interactive Populated Environments) - Project Title: Text based control for characters and small groups.

 

 

3-year funded Special Scientist position for the research programme CLIPE (Creating Lively Interactive Populated Environments) - Project Title: Text based control for characters and small groups. Supervisors: Prof. Yiorgos Chrysanthou and Prof. Marios Avraamides.

 

EMPLOYER´S NAME: UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS (UCY) - DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

ADDRESS: KALLIPOLEOS STREET 75, NICOSIA, Cyprus

POST CODE: 1678

TEL. +35722892719, +357 22 252500

Email: yiorgos@cs.ucy.ac.cy, marios@silversky3d.com

Interested candidates should submit:

  • Cover letter that specifies their employment availability date.

  • A detailed curriculum vitae in Greek or in English (contact address and telephone number should be included).

  • Copies of transcripts of relevant degree(s).

  • The names and contact details of at least two university professors from whom references may be requested.

PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INTERVIEWS: Yiorgos Chrysanthou

SECTOR OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITY: Computer Science, Mathematics or Engineering

 

VACANCY TITLE:

3-year funded Special Scientist position for the research programme CLIPE (Creating Lively Interactive Populated Environments) funded by the EC (under the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network action).

 

NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 2

EDUCATION LEVEL: Master Degree

DATE COMMENCING EMPLOYMENT: September 2020

 

QUALIFICATIONS OF CANDIDATES:

The successful candidates should:

  • hold a Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or Engineering (or an equivalent diploma allowing them to pursue a PhD);

  • be in the first 4 years of their research career and not have a doctoral degree (The 4 years are measured from the date when the applicant obtained the degree which would formally entitle him/her to embark on a PhD);

  • possess excellent/ good oral and written English language skills (if English is not his/her first language);

  • have good skills in scientific writing and results presentation.

 

The successful candidates should not to have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Cyprus, for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF CANDIDATES:

  • Undertake individual research in the aforementioned area.

  • Travel to project meetings and workshops at partner sites across Europe.

  • Undertake training in research and innovation both independently and collaboratively with other Marie Curie Fellows at partner sites.

  • Contribute to the planning and documentation of the project.

  • Prepare and present findings and progress to colleagues for review purposes.

  • Present the projects at workshops and conferences.

  • Contribute to the writing up of the project.

  • Prepare progress reports on research for funding bodies as required.

  • Contribute to the preparation and drafting of research bids and proposals.

  • Contribute to the overall activities of the research team and department as required.

  • Carry out any other duties commensurate with the grade and purpose of the post.

 

The successful candidate will be exposed to different industry requirements through their placements/ internships in world-renowned companies (industrial partners), such as BBC, UBER, Treedy’s, Amazon Development Center, etc.

EXPERIENCE NEEDED (months/years): Not required/ specified

DRIVING LICENSE TYPE: Not required

WORKING SCHEDULE: Not specified

OVERTIME: Not specified

NUMBER OF WORKING HOURS PER WEEK: Not specified

NUMBER OF WORKING DAYS: Not specified

EMPLOYER´S ADDRESS: KALLIPOLEOS STREET 75, 1678 NICOSIA, Cyprus

MONTHLY SALARY (GROSS): FROM € 2350,76 UP TO €3450,76

PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT: OVER 6 MONTHS

 

DETAILS OF VACANCY

 

TITLE OF VACANCY

3-year funded Special Scientist position for the research programme CLIPE (Creating Lively Interactive Populated Environments) funded by the EC (under the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network action).

DESCRIPTION OF VACANCY

 

POSITION 2 (ESR 2) DETAILS

Project Title: Text based control for characters and small groups

Supervisors: Prof. Yiorgos Chrysanthou and Prof. Marios Avraamides

Objectives: 1. Review of methods for authoring virtual humans, emphasizing on usability, control, interactivity, style and quality of generated results, 2. Study deep neural networks with emphasis on their use for textually describing and synthesising datasets such as images or videos, 3. Propose methods based on deep neural networks and other Machine Learning algorithms to automatically generate behaviours of the characters using text.

Expected Results: 1. Methods and algorithms to describe and generate populace for scenes, with a small number of characters, using textual descriptions, 2. Methods to provide users with easy authoring and feedback that will keep the salient but important features of the behaviour.

LANGUAGE SKILLS NEEDED

English

 

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

 

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NO

SUM DEDUCTED

(whenever applicable)

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Accommodation provided

 

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Meals included

 

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Travel expenses (to and from Cyprus)

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Republic of Cyprus

Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance

 

Department of Labour-Public Employment Services