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TU Delft PhD Position – Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality, Mathematics – Oct 2021

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

The Netherlands

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Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) invites applications for the Ph.D. Position in Computer Graphics, Virutual Reality to work in VR-Renovate project – 3D rendering, Virtual Reality (VR), and visualization technology in order to ease the societal transition into the sustainable home design at the Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, the Netherlands – Oct 2021

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General Info

Position: PhD Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: October 25, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: 2,434 EURO/Month

VR-Renovate Project
Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Qualification Details

We are looking for a candidate who meets the following requirements:

  • You are talented and enthusiastic about research.
  • You preferably have a Master in Computer Graphics, Mathematics or related field.
  • You have strong programming skills (C++, OpenGL or GPU programming languages are a plus).
  • You have good communication skills and are able to work in a team.
  • You are creative, ambitious, hardworking and persistent.
  • You have a good command of the English language (knowledge of Dutch is not required).

Responsibilities/Job Description

VR-Renovate is a multidisciplinary project that involves 3D rendering, Virtual Reality (VR), and visualization technology in order to ease societal transition into sustainable home design.

As the Netherlands transitions into more sustainable housing in line with the EU energy efficiency goals, sustainable home renovation plays a key role. Often, existing tenants must choose or approve home renovations intended to improve the energy efficiency of their homes, e.g., solar panels or heat-exchange system installation. Guiding tenants through sustainable renovation is a means to support transformational societal change while remaining flexible enough to adapt to individual needs. In order to help tenants make smart choices during these renovations, effective communication is crucial. Such communication needs to go beyond written reports, as knowledge can influence people’s perception and acceptance of energy measures.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: TUD01259
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Documents Required

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before October 25, 2021 via the application button and upload:

  • Detailed CV
  • Diploma (and potential score sheets) for Master/PhD
  • Selection of 3 articles
  • Motivation letter
  • The name and email address of two references (no recommendation letter is needed at this point).

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

About the Project

The VR-Renovate project is aimed at addressing the communication gap. The goal of this project is to research and test effective real-time graphics and visualization technology based on virtual reality displays, intended to provide an accurate depiction and understanding of the results of sustainable home renovations.

Within the scope of the project, we aim at developing realistic material and lighting models that allow for rendering at the high framerate and resolution needed for VR headsets. Realistic rendering results are necessary in order to provide tenants with the most accurate representation of a completed renovation. We will also investigate how to best present different design alternatives in order for the tenants to be able to effectively compare and contrast different choices for their homes. Effective visualization must balance the realistic depiction of the tenant's residence and also visually salient depictions of renovation changes in order to reduce the chance of unforeseen results for tenants. Furthermore, the use of VR eye-tracking technology can potentially help us better convey information and obtain feedback in order to refine the system. Knowing where users visually fixate can allow us to analyze and understand common concerns, detect when information is not being effectively conveyed, or guide users towards important elements.

About the Department

Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three disciplines - electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make future-proof. We are also working on a world in which humans and computers reinforce each other. We are mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. There is plenty of room here for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1,100 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.

About the Employer: Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Conditions of employment

TU Delft offers PhD-candidates a 4-year contract, with an official go/no go progress assessment after one year. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2434 per month in the first year to € 3111 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation.

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Contact details

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. E. Eisemann,

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