RISE has announced twenty (20) research positions

The Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart System and Emerging Technologies (RISE; www.rise.org.cy) is a newly founded research centre in Cyprus, located at Nicosia. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017 (Teaming Phase 2) under grant agreement No. 739578, as well as from the Cypriot Government, local and international partners and other sponsors. RISE is a joint venture between the Municipality of Nicosia (coordinator), Max Planck Institute for Informatics (Germany), University College London (UK), University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology, and Open University of Cyprus.


RISE has announced twenty (20) positions (part-time/full-time). For more details please visit, http://www.rise.org.cy/en-gb/vacancies/

There are two (2) full-time equivalent (part-time/full-time) research positions for each of the following MRGs:

  1. Cognitive and Clinical Applications MRG
    Research focus on the development and validation of Virtual Reality and mobile applications for cognitive training and clinical interventions
  2. Interactive Media and Education/Edutainment MRG
    Research focus on multimodal interaction and learning, emerging technologies for learning and entertainment/ edutainment, learning theory
  3. Museums and Difficult Heritage MRG
    Research focus on museum studies, with an emphasis on difficult heritage, conflict, interactive media, citizen science and socially engaged practices
  4. Real-time Populated Virtual Environments MRG
    Research focus on computer graphics –  animation and simulation of virtual humans, as well as  modelling and simulation of 3D built environments
  5. Smart Networked Systems MRG   
    Research focus on computer networks, protocols for IoT and multimedia communications, 5G technologies, security, Edge/Fog and mobile cloud computing, and Smart City applications
  6. Smart Human-centred Technologies MRG
    Research focus on developing novel and applied techniques driven by the need to improve the quality of life of humans.
  7. Smart, Ubiquitous, and Participatory Technologies for Healthcare Innovation MRG
    Research focus on the smart, ubiquitous, and participatory technologies for healthcare innovation
  8. Socially-Competent Agent Technologies MRG
    Research focus on machine learning, computational learning theory, natural language processing and generation, story comprehension, symbolic knowledge representation, commonsense reasoning, formal argumentation, cognitive computing, explainable AI.
  9. Transparency in Algorithms MRG
    Research focus on algorithmic accountability and transparency, human biases in algorithms, user-algorithm feedback loops
  10. Virtual Reality for Well-being MRG
    Research focus on Virtual Reality for well-being/ rehabilitation by exploring the fields of brain plasticity, social neuroscience and social psychology.


More details about each of the above-mentioned MRG research areas can be found at www.rise.org.cy/vacancies/mrgs. Candidates who might be interested in more than one MRGs must clearly state their priority preference in their application.