We are hiring! Postdoc + PhD student (DL May 23)

** Postdoc and PhD positions in HCI  **
** Application deadline May 23 2016 **
The User Interfaces group at Aalto University is looking for a
postdoctoral scholar and a PhD student to join their team.
The positions will be placed in the User Interfaces group led by Prof. Antti Oulasvirta. The group has a strong presence at CHI, high visibility in international media, and strong collaborations with leading PIs around the world. The group is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) grant focusing on the topic of computational user interface design. The research topics include fundamental aspects of interface optimization – model
acquisition, optimization methods, interactive support for designers, as well as applications.  The successful candidate will join an ambitious research group that is at the forefront of this exciting research area. The group offers a collegiate and stimulating environment as well as access to state-of-the-art equipment.
We invite applications from outstanding individuals with suitable background for example in Computer Science, Data Sciences, Human-Computer Interaction, Machine Learning, Information Visualization, Operations Research, Neurosciences, or Cognitive Science. An interdisciplinary
perspective and experience is valued. The successful applicant has demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following topics:
* HCI, especially interaction techniques, information visualization, or modeling.
* Optimization
* Machine learning
* Modeling
Apply by submitting (a) CV, (b) cover letter describing research interests and preferred starting date, (c) two representative publications as PDFs, (d) course transcripts from previous degrees (with grades), and (e) names and contact information for two references. Incomplete applications are not considered. Submit your application via email to
antti.oulasvirta@aalto.fi. We start reviewing candidates on May 23 2016, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Come and meet our group members at these full paper presentations:
* Spotlights: Attention-optimized highlights for skim reading, Proc. CHI’16, (full paper), Lee, B., Savisaari, O., Oulasvirta, A.
* How We Type: Performance and motion analysis of everyday typing, Proc. CHI’16, (full paper), Feit, A., Weir, D., Oulasvirta, A.
* Modelling error rates in temporal pointing, Proc. CHI’16, (full paper), Lee, B., Oulasvirta, A.
* Free-form gesture authentication in the wild, Proc. CHI’16, (full paper), Yang, Y., Clark, G., Lindqvist, J., Oulasvirta, A.
* HCI Research as problem-solving, Proc. CHI’16, (full paper), Oulasvirta, A., Hornbaek, K.
Aalto University is a new university with over a century of experience. Created from a high-profile merger between three leading universities in Finland – the Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki – Aalto University opens up new possibilities for strong multidisciplinary education and research. The university has 20 000 students and a staff of
5 000 including 350 professors. In a recent MIT study of the world’s leading 200 universities, Aalto University was grouped among the five rising stars. The department is located at Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. Finland has been selected as the world’s best country to live in (Newsweek, 2010), and it is in the top 10
of the most highly educated nations in the world (OECD, 2013). The capital city Helsinki has been ranked as the World’s Most Livable City (Monocle, 2011). It is the 2nd happiest place in the world according to a 2007 OECD study. For more information about living in Finland:
* Homepage of the PI with example papers:
* Group homepage: https://userinterfaces.aalto.fi