2010-04-30: Job: PhD Position Available with Clique SRC in Graph Visualization, UCD Dublin

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Clique is a Science Foundation Ireland funded (SFI) Strategic Research Cluster focused on graph and network analysis and visualization. Clique research is driven by the requirements of network analysis in social networks and biological networks.

Clique is currently seeking applications for a PhD studentship in the area of information visualization and/or graph drawing whereby the student will be investigating visual representations and interactive methods for the visualization of large time-varying graphs. The student will work on the many research themes already present in the Clique project (see http://clique.ucd.ie). Their principal duties will involve working closely with the Principal Investigators and Clique industry partners to research related areas and develop a thesis. In addition, the researcher would be expected to carry out high quality research to be published in international journals and at leading conferences in the field.

Mandatory skills include an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in computer science, mathematics, or statistics, and a strong mathematical background. Good interpersonal skills and a demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively in a research team are also required. Excellent programming skills with experience in the development of software in C++ or Java and experience working with computer graphics libraries such as OpenGL are also essential. Previous experience in visualization, information visualization, human computer interaction, data mining, or graph drawing is highly desirable.

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