Open Positions 10
Time Span as soon as possible for 3 years
Application Deadline 31 Oct 2021
Type of Position
PhD - Doctoral Programme
Field of Research
Language and Cultural Studies
Mathematics / Natural Sciences
Subjects Computer Science, Digital Media
Description The doctoral program Empowering Digital Media (EDM),
funded by the Klaus-Tschira Foundation, invites applications for 10 Ph.D.
positions (m/f/d) at the University of Bremen, Germany, to be filled as soon
as possible. Successful candidates will receive a stipend in the amount of
1,500 EUR per month for 36 months.
The digital revolution has fundamentally impacted all parts of our society.
Today, computer technology is deeply interwoven with every part of our lives.
The digital revolution affected the economy, politics, social life, private
communication, education, and even the way affective bonds between humans are
established and maintained. These effects are also reflected in the economic
development where there are hardly any industries that are not being rolled
over by new, digitally-empowered players – from the medical domain to the
The goal of the doctoral program is to research the role of digital media in
the digital revolution and to design, develop and evaluate novel user
interfaces and artifacts. These can support us in the transition phase, help
to build interactive systems that – in the long run and in a sustainable way –
are beneficial for humans in their everyday life in long-term use and in the
non-isolated environment of a digital ecosystem where a limited set of users
are not confronted with only a single technology for only limited time.
Possible areas of research include but are not limited to
• User Interface Design and User Experience
• VR and AR Interaction
• Exergames and Games for Health
• Using AI in Games
• Usable Security
• Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing
Candidates are required to hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in
Computer Science, Digital Media, or a related discipline. They should be
highly motivated to independently develop and conduct a research project at
the intersection of digital media, human-computer interaction, cognitive
systems, security, robotics and artificial intelligence. At the same time,
they should be interested in engaging with the other members of the doctoral
program and taking part in offered courses and activities. For this, good
English language skills are required. The ideal candidate is experienced in
designing and/or developing new user interfaces.
Please send your application including a letter of motivation, CV, degree
certificates (including a list of courses and grades) and a one-page
description of your research interests and how they could develop into a Ph.D.
project within the scope of the doctoral program Empowering Digital Media
until October 31, 2021 to
Prof. Dr. Rainer Malaka
Digital Media Lab
28334 Bremen / Germany
or by e-mail in a single pdf file to email@example.com.
The University of Bremen aims at increasing the number of women in science and
therefore explicitly encourages applications from female candidates. Disabled
persons will be given preference in case of equal qualification.
Further information about the doctoral program Empowering Digital Media
(EDM) can be found at https: // www. uni-bremen.de/en/dmlab/graduate-school/
EDM is part of the Minds, Media, Machines Integrated Graduate School
(MMMIGS) that connects doctoral programs within the high-profile area Minds,
Media, Machines at the University of Bremen and supports doctoral candidates
and their supervisors with a demand-tailored qualification program, networking
opportunities, funding and advisory services.
The University of Bremen has approximately 23,500 students from over 100
countries, offering a broad range of benefits such as sports facilities,
cultural activities, and daycare.
Questions regarding the positions should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Language of Dissertation
Letter of Motivation
More Information https: // www. uni-