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Post-doc: Research in Mixed-Reality for Schizophrenia Treatment

Posted
16 December 2019
Deadline
No deadline (Open)
Start Date
15 January 2020 (Negotiable)
Organization
School of Computer Science
McGill University
Address
Montreal, QC
CANADA
Phone
Classification
Research Only
Tenured Position
No
Title
Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Fields
Keywords
Details
Post-doctoral research position in Mixed-Reality for Simulation and Synthesis of Multi-Modal Hallucinations with Applications to Schizophrenia Treatment, funded by NSERC and MEDTEQ, an accelerator for the Canadian medical technologies industry, and in collaboration with two Montreal-based medical companies, aims to design, implement, and test a mixed-reality avatar therapy platform to reduce the distress and helplessness associated with auditory hallucinations. This will allow therapists to explore the requirements for optimal delivery of such treatment by adjusting various parameters of the avatars. Ultimately, our hope is to apply the knowledge gained from this exploration to an augmented reality version of the platform suitable for use outside of the therapist's office, offering the possibility of providing therapeutic benefits to patients in their day-to-day activities. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for the overall system architecture design, with support for rendering multimodal stimuli, and will mentor students several graduate students also working on the project.

Education/Experience: A PhD in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, or closely related field, with experience in XR and multimodal interaction design, speech processing, or biosignals analysis. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven track record, demonstrating relevant skills in the relevant domains through prior doctoral research, and with a strong publication record.

Appointment will be through the Centre for Intelligent Machines. Further information and instructions for applying are available at the Source Link (URL) above.
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