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[CALL] competitive iPhD research assistantships available at Virginia Tech/ICAT/DISIS

I am pleased to announce immediate availability of a competitive 12-month iPhD research assistantships in Human-Centered Design program for both the Spring 2015 and the Fall 2015.

Virginia Tech’s new individualized Human-Centered Design (HCD) iPhD
transdisciplinary degree is closely aligned with the newfound Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT). iPhD is a degree designed primarily to support individually tailored PhD experiences, allowing students to actively participate in shaping their plan of study. The GAship in question seeks candidates with a solid research background, and a strong sense of independence and self-sufficiency.

We are particularly seeking students
interested in sonification, sound spatialization, and interactive
technologies (e.g. mind-body technologies, laptop/mobile ensembles,
hyperinstruments, installations, mobile/wearable computing, etc.).
Candidates must possess a strong knowledge of Max and Pd/Pd-L2Ork
programming environments. C/C++ programming (or equivalent) is also
preferred, as well as skills in other domains (e.g. interactive multimedia,
K-12 education, 3D animation, etc.).

This is a 12-month renewable assistantship with a full tuition waiver and
one of the highest paying stipends at Virginia Tech. To be eligible
candidates need to apply, be accepted, and enroll in the new HCD iPhD
program with primary focus in the computer music domain focusing on one or more of the aforesaid areas of interest.

The successful candidate will be given an opportunity to participate in
conducting reserarch using the cutting edge 145 speaker system and consequently its innovative spatialization, sonification, and immersion approaches in the new $100M Moss Arts Center and more specifically Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology’s three-story Cube space and its smaller counterpart, the immersive Perform Studio, as well as the new DISIS facilities that are coming online
this fall. They will also work closely with ICAT faculty and
students on a number of collaborative projects, including Tech or Treat,
MAKEr camps, the upcoming SEAMUS conference, and other ICATinitiatives.

For questions and application information please contact Dr. Ivica Ico Bukvic <>

For more information:


Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A.
Associate Professor
Computer Music
ICAT Senior Fellow
Virginia Tech
School of Performing Arts – 0141
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-6139