We look for candidates for a fully-funded PhD position that takes place within a scientific initiative of studying, understanding, and implementing underwater augmented reality interfaces for cultural heritage. The position is for an EU project called i-MareCulture and the location is in Brno (Mekka of computer science in Czech Republic) at Masaryk University (second biggest university in Czech Republic).
Project’s i-MareCulture aim is to raise public awareness of European identity by focusing in maritime cultural heritage, which by default bridges different civilizations. In particular, iMareCulture aims in bringing inherently unreachable underwater cultural heritage within digital reach of the wide public by implementing virtual visits, serious games with immersive technologies and underwater augmented reality. Scope of the project is to design, analyze, develop and validate pioneer applications and systems in the context of Virtual Museums through collaborative and innovative research from a diverse group of scientists, researchers, archaeologists, experts and museums.
The project i-MareCulture is unique, innovative and promising, contributing fully to the H2020 Framework and the Digital Agenda for Europe, a H2020 initiative, for New Skills and Jobs. In addition, this project abides by the EU’s strategy to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy by implementing the knowledge triangle by connecting the Education, Research and Industry by supporting and boosting innovative enterprise to develop their technological breakthroughs into viable products in the area of Virtual Museums and Digital Heritage, with real commercial potential.
Salary will depend on qualifications, skills and past experience.