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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Machine Learning for Games and Immersive Technology - Grade 7

University of Liverpool - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences: School of the Arts: Department of architecture

Location: Liverpool
Salary: £34,805 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th March 2020
Closes: 14th April 2020
Job Ref: 018361

The Liverpool School of Architecture (LSA) in collaboration with the Computer Science Department is seeking appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate with expertise in machine learning and/or artificial intelligence (AI). You will be working closely with a second Research Associate with an expertise in Immersive Technology and Storytelling.

You will be working with us on an AHRC UK-China Research-Industry Creative Partnership project with a series of partners, such as the Oscar-winning animation company Aardman and the Shanghai Theatre Academy in China. Our aim is to deliver a world-first in research innovation that will transform the delivery of Aardman's high-end animation work from a currently linear and pre-rendered end-user product (e.g. TV/cinema screen-based) into a non-linear, real-time, responsive, spatially immersive experience; one that can be enjoyed by a wide (family) audience (without the need for headsets, gloves or pre-rendered animation). You should have a PhD in a relevant discipline.

Our research links several domains of knowledge in the family entertainment market which can be expressed as a simple equation: Audience + Animation + Space + Games Technology = narrative, interactive, spatial experiences. Facilitating this, the project will combine research and creative practice expertise from the fields of animation, architecture, creative media arts, theatrical arts, engineering, AI and robotics as well as gaming. You will be based at the University of Liverpool and closely collaborate with a cross-disciplinary team of experts from three Research Centres: 

The post is available until 30 June 2021.

Job Ref: 018361                                                                

Closing Date: 14 April 2020

For full details and to apply online, please visit: https://recruit.liverpool.ac.uk

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