Human-machine interaction for the engineering world
The International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) is a research centre, created in 1987 by consortium between the Catalan Government and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC-BarcelonaTech), devoted to the development and application of numerical methods to a wide range of areas in engineering. CIMNE has been selected as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence for the period 2019-2023. This is the highest level of recognition of excellence and leadership awarded to a research centre in Spain.
Javier Mora and Abel Coll
Number of vacancies: 1
Category: PhD (PHD2)
Workplace: Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia (Castelldefels)
Salary (gross): 17.563,14 EUR
Weekly working hours: Full time
Duration: 3 years
Starting date: No later than Sept 2021
The functions assigned to the candidate will be:
Motivation: development of applications for the construction sector through virtual reality technologies, new modes of visualization (stereoscopic and interactive screens) and handling of 3D models (evolution of the mouse), as new GUIs for other emerging technologies (digital twins, computer vision, internet of things, drones, cloud computing). The expected outcome of this work is a new framework to facilitate and automate the creation of mixed reality experiences for the AECO (Architectural, Engineering, Construction and Operations) sector, with the following components:
Specific outcomes are the following:
(a) Virtual reality learning pills;
(b) Design tools for the building industry (safety, accessibility, maintenance, operations);
(c) Plug-in to simulation programs;
(d) Link to other data sources and technologies (sensors, cameras, computer vision);
Mora, J.; Muñoz La Rivera, F.; Mercè, R.; Valero, I. (2020). Herramientas de apoyo a la creación de narrativas de riesgo en experiencias de realidad virtual. ORP Conference 2020, Colombia.
Muñoz-La Rivera, F., Mora-Serrano, J., Delgado, C., Jofré, C., Vera, R. y Núlez, T. (2020). La Narrativa en experiencias de Realidad Mixta para desarrollar cultura de prevención de riesgos laborales en construcción. VIII Convención Internacional de la Edificación, Ibiza, España.
Muñoz, F.; Mora, J.; Valero, I.; Oñate, E. (2/4). 2020. Methodological-technological framework for construction 4.0 Archives of computational methods in engineering. ISSN 1134-3060.
The requirements and merits will be evaluated with a maximum mark of 100 points. Such maximum mark will be obtained by adding up the points obtained in the following items:
Candidates must complete the "Application Form" form on our website, indicating the reference of the vacancy and attaching the following documents in English:
The deadline for registration to the offer ends on 31st May, 2021 at 12 noon.
The shortlisted candidates may be called for an interview. They may also be required to provide further supporting documentation.
CIMNE is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law. CIMNE has been awarded the HRS4R label.