Research Assistant (Human-Drone Interaction)

20 Jan 2023
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19 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The National University of Singapore invites applications for the position of Research Assistant in the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing (SoC). SoC is strongly committed to research excellence in all its dimensions: Searching for fundamental results and insights, developing novel computational solutions to a wide range of applications, building large-scale experimental systems, and improving the well-being of society. We seek to play an active role both internationally and locally in the core and emerging areas of Computer Science and Information Systems.

The Research Assistant will be responsible for working closely with the Principal Investigator (A/Prof Ooi Wei Tsang) and co-Principal Investigators (A/Prof Suranga Nanayakkara & Professor Christophe Jouffrais) on developing a drone companion for People with Visual Impairments. We envision a lightweight, personal drone, equipped with state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms, that serves as a highly-customizable assistive device for a PVI. 

Job responsibilities would include the development of drone applications, conducting user studies, and documenting the research.


The potential candidate should possess experience or interest in the following areas:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field with a focus on Software development
  • Hands-on experience in full stack development
  • Experience in areas such as Human-Computer Interfaces, User-Centred Design, and Computer Vision would be preferred
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills

How to Apply: Email

CV and a short statement of interest to A/Prof Ooi Wei Tsang

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: School of Computing
Department : Department of Computer Science
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 18659

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