Research Fellow, Multimodal Interfaces and Behaviour Analytics

Melbourne, Australia
20 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job No.: 571150

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration:  Three year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $95,297 - $113,166 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)                      

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

The Opportunity

The Faculty of Information Technology is in the top 100 in the world for computer science (QS global rankings). We have over 130 academics working in the areas of data science, cybersecurity, creative technologies and human-computer interaction, and organisational and social informatics.  Currently experiencing unprecedented growth, we are now establishing a new group in Human Computer Interaction and creative technologies. We are inviting an outstanding postdoctoral academic to join our world-class team to deliver high-quality research that will help shape the future of Human Computer Interaction.

Specifically, a Level B Research Fellow position is available in multimodal interfaces and behaviour analytics for the right person. As the successful candidate, you will join a rapidly expanding multidisciplinary group with expertise in areas such as mobile and multimodal-multisensor interfaces, agent-based conversational interfaces, brain-computer and adaptive interfaces, wearable and contextually-aware personalized interfaces, education and health interfaces, data analytics for predicting user cognition and health status, and related topics in human-centered interfaces such as visualization and creative technologies.

The focus of your role will include research on predicting user cognition and health status based on analysis of different modalities (such as speech, writing, images and sensors) during naturally occurring activities. These analyses will involve exploring predictive patterns at the signal, activity pattern, lexical, and/or transactional levels.

The successful candidate will be an energetic and innovative researcher with a strong publication record who is interested in pioneering in emerging research areas. You will hold a PhD qualification in computer science, engineering, information sciences, cognitive or linguistic sciences, and have a deep interest in developing new technologies to identify and facilitate users’ cognitive and health status. The successful candidate will have strong methodological skills, and also be interested in using their research findings to develop personalized and adaptive interfaces that promote learning, performance, and health.

Dr. Sharon Oviatt is the supervising professor, an ACM Fellow and international pioneer in human-centered, mobile, and multimodal interfaces. Please see following link:

Experimental Labs & Design Spaces

The university has made recent strategic investments in facilities for prototyping innovative concepts, collecting and analyzing data, and displaying digital installations and interactive media—including sensiLab (supporting tangible, wearable, augmented and virtual reality, multimodal-multimedia, maker-space), Immersive Visualization platform and Analytics lab, Centre for Data Science, and ARC Centre of Excellence on Integrative Brain function (pioneering new multimodal imaging techniques for data exploration). The university currently is investing in HCI group facilities for prototyping and developing new mobile, multimodal and multisensory interfaces, capturing and analyzing human multimodal interaction (e.g., whole-body activity, speech), and predicting users’ cognitive and health status.

Melbourne Area:

Melbourne recently has been rated the #1 city worldwide for quality of life (see Economist & Guardian, and, with excellent education, healthcare, infrastructure, low crime, and exceptional cuisine, cultural activities, and creative design. The regional area is renowned for its dramatic coastline, extensive parks, exotic wildlife, and Yarra Valley wine region.

This is a unique opportunity to join a leading Go8 University with top-rankings and like-minded, passionate academics.  If you feel you have the drive and expertise to contribute to this cutting-edge group, then apply before February 25, 2018.

Please note the start date is negotiable, but preferably between April to July of 2018.

To Apply:

Required application materials include:

  1. cover letter (indicating date of availability)
  2. current CV with publication list, and research and teaching interests
  3. 3 references with email/phone contacts
  4. graduate transcripts
  5. three representative publications.

Your application must also address the key selection criteria as detailed in the attached Position Description. Please refer toDownload File "How to apply for Monash jobs"

The faculty is strongly committed to improving the diversity of our staff and students, and promoting a culture of equity, fairness, respect and openness. We fully support the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter. Applications from female candidates are strongly encouraged.


Professor Sharon Oviatt , Faculty of Information Technology:

Position Description

Download File PD - Research Fellow (Multimodal Interfaces & Behaviour Analytics)

Closing Date

Sunday 25 February 2018, 11.55pm AEDT

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