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Message 1: Mixed Mode Communication Ph.D Position, University of London, UK

Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 23:49:39 +0530
From: Pat Healey <phdcs.qmul.ac.uk>
Subject: Mixed Mode Communication Ph.D Position, University of London, UK

Information, Media, and Communication Research Group,
Department of Computer Science,
Queen Mary,
University of London.

Applications are invited for a PhD Research Studentship to work on an
exciting new research project on Mixed Mode Communication. This
project is funded by Avaya Labs Research, NJ.

This project is developing a framework for the analysis and evaluation 
of multimodal communication in technologically-mediated interactions. 
System parameters, such as frame rate and bandwidth, do not predict the 
effectiveness of different media in supporting communication. This 
project is exploiting the techniques and approach of conversation 
analysis as a basis for analysing the communicative properties of 
different media. Our analysis is focussing on the pattern of 
communicative problems that arise in multimodal communication, assesment 
of their severity and the processes involved in resolving them.

The studentship covers tuition fees and a stipend of �9,250 pa.

This post would be appropriate for a graduate (2.1 or higher) in
Psychology, Linguistics or a cognate discipline. Good analytical
skills are required and expertise in Conversation Analysis or
Psychology of Language and Communication would be particularly
useful. The student will work on developing the analysis of
communicative breakdowns and applying this to the design of
technologically-mediated interactions. This work is expected to be
done in close collaboration with the Avaya Labs research team and may
involve travel to the US.

Informal inquiries to Dr Pat Healey: telephone (020) 7882 5211 email:
phdcs.qmul.ac.uk.

More information on the Information, Media, and Communication Research
group and links to a more detailed project description can be found
at: http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/research/imc/

To apply please send your CV and covering letter with the names,
addresses and emails of two referees to:

Dr P. Healey, Department of Computer Science, Queen Mary, University
of London, London E1 4NS.

The deadline for all applications is 18th January 2002.

- 
Dr Pat Healey,
Information, Media, and Communication Research Group,
Department of Computer Science,
Queen Mary,
University of London. E1 4NS

http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/~ph
Tel +44 (0)20 7882 5211
Fax +44 (0)20 8980 6533
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