Cornell University, Design + Environmental Analysis

Position ID:Cornell-DEA-PAHBL [#13395, WDR-00018176]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate - Hybrid Body Lab
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14850, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Mechanical Engineering
Information Science
Human Computer Interaction
Electrical Engineering
Computer Science
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/03/06, finished 2020/04/27)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

Cornell University
Hybrid Body Lab
Postdoctoral Associate

The Hybrid Body Lab, in Design + Environmental Analysis at Cornell University, is seeking an outstanding Postdoctoral Associate to conduct cutting-edge research in the area of on-body user interfaces or digital fabrication. The Postdoc will work closely with Prof. Dr. Cindy-Hsin-Liu Kao, director of the Hybrid Body Lab. In addition, the Postdoc will frequently interact with faculty & researchers in the College of Human Ecology, Computing and Information Science, and the College of Engineering, all based on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY.  We offer a fully funded Postdoc position for one year with potential for renewal upon satisfactory performance. Although the start date is flexible, we prefer the candidate starts as soon as possible.

Our lab specializes in novel interaction techniques, digital fabrication, and programmable materials as applied to wearable computing. We have a strong research focus and present our work at major conferences of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Wearable Computing. The design aspects of our work are often disseminated through exhibitions in top international museums.

Some projects from our group:

·    DuoSkin (ISWC 2016)

·    NailO (CHI 2015 Best Paper Honorable Mention)

·    SkinMorph (ISWC 2018 Best Paper Honorable Mention)

·    SkinWire (IMWUT 2018)

Qualifications for a successful candidate include:

·    PhD degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Science, Mechanical Engineering,Human-Computer Interaction, or related field.  Proof that all PhD requirements have been fulfilled before the start date is required.

·    Strong track record of publications in high-quality venues related to HCI

·    A team player with excellent communication skills, and willingness to collaborate across disciplines

·    Independent, creative, and strongly motivated to conduct research in HCI and Wearable Computing

·    (Preferred) Design-related interest or experience.

Your role will involve:

·    Iterative design, prototyping, and evaluation of new user interfaces and fabrication technique
·    Publishing research results in top conferences in HCI and Wearable Computing
·    Lead ongoing projects while also spearheading new ones based on your unique expertise
·    Contribute to writing proposals for applications of external funding
·    Supervise graduate and undergraduate students in the lab 
·    Support undergraduate and graduate teaching related to the lab

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.  Application materials must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online and will include:

·    Cover letter describing research experience, fit for position, and future interests (3 page max)
·    CV (detailed, including full publication list)
·    Transcript of graduate work (unofficial is acceptable)
·    Three or more reference letters
·    PDF's of three selected publications

Should you have questions about the position, please contact Professor Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao (

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Further Info:
Design & Environmental Analysis
1411 MVR Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4203

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