GRA vacancy for “Modelling of 3D Haptic-Audio Virtual Objects to Counter Internet Browsing Limitations for Visually Impaired People” project

University / Institute Sunway University
Research Center/Lab (optional) homeislab.com
Website URL for the Research Center/Lab (optional) homeislab.com
Project Title Modelling of 3D Haptic-Audio Virtual Objects to Counter Internet Browsing Limitations for Visually Impaired People
Start Date Jan 01, 2018
End Date Jan 31, 2018
Funding Agency MCMC
Contact Name / Email(s) Dr. Yap Kian Meng / kmyap@sunway.edu.my
Contact Phone(s) +60374918622
Nationality Requirements on Candidate(s) Applicants must be Malaysian citizens
Description Student’s and RA’s roles:
Research and design an experimental website that should have state-of-the-art technologies to support browsing requirements for visually impaired people.
Conduct social impact research including psychology aspects to explore the benefits and barriers of internet use for the VI population in Malaysia.
To demonstrate independent research ability throughout the entire project.
Publish findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals and conference proceedings
Prepare a research thesis and cooperate with government and industry partners.Requirements and desirable skills:
At least an upper second-class or equivalent honours BSc/BEng degree or Advanced Diploma in Information Technology, Computer Science, Network and Telecommunication, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, or any related discipline.
Candidates with strong programming skills and with mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) research skills and expertise would be at an advantage.
Good written and verbal communication in English

Full or partial scholarship plus a fixed monthly allowance may be available for qualified candidates (subject to approval).

Informal enquiry: Dr. Yap Kian Meng, kmyap@sunway.edu.my, attached documents:
Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, educational background, work experience (if any) and publications (if any) and Academic transcripts and certificates

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