URGENT: Two PhD Research Assistants needed to work on NSF and NIST funded projects

Two (2) PhD research assistant positions are available in the Department of Construction Science, Texas A&M University, to work on projects supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in the area of Virtual Reality and emergency response. The expected start date is July 1, 2018 – September 15, 2018. The student's advisor will be Dr. Eric Jing Du. The work will be interdisciplinary by nature, spanning over infrastructure management, cognitive science, Building Information Modeling, and Virtual Reality. 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: B.S. in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or related fields, other general admission requirements TAMU (TOEFL, GRE, GPA, etc.) please refer to http://cosc.arch.tamu.edu/graduate/admissions/
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Interests and experiences related to three or more of the following academic areas: 1) Virtual Reality (game engine development); 2) Computing (programming, automation, artificial intelligence); 3) Cognitive Science (Spatial cognition); 4) Statistics and mathematical modeling (machine learning); 5) Computer-Aided Design and computer graphics; 6) Database and information management; 7) Disaster reduction and risk communication. 
ASSISTANTSHIP PACKAGE: Competitive stipend, full tuition waiver, and healthcare. Room & board expenses will be covered for research travels(conferences, data collections). 
APPLICATION INSTRUCTION: Please send your CV and research statement directly to Dr. Eric Jing Du (dujing@tamu.edu), and refer to http://cosc.arch.tamu.edu/graduate/admissions/ for additional application guidelines, and refer to  https://sites.google.com/site/icictamu/ for additional details of Dr.Du's research.
Eric Jing Du, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Construction Science
Texas A&M University
Francis Hall 333
3137 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843
Tel: 979.458.9385
Email: dujing@tamu.edu

About ICIC

The Integrated Computing In Construction (ICIC) Lab at Texas A&M University aims at understanding the role of human factors in the design, construction and management of built environments. Particularly, we strive to investigate how the decision making processes and behaviors affect quality, sustainability and safety in complex projects. To this end, we use computer simulation (Agent-Based Modeling, Discrete Event Simulation and System Dynamics), statistical and mathematical modeling (scenario analysis, topological data analysis), and visualization techniques (BIM game engine, virtual reality and augmented reality).  

Lab videos:

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Lab Video - Multiuser VR, Google Doc controlled VR ‎‎‎(March 2016)‎‎‎

VR Building Tour and Interaction (Dec 2016)

Lab video ‎- Multiuser VR based Drone training ‎‎‎(December 2016)‎‎‎‎

Board Walking - single person Virtual Reality experiment ‎‎(Jan 2017)‎‎

Board Walking - Multi-person Virtual Reality experiment

Francis Hall photogrammetry (Feb 2017)