[SAL] PhD in formal reasoning about the situated use of medical
devices at Queen Mary, University of London
rimvydas at eecs.qmul.ac.uk
Wed Sep 22 04:23:22 PDT 2010
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
EPSRC PhD studentship on
"Formal reasoning about the situated use of medical devices"
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship as part of the CHI+MED
(www.chi-med.ac.uk) project. CHI+MED is a major EPSRC funded
multidisciplinary research programme across 4 universities that aims to
improve the usability and safety of interactive medical devices. The
studentship is based at the School of Electronic Engineering and
Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London supervised by Dr
Paul Curzon (www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~pc/) of Queen Mary and Prof Ann
Blandford (www.uclic.ucl.ac.uk/people/a.blandford/) of UCL.
The successful candidate will investigate formal methods to support the
prevention of human error, focusing on the situated use of medical
devices (such as infusion pumps). The detailed topic will be developed
by the student in the early stages of their research. One possible focus
is to investigate how formal methods could support distributed cognition
based analyses of situated behaviour.
Applicants for the PhD studentships will need to have a first or
upper-second (2:1) class honours degree in Computer Science or related
subject and be able to demonstrate a strong mathematical background.
High levels of ability in programming and knowledge of formal methods
and human-computer interaction are required.
British and EU nationals who meet the UK residency requirements, as
receive a full award that covers both tuition fees and a tax-free annual
stipend starting at £15,590 per annum. The post is also open to overseas
candidates; however the studentship will then only cover UK tuition fees
(£3,466 per annum) and stipend. If an overseas student is successful we
may apply for a fee-waiver to cover the additional fees, though this is
considered by the college on a case-by-case basis. The studentship runs
for 42 months full-time starting Autumn 2010 and is subject to meeting
Information about the school and its research areas can be found at
www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk and about the CHI+MED research programme can be
found at: www.chi-med.ac.uk.
Informal queries can be directed to Paul Curzon (pc at eecs.qmul.ac.uk,
tel. 020 7882 5212). Applications must be submitted through the
college’s submission process (see www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/phd/apply.php).
Give "Paul Curzon, CHI+MED" as the supervisor.
Completed application forms along with ALL the documents requested in
the checklist on the application webpage must arrive by the closing
date: Monday 18th October 2010. Interviews will be held on the Monday 1
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