[robotics-worldwide] [JOBS] Two PhD Positions available at IRIS, The University of Hong Kong

Ziyan Guo guoziyan025 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 21:37:21 PDT 2016

*Position overview:*
Two fully funded PhD positions are opening for application at the Group of
Interventional Robotic and Imaging System (IRIS), the Department of
Mechanical Engineering, HKU. The PhD projects (4-years) will specifically
focus on: 
1)	Mechanical design and experimental verification for image-guided medical
2)	Real-time/intra-operative medical imaging processing.

1)	Applicants have to fulfill the requirements for PhD admission in HKU. For
detailed information:
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2)	Background in automation, electrical/electronic engineering, mechanical
engineering, computer science etc. are expected. Demonstrated research
experiences in robotics would be a plus (e.g. good publication record or
equivalent experiences). 
3)	Proficient oral and written English;
4)	Highly motivated, cooperative and passionate on robotics.
5)	Applicants interested in hardware development:
•	Proficiency in mechanical design using 3D model softwares (e.g.
Solidworks/ ProE/ CATIA/ UG).
•	Capability of operating a wide range of manufacture systems, e.g. 3D
printer, CNC, laser-cutting machine.
•	Substantial hardware and experimental experience is strongly preferred.
6)	Applicants interested in software development:
•	Proficiency in using general simulation softwares and programming
languages, e.g. Matlab/ C/ C++/ C#.
•	Basic knowledge of control algorithms and data processing.
•	Experience in practical implementation. 
•	Experience in real-time/intra-operative medical image processing or
relative areas is preferred.

*Working Condition*
1)	Supported by PGS (Postgraduate Scholarship), around 15000 HKD/month.
2)	Outstanding research environment.
3)	Cutting-edge and challenging research projects for medical applications.
4)	Sufficient funding support.
5)	Corporation opportunities with universities, hospitals and industrial
companies, e.g. Harvard Medical School, Imperial College London, King’s
College London, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital
(HK), Prince of Wales Hospital (HK).

Homepage of Supervisor Dr. Kwok KW

*Contact Us*
Candidates could send your CV and relevant supporting documents (optional: a
cover letter briefly describing your background and career plans, copies of
up to 3 selected publications) to Dr. Kwok <kwokkw at hku.hk>, with title “[PhD
Application] (Name) from (Department, University/Company)” .
e.g. [PhD Application] Wang Xiaoming from Mechanical Engineering, The
University of Hong Kong

The candidate passing our first round selection will receive our email in
two weeks. An interview will be arranged as soon as possible. Please note
that the applicants who do not pass will not get further notice.

Dr. Ka-Wai Kwok
B.Eng, MPhil (CUHK), DIC, PhD (Imp Lond) 
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 
The University of Hong Kong
7-06 Haking Wong Building, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Email: kwokkw at hku.hk
Tel: +852-2859-2636
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