[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Assistant Professor, Disability, Aging, and Technology at University of Central Florida

Gita Sukthankar gitars at eecs.ucf.edu
Wed Nov 21 06:20:22 PST 2018


The University of Central Florida (UCF) has established several
interdisciplinary clusters to strengthen its academic offerings and
research mission. In support of this effort, we are recruiting faculty in
the broad area of disability, aging, and technology and plan to hire three
tenure-track assistant professors for the Disability, Aging and Technology
Cluster. The positions have an anticipated start date of August 8, 2019.

The Disability, Aging and Technology (DAT) cluster is a partnership among
six colleges: the College of Health Professions and Sciences, the College
of Nursing, the College of Sciences, the College of Engineering and
Computer Science, the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, the College
of Medicine, and the Nanoscience Technology Center at UCF. The DAT cluster
seeks transdisciplinary engagement in research and education to link health
and wellness interventions with technology applications so that effective
and feasible health, behavioral, and assistive technologies can be used
with diverse populations. Please visit our website to learn more about the
cluster and the departments involved:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.ucf.edu_faculty_cluster_disability-2D&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=pbSnu1QbrIHW8QuN7h_L4BM0LHtmhj2fBn0pIfUmQxo&s=akc_sk3666dbulmWGOfeZFjhSPBXdRM5RJp7yDtxhXE&e= aging-technology/.

The positions are interdisciplinary and will be expected to strengthen both
the cluster and the candidate’s chosen tenure home (Computer Science,
Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering). Both
individual and interdisciplinary infrastructure and startup support will be
provided with this new position.

We seek one experienced candidate for each of the following areas: 1)
manipulator design; 2) cooperative co-robotics; and 3) dynamics and
control. More specifically related to the DAT cluster, a successful
candidate will be able to contribute to one or several of the following
subject areas (but not limited to): haptics, tactile sensor, brain-machine
interface, soft-robot, human-robot interaction, rehabilitation robot,
computer vision for health monitoring, wearable robots, and assistive

Dr. Gita Sukthankar
Associate Professor, EECS
Charles N. Millican Faculty Fellow
University of Central Florida
Email: gitars at eecs.ucf.edu  Tel: (407) 823-4305

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