PhD Scholarships in the Area of IDM Co-Space, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

PhD Scholarships in the Area of IDM Co-Space, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
A few scholarships in the area of mathematics, geometry and computer graphics are available. They are a part of the NRF funded project entitled “Visual and Haptic Rendering in Co-Space”. The work will be carried out at the Centre for Advance Media Technologies (CAMTech) of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The goal of the project is to propose an efficient interoperable mathematical model defining geometry, visual appearance and tangible physical properties of objects in Co-Space.

The object definitions must be small in size and invariant to the rendering platform used in Co-Space. The particular goals of the project include development of the fast interactive definitions by implicit and explicit functions, description of complex geometry using parametric partial differential equations, introduction of function-defined physical properties to objects in Co-Space, and development of several exemplar applications illustrating the usefulness of the proposed approach, including an ability to establish physical contact with other party in Co-Space through haptic devices.

A good bachelor or master degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mathematics or related-fields. Advance knowledge of mathematics, geometry, physics and good programming skills. Evidence of the experience will be required.

Knowledge of one or more of the following areas will be an advantage: 3D computer graphics, interactive computer graphics, web visualization, web programming, parallel computing.
Good written and oral communication skills.

A few possible research topics can be found at

Closing Date
The candidates are expected to start their projects in January or August 2009.