PhD studentship Opportunity in Hong Kong

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I am currently looking for PhD students to study with me at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.

While I am particularly interested in the areas listed below, New Media Art and Creative technology in general fall within my interests. Please see http://laurenzo.net for examples of my work.

Areas of interest:

  1. Artificial intelligence / Machine learning and art

  2. Extended reality (VR / AR, especially from an artistic perspective)

  3. Art, politics, and society:

    1. surveillance, privacy

    2. AI ethics

    3. Political art, etc.

  4. Digital uthiery / New interfaces for musical expression

  5. Interaction design / Human-computer interaction / art

  6. Philosophy of new media / Art and technology

If you are interested in doing a PhD these or related areas, do not hesitate to contact me at tomas@laurenzo.net.

Please also familiarise yourself with CityU’s handbook for applicants: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/sgs/download/rpg/prospective/handbook.pdf

After agreeing on a PhD research programme, candidates should apply to the “Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme”. Each Fellowship recipient will receive financial award in the amount of USD 174,000 for the 4-year PhD study. The financial award consists of CYC SGS Entrance Scholarship (which covers the tuition and on-campus hostel fees in the first year of research study), and a monthly stipend and a conference and research-related travel allowance.

The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme will invite applications for 2020 entry from 1 September – 2 December 2019 (12.00.00 GMT +8 hours).

The key milestones and application procedures are as follows:

  • Step 1: Applicants should first submit an initial application at the RGC’s Online Application System (OAS) http://www.rgc.edu.hk/hkphd to obtain a RGC reference number (RGC’s deadline: 2 December 2019. [12.00.00 GMT +8 hours]).

  • Step 2: Applicants are then required to submit full application, together with supporting documents, to CityU’ss Online Admission System , and quote the RGC reference number (CityU’s deadline: 2 December 2019).

Fellowship results will be announced by the RGC on March 2020. Firm admission offer with regular postgraduate studentship will be given to selected CityU’s nominees, even if they are not awarded the Fellowship by the RGC. The admission offer will be confirmed by the University in January 2020.