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Fall 2021: Prospective Students

The PAIRS research lab is recruiting two to three fully-funded PhD students for the Fall 2021 term to work on projects at the intersection of artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction. We’re specifically looking for students to work within the space of:

  • Microwork, Crowdwork, and Emerging Work Contexts
  • Mixed-Initiative or Human-AI Interaction
  • Intelligent Interfaces for Work
  • Multi-Modal Interfaces
  • Interface Design and Prototyping
  • Workplace and Work Practice Studies

We are a highly interdisciplinary research group, and we welcome applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, including computer science, informatics, cognitive science, psychology, and economics. The ideal candidates are those that have experience in building interactive systems with common web frameworks for the front-end (e.g. React) and back-end (e.g. MeteorJS). Research experience is a plus.

If you’re interested in joining the PAIRS research lab, please email Dr. Williams immediately.

University of Tennessee: Admissions Process

The EECS graduate application requires a research statement from all applicants. If you’re interested in joining PAIRS, you should explicitly state your interest in working the area of Human-Computer Interaction with Dr. Williams in your research statement.

Applications should be submitted via the University of Tennessee’s Graduate School. General information about EECS’s graduate programs can be found here.