Undergraduate Research Assistant

Sensor-based Augmented Reality Technology Researcher (Undergraduate Research Assistant)

The Synthetic Reality Lab (SREAL) in the Institute for Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida seeks technical support to conduct augmented reality technologies research based on the integration of external cameras and sensors. This position requires an individual pursuing a degree in computer science or computer engineering (Junior/Senior level).

Job Responsibilities:
  • Assist in integrating external cameras (e.g., thermal cameras) and sensors with PCs and augmented reality head-mounted displays
  • Use third party SDKs (such as thermal FLIR SDK) to develop customizable control over sensors and cameras
  • Use Unity3D to create virtual environments for testing VR/AR projects
  • Assist in the design and implementation of VR/AR research studies
  • Attend weekly meetings with team members and provide updates on progress
  • Communicate and collaborate with team members including other undergraduate/graduate students
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
  • Good understanding of 3D Computer Graphics
  • Proficiency with Unity3D and C#/C++
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, and use critical thinking to assess and help solve assigned problems
Desired Skills:
  • Understanding of Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience developing for the Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality head-mounted display
  • Familiarity with microcontrollers and prototype sensors, such as Arduinos
Project Dates:
  • Start Date: 27/1/2020 (or as soon as possible) - End Date: N/A
Time Commitment:
  • The position can be part-time (20 hours per week) or full-time (40 hours per week), flexible based on the student’s schedule. We are looking for Junior/Senior students who can support for a year or more.
Students Needed:
  • 1 student
Type of Project:
  • Individual
We are Interested in Working With the Following Programs:
  • Independent Research Credit
Additional Notes:

This is a paid research position that will provide valuable experience in developing prototypes with augmented reality head-mounted displays. Our students will have the opportunity to participate in publications at leading conferences and journals that stem from this research. The position is with the Synthetic Reality Lab (SREAL) in the Institute for Simulation & Training (associated with school of Modeling & Simulation). Location is on Research Parkway just south of main campus.


Students will be co-advised by Prof. Greg Welch and Prof. Gerd Bruder. Please send your application to bruder@ucf.edu. Applications should include a letter of motivation as well as a current CV (no page limit). Please send your CV in the form of a PDF file (no Word).