Ian Stavness



Gait & Balance Simulation in OpenSim

Click here for more information

Image Analysis & Machine Learning for Digital Plants & Crops

The BIGLAB has an immediate opening for fully funded MSc, PhD, Post-docs and full-time programmers in Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics. We are seeking outstanding individuals to contribute to the our Parametric Plant Project and develop state-of-the-art analysis techniques for characterizing physical and genetic traits of plants. The ideal candidate will have strong computer programming skills and a keen interest in image analysis, machine learning, and/or pattern recognition. Prior experience with image processing, software engineering, robotics, and/or controls is also desirable. Opportunities also exist for developing state-of-the-art field imaging using drones, satellite, and field sensor networks.

You will join a dynamic, interdisciplinary team focused on developing next generation digital agriculture and supporting the world-wide community of plant breeders. You will also have the opportunity to interact with collaborators in imaging science and biology at the Global Institute for Food Security at the University of Saskatchewan.

Click here for more information

Co-Simulation of Finite-Element Musculoskeletal Models

The BIGLAB has an immediate opening for a fully funded MSc, PhD, or Post-doc in Computer Science or Biomedical Engineering. We are seeking an outstanding individual to contribute to the OpenSim (http://opensim.stanford.edu) and ArtiSynth (http://www.artisynth.org) open source software platforms in order to advance the state-of-the-art in combined multi-body and finite-element models of the human body. The ideal candidate will have strong computer programming skills and a keen interest in biomechanics and biomedical research. Prior experience with OpenSim or finite-element analysis and a background in experimental biomechanics, software engineering, robotics, and/or controls is also desirable.

You will join a dynamic, interdisciplinary team focused on revealing the inner workings of the human body through computer simulation. You will also have the opportunity to interact with collaborators on the OpenSim project at Stanford University and the Parametric Human Project at the University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, and AutoDesk Research.

Please send a short email describing your interests / experience to ian.stavness@usask.ca (with subject line "Human Simulation position")

3D Displays, VR Headset Displays & Perceptual Testing

The BIGLAB has an immediate opening for a bright and enthusiastic engineer or computer scientist interested developing state-of-the-art 3D displays as well as hacking and evaluating VR technologies, such as the Oculus Rift. Excellent programming skills are required. A keen interest in graphics programming, building physical devices, and hacking electronics is important. The position is for an Master's or PhD in Computer Science, but other disciplines (Engineering) are possible. We are creating new display technology based on our past work with Cubee (http://youtu.be/89OoXyuxTLM) and Spheree (http://youtu.be/og7uPWDer3s) -- join us to build the future of 3D displays.

Please send a short email describing your interests / experience to ian.stavness@usask.ca (with subject line "VR position")

Summer Research Associate - Graphics Programming

The BIGLAB is searching for an outstanding undergraduate student to work on developing state-of-the-art physics-based, graphics software. Experience with C++ or Java is required. An interest in computer graphics, medical imaging, or robotics is also desirable.

You will join a highly dynamic, interdisciplinary team focused on revealing creating next generation interactive visualizations for biomedical applications. You will also have the opportunity to interact with collaborators on the OpenSim Project at Stanford University and the Parametric Human Project at the University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, and AutoDesk Research.

Applicants should send an email to Prof. Ian Stavness at ian.stavness@usask.ca indicating their specific interest and experience. Please include "Summer 2016 Graphics Programming" in the subject line.

Summer Research Associate - Sensorimotor Modeling

The BIGLAB searching for a highly motivated and research-oriented biology, anatomy, or medical student to work on sensorimotor physiology research. A background in human anatomy or human motor control is required. The research project involves characterizing sensory signals for use in a computer simulation of sensorimotor integration in human posture control. This project is funded by the NIH National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research at Stanford University, and includes the opportunity to interact with collaborators there.

You will join a highly dynamic, interdisciplinary team focused on revealing the inner workings of the human body through computer simulation.

Applicants should send an email to Prof. Ian Stavness at ian.stavness@usask.ca indicating their specific interest and experience. Please include "Summer 2016 Sensorimotor Modeling" in the subject line.