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Applications open for funded PhD at UCLIC - Deadline 1st November

24 September 2013


Funded PhD Studentship: Investigating Smart Meters in the Home
UCL Interaction Centre, UCL Energy Institute, EDF Energy R&D UK


Applications are invited for an interdisciplinary PhD studentship to understand how people use and react to Smart Meters and home energy data. Jointly based at the UCL Interaction Centre and the UCL Energy Institute, the student will be part of internationally leading Human-Computer Interaction and energy research groups.
The project intends to conduct research on how people use and understand home energy data and how future systems might be better designed to meet peoples’ needs. Under the supervision of Duncan Brumby (UCL Interaction Centre) and Tadj Oreszczyn (UCL Energy Institute), the student will conduct field studies to understand peoples’ behavior and attitudes towards energy usage following a user-centered design perspective  Based on this understanding, prototype Smart Meter systems will be built and evaluated. A particular focus of the planned work will be given to understanding how feedback on energy usage should be represented so that people can easily understand their usage patterns. 

For more information about how to apply see our opportunities pages

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