Call for Applications: The Imagineering Institute Research Fellowship (Excellent international level remuneration)

The Imagineering Institute is a new research lab funded by the Malaysian government, with the vision “Invent the Future of Internet” It is a collaboration with City University London, Osaka University Japan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), and Multimedia University (MMU). We invite applications for Research Fellows (Post-Doctoral Fellows). Successful candidates will work with Professor Adrian David Cheok, a world renowned inventor and scientist famous for his pioneering work in mixed reality and multisensory communication (

We are looking for people who are able to do visionary and quantum step research. They should be highly creative, excited to explore the future and make radical inventions. Experimental scientists and engineers, who have skills in hardware or software, making hacking or prototyping, are particularly sought after.

The research undertaken should focus on the areas of mixed reality, virtual reality, multisensory communication, Internet of Things, pervasive computing, or entertainment computing, etc. The research themes can include, but not limited to:

Multisensory communication: Haptics, gustatory and olfactory (taste and smell) interaction, Digital gustation and olfaction, Neuroscience & psychology of gustation and olfaction.

Technologies and interactions: Virtual, augmented and mixed reality, Ubiquitous and mobile computing, Tangible, animation, embedded, embodied and robotic interaction, media arts, Affective, intuitive and locative media, virtual reality, Smart gadgets and toys, Sensors, actuators and novel input and output technologies, Multimodal and full-body interaction, wearable technologies,

Robotics and AI: Artificial intelligence, Computer chat agents, Robotics, Humanoids, Androids.

Psychology, Design, and Evaluation: Participatory design, Usability and playability, Player and developer experience, Game and media evaluation techniques, Gamification, Funology, enjoyment and experience, Cultural, social and psychological studies, Inclusivity and accessibility, Children, adolescents and seniors.

Application Domains: Health and wellness, Urban and location based media, Interactive art, dance and performances, product design, Sports, fitness and exertion, Education, learning environments and serious games, Broadcasting, podcasting and smart media, Soundscapes and musical expression, Interactive and digital storytelling, Museums and cultural heritage, Advertising and marketing, Pets, livestock and other life forms.

Eligibility: The candidate must hold a doctoral degree and have received training in the following disciplines: Engineering, Computer Science, Science, Psychology, etc. She or he should have experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods. The candidate is required to have a firm command of English.

Remuneration: Successful candidate will receive an excellent international level remuneration package. Malaysia has one of the lowest cost of living in the world (see Furthermore, he or she may be eligible for the 15% tax rate scheme for knowledge workers in Iskandar (

Research Environment: Successful candidate will work in the Imagineering Institute, which is a cutting edge, visionary, blue sky research lab. It is newly formed, and funded by the Malaysian government. Our aim is to invent the future of the Internet. A high level of teamwork is required, as is supervision of multiple Phd students. The candidate should be at ease at multi-tasking and working on multiple research projects simultaneously.


Imagineering Institute is the first independent multidisciplinary Internet and Digital Media Research & Development (“R&D”) Institute and Start-up Entrepreneur Incubation space combined (“The Hangout”). The lab is focused on internet, digital media and mixed reality research and products.

The work done in the lab is termed “Imagineering”, or the imaginative application of engineering sciences. Imagineering involves three main strands of work:

Imaginative Envisioning

The projections and viewpoints of artists and designers


Extrapolation of recent and present technological developments, making imaginative but credible (do-able) scenarios, and simulating the future

Creative Engineering

New product design, prototyping, and demonstration work of engineers, computer scientists, and designers


Unique laboratory in the world

This is the first lab of its kind to integrate blue sky research and accelerator program for entrepreneurship – commercialization of start-up companies and IP. Entrepreneurs work side by side with Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Ph.D. students building a symbiotic benefit to both the blue sky research (inputs from entrepreneurs and product thinking) and entrepreneurship (world class expert technical advice from researcher colleagues).



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