Do you fancy a career in the digital games industry?
The next generation of innovators in the games industry will be trained at Goldsmiths, University of London after the University received financial backing from the Government.
A Centre for Doctorial Training in Intelligent Games and Games Intelligence (IGGI) will be set up at the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths.
Working closely with industry leaders in gaming, the Centre will train 55 PhD students to become the next generation of researchers, designers, developers, leaders and entrepreneurs in the digital games industry.
The Centre, which will enroll its first students from September 2014, will run for nine years.
A total of 18 students will be based at Goldsmiths, in New Cross, and will work directly with more than 60 industry partners through placements and collaborative research projects.
“This Centre will transform the way the games industry works with the academic community, enabling them to access, engage with and influence leading-edge research in emerging areas such as big data analytics, software engineering, artificial intelligence (AI), computational creativity, human-computer interaction, graphics, sound, game design and robotics,” said Professor Atau Tanaka, who has worked with companies such as Sony and is renowned for his work in interactive music systems.
He added: “Once they’ve completed their PhD, our students will not only be highly employable but will lead and define the state of the art in gaming and shape the industry into one which is both technologically advanced and research-aware.”
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