Open PhD Positions

We are always looking for outstanding and highly motivated students with a background in either of the following areas: human-computer interaction, computer graphics, signal processing, computer vision, robotics, human robot interaction or related areas. Candidates will work in a friendly and very international team and will be part of our research projects and teaching activities (teaching is mostly in English).

Applicant profile

ETH is one of the best universities in Europe and the world, hence we will only consider applicants with outstanding previous track record, applicants which can demonstrate their excellence with publications, code, awards, references and good, very good grades. We are looking for someone that is not afraid to learn and work hard, and with a strong motivation to do interesting and top-level research. We like people with a creative mindset that can approach many different problems and that do not shy away from complexity. If you have built something in the past, do show us! If you have a Github account, share it with us! We want to see your best work, your creative side, and how well you can code and handle generally complex problems. Of course self-motivation, creativity, strong programming skills, and critical thinking are prerequisites.

Application process

  1. Please take a few minutes to read to read our general application guidelines.
  2. Once you have read this please apply via the application form.
  3. After you have completed the form please send an notification e-mail to
    Use [AIT] Application PhD [Firstname] [Lastname] as subject line and don‘t forget to include your CV, references (at least two) and research statement (at least as important as the CV).

About us

The ETH Zurich is well-known for excellence in education and ground-breaking fundamental research. 21 Nobel Laureates have studied, taught or conducted research at ETH. Founded in 1855, ETH Zurich today has some 18,000 students from over 100 different countries, including 3,800 doctoral students. ETH Zurich regularly appears at the top of international rankings as one of the best universities in the world, and the computer science department in particular takes a top-ten spot in all international rankings. Currently, more than 30 professors from over 10 countries are active at the department. More than 200 PhD students and research assistants, and over 50 postdocs and senior scientists contribute to maintain the high standards in research and teaching for which the department is known worldwide.

The Advanced Interactive Technologies lab at ETH Zurich is one of the leading labs in the area of Human-Computer Interaction. We have a strong focus on the technical aspects in HCI and conduct research at the intersection of human computer interaction, emerging input sensing technologies, signal processing, computer graphics and applied computer vision. We seek to push the boundaries of what humans can do with computers, using state-of-the-art vision and graphics algorithms, and novel sensing or display hardware. Our approach mixes theory and practice - in particular we develop and research new algorithms and techniques, but always integrate these in real systems to demonstrate the results in practice. A representative sampling of our work can be found at