[visionlist] Gatsby PhD programme

Peter Dayan dayan at gatsby.ucl.ac.uk
Mon Dec 12 14:00:48 GMT 2005

Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit
4 year PhD Programme

The Gatsby Unit is a world-class centre for theoretical neuroscience
and machine learning, focusing on unsupervised learning, reinforcement
learning, neural dynamics, population coding, interpretation of neural
data and perceptual processing.  It provides a unique opportunity for
a critical mass of theoreticians to interact closely with each other,
and with other world-class research groups in related departments at
University College London, including Anatomy, Computer Science,
Functional Imaging Laboratory, Physics, Physiology, Psychology,
Neurology, Ophthalmology, and Statistics, and also with other
Universities, notably Cambridge.

The Unit always has openings for exceptional PhD candidates.
Applicants should have a strong analytical background, a keen interest
in neuroscience and a relevant first degree, for example in Computer
Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, Psychology
or Statistics.

The PhD programme lasts four years, including a first year of
intensive instruction in techniques and research in theoretical
neuroscience and machine learning. It is described at 

A number of competitive fully-funded studentships are available each
year and the Unit also welcomes students with pre-secured funding or
with other scholarship/studentship applications in progress.

In the first instance, applicants are encouraged to apply informally
by sending, in plain text format, a CV, a statement of research
interests, and the names and addresses of three referees to
admissions at gatsby.ucl.ac.uk. General enquiries should also be directed
to this e-mail address.  For further details of research interests
please see http://www.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/research.html

Applications to begin the programme in September 2006 should be
received by the 1st March 2006.

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