[visionlist] PhD / Postdoc positions

Michael Dorr dorr at inb.uni-luebeck.de
Wed Sep 6 12:36:44 GMT 2006


For an EU funded interdisciplinary project
on gaze-based communication we are seeking several

     PhD students and/or Postdoctoral Researchers


Project abstract
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Vision is the dominant perceptual channel through which we interact with 
information and communication systems, but one major limitation of our visual 
communication capabilities is that we can attend to only a very limited 
number of features and events at any one time. This fact has severe 
consequences for visual communication, because what is effectively 
communicated depends to a large degree on those mechanisms in the brain that 
deploy our attentional resources and determine where we direct our gaze.
We therefore propose that future ICT systems should use gaze guidance to help 
the users deploy their limited attentional resources more effectively. The 
same technology can be used to create augmented vision aids that improve 
human visual capabilities by complementing natural vision with computer- 
vision technology in an unobtrusive way.

Position at the Institute for Neuro- and Bioinformatics, 
University of Luebeck, Germany
(http://www.inb.uni-luebeck.de)
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Work at INB will focus on eye-tracking, gaze-contingent displays, and 
eye-movement prediction. This involves high-speed image processing, tracking, 
and graphics, machine-learning techniques, and the mathematical modeling of 
visual functions.

Applicants for the PhD student position should have a Master, Diploma or 
equivalent degree in computer science, physics, mathematics, or related 
areas. Applicants for the postdoctoral position should have a PhD in one of 
the areas listed above. All applicants should show enthusiasm for 
interdisciplinary research.

Additionally, applicants should have a strong background in several of 
the following areas:
- Image Processing and Image Analysis
- Computer Vision
- Machine Learning
- Software Development

Applications, including CV and references, should be sent via email to 
barth at inb.uni-luebeck.de, with Cc to dorr at inb.uni-luebeck.de. The deadline 
for applications is midnight CEST on 15 September 2006, but later 
applications might be considered.

Position at Abteilung Allgemeine Psychologie, 
Justus-Liebig-Universitaet Giessen, Germany
(http://www.allpsych.uni-giessen.de/)
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Applicants for the PhD student position should have a Master, Diploma or 
equivalent degree in psychology, biology, neuroscience, or related areas. 
Applicants for the postdoctoral position should have a PhD in one of the 
areas listed above. All applicants should show enthusiasm for 
interdisciplinary research.

Additionally, applicants should have a strong background in at least one
of the following areas:
- Visual Neuroscience
- Oculomotor system
- Attention

Some background in programming visual displays would be highly beneficial.

Applications, including CV and references, should be sent via email to 
gegenfurtner at uni-giessen.de. The deadline for applications is midnight CEST 
on 15 September 2006, but later applications might be considered.

A similar position is available at the Laboratory for Experimental 
Ophthalmology at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Please contact
Frans Cornelissen <f.w.cornelissen at med.rug.nl> for more details.

Duration and salary
-------------------
The positions last for three years and are available from 1 October 2006. 
Applicants should ideally be available from this date, though applicants who 
require a later starting date may also be considered.

The salary will be based on the German public service BAT IIa payscale (from 
around 38,000 EUR per annum, the exact amount depending on age and marital 
status).



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