[visionlist] Postdoctoral positions in retinal population coding
liam at stat.columbia.edu
liam at stat.columbia.edu
Tue Nov 7 21:41:49 GMT 2006
Apologies for the cross-posting.
Full-time postdoctoral positions are available for collaborative research in
computational modeling of the neural coding properties of populations of cells
in primate retina. This is a three-way collaboration between the laboratories
of Liam Paninski (http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~liam/), Eero Simoncelli
(http://www.cns.nyu.edu/~lcv/), and E.J. Chichilnisky
Examples of previous related publications include:
- Prediction and decoding of retinal responses with a probabilistic spiking model
J W Pillow, L Paninski, V J Uzell, E P Simoncelli, and EJ Chichilnisky.
Journal of Neuroscience, 25(47):11003-11013, 23 Nov 2005.
- Statistical models for neural encoding, decoding, and optimal stimulus design
L Paninski, J W Pillow, and J Lewi.
To appear in Computational Neuroscience: Progress in Brain Research, eds. P
Cisek, T Drew and J Kalaska.
Requirements: The work is highly interdisciplinary, and applicants must have
strong mathematical and computational skills. Preferred educational background
is a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Physics, or Applied
Mathematics. Previous experience with signal/image processing, statistical
modeling, machine learning, and/or computational neuroscience is highly
Environment: The computational aspects of the work will be carried out in two
- the Paninski group at Columbia University, based in the Statistics department
(http://www.stat.columbia.edu/) and the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience
- the Simoncelli group at New York University, based in the Center for Neural
Science (http://www.cns.nyu.edu/), with connections to the Courant Institute of
Mathematical Sciences (http://www.cims.nyu.edu/).
Appointments: Initial appointments are for one year, and are renewable.
Salaries will be covered by an NIH grant for Collaborative Research in
Computational Neuroscience, and will be set based on experience and skills.
Applicants should send email to Eero Simoncelli and/or Liam Paninski (email
addresses on web pages given above) providing:
- a one-page description of research interests and goals
- a resume of educational and research experience, including publications
- names of at least two people that could provide letters of reference
All materials should be in Acrobat (pdf) or plain text (no MS Word documents,
please), and may be included as a URL, or as an email attachment.
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