[visionlist] PostDoc Position on the Prediction of Gaze-direction

Heinrich H. Buelthoff Heinrich.Buelthoff at Tuebingen.MPG.de
Fri Apr 27 14:39:00 GMT 2007

The Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Department of
Cognitive and Computational Psychophysics (Prof. Bülthoff), Tübingen,
Germany has a Post-Doctoral position available for investigating the
measurement and prediction of gaze-direction.

The goal is to measure and predict the gaze direction of freely-moving
observers.  The project involves: (i) performing psychophysical
experiments to investigate top-down and bottom-up factors that influence
gaze direction and (ii) developing computational models of attention.
Gaze is measured using our integrated mobile high-speed eye- and head
tracking system (500Hz). The results will be directly applied in the
improvement of a wall-sized gaze-contingent display.  The position is
part of a joint project (BW-FIT) that includes researchers from
psychophysics, HCI and visualization. The applicant will work together
with a full-time programmer.

Applicants for the Post-doc position should have a PhD in Psychology,
Cognitive science, Neuroscience, Computer science, Biology, Physics or
related areas. A strong background in visual psychophysics,
eye-movements and/or attention is a major advantage. Prior experience in
data analysis, probabilistic modelling as well as computer programming
(Python, Matlab, C++) would also be an advantage.

The position is available immediately and lasts 2 years. The salary
depends on the qualifications, based on the TVöD E13 or E14 payscale
(35-46.000 €/y), according to the German Public Service regulations.
Disabled applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential
treatment.  Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Candidates should send CV, reprints, and the names of 2 referees to
bwfit at tuebingen.mpg.de (electronic submission preferred; postal
addresses available upon request). Further information about the
position can be obtained from the same address. Interviews at VSS 07 are

see also: http://www.kyb.mpg.de/jobs/BWFIT_postdoc.pdf

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