[visionlist] PhD studentship at City University London

Solomon, Joshua J.A.Solomon at city.ac.uk
Tue Jun 12 13:41:34 GMT 2007


A PhD position is available in the Department of Optometry and Visual
Science under the supervision of Dr. Joshua A. Solomon.

Project Title: Image statistics in the visual system.

The application deadline is July 20.
The project should start around September 1.

The broad goal of the project is to discover and describe the mechanisms
used by the visual system for statistical descriptions of image features.
Candidates should have a strong interest in vision. Experience in
psychophysics is desirable. Some programming experience (e.g., Matlab,
Mathematica, C) would be beneficial.

Collaborators include Professor Michael J. Morgan and Professor Charles F.
Chubb. The successful candidate will join the Visual Psychophysics and
Perception Group within a friendly environment. Other members of the group
include Dean Melmouth, Marc Tibber, Isabelle Mareschal and Professor Manfred
Fahle. Other current projects within the group include a BBSRC funded
investigation of the contextual influences on orientation perception
(psychophysics and computational modelling) and a Wellcome Trust funded
investigation of the sensory-motor mechanisms involved in perceptual
extrapolation (psychophysics and fMRI).

The studentship is open to UK applicants with a First or Upper Second Class
UK Honours Degree (or Masters degree in an appropriate discipline), and EU
applicants with an equivalent level of academic qualification. The position
will be supported for 3 years, including an annual stipend of £14,300, as
well as tuition fees for a home/EU student. Non-EU applicants are eligible
to apply, but will need to self-fund the difference between EU and
International Student Fees.

To apply, please send by email or post a CV, at least 2 academic references,
and a cover letter stating how your interests and experience relate to the
project. For non-native English speakers, please also include a copy of your
English qualifications if possible.

Feel free to contact J.A.Solomon at city.ac.uk for informal enquiries.

Joshua A. Solomon
http://www.staff.city.ac.uk/~solomon
http://www.staff.city.ac.uk/~morgan
http://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=4529




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