[visionlist] Postdoctoral Position: Exploring and exploiting the limits of fast visual recognition

Maximilian Riesenhuber mr287 at georgetown.edu
Mon Aug 27 16:35:37 GMT 2007


Postdoctoral Position: Exploring and exploiting the limits of fast 
visual recognition

Riesenhuber Lab
Department of Neuroscience
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

We have an opening for a postdoctoral fellow (pending finalization of 
budget negotiations), starting in the late fall, to participate in a 
research project studying the limits of visual object recognition and 
cognitive processing at high image presentation rates and under 
dual-task conditions, with the goal of utilizing target-related neural 
signals recorded via high-density EEG for a real-time neurally-based 
target detection system combining machine and biological vision. The 
project thus offers the opportunity to do interesting research on visual 
object recognition, attentional modulations, cognitive control, and 
brain-machine-interfaces.

A strong quantitative background and experience in neural data analysis 
are required. Experience with EEG and psychophysics is a strong plus, as 
is a background in biological and/or machine vision.  The position is 
for an initial period of one year with the possibility of extension for 
an additional two years depending on progress. Salary is competitive. 
Due to funding restrictions, candidates should be US citizens or 
permanent residents.

Our lab investigates the computational mechanisms underlying human 
object recognition as a gateway to understanding information processing 
and learning in cortex.  In our work, we combine computational modeling 
with psychophysical, fMRI and most recently EEG data from our own lab 
and collaborators, as well as with single unit data obtained in 
collaboration with physiology labs. For more information, see 
http://maxlab.neuro.georgetown.edu.

Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief (1 page) statement of 
research interests, representative reprints, and the names and contact 
information of three references by email to Maximilian Riesenhuber 
(mr287 at georgetown.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately, 
and will continue until the position is filled. Informal inquiries (to 
mr287 at georgetown.edu) are welcome.

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Maximilian Riesenhuber                             phone: 202-687-9198
Department of Neuroscience                         fax:   202-784-3562
Georgetown University Medical Center       email: mr287 at georgetown.edu
Research Building Room WP-12
3970 Reservoir Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20007                http://maxlab.neuro.georgetown.edu
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