[visionlist] Post-doc on 3-D shape perception

Andrew Welchman a.e.welchman at bham.ac.uk
Wed Jul 2 10:02:02 PDT 2008


SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM, UK

Research Fellow in the perception of 3-D shape and surface reflectance

A Wellcome Trust funded position is available to work on a collaborative
project between Dr Andrew Welchman (University of Birmingham), Dr Roland
Fleming (Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany) and Prof.
Andrew Blake (Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK). The successful applicant
will combine computational image analysis, psychophysical measurements and
modelling to examine the perception of 3-D shape from specular highlights.
The work makes use of state-of-the-art rendering techniques and provides the
opportunity to work with a high dynamic range display. 

Research will be conducted within well-equipped labs that incorporate a
range of bespoke equipment. The 5* School of Psychology provides an
excellent working environment with a pronounced research focus and
international expertise in Vision Science, Behavioural Neuroscience and
Cognitive Neuroscience. Facilities include an Imaging Centre with integrated
equipment for the study of human brain and behaviour (3T scanner, EEG) as
well as numerous virtual reality devices and eye trackers.

Candidates should hold (or expect to hold) a Ph.D. in Experimental
Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or a
related field. Programming skills (e.g. Matlab, C) are essential and
experience with simulation, modelling and behavioural testing desirable.
Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Andrew Welchman
(A.E.Welchman at bham.ac.uk).

Details of salary and application procedures will shortly be available from:
www.vacancies.bham.ac.uk/vacancies/
Quoting the reference H47002

Closing date for applications: 24th July 2008 
Interviews are anticipated soon after the closing date with the position
available from 1st September 2008



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