[visionlist] PhD Position Computational Neurosciences, University of Tuebingen, Germany

Compsens compsens at medizin.uni-tuebingen.de
Tue Jan 9 04:22:46 -05 2018


(Hertie Institute / Center for Integrative Neuroscience, University of  
Tuebingen, Germany)

The Section for Computational Sensomotorics at the Center for  
Integrative Neurosciences (CIN) and the Hertie Institute for Clinical  
Brain Research (HIH) at the University of Tuebingen invites  
applications for a PhD student for a project that aims at the  
development of novel technology for the study of action and social  
perception exploiting VR technology. VR and computer animation  
combined with state-of-the-art machine learning approaches (including  
deep learning) offer novel possibilities for the investigation and  
understanding of the neural basis of the perception of actions and  
social signals. The project aims at the development of novel  
learning-based technologies combining state-of-the-art learning  
technology and computer graphics for the study of social perception  
exploiting facial and body movements in humans and animals, including  
clinical applications. The project is funded for duration of 3 years.

What we offer:
•being part of an inspiring multidisciplinary and international research team
•possibility to obtain a PhD in Neuroscience at the International  
Graduate Training Center (GTC) for Neuro-science in Tuebingen or of a  
PhD in Computer Science at Tuebingen University
•specialized courses, summer schools, seminars by renowned experts at the GTC
•stimulating interdisciplinary scientific environment (HIH among top 3  
European institutions for clinical brain research; Bernstein Center  
for Computational Neuroscience; 3 Max Planck Institutes: Biological  
Cybernetics, Intelligent Systems, and Developmental Biology).
•active participation at international conferences
•collaborations with leading international partners in neuro- and  
computer science (including M.I.T, KU Leuven, Imperial College,  
CALTECH, etc.)

What we are looking for a person with:
•a Master degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics,  
mathematics, or Computational Neuroscience or a related discipline
•strong motivation and enthusiasm for research,
•strong mathematical background
•programming skills (at least in C++ , MATLAB or Python), ideally some  
knowledge in Computer Graphics, Computer Vision or VR
•willingness to learn relevant techniques and software tools for  
computer animation, computer vision and deep learning
•interest in action and social perception, related technical and  
neuroscience applications
•English speaking and writing skills.

Committed to Equal Opportunities.

Interested candidates should send their application, including a CV,  
all marks from studies, 2 letters of reference, and a short research  
statement of about one half page (explaining how your skills might  
support a project on learning of hierarchies in motor control) to:


    Prof. Dr. Martin Giese
    Section for Theoretical Sensomotorics, Dept. for Cognitive Neurology
    Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research &  Center for  
Integrative Neuroscience
    University of Tuebingen, Otfried-Müller Str. 25, D-72076 Tuebingen

    Tel.: +49 7071 2989124
    Email: martin.giese at uni-tuebingen.de
    Web: http://www.compsens.uni-tuebingen.de

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