[visionlist] MSCA-IF-2019 hosting offer on Visual Neuroscience at the Computer Vision Center, Barcelona

Xavier Otazu xotazu at cvc.uab.es
Fri Apr 26 12:00:53 -04 2019

	Dear all,

The NeuroComputation and Biological Vision Team
(http://www.cvc.uab.es/neurobit) group from the Computer Vision Center
and the Autonomous University of Barcelona performs fundamental,
experimental and computational modelling research on the mechanisms of
human visual perception, being at the frontier between Computational
Neuroscience and Computer Vision. It addresses problems by combining
both, computational modelling tools and psychophysical experimentation.
The group consists of 2 PhDs and 2 PhD students and a varying number of
master and visiting students. Recent research includes work on colour
perception (categorisation, chromatic induction and colour constancy),
visual saliency, visual aesthetics and migraines among others. Our
present interest also includes the definition of
biologically-plausible, mid-level architectures (both firing-rate and
spiking networks) which simulate the network dynamic characteristics of
the human visual cortex and the use of computational learning
techniques to map the output of our models to complex phenomena. Our
final objective is to apply our knowledge to solve important Computer
Vision problems and provide some answers to medical and biological
questions. Present main active computational modelling research lines
are application of spiking models and STDP to machine learning, and
development of recurrent multilayer computational architectures of
primary visual cortex neuronal mechanisms and its application to colour
perception and visual migraines.

We are offering a hosting opportunity for MSCA-IF-2019 (Marie
Sklodowska-Curie actions - Individual Felloships) candidates. We are
interested in a wide range of additional research topics on visual
perception (binocular vision, aesthetics, symmetry, natural vision, eye
movements, motion, object detection, object classification, etc). We
also encourage candidates with a background in Computational
Neuroscience, computational modelling, machine learning or
psychophysical experimentation who are interested to switch to spiking
networks modelling of visual cortex, to apply.

The NeuroBiT group offers an open, relaxed, transparent and friendly
environment to perform science on Visual Neurosciences. The prospective
postdoc would be expected to co-supervise PhD students on related
projects to his proposal. The NeuroBiT group works with several
national and international research labs, including University of St
Andrews, University of Cambridge, Vall d?Hebron Institut de Recerca
(medical research centre) and Universitat de Valencia.

Candidates should have a PhD in a related subject, and preferably have
published high-impact journals and at the top vision science,
computational neuroscience, computer vision and/or machine learning
journals (Current Biology, PNAS, J of Neuroscience, PLoS CompBio, PLoS
ONE, PAMI, Vis Res, JoV) and conferences (CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, NIPS).

Applications: candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae, a Letter
of Interest (describing their envisioned research) and optionally 1-2
recommendation letters to Dr. Xavier Otazu (xotazu at cvc.uab.es). The
deadline for receiving candidatures is May 31st. 

Kind regards,

Xavier Otazu

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