[visionlist] PHD positions in NEW YORK working with GREG ZELINSKY

Greg Zelinsky gregory.zelinsky at stonybrook.edu
Sat Oct 5 13:50:00 -04 2019

I hope to recruit one or (preferably) two new PhD students into my Eye Movements and Visual Cognition lab at Stony Brook University, with positions starting in late August 2020. Opportunities would exist to work on several US-funded (National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health) projects, all of which use computational methods (e.g., deep networks, reinforcement learning) to predict human attention behavior, as measured by changes in eye fixation.    

Interested applicants need to apply for Fall 2020 admission to the Cognitive Science program (part of the Psychology Department) at Stony Brook University. The deadline is December 1; https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/psychology/graduate/application_instructions. Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience in attention research, eye-tracking, computer vision, or machine learning, and ideally some combination thereof. However, applicants who lack this experience but possess a keen interest in acquiring expertise in two or more of these fields will also be considered. Applicants with experience in EEG, or are from under-represented groups, are also encouraged to apply.   

Students admitted into the PhD program receive a minimum stipend of $20,000 for the academic year, and the Psychology department uses a range of mechanisms to provide $3,000 to $6,000 in additional support over the summer months when regular semester classes are not in session. Because the EyeCog lab is currently well funded, students working with me will likely receive support above this minimum amount, although this cannot be promised.  The stipend package is guaranteed for five years (assuming good standing in the program), allowing students the time they need to develop a CV that will be competitive for postdoc, faculty, and industry positions.  

Geographically, Stony Brook University is located on the bucolic and green north shore of Long Island, New York, with beautiful white-sand beaches about 25 km to the south and New York City about 90 km to the west, with easy access by train from campus.

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