[visionlist] NSF Initiative with strong relevance to vision science
Tuller, Betty K.
btuller at nsf.gov
Thu Jan 21 12:15:09 -04 2021
The Smart Health and Biomedical Research in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Science has been reissued:
https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504739&org=NSF and https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21530/nsf21530.pdf
Note this new theme:
Medical image interpretation. This theme's goal is to determine how characteristics of human pattern recognition, visual search, perceptual learning, attentional biases, etc. can inform and improve use and development of presentation modalities (e.g., pathologists reading optical slides through a microscope vs. digital whole-slide imagery) and identify the sources of inter- and intra-observer variability in medical image interpretation. The theme encourages development of models of how non-visual contextual information (e.g., patient history) changes the perception of complex images. It also supports new methods to exploit experts' implicit knowledge to improve perceptual decision making (e.g., via rapid gist extraction, context-guided search, etc.). Research on optimal methods for conveying 3D (and 4D) information about anatomy and physiology to human observers is also welcome. Finally, researchers are encouraged to develop new models of how experts respond to changes in cognitive factors, such as interruptions, changes in sleep, or background distractions.
Deadline for submission is February 16, 2021
Betty Tuller, Ph.D.
Director, Program in Perception, Action, and Cognition
National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314
Prospective PIs should consult 1) the current Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide<https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf20001&org=NSF>; 2) the PAC program<http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5686> webpage; and 3) the Dear Colleague Letter: Effective Practices for Data<https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19069/nsf19069.jsp>.
Interested in serving as a Program Officer<https://www.nsf.gov/careers/rotator/> at NSF?
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