[visionlist] Computational modeling postdoc positions with Prof. Angela Yu

Angela Yu ajyu at ucsd.edu
Fri Oct 22 17:54:32 -04 2021

Two postdoctoral positions are immediately available in Dr. Yu's Computational & Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at University of California San Diego. Initial appointment is for one year, renewable for up to 2-3 years. One position is primarily in computational modeling of human learning and decision making. A second position is primarily at the intersection of AI/ML and natural intelligence, with the goal of extracting representational and computational principles that support intelligent behavior. Other possible topics include computational modeling of perception, face processing, active learning/sensing, economic decision making, and social cognition.

Dr. Yu’s lab applies modern machine learning and statistical tools to extract information processing principles that enable intelligent behavior, in particular how humans and other intelligent systems perform inference, learning, decision-making, and social interactions under conditions of uncertainty and non-stationarity. 

Applicants should be committed to applying rigorous mathematical tools to model cognitive functions and/or their neural underpinnings. Experience or interest in carrying out human behavioral experiments (either in person or on Amazon M-Turk) and/or collaborating with other neuroimaging/neurophysiology laboratories is desirable.

Dr. Yu's lab is situated within the Cognitive Science department, and also affiliated with the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute, the Computer Science Department, the Neurosciences Graduate Program, and the Institute of Neural Computation. There are ample opportunities for collaborations with related groups across the UCSD main campus, the medical school, and the Salk Institute.

Interested candidates should send a research statement, along with a CV including publications, to Dr. Angela Yu (ajyu at ucsd.edu) with the subject “Postdoc Application”. The research statement should indicate which postdoc position the candidate is applying for, as well as how the candidate fits into Dr. Yu’s group. Two or more letters of references should be sent directly by the recommenders to ajyu at ucsd.edu. More information about Dr. Yu’s group can be found at https://www.cogsci.ucsd.edu/~ajyu .

Angela Yu
Associate Professor
Dept. of Cognitive Science &
Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute
UC San Diego

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