[visionlist] PhD position in computational vision at University of Amsterdam

Iris Groen i.i.a.groen at uva.nl
Fri Mar 4 07:25:05 -04 2022

A fully funded PhD opening in the field of computational vision, including deep neural network modeling and machine learning, is available at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The candidate will be supervised by Dr. Groen (assistant professor at the Informatics Institute, www.irisgroen.com<http://www.irisgroen.com/>), and Dr. Scholte (associate professor at the Psychology Research Institute, https://scholtelab.io<https://scholtelab.io/>). We are seeking a PhD candidate who is interested in the computations underlying real-world visual perception in the human brain and who likes to bridge research insights developed in neuroscience, artificial intelligence and psychology.

The PhD project will involve working with and developing computational models of vision, including deep neural networks, as well as collection and analysis of human neuroimaging data. The following are examples of research questions to be addressed in the PhD project:

  *   How does the human visual system efficiently compress the incoming retinal input from visually presented images into a useful representation for real-world tasks?
  *   Does implementing well-understood properties of the human nervous system into deep learning models of vision improve model performance?
  *   How can we use deep networks and/or other computational models of vision to better understand the neural activation patterns that we measure in the human brain during perception?

The ideal candidate will have experience with computer vision and/or image processing, as well as familiarity with collection and analysis of human neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG, or MEG).

The candidate will be appointed at the Psychology Faculty but will be affiliated with both the Institute for Informatics and the Data Science Center (DSC) at the Faculty of Science through the Interdisciplinary PhD programme at the DSC<https://dsc.uva.nl/programmes/interdisciplinary-phd-programme/interdisciplinary-phd-programme.html>. The offer will consist of a temporary contract for 38 hours per week, for the duration of 4 years, including full benefits, and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). Note that a Master’s degree is required to qualify for a PhD position in The Netherlands.

More information about the position and the application procedure can be found here: https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/PhD-Position-on-Building-Human-Vision-Using-AI/740925402/

The application deadline is March 16, 2022. Informal inquiries are also welcome.

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