[visionlist] Fully funded PhD position, University of Genoa, Italy – Binocular visuomotor systems

Silvio P. Sabatini silvio.sabatini at unige.it
Fri Jun 10 10:58:36 -04 2022

Applications are invited for one full-time PhD studentship (with
scholarship) for a period of 3 years, at “The Physical Structure of
Perception and Computation” (PSPC) lab of the Department of Informatics,
Bioengineering, Robotics, and System Engineering (DIBRIS), University of
Genoa, Italy.

The position will start on Nov 1st, 2022 on the following research project:

* *The impaired binocular visual system: models and rehabilitation endpoint
assessment **

The main goal is to characterize and to model how sensory and motor
impairments affect the normal binocular functionality and development of
the visual system. The PhD student will work on two complementary tracks:
(1) designing biologically inspired models of the early visual system,
grounded on previous research, to mimic different impairments; (2)
developing specific 3D visual and visuomotor experimental protocols to
investigate binocular performance of healthy subjects and patients.
Experiments will be based on 3D visual displays and HMDs, integrated with
binocular eye tracking technologies.
The resulting framework, integrating neural modeling with psychophysical
experimentations, will be used to investigate the computational principles
of the impairments, and their impact on binocular visual processing and

The PhD position in within the NIH project “ARBi” (Feb 2022-Jan 2027)
coordinated by Northeastern University, Boston and with UC Berkeley and the
Boston Children's Hospital [

Cooperation at international level will ensure a highly interdisciplinary
and stimulating environment at the crossroad of engineering, visual
neuroscience, and clinics.

Successful applicants would have a good honors M.Sc. degree in engineering,
computer science, physics or related disciplines, a keen interest in
reverse-engineering the brain. Knowledge on computational neuroscience,
machine learning, image processing and programming languages (C/C++ or
Python) are a plus. Previous experience in behavioral experiments is also a

Online application is possible till June 30th (at noon)  Italian time

Full details on the call and the application procedure are available at:
http://phd.dibris.unige.it/biorob/index.php/how-to-apply (click on

Prospective students, *please **contact in advance* Silvio P. Sabatini (
silvio.sabatini at unige.it), providing your CV and qualifications, the name
and contact details of two references, and a description of your research

DIBRIS is a unique inter-school department of the University of Genoa,
bridging together researchers from the former Science and Engineering
Faculties. It offers an excellent multidisciplinary, interactive and
collaborative research environment combining expertise in computer vision,
computational neuroscience, neuromorphic computing, robotics and

PSPC-Lab has a long-standing expertise in visual coding and
multidimensional signal representation, stereo and motion perception, and
neuromorphic computing.
The laboratory is equipped with computers used for model simulation,
psychophysical research, and general office activities, two workstations
for high demanding graphical programs and 3D video rendering, three eye
trackers, one 3D passive monitor (42’’) and two 3D active monitors (27’’),
a high precision 3D Range Laser Scanner (Konica Minolta Vivid 910), and a
Vive Pro Eye HMD.

Silvio P. SABATINI, PhD                         [PSPC Research Group]
DIBRIS - University of Genova     |  e_mail: silvio.sabatini at unige.it
Via Opera Pia, 13                      |  phone: +39 010 33 52092
I-16145 Genova (ITALY)              |  fax:   +39 010 33 56533
URL: http://pspc.unige.it

"Imagination is more important than knowledge..."   [Albert Einstein]
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