[visionlist] Postdoc + PhD positions in Constantin Rothkopf's lab in ERC funded project ACTOR
constantin.rothkopf at tu-darmstadt.de
Mon Nov 21 06:54:41 -04 2022
One postdoc and one PhD position are available in the lab of Constantin
Rothkopf at the Centre for Cognitive Science @ TU Darmstadt as part of
the ERC project ACTOR. The goal of this project is to use both human
behavioral experiments and computational modeling to understand human
sequential behavior in tasks ranging from continuous psychophysics to
navigation and food preparation in the framework of sequential decision
To get an idea about this project, here some work from our group related
to this project:
- F. Kessler, J. Frankenstein, C. A Rothkopf. A dynamic Bayesian actor
model explains endpoint variability in homing tasks, bioRxiv, 2022.
- Straub, D., & Rothkopf, C. A. (2022). Putting perception into action
with inverse optimal control for continuous psychophysics, eLife 11, e76635.
- Schultheis, M., Straub, D., & Rothkopf, C. A. (2021). Inverse
optimal control adapted to the noise characteristics of the human
sensorimotor system. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems,
- Neupärtl, N., Tatai, F., & Rothkopf, C. A. (2020). Intuitive
physical reasoning about objects’ masses transfers to a visuomotor
decision task consistent with Newtonian physics. PLoS computational
biology, 16(10), e1007730.
- Hoppe, D., & Rothkopf, C. A. (2019). Multi-step planning of eye
movements in visual search. Scientific reports, 9(1), 1-12.
- Hoppe, D., & Rothkopf, C. A. (2016). Learning rational temporal eye
movement strategies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
Our group is part of the Centre for Cognitive Science and the AI Center
at TU Darmstadt, which are home to a an internationally outstanding
group of PIs and junior researchers working in the areas of
computational cognitive science, machine learning, and artificial
intelligence. We are part of several research consortia and engage in
several fruitful research collaborations. The lab has state of the art
equipment for eye and body tracking, VR, naturalistic task monitoring,
psychophysics and access to one of the most generous computing
infrastructures in Germany.
The Frankfurt-Darmstadt metropolitan area is located in the heart of
Europe and is one of the most international regions in Germany with a
diverse community and rich culture repeatedly earning high rankings in
worldwide surveys of quality of living. Frankfurt just recently reached
7th place worldwide in a ranking by the Economist and Darmstadt has
repeatedly ranked among the top innovation driving cities in Germany.
While some of the positions within this ERC are geared towards more
behavioral work others are strongly focused on computational modeling.
Applicants may therefore have a background in computer science,
cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, engineering, or related
fields. Don’t hesitate to contact me for more details. Please send the
official application to the dean of the of the department of human
sciences dekanat at humanw.tu-darmstadt.de including a CV, a two page
summary of your past research experience and current research interests,
and contact information for 2-3 references in a single pdf file. The
code for the PhD position is “721” and the code for the Postdoc position
is “722”. Official advertisements are linked at the end of this post.
The positions can be filled starting in December. Applications will be
reviewed on a continuing basis.
All the best,
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