[visionlist] Postdoc in Bill Warren's lab at Brown University

William Warren william_warren_jr at brown.edu
Tue Aug 29 23:08:16 -04 2023

Postdoc in visual control and modeling of pedestrian and crowd dynamics, Brown University, Fall 2023
A post-doctoral position is available in the VENLab (Virtual Environment Navigation Lab) at Brown University, Providence, RI USA, under the direction of Dr. William H. Warren, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences (CLPS). The full-time, 1-year position begins Fall 2023, with the possibility of renewal for up to 3 years based on satisfactory performance. 

The NIH-supported project investigates the visual control of human locomotion in dynamic, crowded environments, with applications to sensory substitution for locomotor guidance in low vision.  The postdoc will have primary responsibility for two studies:  (1) Comparative simulations of alternative models of collective crowd motion, using an agent-based simulation platform.  (2) Implementation and evaluation of assistive technology for guiding locomotion with a vibro-tactile belt, comparing alternative tactile coding of information.  (3) In addition, behavioral experiments may focus on spatial and temporal integration of neighbor motions in a crowd.  The research involves virtual reality (visual and tactile), dynamical systems modeling, agent-based simulation, and signal processing.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field, with a strong research background in perception and action in humans or animals. Excellent computational and modeling skills (Julia/Matlab/Python) are essential; familiarity with signal processing (Arduino) is advantageous; and statistical expertise (R/Matlab) is highly desirable.  The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be highly motivated, and work well with a team.

If you are interested in applying, please send a CV, a 1-page statement of research interests, and the names of three references to Bill_Warren at brown.edu <mailto:Bill_Warren at brown.edu>. Review of materials will begin Aug. 28, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Dr. William H. Warren
Chancellor's Professor
Dept. of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences
Brown University, Box 1821
Providence, RI 02912
401-863-3980 ofc
401-863-2255 FAX
bill_warren at brown.edu <mailto:bill_warren at brown.edu>

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