[visionlist] Fully funded PhD Position on Computational Models of Visual Attention @ TU Berlin

Nicolas Roth research at nicolas-roth.de
Sat Dec 23 05:50:06 -04 2023

Dear colleagues,

We advertise a PhD Position in Computational Psychology (salary level 
TV-L E13 100%) in the Neural Information Processing Group @ Technische 
Universität Berlin (Berlin, Germany).

This position is part of an interdisciplinary project on "Visual 
Information Sampling Using Eye-movements and Overt Attention in Dynamic 
Scenes" between psychology, computational neuroscience, and computer 
vision. The successful candidate will conduct model-based data analyses 
of human behavioral and eye-tracking data and will perform the 
computational modelling of eye-movement patterns with help of the ScanDy 
saccade prediction framework (cf. Roth N., Rolfs M., Hellwich O., and 
Obermayer K. (2023), Objects Guide Human Gaze Behavior in Dynamic 
Real-World Scenes, PLoS Comput. Biol. 19, e1011512). Investigations will 
address the relationship between task, gaze behavior, and scene 
memorization when inspecting dynamic scenes and the mechanisms and 
functional consequences of inter-individual differences in human visual 
sampling strategies. The candidate is supposed to join the PhD program 
of the Cluster of Excellence “Science of Intelligence” 
(https://www.scienceofintelligence.de/, specifically projects PJ 01 and 
PJ 57) which this position is part of. Information about our research 
group can also be found at https://www.tu.berlin/en/ni.

Starting date: May 1st, 2024 / for up to three years / closing date for 
applications for full consideration: January 18th, 2024 / applications 
will be accepted until the position is filled.

Requirements: Successfully completed university degree (Master, Diplom 
or equivalent) in Computational Neuroscience, Computer Science, Physics, 
Mathematics, or related fields. Applicants should have very good 
programming skills, a very good command of the English language, a solid 
mathematical background, competence in machine learning, and a strong 
interest in visual perception. Working experience in the field of 
computational neuroscience and an additional background in psychology 
and / or neuroscience is an advantage.

Please send your application with the usual documents only by e-mail to 
Prof. Dr. Obermayer at klaus.obermayer at tu-berlin.de, quoting the 
reference number IV-790/23.

Nicolas Roth
PhD Student at Science of Intelligence;
Neural Information Processing Group,
Fakultaet IV, Technische Universitaet Berlin,
MAR 5-6, Marchstr. 23, 10587 Berlin

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