[visionlist] PhD Studentships available at the University of Sussex's Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship Programme

Jenny Bosten jenny.bosten at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 12 12:34:11 -04 2021

PhD Studentships in be.AI - University of Sussex’s Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship Programme in Biomimetic Embodied AI 

The University of Sussex invites applications for PhD studentships within thebe.AI Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship Programme(www.sussex.ac.uk/ccnr/be_ai <http://www.sussex.ac.uk/ccnr/be_ai>) which will bring together researchers from the humanities, life sciences and computing to pursue artificial intelligence (AI) in its original definition of understanding natural intelligence by emulating it in artificial systems. In our unique interdisciplinary centre, we will advance understanding of how the interaction between brain, body and environment gives rise to intelligence and how this insight can be used to build novel artificial intelligence.  

Projects on vision science are available, with supervisors including Professor Tom Baden <https://badenlab.org/> (with Dr. Jenny Bosten <https://jennybosten.wixsite.com/visionlab>), Dr. Warrick Roseboom <http://www.warrickroseboom.com/>  Dr. Viktoriia Sharmanska <https://ilovevisiondata.wixsite.com/viktoriia>, Professor Chris Chatwin <https://profiles.sussex.ac.uk/p9815-chris-chatwin>, Dr. Phil Birch <http://users.sussex.ac.uk/tafj0/> and Professor Jeremy Niven <https://profiles.sussex.ac.uk/p280331-jeremy-niven>. For further details of supervisors and projects available see http://www.sussex.ac.uk/ccnr/be_ai <http://www.sussex.ac.uk/ccnr/be_ai> 

As a be.AI Scholar you will: 

Be funded for 3.5 years with a tax free living allowance at the standard Research Council rate – currently £15,009 per year– and UK fees 
Be eligible for generous financial support of up to £4,000 per year for training and research expenses, such as conference trips and experimental costs  
Be eligible to apply for one of three 12 month postdoctoral research fellowships, available only to completing Leverhulme be.AI scholars 
Benefit from supervision by world-leading researchers in many different aspects of AI 
Benefit from taught courses in topics, such as ethics and data science. 

The Programme will fund three intakes of 6 students per year, starting in September 2021 (application deadline 31st January 2021). You will be registered within one of the participating schools (Life Sciences, Engineering and Informatics, Psychology, Philosophy, Media Film & Music) but will be encouraged to perform cross-disciplinary research with academics across Schools. In be.AI, you will work in a community of like-minded students and researchers supported by your own research seminars, invited lectures by world leading speakers, as well as student-led conferences and cohort building events.  

We are passionate about creating an interdisciplinary cohort of researchers, so we expect successful applicants to see beyond their disciplinary boundaries and embrace the opportunity to work at the intersection of multiple fields. 

For further details, including how to apply, see http://www.sussex.ac.uk/ccnr/be_ai <http://www.sussex.ac.uk/ccnr/be_ai> 
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