[Comp-neuro] PhDs in Neuroinformatics/Computational Neuroscience in Edinburgh

James A. Bednar jbednar at inf.ed.ac.uk
Tue Dec 19 15:22:11 CET 2006


We invite applications for the EPSRC/MRC funded PhD programme in
Neuroinformatics/Computational Neuroscience at the University of
Edinburgh, UK.

This is a 4 year programme with a strongly interdisciplinary character
and is ideal for students who want to apply their computational and
analytical skills to problems in neuroscience and related fields. The
first year consists of courses in neuroscience and informatics, as
well as projects based in experimental labs. The first year is
followed by a 3 year PhD project. The PhD project is commonly done in
collaboration with one of the many departments and institutes
affiliated with the DTC.

The DTC programme is made up of 3 themes:

1) Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience.
Computational, mathematical, and experimental studies of information
processing in the nervous system.

2) Neuromorphic Engineering and Robotics.
Artificial sensor perception, neuromorphic modelling, spiking
computation, and neurorobotics.

3) Data Analysis and Systems.
Imaging data analysis and machine learning, Bayesian methods, and
building neurally inspired software.

Edinburgh has a strong research community in these areas and leads the
UK in creating a coherent programme in neuroinformatics. Edinburgh has
been voted as 'best place to live in Britain', and has many exciting
cultural and student activities.

Students with a strong background in computer science, mathematics,
physics, or engineering are particularly welcome to apply.  Motivated
students with other backgrounds will also be considered.

About 8 full studentships are available to UK students and a small
number of EU students. The stipend is about 12,000 GB pounds per annum.
Applicants from outside the EU will need to provide their own funding
and evidence thereof.

Full info and application forms can be obtained from:

Applications received by March 30th, 2007 will receive priority treatment.

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