[Comp-neuro] 14 open PhD and Post-doc positions in computational vision

Jochen Triesch triesch at fias.uni-frankfurt.de
Wed May 14 11:13:50 CEST 2008

The planned Frankfurt Bernstein Center for Neurotechnology
(http://fias.uni-frankfurt.de/bernstein) offers a range of post-doc
and PhD positions (14 in total, pending final approval) for
theoretical research in:

     * computational neuroscience
     * computer vision
     * machine learning
     * developmental robotics

The initiative will combine basic research in these fields to develop
integrated and autonomously learning vision systems. We are looking
for highly qualified PhD students and Post-docs who have graduated in
any of the subjects above or in related fields such as physics,
computer science, engineering, mathematics etc. In general, candidates
are required to have a strong analytical background and good
programming skills. Good communication skills in English are

Research is carried out in international groups located at the
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
(http://fias.uni-frankfurt.de/), the Computer Science Dept. of the
University of Frankfurt (http://www.uni-frankfurt.de/), the Max Planck
Institute for Brain Research (http://www.mpih-frankfurt.mpg.de/), the
Honda Research Institute Europe (http://www.honda-ri.de/) and other
associated research centers. All collaborating institutions are
located in and around the cosmopolitan city of Frankfurt in the heart
of Europe.

More specifically, positions will be available for the following

     * Cue-Integration in Large-Scale Multi-Modal Sensory Systems
     * Learning in Hierarchical Memories of Objects
     * Analysis of Non-linear Dynamical Systems
     * Generative Models for Learning and Visual Recognition under
       Realistic Conditions
     * On-Camera Foveated Vision (FPGA Implementation)
     * Development of Hardware and Software for Massively Parallel
       Implementation of Brain-inspired Vision Systems
     * Structural Learning of Motion and Depth Estimation
     * Neural Models of Normal and Abnormal Visual Development
       in Human Infancy
     * Dynamical Coordination of Neuronal Responses in Object
       Representation in the Visual Cortex
     * Neural Models of the Development of Visual Memory in Infants
     * The Role of Feedback Signals in Visual Processing

Applications to any of the projects above are centrally collected and
should be sent to Mrs. Andrea Schoepski
<schoepski at fias.uni-frankfurt.de>. Candidates should list 1-3
projects that interest them.

Required Application Materials:

     * Complete Curriculum Vitae
     * Copy of Masters or Diploma certificate
     * Copy of PhD certificate, if applicable
     * Statement of research interests and achievements
     * Two or three Letters of Reference
     * TOEFL or similar proof of proficiency in English

Image files of scanned documents are acceptable. Alternatively, you
may send ordinary mail to the address:

Frankfurt Bernstein Center for Neurotechnology
c/o FIAS
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
Ruth-Moufang-Str. 1
60438 Frankfurt am Main

The review of applications will begin immediately.

Prof. Dr. Jochen Triesch
Johanna Quandt Research Professor
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
Web: http://fias.uni-frankfurt.de/~triesch/
Tel: +49 (0)69 798-47531
Fax: +49 (0)69 798-47611

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