[Comp-neuro] EPSRC Funded Ph.D. Research Studentship Opportunity

Thomas Wennekers thomas.wennekers at plymouth.ac.uk
Wed Feb 25 18:56:16 CET 2009

Dear All

Applications are invited for an EPRSC funded studentship to start in October 
2009 (or earlier as negotiable) at the Centre for Theoretical and 
Computational Neuroscience at the University of Plymouth, UK.

We are searching for a highly qualified and motivated student to complement 
our existing brain-technology team shared between the School of Computing and 
Math and the School of Psychology at the University of Plymouth (UoP). The 
student will be closely integrated into the UK - COLAMN project which 
comprises world-leading researchers throughout the United Kingdom and the 
European Union (http://colamn.plymouth.ac.uk/colamn-project). S/he will 
contribute to the further development and exploitation of a large-scale 
computational model of the neo-cortex, which has been implemented at UoP over 
the previous years. The student will explore the selforganisation of 
cognitive representations in the model by training it on visual and auditory 
real-world data (movies/music). This will require systematic tests of various 
learning rules on a computer cluster and is expected to feed into VLSI chip 
design in immediate collaboration with project partners. 

The studentship will be full-time for three years at the standard EPSRC rate. 
Candidates should have a first or upper second class honours degree in an 
area related to Computational Neuroscience (Computer Science, Math, Physics, 
Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience, Psychology). Applicants with a relevant 
MSc or MRes would be particularly welcome. The successful candidate will 
receive a stipend of approximately GBP13,290 per annum and tuition fees for a 
Home/EU student (approximately GBP3,390). The position is open to UK citizens 
and EU citizens with appropriate qualification who have been resident or 
studied in the UK for three years.

For further particulars on the position and application procedures please 

Thomas Wennekers

  Thomas Wennekers, Dr rer-nat Dipl Phys
  Reader in Computational Neuroscience
  Centre for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience
  Drake Circus, Portland Square Bldg, Room A218
  University of Plymouth, Plymouth PL4 8AA, United Kingdom
  Phone: +44(0)1752-23-3593    Fax: +44(0)1752-23-3349
  Email: Thomas.Wennekers at plymouth.ac.uk

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