[Comp-neuro] Reminder: Postdoctoral Position in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience, UCSD

Angela J. Yu ajyu at ucsd.edu
Thu Feb 26 10:05:08 CET 2009


Reminder: Dr. Yu will be interviewing postdoc candidates during the  
Cosyne conference.  Please email her (ajyu at ucsd.edu) to submit an  
application or schedule an appointment.

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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the
Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, led by Angela Yu, at
University of California, San Diego.  Initial appointment is for one
year, with flexible start date (2009) and possibility for renewal.

The project is to develop a theoretical framework for the inter-related
problems of sequential decision-making, sensori-motor integration, and
active sensory processing.  Candidates must have a strong mathematical
background in areas such as probability and statistics, graphical
models, Bayesian modeling, machine learning, and reinforcement learning.
Experience with stochastic processes and/or stochastic control theory is
a major plus.  Candidate should also have programming experience, such
as Matlab or equivalent.  Depending on the candidates' interest and
ability, the postdoctoral fellow will also design and conduct human
behavioral experiments involving some combination of psychophysics,
eyetracking, and fMRI.  Experience with these experimental techniques
are desired but not required.

Dr. Yu's lab is situated within the Natural Computation Lab in the
Cognitive Science department of UCSD.  It is affiliated with the
Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center, and the UCSD Neurosciences
Graduate Program.  It provides ample opportunities for communication and
collaboration with related labs not only within the department of
Cognitive Science, but also in Psychology, Linguistics, Neuroscience,
Electric and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering,
Institute for Neural Computation, and the Salk Institute.

Interested candidates should send a research statement, along with a CV
including publications and references to: ajyu at ucsd.edu.  At least two
letters of references should be sent directly to the same address.
Dr. Yu will be interviewing candidates at the upcoming Cosyne conference
(Salt Lake City, 02/26/09-03/01/09).

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Angela J. Yu
Assistant Professor
Department of Cognitive Science
UCSD, Mail Code 0515
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0515

Email: ajyu at cogsci.ucsd.edu
Phone: 858-822-3317
Fax: 858-534-1128
Website: www.cogsci.ucsd.edu/~ajyu
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