[Comp-neuro] PhD studies in Computational Neuroscience in Dr. Yu's Lab at UCSD

Angela Yu ajyu at ucsd.edu
Sun Nov 29 04:03:11 CET 2009

Applications are invited for doctoral study in the Computational  
Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, led by Dr. Angela Yu, at University of  
California, San Diego.  Prospective students can apply either through  
the PhD program in the Cognitive Science Department (http://www.cogsci.ucsd.edu/graduate-study/pros_grads/ 
) or the inter-departmental Neuroscience PhD Program (http://neurograd.ucsd.edu/admissions/index.html 
).  Deadline is December 1, 2009 for both programs.

Current research of Dr. Yu's lab currently uses a combination of  
theoretical and empirical tools to understand the basic principles  
underlying the inter-related problems of sequential decision-making,  
adaptation, sensori-motor integration, selective attention, visual  
search, and active sensory processing.  Candidates should have a  
strong mathematical background and programming experienc.  Depending  
on the candidates' interest and ability, the student will also design  
and conduct human behavioral experiments involving some combination of  
psychophysics and eye experiments, as well as the opportunity to  
conduct animal experiments in collaboration with other labs at UCSD.

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.

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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