[Comp-neuro] PhD in Computational Neuroscience at Cambridge
m.lengyel at eng.cam.ac.uk
Thu Oct 29 17:09:56 CET 2009
Computational Neuroscience @ Cambridge University
3 year PhD Programme
The Computational and Biological Learning Lab (CBL) at the Department
of Engineering uses engineering approaches to understand the brain and
to develop artificial learning systems. Research in computational
neuroscience covers learning and memory in perceptual, cognitive, and
motor systems. PhD students in the group have the opportunity to
pursue computational studies at the neuronal or behavioural level, or
experimental studies of human behaviour using state-of-the-art robotic
and virtual reality interfaces, or combine computational and
The Department of Engineering has recently received the highest
research rating in the UK of all science departments and provides
excellent training that includes graduate courses in computational
neuroscience and machine learning. CBL is a lively and dynamic group
around 30 people, and encourages interaction between all members of
the lab, including students, postdocs, and faculty. The entire group
meets at least three times a week, on top of various other regular
activities, such as reading and journal clubs. Students in
computational neuroscience benefit from the strong machine learning
group within CBL.
Applicants should have
* strong problem solving and mathematical skills,
* a keen interest in neuroscience,
* a relevant first degree, such as Computer Science, Engineering,
Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, Psychology or Statistics.
Students seeking to combine work in neuroscience and machine learning
are particularly encouraged to apply.
The University has a number of competitive fully-funded studentships
available each year (to students of any nationality) and CBL also
welcomes students with pre-secured funding or with other scholarship/
studentship applications in progress.
Informal enquiries are welcome to Daniel Wolpert
(wolpert at eng.cam.ac.uk) or Mate Lengyel (m.lengyel at eng.cam.ac.uk).
For more information on CBL see: http://learning.eng.cam.ac.uk/Public/BlgHome
For further details of how to apply see: http://learning.eng.cam.ac.uk/Public/Graduate
Applications for 2010 entry should be received no later than 15
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend interview in the week
starting with 11 January 2010.
Mate Lengyel, PhD
Computational and Biological Learning Lab
Cambridge University Engineering Department
Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ, UK
tel: +44 (0)1223 748 532, fax: +44 (0)1223 332 662
email: m.lengyel at eng.cam.ac.uk
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