[Comp-neuro] PhD studentships in Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics at University of Birmingham.

Ulrik Beierholm U.Beierholm at bham.ac.uk
Fri Nov 11 11:00:35 CET 2011

The University of Birmingham has recently created the Centre for
Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics (CNCR) in a
collaboration between the Schools of Psychology and Computer Science.

A number of PhD studentships in either Psychology or Computer Science
will be available within the next year, with multiple possibilities
for topics within the CNCR centre. Positions will be for 3 years and
there are scholarships available for highly qualified students. There
is no fixed deadline but early applications are highly encouraged.

Potential research topics include visual and multisensory perception,
motor control, computational vision, attention, learning and decision
making, cognitive robotics and neural plasticity. There are facilities for
performing psychophysics, fMRI, EEG, eye tracking as well as a world
class robotics lab.

The School of Psychology is one of the largest and most active
psychology departments in Britain. We have an excellent reputation for
teaching and research with around 800 students studying a wide range
of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes. The School
ranked 3rd in the UK in the recent Research Assessment Exercise, and
over £8 million of research grants and contracts are currently held.
We are also a major partner in the recently opened Birmingham
University Imaging Centre.

Computer Science at Birmingham provide specialist teaching and conduct
world-leading research in fundamental and applied computer science,
artificial intelligence, optimisation, computer security, medical
imaging and robotics. We are proud to deliver outstanding education
that offers a range of exciting career opportunities for students from
around the world, and currently boast eight members of our teaching
staff in the top 1% of computer scientists worldwide.
The School of Computer Science was recently ranked the 5th in the UK
(Guardian University Guide 2012).
For an example of our work see http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/go/irlab

Refer here for details on postgraduate life at the University of Birmingham
and how to apply:

If there any questions feel free to email me or other faculty of the
CN-CR centre.


Ulrik Beierholm, PhD
Lecturer (equiv. to Assist. Prof) in Computational Neuroscience
School of Psychology, University of Birmingham

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