[Comp-neuro] PhD studentships at the University of Sussex (application deadline: 14 February 2012)

Luc Berthouze L.Berthouze at sussex.ac.uk
Fri Jan 6 17:31:30 CET 2012

The School of Engineering and Informatics, University of Sussex, UK, is offering up to 12 funded doctoral studentships for entry in 2012 (see application details below). 

The Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems research theme in the Informatics department involves a strong (computational) neuroscience component with five faculty members and a thriving community of more than 10 postdocs and 20 doctoral students, inhabiting newly refurbished dedicated space at the heart of the Sussex campus. The group has strong active interdisciplinary connections with the Schools of Life Sciences, Psychology, Mathematics and Physics, and the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (co-supervisory arrangements are possible).

Luc Berthouze: motor development, coordination, oscillations, synchronisation, long-range temporal correlations, criticality, analysis of physiological time series (EEG, EMG, MEG, kinematics). 
See http://www.sussex.ac.uk/Users/lb203/; informal enquiries to L.Berthouze-at-sussex.ac.uk.

Phil Husbands: bio-inspired neural systems for embodied (robotic) adaptive behaviour; neuromodulation, reconfiguration and multi-functionality; modelling neural mechanism underlying adaptive behaviour; real and artificial evolution of neural systems.
See http://www.sussex.ac.uk/Users/philh/, informal inquiries to philh-at-sussex.ac.uk

Thomas Nowotny: Computational neuroscience of olfaction, machine learning in chemical sensing, hybrid computer-neuronal systems ("dynamic clamp"), accurate models of nonlinear dynamics of neurons (systems identification problems), GPU computing for neuronal networks.
See http://www.sussex.ac.uk/Users/tn41/, informal inquiries to t.nowotny-at-sussex.ac.uk.

Andrew Philippides: Visual navigation in insects and robots, neuromodulation, computational neuroethology, autonomous robotics and adaptive behaviour, image processing for biomedical applications and evolutionary computation for real-world applications. 
See http://www.sussex.ac.uk/Users/andrewop/, informal inquiries to: andrewop-at-sussex.ac.uk

Anil Seth: consciousness science, causality analysis of neural time series (M/EEG, fMRI, spike trains, etc), large-scale neural network modelling, predictive coding, synaesthesia.  
See www.anilseth.com and www.sussex.ac.uk/sackler/; informal enquiries to a.k.seth-at-sussex.ac.uk.

Students with interest in any of those research areas are strongly encouraged to apply.


Doctoral Studentships
School of Engineering and Informatics
University of Sussex
Up to 12 funded Doctoral Studentships (2012 entry).
The School of Engineering and Informatics invites applications for Doctoral studentships.  At least three, and up to six, will be awarded in the Department of Engineering and Design.  At least three and up to six will be awarded in the Department of Informatics.
The studentships in Engineering may be in any of the Department’s three research areas:
	• Biomedical Engineering
	• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
	• Mechanical Engineering
For further details see the Department’s research web pages:
The studentships in Informatics may be in any of the Department’s four research areas.
·       Cognitive and Language Processing Systems
·       Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems
·       Foundations of Software Systems
·       Interactive Systems
For further details see the Department’s research web pages:
Applicants with research interests that span both Departments are particularly welcome.
Studentships will normally include a three-year stipend at standard postgraduate rates (currently £13,590 per annum).  Other fee and stipend arrangements are negotiable depending on the individual circumstances of applicants (e.g., to augment partial awards or funds from elsewhere).  Recipients of studentships will be required to work closely with academic staff on standard teaching duties for a small proportion of their time.
Applicants should have at least a 2:1 first degree relevant to their field of study.
For further information about the Departments, their specific application requirements and contact details for enquiries go to:
            http://www.sussex.ac.uk/engineering/ or
Closing date is 14 February 2012.  Early application is encouraged. 


Dr Luc Berthouze, Senior Lecturer
Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics (CCNR)
School of Informatics
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QH, UK
Tel: +44 1273 877206 	Fax: +44 1273 877873 

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