[Comp-neuro] Call for applications: International Graduate Programs Computational Neuroscience in Berlin

Vanessa Casagrande vanessa.casagrande at bccn-berlin.de
Fri Jan 11 14:21:37 CET 2013

**Apologies for cross-postings**

The Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) Berlin invites applications for its International Graduate Programs.

The BCCN Berlin is a leading research institution which gathers a large number of groups working on questions related to the neural computation from a single cell level up to a systemic level both theoretically and experimentally. The Center hosts a Master and a PhD program to combine outstanding research with excellent teaching.

Application deadline March 15th, 2013
Begin of Courses: October 2013

*Master's Program*

The Master's program has been established in 2006, offers ten places per year, has a duration of 2 years, and is fully taught in English. The curriculum is subdivided into ten modules, whose content includes theoretical neuroscience, advanced programming, data acquisition, computational analysis, machine learning, and modeling of experimental data, with a strong focus on complementary theoretical and experimental training. In the second year, students autonomously perform research projects by accomplishing three lab rotations and a Master's Thesis under the supervision of the Center's Faculty. Participation in the program grants the students an interdisciplinary education and an early contact to the international neurocomputational research environment. The Master's degree is jointly awarded by the Berlin University of Technology and Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin.

Requirements: BSc or equivalent degree, (typically in the natural sciences, in an engineering discipline, in neuroscience, in cognitive science, in
mathematics/physics or in another relevant discipline), certificate of English proficiency, proof of sufficient mathematical knowledge (i.e. at least 24 ECTS credit points).

*Doctoral Program*

The Doctoral Program has been established in 2007 and currently counts 36 members. Doctoral students associated to the Program work on interdisciplinary projects investigating brain computation to exploit the recent advances in machine learning, theoretical computer science, and statistics for modeling brain function, and to develop new theories of neural computation hand in hand with well-controlled experiments in order to put functional hypotheses to test. The training group offers a structured supervision by at least two faculty members with complementary expertise, complemented by teaching and training activities. Upon completion of the program, students are awarded a doctoral degree by the University of the respective supervisor and a Certificate from the BCCN Berlin.
Requirements: Candidates are expected to hold a Master's or equivalent degree (typically in the natural sciences, in an engineering discipline, in neuroscience, in cognitive science, in mathematics/physics or in another relevant discipline), to have the required advanced mathematical background, and to present a research project proposal. Candidates selected in the first application step will be invited for lab visits and an interview for final decision about admission to the program.

Want to know more? 

Come and visit us on January 31st at 4 PM at the BCCN Berlin:

or browse 

or e-mail
graduateprograms at bccn-berlin.de .

With best regards,

Vanessa Casagrande


Dr. Vanessa Casagrande
Teaching Coordinator

Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience
Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin	
Philippstr. 13 Haus 6
10115 Berlin, Germany
Phone +49 (0)30 2093 6773
Fax +49 (0)30 2093 6771

GRK 1589/1
Sensory Computation in Neural Systems
Technische Universität Berlin
Sekretariat FR 2-1
Franklinstr. 28/29
10587 Berlin, Germany
Phone +49 (0)30 314 72006
Fax +49 (0)30 314 73121

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