[Comp-neuro] Tangermann lab (Freiburg) -- PhD position in BCI
ms at we-are.de
Thu Jan 29 08:26:43 CET 2015
I have an interesting open PhD position in my lab in Freiburg. Would you please
circulate it in your labs and on email lists?
Thanks a lot and snowy greetings from the Black Forrest,
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PhD Position: Brain-Computer Interfaces in Cognitive Rehabilitation after Stroke
BrainStateDecoding Lab of Dr. Michael Tangermann (Computer Science Dept.);
payment level: TV-L E13 (65%); duration: 3/2015-2/2017
Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) systems make use of machine learning methods to
cope with the challenges which appear during the decoding of individual brain
signals in real-time. Within the BrainLinks-BrainTools cluster of excellence at
the University of Freiburg (Germany), we evaluate whether BCI methods can be
applied clinically outside of classical control paradigms.
The PhD student will explore the use of BCI methods to support neurological
rehabilitation training of speech and attention-related deficits after stroke.
Scientific challenges comprise the development and investigation of brain signal
analysis methods capable to describe rapid fluctuations of brain states and to
assess the dynamics of network structures connecting brain areas.
Working Areas (among others):
* Theories (statistics, mathematics) and algorithms in the field of machine
learning, with special emphasis on adaptive methods for the real-time decoding
of mental states; software implementations thereof.
* Conducting EEG studies with healthy controls and stroke patients.
* Analysis of EEG experiments.
* Supervision of Bachelor students.
* Scientific dissemination of results (conferences, publications).
* Excellent Master studies on Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical
Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Cognitive Science or closely related fields.
* Knowledge in theory and methods of machine learning / artificial intelligence;
very good math knowledge (specifically in probability theory, statistics, linear
* Good knowledge about the design, the analysis and implementation of
algorithms; experience with mathematical software (e.g. Matlab).
* Hands-on experience in the design, execution and analysis of
electrophysiological experiments, and in signal processing of EEG-, EMG-, EOG-
or ECoG data.
* Excellent communication skills in English
The BrainStateDecoding Lab:
The international lab is embedded into the Cluster of Excellence
BrainLinks-BrainTools at the University of Freiburg. The cluster provides
supporting career actions for PhD students. Tight collaborations with other BLBT
groups are the basis for investigating novel machine learning approaches for the
real-time analysis of brain signals. The activities range from theory
development to BCI applications in a clinical context and for healthy users.
Implementing an equal-chances policy and family-friendly working conditions, we
explicitly encourage applications of female researchers. Handicapped applicants
will be given priority to non-handicapped applicants, if they have comparable
qualifications. Further information: www.bsdlab.uni-freiburg.de,
www.brainlinks-braintools.uni-freiburg.de and via Dr. Tangermann.
How to apply:
Please state the position code BCI-4 when sending your application documents
(including a CV, statement of your research interests, list of publications,
references, Master and Bachelor degrees and course lists) as a single PDF
document via email to Dr. Michael Tangermann
(michael.tangermann at blbt.uni-freiburg.de).
Dr. Michael Tangermann
Fax : +49.(0)761.2038417
University of Freiburg
BrainLinks-BrainTools Excellence Cluster
Brain State Decoding Lab
Albertstr. 23, Room 0.003
79104 Freiburg, Germany
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