[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral position at UC Santa Barbara

Yon Visell yonvisell at gmail.com
Sun Apr 24 01:03:44 CEST 2016

We are seeking a highly creative and motivated postdoctoral fellow to work in the RE Touch Lab (http://www.re-touch-lab.com), College of Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, within a multidisciplinary team of roboticists, engineers, and scientists.  

The successful candidate will undertake research aimed at illuminating biomechanical mechanisms of sensory information processing in the upper limb.  We are using novel instrumentation, 3D imaging techniques, and computational modeling, in order to characterize sensory information processing associated with soft tissue dynamics in the whole limb, including signals associated with multi-digit grasping and manipulation. The results will guide the design of new interactive technologies with applications in VR and robotics.

We are interested in candidates with possible expertise in a number of potential areas, including any of the following:

- Perception; Decision theory
- Signal processing
- Probabilistic and computational models of behavior
- Deformable image registration

Consideration will be given to candidates with strong quantitative skills and a recent (< 5 years) PhD in a relevant field (computational neuroscience, psychology, computer science, engineering, etc). A PhD is required. Salary will be highly competitive.

The RE Touch Lab is affiliated with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (http://ece.ucsb.edu) and the Media Arts and Technology Graduate Program (http://www.mat.ucsb.edu), an interdisciplinary program at the convergence of art, multimedia and engineering. The lab is physically integrated in the UCSB California NanoSystems Institute - A unique institution combining multiple Engineering departments at UCSB, and whose faculty include Nobel Prize winners, Fields Medal winners, Technical Academy Award winners, and multiple National Academy of Science members.  With world-class facilities set in a beautiful mediterranean climate on the California shore, the University of California, Santa Barbara College of Engineering is rated among the top 10 in the world.  

Interested parties should contact Professor Yon Visell <yonvisell at ece.ucsb.edu> for information.  Applicants are asked to a CV, copies of relevant publications, and contact information for at least three references.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Yon Visell, PhD
Assistant Professor

University of California, Santa Barbara  

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Media Arts & Technology Graduate Program
Mechanical Engineering Department


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