[Comp-neuro] PhD scholarship "Deep Learning in clinical neuroimaging", Charité Berlin

Kerstin Ritter kerstin.hackmack at bccn-berlin.de
Thu Jul 20 11:29:36 CEST 2017

Dear all, 

I am offering a PhD scholarship in "Deep Learning in clinical neuroimaging" at Charite Berlin, starting in October 2017 (initially for 2 years). See announcement below:

Deep Learning in clinical neuroimaging 

PhD scholarship (starting October 2017, initially for 2 years) 

At the Berlin Center for Advanced Neuroimaging and Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (Charite), we are looking for a motivated and highly talented PhD student for various research questions within the interdisciplinary field of deep learning and clinical neuroimaging. In particular, we employ convolutional neural networks for finding new representations from neuroimaging data in order to predict disease conversion and future clinical disability in neurological as well as psychiatric diseases. Whereas previous disease decoding approaches mostly relied on expert-based extraction of features in combination with standard classification algorithms and thus strongly depend on the choice of data representation, convolutional networks are capable of learning hierarchical information directly from raw imaging data. By this, they have a great potential for finding unexpected and latent data characteristics and might perform as a real “second reader”. A major focus will be on visualization techniques to make the learned content of convolutional neural networks visible.

Requirements for the PhD student: 
- Very good degree in computer science, mathematics, physics, psychology, computational neuroscience or related subject.
- Very good programming skills (e.g. Python)
- Experience in machine learning 
- Good writing and communication skills (in English)

Please send your application (motivation+CV) in one pdf-file (in English or German) to:

Dr. Kerstin Ritter
Berlin Center for Advanced Neuroimaging, 
Bernstein-Zentrum für Computational Neuroscience
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Sauerbruchweg 4, Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin
Tel.: + 49 30 450 539364; Email: kerstin.ritter at bccn-berlin.de

Thank you very much! Best wishes, 
Kerstin Ritter

Dr. rer. nat. Kerstin Ritter, nee Hackmack

Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience
Berlin Center for Advanced Neuroimaging
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Sauerbruchweg 4, Charitéplatz 1,
10117 Berlin

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