[robotics-worldwide] Open PhD positions on Brain-Computer Interaction at IDIAP

Jose del R. Millan jose.millan at idiap.ch
Wed Jun 18 06:19:14 PDT 2008

The Idiap research institute (http://www.idiap.ch) seeks *several* PhD 
students in the field of brain-computer interfaces (BCI) to work in the 
team of Prof. José del R. Millán (http://people.epfl.ch/jose.millan).

The doctoral student will work in the framework of European and Swiss 
projects related to the development of noninvasive brain-actuated 
devices in areas ranging from communication to neuroprostheses, and from 
interaction to rehabilitation. Projects aim at developing practical BCI 
technology, but will also investigate basic questions such as online 
adaptation, cognitive processes, multimodal signal fusion, and 
brain-robot interaction.

The successful candidate will hold a masters degree (or equivalent) in 
computer science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, or 
related fields. She or he should have good background in statistical 
machine learning, signal processing, EEG analysis, human-machine 
interaction, and/or intelligent/adaptive robotics. Excellent programming 
skills are a must.

Selected candidates will become doctoral students at the EPFL (Swiss 
Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, http://www.epfl.ch). The 
positions will remain open until suitable candidates are found. Starting 
date is November 1, 2008, or at the earliest convenience afterwards.

Interested candidates should apply through the Idiap online recruitment 
system http://jobs.idiap.ch and send the requested material.

*About Idiap*
Idiap is an independent, non-profit research institute recognized and 
supported by the Swiss Government, and affiliated with the Ecole 
Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). It is located in the town of 
Martigny in Valais, a scenic region in the south of Switzerland, 
surrounded by the highest mountains of Europe, and offering exciting 
recreational activities, including hiking, climbing and skiing, as well 
as varied cultural activities. It is within close proximity to Geneva 
and Lausanne. Although Idiap is located in the French part of 
Switzerland, English is the working language. Free French lessons are 

Idiap offers competitive salaries and conditions at all levels in a 
young, dynamic, and multicultural environment. Idiap is an equal 
opportunity employer and is actively involved in the "Advancement of 
Women in Science" European initiative. The Institute seeks to maintain a 
principle of open competition (on the basis of merit) to appoint the 
best candidate, provides equal opportunity for all candidates, and 
equally encourage both genders to apply.

Prof. Dr. José del R. Millán
Idiap Research Institute
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
Centre du Parc. Av. des Prés-Beudin 20.
1920 Martigny. Switzerland
Tel: +41-27-7217.770   Fax: +41-27-7217.712
jose.millan at idiap.ch

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