[robotics-worldwide] NSF IGERT PhD positions available at Indiana University

Kris Hauser hauserk at indiana.edu
Mon Oct 3 09:19:33 PDT 2011

Please forward the following announcement to any talented undergraduate
students that may be interested.  Note that although this program is offered
through Cognitive Science we are highly interested in involving more
students in robotics, particularly in bridging the areas of perception,
planning, and learning as well as human-robot interaction.  Students would
be earning a joint PhD in Cognitive Science and Computer Science and are
provided a generous stipend for two years.


Kris Hauser, PhD
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
Office: (812) 856-7496     Fax: (812) 855-4829




Graduate Traineeships at Indiana University


The Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University invites

applications from outstanding students for its NSF-funded graduate

training program in the dynamics of brain-body-environment systems

in behavior and cognition.


The goal of the program is to train doctoral students to think

across traditional levels of analysis in the cognitive, behavioral

and brain sciences. In order to accomplish this goal, we have

developed new courses in situated, embodied and dynamical cognitive

science, a professional development seminar, summer research

internships, an annual research showcase and a colloquium series

offering extended opportunities for trainees to interact with

visiting speakers.


Benefits for students entering this program include a $30,000 annual

stipend, tuition, and coverage of additional fees and health



Our interdisciplinary training group includes cognitive science

faculty from the Departments of Psychological and Brain Sciences,

Physics, and History & Philosophy of Science, as well as from the

School of Informatics and Computing. In addition, we have strong

partnerships with top researchers in the fields of dynamical,

embodied and situated approaches to behavior and cognition, both

nationally and internationally.


Applications are due December 31.  Only U.S. citizens and permanent

residents are eligible for funding through this training program.

For more information, contact Dr. Randall Beer at

rdbeer at indiana.edu or visit http://igert.cogs.indiana.edu


Our program promotes and values a diverse scientific community.




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