[robotics-worldwide] PhD position in Computational motor control at University Paris-Sud.

Brice Isableu brice.isableu at u-psud.fr
Fri Jun 8 03:35:55 PDT 2012

Dear Moderator,

Could you please post this Ph.D. proposal in robotics-worldwide ?

Thanks you very much for your understanding




1 PhD Position in Computational Motor Control
Motor Control and Perception lab
University Paris-Sud, France

We invite students to apply for 1 PhD position in the Motor Control and
Perception team of the UR CIAMS lab (EA 4532) at the University Paris-Sud. 

The PhD project aims at investigating the role of rotation axes in the
control of 3D unconstrained multijoint movements, the identification of cost
functions associated and with a special focus on inter and intraindividual
differences. It will involve computer analysis, modeling and simulation of
3D human movements, comparison with robotics (Nao or Romeo robots, Aldebaran
or Icub robot, IIT), with applications to humanoid and rehabilitation

More details about our research can be found on the homepage of Dr Brice
Isableu - http://www.staps.u-psud.fr/fr/recherche/ciams/cmp/isableu.html and
in the publications of Dr Bastien Berret, in particular:

B. Berret, E. Chiovetto, F. Nori, and T. Pozzo, Evidence for Composite Cost
Functions in Arm Movement Planning: An Inverse Optimal Control Approach,
PLoS Comput Biol, 2011 
B. Berret, E. Chiovetto, F. Nori, and T. Pozzo, Manifold reaching paradigm:
how do we handle target redundancy?, Journal of Neurophysiology, 2011
Applicants should have good computational and programming skills and an
excellent first degree in computer science, engineering, maths, physics,
robotics, or a related discipline. Good English skills are required.

Previous experience in motor neuroscience is not required but would be an
advantage. A strong interest in multidisciplinary research is desirable, in
particular for experimental data acquisition on humans (motion capture, EMG
The successful candidate will be eligible for a research studentship award
(Phd grant from the Université Paris-Sud). The grant amount is approximately
16.870 euros(fulltime research) or 19.764 euros net per year, before taxes
(the latter includes supplementary teaching assistance (64h) or
administrative missions).

Applicants should provide the report card of their master’s degree before
june 26th. Eligible applicants will be required to defend the thesis project
to the doctoral selection committee (4th or 6th july 2012). Applicants from
outside France are also eligible.

 Université Paris-Sud is a truly international institution. Many of its
students go abroad every year for part of their studies. UPS also hosts a
large number of foreign students (over 4,800 visiting students from 132
countries in 2008-2009). Université Paris-Sud comprises 5 university
campuses, 3 institutes of technology and 1 institute of engineering.
University sites and institutes are located along the RER B train line,
ensuring direct access to the centre of Paris.

Please contact Dr Brice Isableu (brice.isableu at u-psud.fr) for informal
inquiries. The candidates should send a CV, a brief letter of intention and
the names and contact details of two references at Dr Brice Isableu.
Deadline for applications is June 19th, 2012.

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