[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] postdoc in perception modelling

Alexander Terekhov alexander.v.terekhov at gmail.com
Sun Nov 17 16:01:35 PST 2013


ERC Postdoc in Paris on Mathematical & Computational Modelling in
Sensorimotor Theory of Perception

A Postdoc position is available at the Laboratory of Psychology of
Perception, Paris Descartes University (Paris, France) to work with
Kevin O’Regan within his ERC Advanced project “FEEL”. The research is
essentially multidisciplinary involving mathematical
modelling/computer science, perceptual psychophysics, developmental
psychology/developmental robotics, and philosophy.

The research will address the question of how abstract notions -
space, body, object, etc - can emerge in naive agents (biological
organisms or robots) from undifferentiated sensory inputs. The
sensorimotor theory suggests that these notions reflect invariants in
the sensorimotor flow and allow for efficient information processing.
The research will be mostly abstract and computational, but may also
imply collaboration with roboticists, psychologists and philosophers.
For better understanding refer to the WP2 of the ERC proposal
available from:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/869531/ERC-FEEL.pdf

The Laboratory of Psychology of Perception has about 25 permanent
researchers and 75 doctoral and postdoctoral students working on
different aspects of perception in infants and adults, including
modeling of perceptual processes. It is in the centre of the latin
quarter in Paris, and is part of the Institute for Neuroscience and
Cognition of Paris Descartes University which groups together several
neuroscience laboratories.

French language is not a requirement. Appointments will be for one
year, renewable once, starting as soon as possible or until the
positions are filled. Net salary is determined by French university
standards and experience.

Please send a CV and a short motivation letter, specifying
availability to erc.feel.hiring at gmail.com before 15 December 2013.

Project Website: http://lpp.psycho.univ-paris5.fr/feel/

Lab website: http://lpp.psycho.univ-paris5.fr/


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