[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Fully funded PhD position, University of Genoa, Italy - Binocular visuomotor systems
Silvio P. Sabatini
silvio.sabatini at unige.it
Tue Apr 26 09:20:07 PDT 2016
Applications are invited for a fully-funded three-year PhD student
"The Physical Structure of Perception and Computation" (PSPC) lab of the
of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics, and System Engineering (DIBRIS),
University of Genoa, Italy.
The position will start on Nov 1st, 2016 on the following research project:
**Modeling the impaired binocular visual system**
Expected results will concern: 1) a better understanding of the neural
underlie the healthy and impaired visual system, 2) developing and
and therapeutic methodologies for visual impairments, 3) inspiring
design principles for
artificial visual systems.
The project will provide the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary
collaborations with engineers, neuroscientists and clinicians.
Ongoing cooperations, at international level, and especially with:
- Prof. Peter J. Bex, Translational Vision Lab, Northeastern University,
- Prof. Marty Banks, BanksLab, University of California - Berkeley, CA.
will ensure a highly interdisciplinary and stimulating environment.
The PhD will be fully funded, including stipend (EUR 1230 per month
after taxes), fees, and a research
training and support grant (EUR 1650 per year).
* * HOW TO APPLY*
Candidates must have:
- a University degree at Master level (or expect to obtain it by October
in Bioengineering, Computer Science, Physics, Applied Mathematics or
- a keen interest in reverse-engineering the brain;
- essential skills in Matlab and/or C/C++/C# or Python programming.
computational neuroscience, machine learning, image processing are a
Experience with Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and CUDA
programming is also a plus.
Online application is possible till June 10th, 2016 (at noon) Italian time
Full details on the call and the application procedure are available at:
_Informal inquiries regarding the position are encouraged.__
Silvio P. Sabatini (silvio.sabatini at unige.it)
Also, a post-doc of mine (Agostino Gibaldi) will be available throughout
the VSS 2016 conference,
so please send him an email (agostino.gibaldi at unige.it) if you would
like to set up a meeting.
* * WHERE*
DIBRIS is a unique inter-school department of the University of Genoa,
researchers from the former Science and Engineering Faculties. It offers
multidisciplinary, interactive and collaborative research environment
in computer vision, computational neuroscience, neuromorphic computing,
PSPC-Lab has a long-standing expertise in visual coding and
representation, robot perception and computer vision. In the last years,
research activity focused on the analysis of the structural mechanisms of
visuo-spatial cognition, responsible for orienting and interacting in
the 3D space.
Our lab is located in Genoa, a small beautiful town in northern Italy,
historical (its historical center is the largest of Europe) and
of view (sea and mountains coexist creating a unique landscape).
Genoa is only 1.30h away from Milan by train and connected by plane to
London (2h) and Paris (1.30h).
Silvio P. SABATINI, PhD [PSPC Research Group]
Professor of Bioengineering
DIBRIS - University of Genova | e_mail:silvio.sabatini at unige.it
Via Opera Pia, 11A | phone: +39 010 3532092/3532794
I-16145 Genova (ITALY) | fax: +39 010 3532289/3536533
"Imagination is more important than knowledge..." [Albert Einstein]
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