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PhD positions in Computational Neuroscience
Posted: January 15, 2014
Expires: March 15, 2014
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The Research Training Group "Sensory Computation in Neural Systems" combines techniques and concepts from computational neuroscience, systems neurobiology, and machine learning, in order to specifically address sensory computation. Experimentalists and theoreticians join forces and educate young scientists: (1) to work on interdisciplinary projects investigating brain computation, (2) to exploit recent advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence for modeling brain function, and (3) to develop new theories of computation hand in hand with well-controlled experiments in order to put functional hypotheses to test. Our long-term scientific vision is to build a theoretical framework for addressing brain computation which is as powerful and as accepted in the neurobiology community as compartmental models are for understanding signal processing in neurons.
The scientific program is focused on sensory coding and perception. Since perception is task dependent ("perception serves a purpose") sensory processing is connected to cognitive functions (decision making, memory function, planning, and even motor control) and has to be linked to performance measures. Hence all experiments involve behaving animals or human subjects. Exploiting new ideas from the machine learning field, our aim is to develop theoretical concepts for specifically addressing temporally varying inputs, coding strategies for stimulus time series, and computation with dynamical systems.
The Research Training Group plans to offer PhD scholarships to 7 selected doctoral students, provided that the requested funds will be made available by the German Research Foundation. Language of instruction is English. Stipend holders with children receive a monthly children allowance, and their scholarship can be extended by up to 12 months. In case no extension is required, additional costs for child care can be reimbursed.
More information on how to apply is available here: http://www.eecs.tu-berlin.de/grk_15891/menue/application/ Please note that the Research Training Group accepts only applications submitted via the BCCN application portal (see the link above). The application deadline is March 15th, 2014.
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