[visionlist] Postdoctoral and Data Analyst Positions, Radiology-Breast Imaging, University of Pennsylvania

Re: [visionlist] In Memoriam: Michael von Grunau

Dear Colleague,

> In Memoriam: Michael von Grunau
> It is with great sadness that I wish to inform you of the passing of
> Michael von Grunau. Michael lost his battle with cancer on December 22.
> There will be a memorial service in his honor on December 30 in Montreal.
> It is also possible for his friends and colleagues to leave messages on
> the following website:
> http://dignity.mem.com/dignity/guestbook.aspx?id=34702595

I did so, but I thought it would be useful to make a more academic memorial. To that end I started a Wikipedia article about Michael von Grnau:

It’s pretty sketchy at the moment with several ?s, but I invite colleagues who are more familiar with his life and work than I am to fill in some of the details and to correct any mistakes I have made. It would also be useful to have a picture of von Grnau for the article; if you have one for which you own the copyright and are willing to put into the public domain, be my guest!


Robert P. O’Shea, Professor and Head of the Discipline of Psychology,
Deputy Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Cluster,
School of Health and Human Sciences,
Southern Cross University,
Hogbin Drive, Coffs Harbour, 2450,
phone: +61 2 6659 3313; fax: +61 2 6659 3202
e-mail: robert.oshea@scu.edu.au
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Discipline: http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/hahs/index.php/65/
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[visionlist] Post-doctoral position in visual cognition

Applications are
invited for a post-doctoral research position funded
by the National Science Foundation available in John Henderson’s
Cognition Lab (https://sites.google.com/site/jmhvcl/lab). The
lab houses state-of-the-art eyetracking facilities including
eyetrackers interfaced with EEG and the Psychology Department’s
fMRI scanner
(3T Siemens Trio). The project will investigate gaze control
during natural
scene viewing.

Applicants should have a background in visual attention or
visual cognition and
an interest in eye movements and scene perception. Programming
skills, familiarity
with eyetracking data analysis methods, and knowledge of
computational modeling
are desirable. Candidates with a PhD in the cognitive sciences
broadly defined
(e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or a related
field) are
welcome to apply. Salary is competitive and commensurate with
Initial appointment will be for one or two years with
opportunity for extension
to three years. The successful candidate will have the
opportunity to
contribute to the funded project and to initiate new projects.

The University of South
Carolina is the flagship
research institution in South Carolina. The Department of
Psychology has 36
tenure/tenure-track faculty members and is in the midst of
expansion in cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience.
Columbia is the
largest city in South Carolina and has an affordable cost of
living. It is
within easy reach of Charleston and the recreational
opportunities offered by
the Appalachian Mountains and the beaches of the southeast
Atlantic coast.

The University of South
Carolina is an affirmative
action, equal opportunity employer. 
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The
University of South Carolina does not discriminate in
educational or employment
opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis
of race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual
orientation or veteran

will be
assessed on a rolling basis with a target start date of March 1,
2012. Informal
inquiries and formal applications should be addressed to John
Henderson (john.henderson@sc.edu).
Formal applications should include CV, brief statement of research
and the names and email addresses of 3 referees.

[visionlist] In Memoriam: Michael von Grunau

In Memoriam: Michael von Grunau
It is with great sadness that I wish to inform you of the passing of 
Michael von Grunau. Michael lost his battle with cancer on December 22. 
There will be a memorial service in his honor on December 30 in Montreal. 
It is also possible for his friends and colleagues to leave messages on 
the following website:http://dignity.mem.com/dignity/guestbook.aspx?id=34702595
Michael will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

       Lyne Racette, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute

    Indiana University School of Medicine

    Department of Ophthalmology

    1160 W Michigan Street, Room 205N

    Indianapolis, IN 46202

    317-274-1226 (Phone)

    317-274-8992 (Fax)

[visionlist] Faculty Position in Cognitive Psychology at University of California, Riverside

The Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, invites
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Cognitive
Psychology to start July 1, 2012. We seek applicants whose research
examines the cognitive neuroscience of human learning and memory. The
ideal candidate will contribute to our emerging emphasis in
experience-dependent change. Applicants should demonstrate a record of
research excellence using methodological approaches involving human
behavior, cognitive neuroscience, and/or computational modeling.
Individuals with interdisciplinary interests are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate
education and interest in teaching quantitative methods at the graduate
level is preferable. The Ph.D. is required and salary is commensurate with
education and experience. Review of applications will begin February 15,
2012 and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates
should send hardcopies of their curriculum vitae, a cover letter
describing research and teaching interests, reprints if available, and
arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to:

Professor Steve Clark, Chair
Cognitive Search Committee
Department of Psychology
University of California ­ Riverside
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521.

The Riverside campus of the University of California is growing rapidly
and has an excellent psychology department with a strong record of success
in research, teaching, and extramural funding. For information on the
Department of Psychology, see our website at: http://www.psych.ucr.edu
. The campus is located about 50 miles east of
Los Angeles and less than an hour¹s drive from the area¹s mountains,
deserts, and beaches.

The University of California, Riverside is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer

[Imageworld] Opening for Research Scientist at the University of Illinois in Singapore

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) seeks a top researcher with expertise in computer vision for an opening at the Advanced Digital Sciences Center (http://adsc.illinois.edu) in Singapore.  We have an opening for a research scientist, who will work at ADSC in Singapore under the close supervision of Prof. Narendra Ahuja from UIUC. The scope of work and benefits for this position includes:

Work closely with Prof. Narendra Ahuja on his project in ADSC to investigate and develop principled computational methods for highly effective, scalable, and robust action recognition, tracking, and registration techniques to be used in a comprehensive system geared towards sports video analysis.

Lead a team of researchers and software engineers in different phases of the project

Collaborate with other researchers in other interesting projects

Multi-year positions — time to build a substantial resume and strong collaborations

Critical mass of peers in related fields in residence at ADSC

Adjunct appointment in the Coordinated Science Laboratory at Illinois

Collaborate with and help guide Illinois grad students

Supervise top undergrads as summer interns

Time in residence at Illinois

Excellent opportunities for collaboration with industrial and government researchers in Singapore

Excellent total compensation

Career mentoring

Family health benefits and moving expenses

 Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please apply on line at http://adsc.illinois.edu. For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Bernard Ghanem at this email: bernard.g@adsc.com.sg

[Imageworld] Opening for a PhD position at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Linköping University, Sweden

Department of Biomedical Engineering (www.imt.liu.se) is a
national center for research and education within the field of
medical technology. The research is based on the needs within
health care and is carried out in close cooperation with the
medical industry and medical clinics.
Our research group in medical informatics is internationally
known, among other things for our work with the development of new
theories and algorithms for analysis of multidimensional data.
Successful applications include; analysis of local image
structure, adaptive filtering of volume sequences and imaging of
brain activity using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
Currently we have an open position for a PhD student in medical
informatics at the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Background: The aim of medical informatics is to develop general
methods in order to find the best representations and
presentations of different types of information. We are currently
seeking a PhD student in medical informatics, specializing in
neuro-economics and multidimensional signal analysis. In
neuro-economics, the parts of the brain that are activated at
different decisions are studied, with the aim to investigate the
neurological mechanisms that govern economic decision making. The
analysis of neuro-economic data has some major challenges, thus,
to develop and to improve statistical analysis is central to the
development of the field of neuro-economics. Work within this new
position will be a part of the research conducted at the Center
for Medical Image Science and Visualization (www.cmiv.liu.se).
Duties: In this research project various MRI techniques (fMRI,
MRI, DTI) will be combined with economic experiments. Here,
economic decision making is defined very broadly and includes
financial risk-taking, altruism, the perception of fairness, and
trust. Very large amounts of image data will be produced during
the planned trials. Main duties include the implementation of
efficient algorithms and methods for analyzing and objectively
evaluating the results obtained, in terms of relationships between
brain structure, brain activity and economic decision making. This
means that a special focus will be on multidimensional and
multivariate signal analysis.
Requirements: Interested candidates should have a Master’s degree
in mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, biomedical
engineering, computer science, or a related field. Experience with
medical image analysis, manifold learning and statistical
modelling is an advantage. Experience with computer programming
(MATLAB, C or C++), strong theoretical skills, and the ability to
work in a multi-disciplinary team are required.
Contact: In the first instance, please contact Prof Hans Knutsson
(knutte@imt.liu.se) attaching a CV with your academic record. Last
date of application is February 10th 2012.