[visionlist] Please post 3 postdoctoral positions

[visionlist] 3-year Postdoctoral Advanced Fellowship in Biomedical Imaging (Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab, Institute of Optics, CSIC, Madrid)

The Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab (http://www.vision.csic.es)
seeks candidates for a 3-year Advanced Fellowship Application in
Biomedical Imaging to develop projects of excellence/innovation in the
area of ocular imaging (OCT and Advanced Microscopy) and Vision
CorrectionThe Advanced Fellowship
*The Advanced Fellowship is partially funded by the European Commission
(FP7 Marie Curie Program), Fundacion Madrid+d (Cofund Program) and
VIOBIO Laboratory Funds, and it is part of the Madrid-MIT M+Vision
* First year Fellowship: € 43,000 + € 2,300 as an academic stipend +€
3,300 as travel funds
Second + Third year contract: € 65,000 (gross salary)
+ € 2,300 academic stipend + € 3,300 as travel  funds
* The successful applicant will work on development and applications of
imaging techniques in the anterior segment of the eye, dynamic
wavefront sensing or adaptive optics. Applications range from
understanding the basic ocular mechanisms to the evaluation and new
designs of
alternatives for vision correction.
Full description of Fellowship Program: http://mvisionconsortium.mit.edu/sites/default/files/asset_files/MVision%20Adv%20Fellowship%202013.pdf
* Fellowship Starting date: July 1, 2013Eligible Candidates
* Eligible candidates are international or Spanish citizens that have
not resided in Spain for more than one year in the previous three
* Must hold a PhD degree and an
excellent background
* Experience in Biomedical Imaging, with strong motivation for
multidisciplinary research in the field of ophthalmic and ocular
biology applications
* Must be fluent in EnglishThe Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab
The Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab, led by Prof. Susana Marcos, 
provides a young and dynamic research environment. The laboratory is
funded primarily by European grants (ERC Advanced Grant), national
programs and holds excellent collaborative programs with top
international laboratories, clinical institutes and industry. The Lab
is part of the Spanish Visual Optics Network, EU OPAL Marie Curie ITN
Research of Excellence, MIT M+Vision Consortium, among others. The
Institute of Optics (CSIC) is the oldest research institute in Optics
in Spain, and holds an excellent reputation of research in optics,
particularly in Visual Optics. CSIC (www.csic.es) is the National
Center for Research in Spain, and the most important multidisciplinary
research facility in the country, and among the highest ranked in
Full information regarding VIOBIO Lab activities:
http://www.vision.csic.esApplication Process
* Applicants should send Expressions of Interest to the VIOBIO
Lab Project Managment Unit at:  viobio@io.cfmac.csic.es
before February 15 2013
and should include CV,  research interests and names of three
* Pre-selected candidates will proceed with the full application
procedure, which requires a cover letter, CV, a research proposal and
responses to 3 essay questions, passport copy, academic transcripts,
PhD certificate and residence certificate (last 3 years). Letters of
Recommendations will be requested at this state
Application website: https://app.hobsons.co.uk/?id=madrid-mit
* Final application deadline: February 25, 2013

[visionlist] Banquet and Party – Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Conference (HVEI) Feb. 4-7, 2013

apoogies for multiple copies of this announcement

We hope you can join us for the 25th Anniversary Conference on Human Vision and Electronic Imaging, which will be held at the San Francisco Airport Hyatt Hotel, February 4-7, 2013.HVEI 2013 is a four-day program of peer-reviewed and invited papers at the interface between human perception and cognition and imaging technologies, complemented by interactive discussion sessions, panels, posters, and opportunities to interact with a dynamic multidisciplinary community.    Click here to see the HVEI 2012 ProgramClick here for the HVEI web siteClick here to see our press releaseSome  highlights include:
Keynote presentations by Jan Koenderink, Aude Oliva and Don Hoffman
HVEI Banquet on Monday, February 4th at Ristorante Rocca in Burlingame, featuring a talk by Walter Bender

Please register for the banquet by sending the attached form to registration@imaging.orgYou do not need to be registered for the conference to attend the banquet, but you do need to pick up your ticket at the Electronic Imaging registration desk at the Hyatt.

HVEI Party on Wednesday, February 6th, in the Hyatt lounge, after the EI reception (9:30p.m)

Sponsors: Datacolor, Dolby and Qualcomm

Hope to see you there!!All the best, your conference chairs, Bernice Rogowitz, Thrasos Pappas, and Huib de Ridder______________________

Bernice E. Rogowitz, Ph.D.Visual Perspectives:  Consulting and Research in Vision, Visualization and Visual Analysis bernice.e.rogowitz@gmail.comhttp://sites.google.com/site/bernicerogowitz/(914) 762-1231

[visionlist] Computer Vision Engineer job opening in San Diego, CA

We are an exciting start-up in San Diego, California, looking for talented Computer Vision engineers.

Our job needs are below.  We are accepting resumes. You can email me directly at brandon@purchtv.com or visit us @ www.purchtv.com





Job Title: Computer Vision EngineerJob Function: Computer Vision algorithm development and implementation.

Responsibilities: Be an integral member of our development team. Help architect, develop, code and implement mission critical computer vision and machine learning algorithms

Excellent knowledge of the  computer vision field.Advanced or expert-level C++ development.Good understanding of GUI development. Ability to optimize computer vision algorithm implementations.
Multi-threaded software design and development.Real-time computer vision systems. Object detection, recognition, and tracking.Specific knowledge in the following areas is a plus:Face detection and recognition.
Object segmentation.Machine learning.Familiar with GPGPU programming, especially using OpenCL.

Education Requirements Required: Master’s, Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering Preferred: Doctorate, Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering

[visionlist] 17th ICCNS conference: Call for Abstracts (February 28 contributed abstract submission deadline)



June 4 – 7, 2013

Boston University

677 Beacon Street

Boston, Massachusetts 02215 USA


Sponsored by the Boston University

Center for Adaptive Systems,

Center for Computational Neuroscience and Neural Technology (CompNet),


Center of Excellence for Learning in Education, Science, and Technology (CELEST)

with financial support from the National Science Foundation, pending final approval

This interdisciplinary conference is attended each year by approximately 300 people from 30 countries around the world. As in previous years, the conference will focus on solutions to the questions:



The conference is aimed at researchers and students of computational neuroscience, cognitive science, neural networks, neuromorphic engineering, and artificial intelligence. It includes invited lectures and contributed lectures and posters by experts on the biology and technology of how the brain and other intelligent systems adapt to a changing world. The conference is particularly interested in exploring how the brain and biologically-inspired algorithms and systems in engineering and technology can learn.  Single-track oral and poster sessions enable all presented work to be highly visible. Three-hour poster sessions with no conflicting events will be held on two of the conference days. Posters will be up all day, and can also be viewed during breaks in the talk schedule.

This year’s conference will include, in addition to regular invited and contributed talks and posters, two workshops on the topics:




See the url above for the complete program of invited speakers.


Todd Braver (Washington University, St. Louis)

Flexible neural mechanisms of cognitive control: Influences on reward-based decision-making

Marisa Carrasco (New York University)

Effects of attention on early vision

Patrick Cavanagh (Harvard University and Université Paris Descartes)

Common functional architecture for spatial attention and perceived location

Robert Desimone [Plenary Speaker] (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Prefrontal-visual cortex interactions in attention

Asif Ghazanfar (Princeton University)

Evolving and developing communication through coupled oscillations

Stephen Grossberg (Boston University)

Behavioral economics and neuroeconomics: Cooperation, competition, preference, and decision-making

Joy Hirsch (Columbia University Medical Center)

Neural circuits for conflict resolution

Roberta Klatzky (Carnegie Mellon University)

Multi-modal interactions within and between senses

Kevin LaBar (Duke University)

Neural systems for fear generalization

Randi Martin (Rice University)

Memory retrieval and interference during language comprehension

Andrew Meltzoff (University of Washington)

How to build a baby with social cognition: Accelerating learning by generalizing across self and other

Javier Movellan (University of California, San Diego)

Optimal control approaches to the analysis and synthesis of social behavior

Mary Potter (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Recognizing briefly presented pictures: Feedforward processing?

Pieter Roelfsema (The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience)

Neuronal mechanisms for perceptual organization

Daniel Salzman (Columbia University)

Cognitive signals in the amygdala

Daniel Schacter [Plenary Speaker] (Harvard University)

Constructive memory and imagining the future

Wolfram Schultz (University of Cambridge)

Neuronal reward and risk signals

Helen Tager-Flusberg (Boston University)

Identifying early neurobiological risk markers for autism spectrum disorder in the first year of life

Jan Theeuwes (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Prior history shapes selection

James Todd (Ohio State University)

The perception of 3D shape from texture

Leslie Ungerleider (National Institutes of Health)

Functional architecture for face processing in the primate brain

Jeremy Wolfe (Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital)

How selective and non-selective pathways contribute to visual search in scenes


Session Topics:

* vision                                                           * object recognition

* image understanding                               * neural circuit models       

* audition                                                       * neural system models                 

* speech and language                              * mathematics of neural systems 

* unsupervised learning                             * robotics       

* supervised learning                                  * hybrid systems (fuzzy, evolutionary, digital)

* reinforcement and emotion                     * neuromorphic VLSI

* sensory-motor control                               * industrial applications

* cognition, planning, and attention         * other

* spatial mapping and navigation                                    

Contributed abstracts must be received, in English, by February 28, 2013. Email notification of acceptance will be proided by March 15, 2013. 

Abstracts must not exceed one 8.5″x11″ page in length, with 1″ margins on top, bottom, and both sides in a single-column format with a font of 10 points or larger. The title, authors, affiliations, surface, and email addresses should begin each abstract. A separate cover letter should include the abstract title; name and contact information for corresponding and presenting authors; requested preference for oral or poster presentation; and a first and second choice from the topics above, including whether it is biological (B) or technological (T) work [Example: first choice: vision (T); second choice: neural system models (B)].

Contributed talks will be 15 minutes long. Posters will be displayed for a full day. Overhead and computer projector facilities will be available for talks. Copies of the accepted abstracts will be provided electronically to all registered conference participants and will be made publicly available via posting on the conference web site, in accordance with funding agency guidelines. No extended paper will be required.

A meeting registration fee must accompany each abstract. The fee will be refunded if the abstract is not accepted for presentation. Fees of accepted abstracts will be returned upon written request only until April 30, 2013.

Abstracts, cover letters, and completed registration forms with fee payment information should be submitted electronically tocindy@bu.edu using the phrase “17th ICCNS abstract submission†in the subject line.

Fax submissions of the abstract page will not be accepted. Fax or surface mail submissions of the registration form are acceptable (to Cynthia Bradford, using the contact information shown on the registration form below).

Student registrations must be accompanied by a letter of verification from a department chairperson or faculty/research advisor. Postdoctoral fellows and faculty members should register at the regular rate.


Seventeenth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems

June 4 – 7, 2013

Boston University

677 Beacon Street

Boston, Massachusetts 02215 USA

Fax: +1 617 353 7755


[visionlist] Deadline Extension – William James Prize for consciousness research

Deadline Extension – William James Prize for consciousness researchTHE ASSC WILLIAM JAMES PRIZE FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STUDY OF CONSCIOUSNESS
*Deadline for submission of nominations is being extended to Friday the 15th of February, 2013*
The William James Prize is awarded for the most outstanding single published contribution to the empirical or philosophical study of consciousness by a graduate student or postdoctoral scholar/researcher that has obtained a PhD or other advanced degree within
5 years of the submission deadline (i.e. for the 2013 prize, that is after January 31st 2008). For more information, go to  http://www.theassc.org/the_assc_william_james_prize_for_contributions_to_the_study_of_consciousness
For a list of previous Prize winner’s, please see here
The prize consists of:
* An award of $1000(USD)
* An invitation to present a plenary address at ASSC17, held in July 2013 in San Diego USA (travel, accommodation, and registration paid by ASSC)
* A lifetime membership in ASSC
Nominations, including self nominations, should be sent to Axel Cleeremans at
axcleer@ulb.ac.be (re: james prize). The nomination letter should include a brief statement as to why the contribution is outstanding,
and for co-authored publications, there should be a statement describing the nominee’s role. To be considered, the contribution must be published or accepted for publication and be written in English. Electronic copies in PDF format of the contribution and
the nominee’s CV should be attached to the nomination letter.

[visionlist] PhD position in Computer Vision and Machine Learning in Queen Mary, University of London

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD Student to undertake research in the area of Computer Vision and Machine Learning. The position is supported by an EU project and falls in the general area of modeling and recognition of Human Actions in large video collections. The work will build on recent developments in Computer Vision and Machine Learning for learning human facial/body/hand gestures from few examples, with emphasis on transfer learning for cross-modality, cross-category and cross-view learning.


The applicant should have
– a degree (preferably MSc) in Computer Science or Electrical/Electronic Engineering
– excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
– Good programming skills and preferably experience with Matlab or C/C++.
– Experience in one of the fields of Computer Vision and/or Machine Learning, and/or Statistical Pattern Recognition and/or Image processing. Preferably an MSc thesis in one of those areas.
– Good mathematical background.

The studentships cover both tuition fees and a stipend.

The research will be supervised by Dr Ioannis Patras (www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~ioannisp/) at School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London. The school hosts one of the largest teams in Computer Vision in UK (http://www.elec.qmul.ac.uk/mmv/ and http://www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/researchgp/vision)

For informal inquiries and for information on how to officially apply, please email to Dr. Ioannis Patras (I.Patras@eecs.qmul.ac.uk):
– your updated CV,
– title and abstract of your final project
– academic transcript

More info: http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~ioannisp/

Deadline for applications: 28th February 2013