[visionlist] Postdoc positions (in visual perception/computer graphics) at Trinity College Dublin

The Graphics, Vision, and Visualisation Group (GV2) at Trinity College Dublin has two Post-Doctoral Researcher positions available in visual perception and computer graphics, starting in April, 2015. Candidates will have recently completed their PhD in either Computer Science (Position 1), or Psychology (Position 2), with publications in top-tier computer graphics, or psychology conferences and journals. The positions will be under the supervision of Rachel McDonnell who is based at the Graphics, Vision, and Visualisation Group (http://gv2.cs.tcd.ie/) at Trinity College Dublin, which is an internationally active research group dedicated to carrying out innovative research in computer graphics, computer vision, and all aspects of visual computing. GV2 is particularly well known for research in perceptually adaptive graphics and perceptual validation of graphics systems.


Position 1:


The first position is suited to a candidate with strong experience in developing technology for character animation (particularly facial) and/or machine learning. The project is called “Face Reality” and the main aim will be to transform the typical facial animation pipeline used for games, by considering user perception at each of the steps from motion capture and expression transfer to deformation, and real-time display.


Position 2:


The second position is suited to a candidate with experience in running perceptual experiments and working with technology. The project is a new European project called POPULATE (POPULate AsymmeTric mobile gamEs) which has the objective to develop a captivating, collaborative, and interactive prototype game involving crowds using both wearable an mobile devices as controllers. The position is for 14 months and will involve designing perceptual experiments on character appeal and user enjoyment during gameplay.


Interested candidates should submit CVs to Rachel at: ramcdonn@scss.tcd.ie


Kind regards,



Rachel McDonnell

Assistant Professor in Creative Technologies

Trinity College Dublin


[visionlist] Research Associate/Post-doc position at the University of York, UK



Research Associate

Ref: 4053


The Department of Psychology at the University of
York is seeking a full time Research Associate to work on a project entitled ‘Assessing visual cortex in candidates for
retinal prosthetics’.  The project will use MRI methods to measure
changes in the function and structure of human visual cortex in patients with
visual loss resulting from age-related macular degeneration before and after
implantation with retinal prosthetics. It is funded by the Wellcome Trust
through the Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders (C2D2) at the University
of York.


The successful candidate will design and run neuroimaging experiments in
patients using MRI, fMRI and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), present
findings at meetings and prepare manuscripts for submission to leading journals.
The work will be based at the University of York, supervised by Dr Heidi
Baseler and Prof Tony Morland, in collaboration with Profs Paulo Stanga
(Manchester), Ione Fine (U of Washington), Geoff Boynton (U of Washington), Dr
Victoria Allgar (York) and Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. (California).


Ideally, candidates will have a PhD in vision science, neuroimaging,
neuroscience, experimental psychology, medicine or related area at the time of
taking up the appointment.  However,
applicants without a PhD, but with relevant research experience in vision
science and/or neuroimaging will be considered. While the post is in the
Department of Psychology, those with qualifications in other disciplines – such
as Physics, Maths, Computer Science, Engineering or Medicine – will be
considered for the post.   Experience in human neuroimaging in techniques
such as structural MRI, fMRI and MRS will be particularly valuable, but applications
from those with experience in only one of these areas will be considered.  Experience publishing in high profile, peer-reviewed
journals is desirable. As this study involves working with macular degeneration
patients, experience with similar patients or other sensitive groups with
visual impairment would also be helpful.


Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Heidi Baseler (Email: heidi.baseler@york.ac.uk; Tel: +44 (0) 1904 322862) or Professor Antony Morland (Email:  antony.morland@york.ac.uk; Tel: +44 (0) 1904 322860). General information about
the department is available at http://ift.tt/1va38MN.


The salary is £30,434 a year. The vacancy is full time and the hours of
work are 37 per week. The appointment is available immediately until 31 January


Closing date: Midnight on Friday 27 February 2015.


For further information and
to apply on-line, please visit our website: https://jobs.york.ac.uk


The University of York is
committed to promoting equality and diversity. The Department of Psychology
holds an Athena Swan Silver Award, demonstrating a commitment to supporting
women in science.


[visionlist] Free Matlab code for retinal vessel segmentation

Dear all,We are pleased to announce that we have made publicly available the Matlab scripts of a novel retinal vessel segmentation algorithm which we recently published on Elsevier Medical Image Analysis. The scripts can be downloaded from http://ift.tt/1BzHn8c our work we proposed novel COSFIRE filters that are selective for vessel-like structures. We demonstrated how such filters can be used in an unsupervised manner to achieve state-of-the-art results on the benchmark data sets DRIVE, STARE and CHASE_DB1. The proposed method can process an image in less than 10 seconds, which makes it the fastest algorithm in this field. The novel COSFIRE filters are applicable to any delineation application, such as crack detection in walls, extraction of roads and rivers from aerial images, among others.You are invited to use our scripts and cite the below paper:G. Azzopardi, N. Strisciuglio, M. Vento, and N. Petkov, “Trainable COSFIRE filters for vessel delineation with application to retinal images”, Medical Image Analysis, vol. 19 (1), pp. 46-57, 2015.
We are open for collaborations and available to clarify any details of the algorithm. Please feel free to contact us.
Best regards,
George AzzopardiNicola StrisciuglioMario VentoNicolai Petkov

[visionlist] Postdoctoral fellowships in computational neuroscience and neuroengineering at U. Washington

We invite applications for the Washington Research Foundation Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Neuroengineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. These fellowships are offered through the UW Institute for Neuroengineering, which aims to stimulate research excellence in the development of novel approaches to the understanding and manipulation of brain function. These highly selective fellowships fund research in computational and engineering approaches to neuroscience; joint mentoring between faculty in different disciplines (CS, engineering, mathematics, biology) is strongly encouraged.

Applications are due by March 13, 2015. Please see http://ift.tt/1tv66u3 more details.

[visionlist] Westminster College job opening

Westminster College, a selective liberal arts institution, seeks applicants for a full-time, visiting faculty position in psychology, with a strong possibility of converting to a tenure-track
position.  The position begins in August 2015 with a teaching load of four courses per semester. Ph.D. or ABD required. The successful candidate will teach Introductory Psychology. Other teaching opportunities include one of the following sets of courses:
1) Abnormal Psychology, Counseling Theories & Methods, Human Sexual Behavior, and Substance Use Disorders OR 2) Biopsychology, Memory & Cognition, Sensation & Perception, and Methods in Experimental Psychology.

Please send letter of application, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation addressing preparation for teaching at a baccalaureate, liberal arts college to: Dr. Ted Jaeger, Chair, Department of Psychology, Westminster College, 501 Westminster Avenue,
Fulton, MO 65251. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE.

Abby Coats, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Westminster College | 501 Westminster Ave. | Fulton, MO 65251
Coulter Science Center Room 214 | 573.592.6121

[visionlist] Conference and workshops (call for submissions) – Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive InnovatiobiDigJMgQ29nTm92bzog4oCYT2ZmIHRoZSBMaXDigJkg4oCTIFNlcHRlbWJlr 7-11 2015.

[visionlist] [Meeting][UK] Second Workshop: Visual Image Interpretation in Humans and Machines. Bath UK, July 1-2 2015