[visionlist] Tenure-track faculty position, University of Toronto Mississauga

The Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Cognitive Psychology. The appointment will begin July 1,
2016.
Applicants are expected to have demonstrated excellence in both research and teaching in cognition, with a focus on visual cognition. There will be opportunities to collaborate with UTM psychologists in research clusters focused on Genes, Environment, Nervous
System and Behaviour, Developmental Science, Human Communication, and/or Health, Adaptation and Well-being, as well as with researchers on all three campuses of the University of Toronto. 
The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Psychology by the start date of the appointment, or shortly thereafter. He/she will be able to demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated
through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Candidates also must have a record of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals,
presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees.
The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an active, externally funded program of research and to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate students as well as graduate students enrolled in the tri-campus University of Toronto
Psychology Graduate Program.
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
For more information on the UTM Department of Psychology please visit us at http://ift.tt/1GKD49S Information: All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by visiting http://ift.tt/1U4X0hX
selecting job #1500726. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and copies of representative publications. All
application materials should be submitted online. Please direct questions to rani.murugesan@utoronto.ca  The application deadline is October 15, 2015. 
Submission guidelines can be found at: http://ift.tt/1GKD35G.  We recommend combining
attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.
 
Applicants should also ask [at least] three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to rani.murugesan@utoronto.ca by the closing date. We encourage applicants to use Interfolio http://ift.tt/1U4X0hZ
their letters of reference.The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups,
and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


[visionlist] CVMP 2015 – Extended Paper Deadline (20th July)

CVMP 2015 Call For Papers
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12th European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP)
British Film Institute (BFI), London, UK. 24-25 November 2015.
http://ift.tt/1yORrwC

** Full Paper Deadline Extended!! – 20th July 2015 **

** Short Paper Deadline – 24th August 2015 **

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
* Oliver James, Double Negative Visual Effects
* Lourdes Agapito, (University College London
* More TBA

For over a decade CVMP has built a reputation as the prime venue for researchers to meet with practitioners in the Creative Industries: film, broadcast, games. The Conference brings together expertise in video processing, computer vision, computer graphics, animation and physical simulation. It provides a forum for presentation of the latest research and application advances, combined with key-note and invited talks on state-of-the-art industry practice.

CVMP 2015, the 12th European Conference on Visual Media Production, is an ACM published conference.

* Computer Vision & Graphics for the Creative Industries: Film, Broadcast and Games.
* Strong attendance from both Industry, VFX R&D and Academia.
* July 6, 2015 regular papers deadline ($2k best student paper prize!).
* ACM published proceedings.
* Vibrant demo and short papers programme (call to follow)

We invite submissions of regular, technical papers presenting novel research or applications related to any aspect of media production. We particularly encourage submission of early stage doctoral work, and there is a Google/Youtube sponsored prize of 2000 US$ for the best graduate student paper Full length submitted papers should be no more than 10 pages and will be subject to peer review. Accepted papers will be presented in either oral or poster form.

Papers are invited in all areas of visual media production related to film, games, and broadcast, not limited to:

3D video capture and 3D-TV
Character Animation
Computational Photography
High-dynamic range (HDR) imaging
Image and video synthesis
Image enhancement and restoration
Interactive media and games
Motion Estimation
Multiple camera systems
Omni-directional video
Post production using Stereo, 3D and motion
Pre-visualization
Real-time imaging systems
Relighting images and video
Scene modelling
Segmentation and matting
Video and camera tracking
Video-based animation
Video-based human motion capture
Visual asset management
Visual effects (VFX)

Further details of online submission and paper formats are available at:

http://ift.tt/1Ph4xqB


[visionlist] Postdoctoral or PhD Position – Human Spatial Orientation – Munich

How do humans perceive self-motion and self-orientation
based on visual, vestibular, auditory, and motor signals? Research in the
self-motion lab investigates this fundamental question using a virtual reality motion
simulator consisting of a hexapod motion platform equipped with motion
tracking, eye tracking, and visual and auditory displays. Rigorous psychophyscial paradigms quantify detection and
discrimination performance and its dependence on diverse sensorimotor signals.
Results are compared with predictions of probabilistic models.
The lab ( http://ift.tt/1RQca6D ) is part of the German Center for Vertigo at the University Hospital of Munich which is at the forefront of clinical research on dizziness and balance disorders. The lab is embedded in a vibrant neuroscience community, affiliated with both to the Graduate School of Systemic Neuroscience ( http://ift.tt/1U4krYt ) and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience ( http://ift.tt/1RQccvt ).

Successful applicants will
have a background in neuroscience, neurology, sensory and cognitive function,
psychophysics, engineering, computer science, and/or physics. Strong motivation
and ability to work independently are required. Matlab and C programming skills
and experience with eye tracking or position tracking systems are desirable. Good
personal skills are necessary for working with subjects. The postdoc position is for 2
years. The PhD position is for 3 years and may be done through the Graduate School of Systemic Neuroscience ( http://ift.tt/1U4krYt ) after successful application. More information about the lab can be found here:

 

http://ift.tt/1RQca6D

 

To apply please send CV and
statement of interest to:

 

Dr. Paul MacNeilage

paul.macneilage@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Research Group Leader, DSGZ/LMU

Klinikum der Universität München

tel: +49 (0)89 440077823


[visionlist] Postdoctoral position in human psychophysics available at University of Stirling, UK

Post-doctoral position in human visual psychophysics 

A Wellcome Trust funded postdoctoral research position is available at the University of Stirling, United Kingdom to work with Dr Elena Gheorghiu. The post is offered as a fixed term, full-time appointment for 3 years to start 1 September 2015 (or soon thereafter). The research will employ visual psychophysics and computational modelling to study the mechanisms underlying mirror-symmetry perception in human vision. 

The candidate must have a Ph.D. (or be close to completion) in the field of Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Physics, or a related discipline and preferably a background in vision science with good psychophysical, quantitative, and programming (C, Matlab, or Python) skills. Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Elena Gheorghiu (elena.gheorghiu@stir.ac.uk)  

Full details can be found here: http://ift.tt/1RQc8f9

To apply go to:  http://ift.tt/1U4kmnO

Job reference number: SCH00509

Closing date for applications is midnight on  2 August 2015. 

Please forward this announcement to any potentially interested researchers


[visionlist] postdoctoral positions in computational neuroscience at Sandia National Laboratories

Colleagues,

We are seeking postdoctoral researchers to join an interdisciplinary research program focused on understanding neural computation at the circuit level.  Example research topics of interest include computational
models of visual cortex, neural circuitry underlying perception, and the neural basis of decision-making.

Candidates should have a strong background in neuroscience, and an interest in understanding of relations between neuroscience, cognitive science, and computation. Experience or familiarity with related
machine-learning fields is also desired. Our department is part of a highly interdisciplinary community of researchers with interests spanning systems neuroscience and brain-inspired computing, engineering, and computer science.  Successful applicants will
be expected to conduct high-quality research, maintain a successful publication record in peer-reviewed journals, and develop collaborations with this vibrant and growing community.  This position is located at Sandia’s Albuquerque, NM, USA site.

To view the full job advertisement and to apply, visit http://ift.tt/1eXnNN7 click “View All Jobs”.  Go to the Advanced Search, then search for
Job Opening ID 650197.  Please contact Frances Chance (fschanc@sandia.gov) or Brad Aimone (jbaimon@sandia.gov) with any questions.


[visionlist] computational neuroscience positions at Sandia National Laboratories

Colleagues,

We are seeking computational neuroscientists to join an interdisciplinary research program focused on understanding neural computation at the circuit level.  Preference will be given to candidates using computational approaches, broadly defined, to understand
visual cortex and perception, but we welcome applicants from all areas of computational neuroscience.  Example research topics of interest include computational models of visual cortex, neural circuitry underlying perception, and the neural basis of decision-making. 

Candidates should have a strong background in neuroscience, and an understanding of relations between neuroscience, cognitive science, and computation. Experience or familiarity with related machine-learning fields is also desired. Our department is part
of a highly interdisciplinary community of researchers with interests spanning systems neuroscience and brain-inspired computing, engineering, and computer science.  Successful applicants will be expected to conduct high-quality research, maintain a successful
publication record in peer-reviewed journals, and develop collaborations with this vibrant and growing community.  Staff members at Sandia are expected both to contribute to ongoing projects and to develop new lines of research with potential for application
in solving complex problems. This position is located at Sandia’s Albuquerque, NM, USA site.

Multiple positions for varying levels of experience are available.  For more information and to apply, visit http://ift.tt/1T1i5bz and click “View All Jobs”.  Go to the Advanced Search, then search for Job Opening ID 650198.  For questions please
contact Frances Chance (fschanc@sandia.gov) or Brad Aimone (jbaimon@sandia.gov).


[visionlist] Matlab for Psychologists course in London

Matlab for Psychologists is a 3 day course in London this summer, which teaches the basics of using Matlab to analyse data and run experiments.  It will give you the skills you need to write analysis scripts, dig into complex datasets and set up advanced experiments.

Early bird booking is open until 6th July, so book soon.

Details are here:

http://ift.tt/1GK8Kwb

And bookings are here:

http://ift.tt/1Iq4nMk

Please pass this information on to anyone who needs it.

best

Antonia