[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,
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

12th European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP)
British Film Institute (BFI), London, UK. 24-25 November 2015.

** 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
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:


[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:




To apply please send CV and
statement of interest to:


Dr. Paul MacNeilage


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


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


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:


And bookings are here:


Please pass this information on to anyone who needs it.



[visionlist] Call for Participation: International School in Cognitive Sciences and Semantics, Riga

Call for Participation

7th International School in Cognitive Sciences and Semantics

Intensive course:

Number: Crosslinguistic and Crossdisciplinary Approaches

University of Latvia, Riga
December 7-9, 2015



Professor Scott Grimm, University of Rochester, USA

Professor Daniel Hyde, University of Illinois, USA

Professor Fred Landman, Tel Aviv University/Tübingen University, Israel/Germany

Professor Suzi Lima, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Professor Susan Rothstein, Bar-Ilan University/Tübingen University,

The course explores human use of number in language from a semantic
and cognitive perspective, and

provides an introduction at an advanced level to the theoretical and
experimental techniques that are used in investigating the subject.

Audience: The course is primarily intended for graduate students in
Cognitive Science, Linguistics and Psychology.

Application: Please upload (http://ift.tt/1GW1iRI) CV and letter
of application stating educational background and research interests.

Applications should be submitted by September 1

Applicants will be notified within 15 days after submission.

The winter school will consist of 3 intensive days of lectures,
seminars, and group discussions.

After the course students will receive certificates.

Tuition fee: 100 EUR covers meals and coffee breaks. (Accommodation is
not covered.)

Course Content:

Scott Grimm, University of Rochester, USA

Beyond the Mass/Count Dichotomy: Examining Variation in Grammatical
Forms and Semantic Formalisms of Countability

The vast majority of work on countability is concerned with a binary
distinction between countable words (‘dog’/‘dogs’) and non-countable
words (‘water’); yet, there is much richer variation in how
countability may be manifested in language than a binary distinction
would suggest. This course will examine this variation both in terms
of within-language variation, e.g. lexical classes within English, and
across languages, e.g. examining various languages with richer
grammatical number systems. The second half of the course relates this
larger set of data to semantic theories, both lexical and formal,
identifying challenges and exploring ways to enrich our formal tools
to account for the richer data encountered: Topics covered include:

A. Re-examining the Diagnostics of Countability

B. Lexical Classes of Countability: Form-based and
Meaning-based Approaches

C. Typological Views on Countability

D. Foundational Work: Mereological Approaches and Lexical
Semantic Approaches to Countability

E. Collectives and Mereotopology

F. Artifact Nouns and Event Semantics

Daniel Hyde, University of Illinois, USA

Non-verbal numerical cognition and its relation to the emergence of
verbal numerical abilities

A working hypothesis is that conceptions of number are rooted, at
least in part, in two non-verbal numerical systems. These cognitive
systems are present from early infancy, continuous across the human
lifespan, and shared with many non-human animals. These lectures will
describe the nature of and evidence for these systems, their neural
basis, and current theories, as well as emerging evidence, on their
relationship to verbal/symbolic numerical abilities. Topics covered

A. Two non-verbal systems of numerical cognition: Brain
and behavioral signatures

– Brief Overview of Two Non-Verbal Systems of Number

– Parallel Individuation

– Approximate Number System

– One System or Two: Distinctness in behavior and the brain

B. Relationship between non-verbal numerical cognition and
early conceptual development in


– Developmental trajectory of early numeracy

– Theories of the relationship of non-verbal systems to early numeracy/counting

– Emerging empirical brain and behavioral evidence

Fred Landman, Tel Aviv University/Tübingen University, Israel/Germany

Iceberg semantics for Count nouns and Mass nouns
Semantic analyses of plurality (and recent theories of mass nouns)
following Link 1983 have been solidly based on Boolean notions of
semantic atoms and atomicity (for singularity, counting,
distributivity, collectivity etc.) Iceberg semantics does without
atomicity as a semantic notion. In Iceberg semantics the standard
mereological interpretations of noun phrases are replaced by slightly
richer interpretations: pairs consisting of such a set and a set of
generators for that set. In these lectures we will explore the
fruitfulness of Iceberg semantics as a framework for analyzing count
predicates (some interesting new perspectives on old plurality
debates), and in particular for studying the semantics of different
types of mass predicates. Topics covered include:

A. Boolean models, replacing, in counting, sets of atoms by disjoint
sets, and generalizing this to Iceberg

semantics. Basic Iceberg semantics for NPs and DPs (including:
how, without atoms, to distribute from a sum

of cyclists to the individual cyclists, and how the DP the
furniture denotes a mass object.)

B. Iceberg semantics for modifiers, including plural adjectives
and numericals. Extension of the theory to

classifiers and measures. The role of the head of the
construction in determining the mass/count nature of

complex Iceberg interpretations.

C. Iceberg semantics for mass nouns: semantic definition of mess
mass nouns (like mud) and neat mass nouns

(like kitchenware) and showing how the semantics derives
their different properties.

Suzi Lima, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Acquisition of the count-mass distinction

Much literature on the count-mass distinction explores the syntactic
and semantic properties of the distribution of count and mass nouns
across languages. Currently, we know that there are at least three
types of languages: number-marking languages, classifier languages and
number-neutral languages (cf. Chierchia 2010). This course discusses
proposals that account for the acquisition of count and mass nouns
across these different types of languages. Topics include the
following issues.

A. Is the path of acquisition of count and mass nouns affected by the
type of language one speaks?

B. Does the acquisition of count and mass nouns affect our perception
of construal of objects?

C. What do studies on the acquisition of count and mass nouns
contribute to the formal literature on those


D. How much does the acquisition of count/mass nouns in one’s L1
language affect its acquisition in L2?

E. Finally, how does the acquisition of count nouns impact the
acquisition of count and mass quantifiers (or ambiguous quantifiers in
languages that do not have these two different classes of quantifiers)
and container phrases?

Susan Rothstein, Bar-Ilan University/Tübingen University, Israel/Germany

Counting and Measuring Crosslinguistically.

This course will review the evidence that counting and measuring are
two different semantic operations associated crosslinguistically with
two different types of semantic and syntactic structures. We will
consider different ways of encoding countability crosslinguistically,
and evaluate the evidence that the lexical count/mass distinction is
(only) one way of encoding countability. Topics include:

A. The semantics of numericals

B. A semantics for counting and measuring

C. Counting and measuring crosslinguistically

D. Object mass nouns

E. Quantity judgements crosslinguistically.

F. Expressing countability crosslinguistically

contacts: jurgis.skilters@lu.lv

[visionlist] CFP: IAPR Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR) 2015

ACPR 2015 – Call for Papers

IAPR 3rd Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR 2015) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia03-06 November 2015http://www.acpr2015.orgACPR is the premier international forum for researchers and practitioners in the pattern recognition community for identifying, encouraging and exchanging ideas. Submissions from other than the Asia-Pacific regions are also highly encouraged. Topics of interest include all aspects of pattern recognition including, but not limited to: 

(a) Computer Vision and Robot Vision; 

(b) Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning; 

(c) Signal Processing (signal, speech, image); and 

(d) Media Processing and Interaction (video, document, medical, biometrics, HCI, VR).

Keynote Speakers:

– Yoshua Bengio, Uni of Montreal

– Ching Y. Suen, Concordia University

– Tieniu Tan, NLPR

– Maja Pantic, Imperial College

Important Dates:- Paper submission: July 10, 2015 (Firm Deadline)- Acceptance: August 31, 2015- Doctoral Consortium: August 31, 2015- Camera-ready due: September 25, 2015

For more information, contact: acpr2015@gmail.com

General Chairs

-Umapada Pal (Indian Statistical Institute, India)

-Cheng-Lin Liu (Chinese Academic of Science, PR China)

-Rama Chellapa (University of Maryland, USA)

[visionlist] Position: Assistant Professor in Optometry and Vision Science

Could you please post.


Position: Assistant Professor in Optometry and Vision Science

The School of Optometry of the Université de Montréal invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in one of these two areas:

– Clinical electrophysiology
– Public health


The successful candidate should have an academic background in clinical electrophysiology or
public health. He/she will be expected to participate in teaching in both the OD and graduate programs and to be involved in scholarship. Supervisory experience of optometry students in optometric practice is also required, with experience in an academic setting preferred. The candidate will also develop an independent, funded research program. He/she will supervise students at the graduate level. It would be preferable for the candidate’s research to be complementary to the research activities of the other faculty members of the School. He or she would also participate in outreach activities (publications and conferences) and contribute to the University service.


– Must have an OD and Ph.D. or equivalent in Vision Science or in a related field
– Be eligible for licensure to practice in Quebec
– Evidence of solid productivity record
– Evidence of clinical and didactic teaching experience is desirable

The Université de Montréal offers a competitive salary and a complete range of employee benefits.

Starting Date
>From January 4, 2016

Interested individuals should send a completed application, including curriculum vitae, a covering letter describing their proposed research program, as well as three (3) reference letters to the mailing address, or preferably, to the e-mail below by August 15, 2015, at the latest.

Ms. Chantal McLean
Office of the Chairman
School of Optometry
Université de Montréal C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3J7

For more information about the School of Optometry, please consult the Web site at:

Employment Equity Program
The Université de Montréal upholds the principles of employment equity and welcomes applications from women, ethnic and visible minorities, aboriginals and people with disabilities.

Linguistic Policy
The Université de Montréal is a Québec University with an international reputation. French is the language of instruction. To renew its teaching faculty, the University is intensively recruiting the world’s best specialists. In accordance with the institution’s language policy [http://ift.tt/LRtYTI], the Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French.

The Université de Montréal application process allows all regular professors in the Department to have access to all documents unless the applicant explicitly states in her or his cover letter that access to the application should be limited to the selection committee. This restriction on accessibility will be lifted if the applicant is invited for an interview.

Immigration Requirements
In compliance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority shall be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Christian Casanova
École d’optométrie
Université de Montréal
CP 6128, Succ Centre-Ville
Montréal, Québec
Canada, H3C-3J7

Tel: (514)-343-6948
Fax: (514)-343-2382

Adresse civique / For express mail, use the following:
École d’optométrie
Université de Montréal
3744 Jean-Brillant, local 260-7
Montréal, Québec
Canada, H3T-1P1