[visionlist] PhD position in Visual Neuroscience at University of Magdeburg, Germany (European Marie-Curie Innovative Training Network: NextGenVis)

The Visual Processing Laboratory at the Department of Ophthalmology (University of Magdeburg) is seeking a PhD-candidate to join the European Marie-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) NextGenVis. The appointment will commence between 1st October 2015 to 1st February 2016 and will be for 36 months.

The NextGenVis Training Network has brought together leading vision scientists across the academic, health and technology sectors. You will be working on the project “Quantifying changes in cortical connectivity and directionality of information flow”, which aims at the detailed analysis of the fine-structure of the human visual cortex. We are specifically interested in the functional specialization, interaction, and plasticity of areas of the visual cortex in healthy participants and in patients with visual impairment. For this purpose we use high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging at 7 Tesla magnetic field strength to investigate cortical sub-compartments. 

You will be joining a team of investigators at the University of Magdeburg and will be supervised by Professor Michael B. Hoffmann. The program offers outstanding students a unique opportunity to be trained as visual neuroscientists using cutting edge approaches within a multidisciplinary international network. It includes, in addition to generous economic support, participation in regular multicenter meetings and student exchange. Candidates are expected to be highly motivated, with a keen interest in neuroscience, and ideally have an MSc in vision science, neuroimaging, neuroscience, experimental psychology, biology, physiology, medicine or related area at the time of taking up the appointment. Sound programming skills (preferably in MatLab) and experience with quantitative neuroscience are essential requirements.

In line with the eligibility criteria for Marie Curie Early Stage Researchers, you must, at the time of recruitment, be in the first four years of your research career and not yet have a doctoral degree. This position is only available to those applicants who, at the time of recruitment, have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies etc) in Germany for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.


Information is available on 

– Visual Processing Laboratory: http://ift.tt/1NIV9xA

– NextGenVis: http://ift.tt/1NIV9xD

– PhD-Project: http://ift.tt/1hrLUUK


Informal enquiries are welcome by Professor Michael B. Hoffmann: michael.hoffmann@med.ovgu.de


Applications should be directed to Nextgenvis jobs (subject: “PhD position Magdeburg University”): jobs@nextgenvis.euApplications will be considered until the position is filled.

[visionlist] Final CfP: Symposium on Number: Cognitive, Semantic and Crosslinguistic Approaches, Riga

University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
December 10-11, 2015


11th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Communication

Number: Cognitive, Semantic and Crosslinguistic Approaches

In recent years, research into human use of number in language has
broadened considerably to include experimental techniques from
psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics as well as theoretical
techniques from semantics and syntax. This conference aims to bring
together researchers from these fields for a discussion of results
related to any aspect of number and numerosity in language and
cognition, including but not restricted to numericals, counting,
measuring, approximation, plurality, crosslinguistic variation,
acquisition of numerosity.

2-page anonymous abstracts (12 point, 1″ margins) for a talk of 30
minutes (+10 minutes discussion) should be submitted by August 31 via

A maximum submission of one single-authored and one-joint authored
paper is allowed.

Invited speakers include:

Michael Glanzberg, Northwestern University, USA
Scott Grimm, University of Rochester, USA
Daniel Hyde, University of Illinois, USA
Fred Landman, Tel Aviv University/Tübingen University, Israel/Germany
Suzi Lima, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Susan Rothstein Bar-Ilan University/Tübingen University,
Israel/Germany (invited organizer)


Conference website: http://ift.tt/1LplkYR

PS: Graduate students are also welcome to apply for

[visionlist] CFP: Inverse Rendering Workshop at ICCV 2015


[visionlist] Faculty position at Michigan State University

assistant or associate professor in psychology
The Department of Psychology at Michigan State University seeks to
hire a full-time tenure-system faculty member at the assistant or
associate professor level in the area of cognition and cognitive
neuroscience.  Successful candidates should have a strong program
of research as well as strong potential/record to secure
extramural funding.  We will consider candidates in any area of
cognition and cognitive neuroscience, but are particularly
interested in researchers studying high-level cognition, such as
problem solving, executive control, judgment and decision making,
learning and memory, or attention.  Research programs that are
interdisciplinary and can bridge to other areas of the department,
particularly those employing mathematical or computational
modeling approaches, would be highly valued.
Beginning date for this appointment is August 16, 2016.  A Ph.D.
is required.  Applicants should complete an online application at
(posting #1905).  Applications should include a cover letter, CV,
statements of research and teaching interests, and three
representative reprints.  Please also arrange for three letters of
recommendation to be emailed to garava10@msu.edu
(Subject line: CCN Search). Consideration of applications will
begin November 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. 
Inquiries regarding this position are welcome and can be directed
to Dr. Taosheng Liu at tsliu@msu.edu.
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.  The
University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of
women, persons of color, Veterans, and persons with

[visionlist] Postdoctoral position at Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University Post-doctoral position available in the Visual Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

A post-doctoral position is available in Dr. Soojin Park’s Visual Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Johns Hopkins University. The postdoctoral researcher will carry out fMRI experiments on human scene and space perception. Potential research projects focus on, but are not limited to, investigations of visual space, scene geometry and functionality.  

Candidates with Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science or other closely related field with strong background in vision, neuroscience, and fMRI are encouraged to apply. Prior experience with fMRI and psychophysical techniques is required. Proficiency in programming (e.g., Matlab) is necessary.

Funding is guaranteed for one year with potential for renewal for 2 years. Starting date is flexible and applications will be assessed as they arrive. Salary will be at NIH guided post-doctoral rates and commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will be encouraged to work toward obtaining additional external funding within the scope of the relevant project.

Interested individuals should email a CV, brief statement of research interests, the expected date of availability, and contact information of three referees to Soojin Park (park@cogsci.jhu.edu). 

Soojin Park, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Cognitive Science

Johns Hopkins University


[visionlist] 2nd CFP: ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications 2016



March 14th – 17th, 2016

Francis Marion Hotel

Charleston, SC, USA

Social media:

Facebook: http://ift.tt/1CyMi8t

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/ETRA_conference

Google+: http://ift.tt/1QU6w8m


The ninth ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA 2016) will be held in Charleston, South Carolina, on March 14th-17th, 2016. The ETRA conference series focuses on eye movement research and applications across a wide range of disciplines.  The symposium presents research that advances the state-of-the-art across multiple fields, leading to new capabilities in gaze tracking systems, gaze aware applications, gaze based interaction, and eye movement data analysis. For ETRA 2016, we invite papers in all areas of eye tracking research and applications.


Aug 1, 2015 Tutorial suggestion due

Sep 28, 2015   Paper abstracts due

Oct 9, 2015 Full & short papers due

Nov 18, 2015 Rebuttals to reviews due

Dec 18, 2015 Doctoral Symposium abstract due / Video & Demo submission due

Jan 13, 2016    Camera ready papers due

Mar 14-17, 2016 ETRA Conference 2016


*Eye Tracking Technology*

Advances in eye tracking hardware, software and algorithms such as: 2D and 3D eye tracking systems, calibration, low cost eye tracking, natural light eye tracking, predictive models, etc.

*Eye Tracking Data Analysis*

Methods, procedures and analysis tools for processing raw gaze data as well as fixations and gaze patterns. Example topics are: scan path analysis, fixation detection algorithms, and visualization techniques of gaze data.

*Visual Attention and Eye Movement Control*

Applied and experimental studies investigating visual attention and eye movements to gain insight in eye movement control, cognition and attention, or for design evaluation of visual stimuli. Examples are: usability and web studies using eye tracking, and eye movement behavior in everyday activities such as driving and reading.

*Eye Tracking Applications*

Eye tracking as a human-computer input method, either as a replacement to traditional input methods or as a complement. Examples are: assistive technologies, gaze enhanced interaction and interfaces, multimodal interaction, gaze in augmented and mixed reality systems, gaze-contingent displays and gaze-based biometric applications.


*Research papers:*

Authors are invited to submit original work in the formats of full paper (8 pages) and short paper (4 pages). The papers will undergo a rigorous review process assessing the originality and quality of the work as well as the relevance for eye tracking research and applications.  Papers presented at ETRA 2016 will be available in the ACM digital library.  Submission formats and further instructions are available at the conference web site.

Please submit an abstract by 11:59PM on Sep 18, 2015 and have your paper completely submitted by 11:59PM on Oct 9, 2015. No extensions to this deadline will be granted. Before final decision, authors will have the opportunity to comment on the reviews . Given the outcome of the review process, papers may be invited to resubmit a revised paper for an additional review.  In some cases, full papers may be offered to be resubmitted as a short paper.

*Doctoral Symposium:*

ETRA 2016 will offer an ETRA Doctoral Symposium, where doctoral students get an  opportunity to meet other students and experienced researchers to get feedback on their research in a friendly environment. We invite abstracts from doctoral students who have a defined topic in the area of eye tracking research and applications, and whose work is still in a phase where it can be influenced by the feedback received in the symposium. Participants will be selected based on a 2-page extended abstract describing the thesis work and its current status.

*Demo/video track:*

Have a gaze interaction technique to share? Or want to show off how your new eye tracking method works? At ETRA 2016, we will have a demo/video session where researchers give demonstrations of their research or show videos of their work. To take part in this session, we request a 2-page extended abstract to be submitted. If authors have a full or short paper accepted, no extended abstract is needed. If submitting for a video presentation, the video is required.


ETRA 2016 will be held at the historic Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina.


ETRA 2016 is co-sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI), and the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH).


Pernilla Qvarfordt, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, USA

Dan Witzner Hansen, IT University, Copenhagen


Roman Bednarik, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Frederick Shic, Yale University, USA


Bonita Sharif, Youngstown State University, USA

Preethi Vaidyanathan, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA


Arantxa Villanueva, Public University of Navarra, Spain


Päivi Majaranta, Tampere University, Finland

Jeff Pelz, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Reynold Bailey, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA


Oleg Komogortsev, Texas State University, USA


Sophie Stellmach, Microsoft, USA


Marcus Nyström, Lund University, Sweden

[visionlist] PhD position on the role of visual attention in eye and hand movement planning

title:  PhD position on the role of
visual attention in eye and hand movement planning

FTE: 1.0

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Unit: Faculty of Behavioral and
Movement Sciences

Closing date: October 15, 2015

VU University Amsterdam, the
Netherlands, is one of the leading institutions for higher education in Europe
and aims to be inspiring, innovative, and committed to societal welfare. It
comprises twelve faculties and has teaching facilities for 25,000
students.  The Faculty of Behavioral and
Movement Sciences altogether consists of five departments: Human Movement
Sciences, Experimental and Applied Psychology, Clinical, Neuro and
Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Biological Psychology.


Job description

The section Cognitive Psychology (Experimental
and Applied Psychology) and the section Sensorimotor control (Human Movement
Sciences) are offering a joint 4-year PhD position. The PhD student will work
under supervision of dr. Artem Belopolsky, dr. Mieke Donk and prof. dr. Jeroen


The PhD student will conduct
research into the question how predictive attentional allocation supports the
planning of eye and hand movements. The supervisors will guide the student
during all stages of the research, enabling him/her to learn state of the art
techniques and collaborate with researchers working on similar projects. The
research should culminate into high standard international peer-reviewed
publications. Near the end of the four years, the PhD student will write a PhD
thesis based on the peer-reviewed publications, complying with university
standards. In addition, the PhD student will follow necessary courses within
local and national graduate schools (William James Graduate School, EPOS,
Helmholtz school).



– An MSc degree in cognitive
psychology, human movement sciences, neuroscience, artificial intelligence or
related field.

– Demonstrable programming skills
(e.g. Matlab or Python)

– Demonstrable affinity with
psychophysics and/or measuring human movement

– Proficient English writing

– Interpersonal skills and
ability to work in a multidisciplinary research team


Employment conditions

You can find information about
our employment conditions at 
http://www.workingatvu.nl, e.g.:

– A 4-year (PhD) research period,
subject to one year probationary period (this means that the initial contract
is for 1 year)

– remuneration of  8.3% end-of-year bonus and  8% holiday allowance;

– solid pension scheme (ABP);

– generous contribution (65%)
commuting allowance based on public transport.



Payment will be according to the
standard regulations for scientific personnel, from € 1956 per month in the
first year to € 2502 per month in the fourth year (gross income, based on
fulltime appointment). You will be based in Amsterdam.



date will be determined at a later stage. For more information you can contact:
Dr. Artem Belopolsky, a.belopolskiy@vu.nl.



To apply for this position,
please send your letter of application, curriculum vitae, two letters of
recommendation and your BA and MSc grade list electronically, before the 15th
of October 2015  to: Barbara Goudriaan,

Artem BelopolskyAssistant ProfessorCognitive Psychology, VU University Amsterdam+31 20 598 8714; A.Belopolsky@psy.vu.nlhttp://www.vucogpsy.nl/staff-members/246/