[visionlist] Biomedical Data Engineer at SRI / Stanford Lab

The Center for Health Sciences at SRI
International has an
opening for a Biomedical Data Engineer. The successful candidate
will work as a
collaborative team member supporting SRI and Stanford scientists
to push
forward our vision of open and reproducible neuroscience research.
This person
will manage data and implement enhancements to a biomedical data
repository and
analysis platform that leverages Web services and data standards
to streamline
study operations. The current system fuses demographic data,
clinical measures,
neuropsychological test results, and MR images to enhance
discovery in
adolescent brain development and alcoholism. The platform is
funded in part by
the NIH Big Data to Knowledge Initiative (BD2K, http://ift.tt/1fjo78z),
National Consortium on Alcohol and NeuroDevelopment in Adolescence
http://www.ncanda.org), and
the Adolescent
Brain Cognitive Development Study (ABCD, http://ift.tt/1WnGtcp)

The SRI Center of Health Sciences, in
collaboration with
Stanford University, carries out multidisciplinary research funded
by NIH with
a focus on HIV, substance abuse, brain development, and cardiac
diseases. Human
imaging studies are performed on MR imaging systems on the SRI
site and in
collaboration with other centers, such as NCANDA. The research
program is
interdisciplinary and consists of clinicians, computer scientists,
informaticians, physicists, psychologists, and statisticians, with
at SRI International, Stanford, or both institutions.


BS/MS in computer science,
engineering, informatics, or related field with 0-2 years related

Excellent coding skills in
Python (e.g., Scipy,
Pandas) and bash scripting.

Experience with Web
development (e.g.,
Javascript, HTML, AngularJS)

Experience contributing to
open source projects
(e.g., Using Github)

Experience with Web Service
APIs (e.g., AWS,

Familiarity with Semantic
Web Technologies
(e.g., RDF, OWL, SPARQL)

Employment at SRI is contingent on successful
completion of
a background check.

About SRI Biosciences:

SRI Biosciences, a division of SRI
International, integrates
basic biomedical research with drug and diagnostics discovery and
and clinical development. SRI International, a research center
headquartered in
Menlo Park, California, creates world changing solutions to make
people safer,
healthier, and more productive.

How to apply:                                          

Apply via our web page http://www.sri.com/careers
to job number 991BR. 


SRI International is committed to
hiring and retaining
a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color,
religion, creed, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status,
national origin, age,
veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

[visionlist] ARVO 2016: Abstract submission open

[visionlist] Focus session on sensorimotor circuits at 2016 APS March Meeting

Dear Colleagues,

Please consider submitting an abstract for the next APS March Meeting, and i
n particular, for the Focus Session “Physics of Sensorimotor Neural Circuits
.” The meeting will take place in Baltimore, MD, on March 14-18, 2016.

Abstract submission deadline: November 6, 2015, 5:00pm EST

You can submit abstracts for CONTRIBUTED TALKS for this Focus Session and ot
hers (see below for a list of session especially relevant to neuroscience).
As a session organizer, I’d like to invite you to submit exciting new work o
n sensory and/or motor neural systems. The focus session will consist of 2 i
nvited talks and ~8 contributed talks.

Submission and relevant information is through the APS site:

Please note that only APS members (or members of reciprocal societies) can s
ubmit the abstracts. You can obtain your membership online.

Invited and Focus sessions of relevance to neuroscience will include, among

1. Large Scale Neuroscience Projects
2. Theoretical physics and networks of real neurons
3. Inference in Biophysics
4. Principles of Cell-to-Cell communication
5. Brain Morphology and Mechanics: From Cortex Folding to Neuronal Growth to
Compression Stiffening
6. Robophysics: physics meets robotics
7. Physics of sensorimotor neural circuits
8. Neural control of behavior
9. Maximum entropy models: a promising link between statistical physics, inf
erence, and biology
10. Critical transitions in biological systems

Some of the invited speakers include:

Vijay Balasubramanian (U Pennsylvania)
William Bialek (Princeton U)
Gwyneth Card (Janelia Farm)
David van Essen (Washington U, St. Loius)
Adrienne Fairhall (U Washington)
Surya Ganguli (Stanford U)
Mark Goldman (UC Davis)
Alexei Koulakov (CSHL)
Thierry Mora (ENS)
Stephanie Palmer (U Chicago)
Hanchuan Peng (Allen Institute)
Elad Schneidman (Hebrew U)
Terry Sejnowski (Salk Institute)
Naftali Tishby (Hebrew U)
Gasper Tkacik (IST Austria) 
and others.

We are now accepting abstract submissions for contributed talks on a
broad range of topics on the intersection of physics and neuroscience,
such as quantitative experimental protocols, modeling of neural
dynamics, analysis of collective computation in neural
circuits, and others. 

Best Regards,


Tatyana O. Sharpee, PhD
Associate Professor
Helen McLoraine Developmental Chair
Computational Neurobiology Laboratory
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
La Jolla, CA 92037

[visionlist] PhD opportunity – Symmetry perception and aging

[visionlist] MODVIS 2016 – FIrst call for papers

The fifth annual VSS satellite workshop on Computational and
Mathematical Models in Vision (MODVIS) will be held May 11-13, in
St. Pete Beach, Florida (immediately preceding the Vision Sciences
Society conference).  Abstract submission is now open, and all
abstracts submitted before March 3, 2016 will be considered for
inclusion in the program.  (Late submissions may be considered on a
space-available basis.)
For complete details, please visit the MODVIS website:  http://ift.tt/1DnLO4N
best regards from the MODVIS organizing committee,
Jeff Mulligan (NASA Ames)
Zygmunt Pizlo (Purdue University)
Qasim Zaidi (SUNY Optometry)

[visionlist] Satellite Events at VSS 2016

[visionlist] Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition 2015: Reminder

Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition 2015: Reminder

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Dear colleagues,

the Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition is coming up. It is our pleasure to welcome you in Trieste, Italy, Friday 13 November 2015. 

This year TSPC includes a free oral session, a small Symposium on “Visual Context and Lightness Perception” (Friday late morning), and a poster session during/after lunch (until 4.00 pm).

Each proposal will be evaluated by a scientific committee, and should be submitted as an abstract (maximum 300 words). All contributions will be collected into an online proceedings book with ISBN, edited by Walter Gerbino, Paolo Bernardis and Carlo Fantoni.

invited speakers for Symposium: Visual Context and Lightness Perception:

– Michael Rudd, University of Washington, US

– Sunčica Zdravković, University of Belgrade, Serbia

– Drazen Domijan, University of Rijeka, Croatia

– Tiziano Agostini, University of Trieste, Italy

If you wish to contribute a presentation to the free oral session or the poster session of the TSPC, please send us your proposal, and specify whether you would like to be considered for a talk or a poster.

Please submit your contribution by electronic mail to the following address: trieste.symposium@gmail.com. 


more information about the symposium will be available on the website:



Talk (in English):

You will have 15-20 minutes for your presentation, including discussion.

Posters (in English):

Posters will be grouped thematically and displayed for two hours. A surface of 100 cm x 140 cm will be available for each poster. Posters should be readable from a distance of two meters.

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[visionlist] Joint Scottish Vision Group/AVA spring meeting in April 2016

[visionlist] AVA 2015 abstract registration and reigstration

Dear Colleagues,

Just a reminder that AVA 2015 abstract submission and registration are now open. Please visit the AVA 2015 meeting page to submit abstracts and register.


This is a one-day meeting to be held in the People’s Palace Building at Queen Mary University of London on Monday 21st of December. This
year’s keynote talks will be:

Laura Busse (Tubingen University) “Contextual modulation of information processing in the mouse early visual systemâ€

Peter Neri (Ecole Normale Superieure) “Object
segmentation controls image reconstruction from natural scenes”

Denis Pelli (New York University) “Converging
on a computational model of object recognition: psychophysics and machine learning.”

Abstracts (max length: 250 words) should be submitted by Friday November 20th, 5pm

The organizers will try to accommodate preferences for a talk or poster but the number of submissions that this meeting now attracts means that this is not always possible.
We look forward to seeing you on 21st December 2015!

Isabelle Mareschal

Aman Saleem


***************************** OPAM 2015 *****************************

                  ***CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS*** 


*The Object Perception, Attention & Memory (OPAM) conference is looking for volunteers *The organizers of the upcoming Object Perception, Attention, and
Memory (OPAM) 2015 meeting in Chicago are looking for undergraduate and
graduate volunteers to help out with day-of administrative activities at
the registration table. Duties include helping with meeting
registration, handling donations, distributing programs/supplies, and
The opportunity is an excellent chance to provide service and meet
and interact with OPAM researchers. Additionally, all volunteers will
receive free coffee and an OPAM T-shirt for participating. If you are interested, please contact us ASAP at opam.info@gmail.com
~2015 OPAM organizers
Hayward Godwin, Audrey Michal, Jennifer Bittner, & Justin Ericson
23rd Annual Workshop on Object Perception, Attention, and Memoryhttp://www.opam.net/Thursday November 19th, 2015 in Chicago, IL
Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60605