[visionlist] PhD openings in immersive communication and social computing


[visionlist] call for illusion submissions: the 12th Best Illusion of the Year Contest

[visionlist] Postdoctoral Position on Psychophysics of Reading at the University of Minnesota

Postdoctoral Position on Psychophysics of Reading at the University of Minnesota

We are seeking to fill a postdoctoral Research Associate position for an NIH funded project: “Psychophysics of Reading in Normal and Low Vision.” The research will be conducted in the Minnesota Laboratory for Low-Vision Research, located in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. The Laboratory, directed by Dr. Gordon E. Legge, is dedicated to understanding reading difficulties and other important visual problems encountered by people with low vision. 

*Brief Project Description*

Reading difficulty is one of the most disabling consequences of vision loss for five million Americans with low vision. The ongoing transition to the production and distribution of digital documents brings about new opportunities for people with visual impairment. We now have unprecedented opportunities to adapt text format to meet the needs of visually impaired readers. However, a major gap still exists in translating laboratory findings into methods for customizing text displays for people with low vision. The broad aim of our project is to apply our knowledge about the impact of vision impairment on reading to provide tools and methods for enhancing reading accessibility in the modern world of digital reading technology. 


Applicants must have a PhD with a specialization in vision research, and at least one year of relevant research experience including work with human subjects, strong laboratory research skills, including computer skill with software used in empirical research.

Highly desirable background includes research experience in low vision or other aspects of clinical vision. Other desirable experience includes background in at least one of psychophysics, fMRI, theoretical modeling of perception, visual aspects of reading or higher-level cognition.

*How to Apply*

Applicants should go to the University of Minnesota’s employment web site: 


​and search for the Job Posting ID 306466.

The job posting will remain open until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed when received. The starting date is negotiable, but ideally sometime in early 2016. The appointment is initially for one year but renewable on a yearly basis for up to three years. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Informal inquiries can be directed to Gordon Legge: legge@umn.edu

[visionlist] Postdoc in Awake Rodent Visual Neuroscience

[visionlist] Conference Educational Neuroscience, Abu Dhabi 2016



– International Conference on Educational Neuroscience 2016

28-29, 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE




This 2-day
conference brings together researchers in neuroscience, education, and
psychology to present emerging science in the field of brain, mind and
education, to learn from experts, collaborate with peers, and to explore new
tools and technologies.


For details and
abstract submission please see:





Important dates

Submission Deadline for posters: January 25th, 2016

Deadline:  February 10th, 2016

February 28-29th, 2016



Confirmed Speakers

Wass, Cambridge University, UK

Maurice Ptito, Université de Montréal, CA & University
of Copenhagen, DK

Obrig, Max Planck Institute, DE

Miriam Nokia, University of Jyväskylä, FL

Lee, National Institute of Education Singapore, SG

Boudelaa, UAE University, AE

Diogo Almeida, New York University, AE

We look forward to seeing you

Claudine, on behalf of the Organizing Committee

[visionlist] Job: Postdoctoral Research Associate in High Resolution Retinal Imaging and Psychophysics

Postdoctoral Research Associate in High Resolution Retinal Imaging and Psychophysics

Department of Experimental Psychology, Tinbergen Building, South Parks Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £30,434 – £37,394 p.a.

We are seeking an enthusiastic postdoctoral scientist to join a collaborative team of researchers using adaptive optics scanning ophthalmoscopy (AOSO) to address fundamental questions about the structure and function of the retina, in healthy and diseased

The post is full-time and fixed-term for 2 years.

This is an interdisciplinary collaborative project between Experimental Psychology and the departments of Ophthalmology and Engineering, providing access to unique patient groups and innovative instrumentation. The project funding will support improvements
to our existing system and the development of a second system, to allow parallel work in clinical and fundamental research settings. The successful applicant will play a key role in this development and in the design and running of psychophysical experiments
that are supported by imaging data. The focus of these experiments will be the elucidation of functional retinal mechanisms, such as sensitivity regulation and eye-movement control.

You must hold a PhD/DPhil in vision science, and have experience in high-resolution in vivo retinal imaging, or a related area.

If you are interested in this role, and have the skills and experience we are looking for, please apply online (http://ift.tt/1QEQEWR). You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 14th January 2016. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

[visionlist] ACM Eye Tracking Research and Applications – Doctoral Symposium (deadline extended)

Dear visionlist members,

The 2016 ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications will offer a 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. Outstanding abstracts from students who have not yet been accepted into a doctoral program will also be considered. Participants will be selected based on a 2-page extended abstract describing the thesis work and its current status.


The objective of the doctoral symposium is to provide feedback on the students’ work and facilitate the exchange of ideas between other researchers and students working on related topics. The main symposium also offers an excellent opportunity to network with researchers with similar interests.


Participants will be selected based on a 2-page extended abstract describing the thesis work and its current status. The abstracts will go through a review process. The goal of the review process is to ensure that students have a defined topic and are still early enough in their studies to benefit from the feedback and guidance received during the symposium.The 2-page abstract should describe:

– Research objective

– Hypothesis or problem statement

– Approach and method

– Results to date

– Plans for future work


The role of eye tracking should be clear from the abstract.

Formatting instructions can be found at: http://ift.tt/1Ik9JuB

In addition, the submission should include:

– A concise CV

– A brief statement indicating how the student expects to benefit from involvement in the ETRA Doctoral Symposium.

– A letter of recommendation from the student’s research advisor.  The letter should indicate how long the student has been enrolled in the doctoral program and discuss the status of the student’s work.


Abstracts and accompanying documents should be sent by email to etra.conference@gmail.com 

Please use the subject line “ETRA 2016 Doctoral Symposium Submission”

Important Dates:

– Submission deadline: January 8th 2016

– Decisions announced: January 15th 2016

– Camera ready abstracts due: January 31st 2016

– ETRA Doctoral Symposium: March 14th 2016 (one day before main conference)

Accepted abstracts will be available in the ACM digital library as part of the ETRA 2016 proceedings.

For more information, please contact the ETRA Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs:

Päivi Majaranta (paivi.majaranta@cs.uta.fi), University of Tampere, Finland

Jeff B. Pelz (jeff.pelz@rit.edu), Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Reynold Bailey (rjb@cs.rit.edu), Rochester Institute of Technology, USA