[visionlist] AVA Travel Awards 2015-16

Please note the following 2 travel awards available for an excellent student and postdoc to present their research at a conference.

AVA Travel Awards 2015-16

AVA Travel Awards provide funding (up to £750) for attendance costs at any conference or meeting at which the awardee will be presenting a paper or poster. Admissible costs are transport, registration, accommodation and subsistence (max £20/day) at a conference.

The awards are open to students registered for a PhD and post-docs within 5 year of achieving their PhD. Applicants must be AVA members and have attended at least one AVA meeting in the 18 months previous to the application deadline. Conferences must be held
in the period 1st April 2015 – 1st April 2016.

Two awards will be made: one (the CRS award) made possible by a donation from our corporate member Cambridge Research Systems, and the other (the Geoffrey J Burton award) made possible by the Vision Scientists Memorial Fund. Recipients of awards are required
to write a conference report for the AVA and CRS websites.

The closing date for applications is 1st April, 2016.

Completed application forms, together with a letter of support from your supervisor, should be sent i.mareschal@qmul.ac.uk. Applications will be judged on scientific merit by the Executive Committee of the AVA.

An application form can be downloaded from the website http://ift.tt/1nWy945

Isabelle Mareschal,

Lecturer in Experimental Psychology,

Queen  Mary University of London

Mile End Road, London



[visionlist] Webinar (OSA) “What Can We Learn From High-Resolution Retinal Imaging?” March 7th 2016

Dear colleagues, 

We are delighted to announce the 3rd of its kind OSA Webinar “What Can We Learn From High-Resolution Retinal Imaging?” on March 7th 2016 at 12:00 pm Eastern Time (5:00 PM GMT). The duration of the event will be 1 hour and it is free for all to attend (but pre-registration is required).

Three leading international experts will give presentations on different aspects of high-resolution retinal imaging. We welcome everyone from the newcomer to expert to sign-up for this event. It consists of 3 x 15 min presentations followed by a questions-and-answers session where you can ask questions in real-time to the presenters online. To register (free) please follow this link:


The speakers are:

Prof. Austin Roorda (School of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley, USA); an expert in retinal imaging with adaptive optics and visual targeting of single cones in the human retina. 

Dr. Jessica I. W. Morgan (Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania, USA); an expert in ultrahigh-resolution imaging of retinal disease to a cellular level.

Dr. Michael Pircher (Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University Vienna); an expert in optical coherence tomography for advanced imaging of the retina.

We hope that you will be able to join this online feature from the OSA Technical Group: Applications of Visual Sciences that will help to give better insight into state-of-the-art retinal imaging technologies for ultrahigh resolution diagnostic imaging and probing of the retina. This will undoubtedly stimulate new ideas for an exciting 2016 in which we also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Optical Society of America.

The highly successful webinars on the human eye from the last two years can still be viewed online at our Technical Group website: http://ift.tt/1wP3HZq. Also, if you have not signed up to the LinkedIn community of the Technical Group yet then please feel free to do so from the link on the Technical Group website. We will announce more events throughout the year to mark the 100th anniversary of the OSA.

Brian Vohnsen

Chair of the OSA Applications of Visual Science (VA) Technical Group

Advanced Optical Imaging Group

School of Physics

University College Dublin

Dublin 4, IRELAND

[visionlist] postdoc in attention and EEG at UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

Research Associate – Attention and Electroencephalography (EEG)

University College London – UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience




£33,686 to £40,716 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance


Full Time

Contract Type:

Contract / Temporary

Placed on:

28th January 2016


25th February 2016

Job Ref:


Applicants are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position (i.e. a postdoc) in UCL Attention and Cognitive Control laboratory at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, supervised by Prof Nilli Lavie. The project is funded by Jaguar Land Rover
as part of the new program (jointly with the EPSRC) to develop fully autonomous cars:

Towards Autonomy – Smart and Connected Control (TASCC):

For more information about our CogShift project see also:

The research would involve a combination of EEG, behavioral and physiological measures of attention and perception.

The position is funded for up to 4 years, and available to start immediately. 

Applicants should hold or expect shortly to hold a PhD with a record of success in research (as evidenced in publications) in cognitive neuroscience (preferable including neuroimaging using the methods of EEG or MEG). Applicants are expected to have excellent
quantitative and programming skills in Matlab or equivalent as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. Experience with advanced methods of signal processing, image processing, or computational modeling would be highly desirable.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and apply please click on the ‘Apply now’ button in the UCL jobs site either click here: 


or search for the word ‘attention’ in the job title, or the job ref: 1534330  on here:


Please include a CV and a Supplementary personal statement.

For more information about the ICN attention lab visit the lab website:

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process please contact Lucy Spikesley

Closing Date: 25 February 2016 at 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

UCL Taking Action for Equality.

[visionlist] OPAM organizer nominations due Feb 5


Nominations for OPAM organizers are due Friday, Feb 5!!!!============================================================

OPAM is looking for two new organizers for a two-year term starting in 2016. Please see the information below regarding the nomination criteria.Selection
of organizers will be based on candidates’ experience and
nomination letter, which should be sent to opam.info@gmail.com by February 5, 2016. Please include a link to the candidate’s web site and
CV in the nominations. Interested candidates are encouraged to ask for
one nomination from a researcher who knows them well. Criteria for
the selection of OPAM organizers include the breadth and depth of
research experience and expertise in visual cognition (i.e., familiarity
with a broad range of object-processing literature), as well
as organizational and interpersonal skills. Preference is given
to early-career researchers without faculty positions at the time
of appointment, particularly postdoctoral researchers.
We look forward to hearing from you! As always, if there are questions, please contact us at anytime. The 2015 OPAM organizersJustin Ericson, Jennifer Bittner, Audrey Michal, & Hayward Godwin**************************************************************************
24th Annual Workshop on Object Perception, Attention, and Memoryhttp://www.opam.net/

[visionlist] AREADNE 2016 Second Call for Abstracts

Research in Encoding and Decoding of Neural Ensembles
Nomikos Conference Centre, Santorini, Greece
22-26 June 2016


Dear Colleague,

We would like to remind you that abstracts for poster presentation at
AREADNE 2016 are coming due shortly.

AREADNE 2016 will once again bring scientific leaders from around the
world to present their theoretical and experimental work on the
functioning of neuronal ensembles in an informal yet spectacular
setting, and with a relaxed pace that emphasizes interaction.

Please see the Call for Abstracts for additional details, including
links for templates, at


Submissions of abstracts for poster presentations are due by ***12 Feb
2016***; notifications will be provided by 15 March 2016. We strongly
encourage potential attendees to submit an abstract as presenters have
registration priority.

UK-based students and post-docs should have a look at our scholarships
page http://ift.tt/1KdcH4R for important news about
available support.

For information about the conference, please refer to the main web page


or send email to us at info@areadne.org.

We hope to see you at AREADNE 2016!


– J.

p.s. Note that the schedule for DENDRITES 2016 (www.dendrites2016.gr),
to be held in the nearby island of Crete, nicely dovetails with

[visionlist] PhD Project on Human Locomotion

[visionlist] [meetings] Call For Papers: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (ICARM 2016)