[visionlist] Deadline Extension JEI special issue on Perceptually Driven Visual Information AnalysisPosted: March 31, 2016
Apologize for duplicate posting.
DEADLINE EXTENSION : 1 MAY 2016
Journal of Electronic Imaging Special issue on Perceptually Driven Visual Information AnalysisThe field of visual information analysis is more active than ever because of the large availability of visual content in both personal and professional contexts. The targeted applications are numerous, including medical imaging, security, manufacturing, etc. Algorithms are often expected to be computationally plausible, feasible, and reliable. However, in recent years, perception has become an important aspect when developing imaging solutions. It has been proven that the incorporation of perceptual models helps in achieving better results. To this end, several perceptually inspired models have been proposed for visual saliency prediction, visual masking, contrast sensitivity, and binocular fusion, to name a few. This special section aims at providing the most recent developments in the field of visual information analysis using perceptually driven or inspired algorithms. The topics of this special section are oriented towards the use of perceptual models/optimization in the framework of (but not limited to):
Image and video compression
3-D scene reconstruction and understanding
Quality assessment and enhancement
Image and video retrieval
Segmentation and pattern recognition
Multimedia content transmission
Computational color imaging
Computational complexity reduction
Applications (security, medical imaging, manufacturing, video, etc.).
Prospective authors should visit: http://ift.tt/1TzZaaW information on paper submission. Important dates:
Original submissions due: 1 May 2016 (STRICT DEADLINE)
First round of review completed, and decision sent to author: 15 June 2016
Revised manuscripts due: 1 August 2016
Guest Editors team
Lead Guest Editor: Mohamed-Chaker Larabi
Mohammed El Hassouni
Dear potential MODVIS attendees,
Today is the last day for discounted early
registration. The complete final program can be viewed here:
student and Postdoc positions in systems neuroscience available
the laboratory of Vincent Bonin at Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders
in Leuven, Belgium, (NERF, http://www.nerf.be) with support from the
Foundation Flanders (FWO, http://www.fwo.be), Vlaams Instituut voor
http://www.vib.be),Â imecÂ (www.imec.be)Â andÂ K.U.Â LeuvenÂ (www.kuleuven.be).
Our lab studies the cellular
patterns of activity that underlie
processing of sensory information in the mammalian brain during active
behavior. We study the flow of sensory and task-related information
between thalamus, cortex and higher cortical areas during coordinated
movement and navigation. We currently focus on a vision-to-action visual
pathway in the laboratory mouse that carries visual information from the
retina through the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) to the
primary visual cortex (V1) and beyond. We aim to characterize the
population code that is used in these areas and to understand the rules
of connectivity that support that code. We use large-scale
electrophysiology, calcium imaging, optogenetics and quantitative
analysisÂ toÂ probeÂ neuralÂ processingÂ awake,Â behavingÂ mice.
â€“ Mastersâ€™ or PhDÂ in
neuroscience, computer science, physics,
mathematicsÂ orÂ engineering.
â€“ Strong quantitative and technical skills and fluency in at least
programmingÂ languageÂ (e.g.Â Matlab,Â Python,Â C++).
â€“Â ResearchÂ experienceÂ inÂ systemsÂ neuroscienceÂ orÂ cellularÂ physiology.
â€“ Comfortable working with rodents and performing precise
â€“ You like to be challenged, and are able to work independently, as
asÂ withinÂ aÂ team,Â towardsÂ establishedÂ goals.
We offer the successful
candidate a renewable contract, a competitive
salary and benefits (although candidates will also be expected to apply
for their own external funding). The successful candidate will have
access to state-of-the-art tools and facilities, a rich training
environment, and the possibility to collaborate with other groups within
NERF, VIB, IMEC and K.U. Leuven. A good knowledge of English is
sufficient for all communications, both within and outside the partner
institutes. Situated in the university town of Leuven (close to Brussels
and with excellent transport links), the position is ideally suited to
HowÂ toÂ apply?
Students interested in
pursuing a project in the lab should send a CV, a
copy of their university transcripts, names of 3 referees, and a cover
letter stating career goals, research interests, and how these relate to
â€“ Lee WC, Bonin V, Reed M,
Graham BJ, Hood G, Glattfelder K, Reid RC,
â€œAnatomy and function of an excitatory network in the visual cortexâ€,
â€“Glickfeld LL, Andermann ML, Bonin V, Reid RC, â€œCortico-cortical
projections in mouse visual cortex are functionally target specificâ€,
NatureÂ Neuroscience,Â 16(2):219-26,Â (2013)
â€“ Bonin V, Histed MH, Yurgenson S, Reid RC, â€œLocal diversity and
fine-scale organization of receptive fields in mouse visual cortexâ€, The
JournalÂ ofÂ Neuroscience,Â 31(50):18506-21,Â (2011)
Flanders (NERF, http://www.nerf.be) is a young
not-for-profit academic research initiative with the ultimate goal of
forming a thorough understanding of brain function at multiple levels of
detail ranging from single cells and circuits to behaviour. New insights
into the operation of brain circuits are empowered by the development of
novel technologies that integrate neurobiology and nano-scale
engineering. We aim to develop and use novel electronic, chemical and
optical tools to monitor and manipulate brain circuits. In the long term
the basic research at NERF is expected to inspire scientists to simulate
brain networks, as well as lay a scientific framework for the
development of novel medical applications, in particular the the
diagnosisÂ andÂ treatmentÂ ofÂ neurologicalÂ disorders.
Founded by Imec, VIB, and KU Leuven, NERF is housed on the imec
in Leuven, Belgium, where researchers work in cross-disciplinary teams,
benefitting from imecâ€™s state-of-the-art clean room infrastructure and
set of neuroscience labs. NERF is made up of 5 teams doing world-class
basic research in systems and circuits neuroscience and has recruited 2
additional groups. Continuous funding is provided by the 3 founders and
the Government of Flanders. NERF scientists have the opportunity to
collaborate with over 30 local neuroscience research groups covering a
wide range of expertise, including synaptic physiology, axon guidance,
brain-computerÂ interface,Â neurologicalÂ disorders.
[visionlist] Vision Sciences Society Conference – Call for Proposals: Individual Differences in Vision Brown BagPosted: March 30, 2016
CALL FOR MICRO-TALK SUBMISSIONS:
Individual Differences in Vision Brown Bag Lunch, v. 3.0
Date: Sunday, May 15th
â€“ 2:15 (lunch break)
Organized by Hrag Pailian & Jeremy Wilmer
Back for the third time! A whirlwind tour of the breadth of individual differences related
work currently being conducted by VSS members.
Submit! A limited number of slots are available for micro-talks – maximum 2 slides and
2 minutes – on your individual differences based research. These slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Submit your brief, one-paragraph proposal to Hrag Pailian (Pailian@fas.harvard.edu)
with â€œIDV Proposalâ€ as the subject header.
Attend! All are invited to attend! Bring your lunch. Identify colleagues with common
interests and relevant expertise. No reservations. Arrive promptly to get a seat.
Range of topics from previous years (but new topics very welcome too):
Hrag PailianPostdoctoral FellowHarvard UniversityDepartment of Psychology33 Kirkland Street702 William James HallCambridge, MA 02138Phone: 443-691-0943