[visionlist] Deadline Extension JEI special issue on Perceptually Driven Visual Information Analysis

Apologize for duplicate posting.


 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 

Guest Editors:

 Sanghoon Lee 

 Mohammed El Hassouni

 Frédéric Morain-Nicolier

 Rachid Jennane


[visionlist] PhD openings in multi-camera imaging and heterogeneous cellular networks

[visionlist] Last day for early registration for MODVIS (VSS satellite)

Dear potential MODVIS attendees,
Today is the last day for discounted early
registration. The complete final program can be viewed here:


The Organizers

[visionlist] PhD student / Postdoc positions in systems neuroscience

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
Biotechnologie (VIB,
http://www.vib.be), imec (www.imec.be) and K.U. Leuven (www.kuleuven.be).
The lab:
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
analysis to probe neural processing awake, behaving mice.
– Masters’ or PhD  in
neuroscience, computer science, physics,
mathematics or engineering.
– Strong quantitative and technical skills and fluency in at least
programming language (e.g. Matlab, Python, C++).
– Research experience in systems neuroscience or cellular physiology.
– Comfortable working with rodents and performing precise
surgical procedures
– You like to be challenged, and are able to work independently, as
as within a team, towards established goals.
We offer:
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
international candidates.
How to 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

our research.
Selected Publications:
– Lee WC, Bonin V, Reed M,
Graham BJ, Hood G, Glattfelder K, Reid RC,
“Anatomy and function of an excitatory network in the visual cortexâ€,
Nature, (2016)
–Glickfeld LL, Andermann ML, Bonin V, Reid RC, “Cortico-cortical
projections in mouse visual cortex are functionally target specificâ€,
Nature Neuroscience, 16(2):219-26, (2013)
– Bonin V, Histed MH, Yurgenson S, Reid RC, “Local diversity and
fine-scale organization of receptive fields in mouse visual cortexâ€, The

Journal of Neuroscience, 31(50):18506-21, (2011)
About NERF
Neuro-Electronics Research
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
diagnosis and treatment of neurological 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 imec’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-computer interface, neurological disorders.

[visionlist] Amsterdam Summer School on Brain and Mind

[visionlist] Vision Sciences Society Conference – Call for Proposals: Individual Differences in Vision Brown Bag


Individual Differences in Vision Brown Bag Lunch, v. 3.0


Date: Sunday, May 15th  

Time: 12:45
– 2:15 (lunch break)

Location: TBD

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 “IDV Proposal†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):

·      Attention

·      Biases

·      Color

·      Ensemble

·      Eye
scanning patterns

·      Face

·      Genetics
of perception

·      Holistic

·      Local/global

·      Number

·      Multiple
object tracking

·      Perceptual

·      Perceptual

·      Response

·      Surround

·      Task

·      Visual

·      Visual

·      Working

Hrag PailianPostdoctoral FellowHarvard UniversityDepartment of Psychology33 Kirkland Street702 William James HallCambridge, MA 02138Phone: 443-691-0943

[visionlist] UCLA in vitro electrophysiologist