[visionlist] What Can We Learn about the Mind from Brain Imaging Evidence? 1-day Conference at Durham University (UK) – 17 June, 2016


[visionlist] [Jobs] Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computer Vision at the University of Oxford

[apologies for multiple postings]

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computer Vision

Department of Engineering Science, Parks Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £30,738 – £37,768 p.a.

We are seeking an experienced full-time research assistant to join the Active Vision research group at the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford). It is fixed-term for 2 years from soon after 1 July 2016. The post is funded by Dyson Ltd. The group is an internationally leading research group that has numerous scientific awards and has close links with some of the top industrial research labs. More information can be found here: http://ift.tt/1UrAuiC.

This is a bleeding-edge research project that aims to link dense geometry reconstruction using depth fusion and semantic labelling that uses deep learning. Whereas deep learning approaches have so far targeted primarily the 2D domain, the primary aim of this project is to use deep learning approaches targeted specifically to the 3D domain to add meaning and function to geometric reconstructions. The work is to be done jointly with an industrial partner and is likely to see widespread adoption in society. You will be responsible for developing and implementing novel computer vision and learning algorithms to build and label 3D geometry. You will write reports, perform demonstrations and contribute documented software to the group library.

You should possess a doctorate, or be near completion of doctorate, in computer vision or machine learning, together with a strong publication record at principal computer vision conferences (CVPR, ECCV, ICCV and BMVC), with a background 3D geometry (depth fusion/SLAM/object tracking and reconstruction) and/or deep learning.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: victor@robots.ox.ac.uk.

To apply, or for more information visit: https://goo.gl/XgMcAs

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 24 June 2016 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

[visionlist] Post Doc/ PhD Position University Tübingen, Germany

(Hertie Institute / Center for Integrative Neuroscience, University
of Tuebingen, Germany)

The Section for Computational Sensomotorics at the Center for
Integrative Neurosciences (CIN) and the Hertie Institute for Clinical
Brain Research (HIH) at the University of Tuebingen invites
applications for a Postdoc or a PhD student with a good mathematical
background for a maximum duration of 3 years.

The position is funded by a collaborative grant by the Human
Frontiers Science Foundation (HFSP) as part of a collaborative
project together with together with the California Institute of
Technology (CALTECH) and Ohio State University (OSU). The work
will focus on the development of neural theories for the processing
of social signals and their verification by
psychophysical experiments, and in collaboration
electrophysiological and fMRI experiments.

What we offer:

[visionlist] Postdoctoral positions at the Laboratory of Computational and Statistical Learning (IIT-MIT)

     * Apologies for cross posting
We have 2 vacancies for postdoc positions at the Laboratory for
Computational and Statistical Learning in the framework
of the collaboration between Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

[visionlist] VISPEP second call

International symposium on visual physiology, environment, and perception. (VISPEP)6-8 OCTOBER, 2016RIGA, LATVIA.Abstract submission: 1st June, 2016.Manuscript submission: 1st October, 2016. We welcome participants from any country involved in various fields of vision science.The main aim of this Symposium is to promote cooperation and communicationbetween researchers and research fields,as well as exchange of information on the state-of-the-art of researchand equipment in various topics of vision science:        * Visual physiology (accommodation, binocular eye movements, pupil physiology);        * Environment (lighting, visual fatigue, technology of visual stimuli);        * Visual perception (visual attention, colour perception, spatial vision);        * Clinical studies (clinical studies in optometry – clinical cases, diagnostics, and treatment).Please visit conference website for detailed information: http://www.vispep.lu.lv
Invited Speakers- Michael Bach, Medical Centre – University of Freiburg, GermanyVisual Phenomena & Optical IllusionsVisual acuity and contrast thresholds – Not trivial to measure- Stephanie Jainta Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo), Dortmund, GermanyBinocular coordination and binocular advantages in readingOn behalf of VISPEP Organizing commiteeAiga ŠvedeSergejs Fomins

[visionlist] BYO Cognitive Robotics PhD project

Bring Your Own idea for a PhD project in the research areas developed at the RBCS Department of the Italian Institute of Technology and send your application to the “Bring Your Own Project” fully funded PhD position (Select Theme No. 12 in your application form)!

The PhD project will be carried out at the Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences (RBCS) Department of the Italian Institute of Technology directed by Prof. Giulio Sandini.

The objective of the PhD program is to form scientists and research technologists capable of working in multidisciplinary teams on projects where human factors play a crucial role in technological development and design. Robotics and neuroscience researchers in RBCS share, as a fundamental scientific objective, the study of physical and social interaction in humans and machines and focus on studies of human sensorimotor, cognitive and social interaction abilities, their implementation in the humanoid robot iCub, and on the design and assessment of assistive technologies and robotic rehabilitation devices.

RBCS research facilities supports our student’s research activities including the realization of ad-hoc experimental set-ups and mechatronic devices.
RBCS experimental facilities include, besides the humanoid platform iCub, a fully equipped motion capture room with simultaneous electromyography recording and force-platforms, a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Lab, an Electrophysiology Lab for EEG recording, haptic devices for ergonomic measures of individual and dyadic interaction, robot rehabilitation devices for the upper limbs including the wrist;

How to apply to theme No. 12
Application deadline: 10 June 2016, Noon, Italian time
Please note that the positions are available through the PhD course of Bioengineering and Robotics, curriculum on Cognitive Robotics, Interaction and Rehabilitation Technologies, offered jointly by IIT and the University of Genoa.

The official calls are available here: http://ift.tt/1OvBfTw under the section “Research themes for the call for application to PhD Courses established in agreement with the Università degli Studi di Genova, XXXII cycle”. Please have a look at the “tips and tricks” section which contains detailed instructions on how to apply and a list of documents you have to present.

The link to the on-line application page is: http://ift.tt/1MrueHU
In case of problems or questions related to the application procedure, please contact: anastasia.bruzzone@iit.it

BYO is Theme No. 12 of those proposed in the same curriculum http://ift.tt/1OYiCaP [PDF]

Help the community with your ideas and Good Luck!
Giulio Sandini

[visionlist] Hyperspectral images across space and time


Two recently processed sets of hyperspectral images are available for

1. Thirty calibrated hyperspectral radiance images of natural scenes
with probe spheres embedded for local illumination estimation. They
are available at




2. Four time-lapse sequences of 7-9 calibrated hyperspectral radiance
images of natural scenes taken over the day. They are available at




All the hyperspectral images come with information documents that
give geographical reference points, dates and times of acquisition,
and viewing geometry. Links are also given to references containing
details of image acquisition and image processing, including
spectroradiometric calibration and wavelength registration.

Sérgio Nascimento, Kinjiro Amano, and David Foster