[visionlist] COSYNE 2017: Abstract submission closes soon


Computational and Systems Neuroscience 2017 (Cosyne)

23 – 26 February 2017
Salt Lake City, Utah

27 – 28 February 2017
Snowbird, Utah




Abstract submission deadline is 10 November 2016 (11.59pm PST)


The annual Cosyne meeting provides an inclusive forum for the exchange
of empirical and theoretical approaches to problems in systems
neuroscience, in order to understand how neural systems function.

The MAIN MEETING is single-track. A set of invited talks are selected by
the Executive Committee, and additional talks and posters are selected
by the Program Committee, based on submitted abstracts. The WORKSHOPS
feature in-depth discussion of current topics of interest, in a small
group setting. For details on workshop proposals please visit Cosyne.org
-> Workshops.

Cosyne topics include but are not limited to: neural coding, natural
scene statistics, dendritic computation, neural basis of persistent
activity, nonlinear receptive field mapping, representations of time and
sequence, reward systems, decision-making, synaptic plasticity, map
formation and plasticity, population coding, attention, and computation
with spiking networks.

We would like to foster increased participation from experimental groups
as well as computational ones. Please circulate widely and encourage
your students and postdocs to apply.

When preparing an abstract, authors should be aware that not all
abstracts can be accepted for the meeting, due to space constraints.
Abstracts will be selected based on the clarity with which they convey
the substance, significance, and originality of the work to be presented.

For more information and details on submitting abstracts please visit
http://www.cosyne.org, section Abstracts.

Yoshua Bengio (Montreal)
Brent Doiron (Pittsburgh)
Catherine Du Lac (Harvard)
Greg Gage (Backyard Brains)
Surya Ganguli (Stanford)
Maria Geffen (Penn)
Ann Graybiel (MIT)
Gero Miesenbock (Oxford)
Liz Phelps (NYU)
Jonathan Pillow (Princeton)
Vanessa Ruta (Rockefeller)
Daphna Shahomy (Columbia)
Kay Tye (MIT)
Nao Uchida (Harvard)

General Chairs: Megan Carey (Champalimaud) and Emilio Salinas (Wake
Program Chairs: Ilana Witten (Princeton) and Eric Shea-Brown (U
Workshop Chairs: Laura Busse (LMU, Munich) and Alfonso Renart
Undergraduate Travel Chairs: Jill O’Reilly (Oxford) and Robert
Wilson (U Arizona)
Publicity Chair: Il Memming Park (Stony Brook)

Anne Churchland (CSHL)
Zachary Mainen (Champalimaud)
Alexandre Pouget (U Geneva)
Anthony Zador (CSHL)

cosyne.meeting [at] gmail.com


Please consider adding yourself to Cosyne mailing lists (groups) to
receive email updates with various Cosyne-related information and join
in helpful discussions. See Cosyne.org -> Mailing lists for details.

[visionlist] Call for Applications: ISSA Summer School 2017

Call for Applications: ISSA Summer School 2017        http://ift.tt/2f0xwlM 22nd – June 2nd, 2017Venue: Center for Information and Neural Networks (CiNet), Osaka, Japan        http://ift.tt/2e5TXIu Initiative for a Synthesis in Studies of Awareness, ISSA for short, is a group of scientists advocating an integrative approach to the study of consciousness and intelligence. ISSA will organize a two-week Summer School, with lectures covering a variety of topics in experimental and computational neuroscience, cognitive science, philosophy, complex systems, robotics and artificial intelligence. Following the lectures in the morning, students will engage in group disucussions and hand-on exercises in psychophysics, MRI, MEG, and robotics in the afternoon.First week: Fundamental lecturers and group discussions        • Christof Koch (Allen Institute for Brain Science)        • Ryota Kanai (ARAYA Brain Imaging, YHouse)        • Larissa Albantakis (U Wisconsin-Madison)        • Dan Zahavi (U Copenhagen)        • Jun Tani (KAIST)Second week: Special topics and hands-on exercises        • Kaoru Amano (CiNet)        • Minoru Asada (Osaka U)        • Kenji Doya (OIST)        • Piet Hut (Institute for Advanced Study, ELSI, YHouse)        • Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka U, ATR)        • Shinji Nishimoto (CiNet)        • Mariko Osaka (CiNet)        • Nao Tsuchiya (Monash U)        • Noriko Yamagishi (CiNet)Application:We invite graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to participate in the summer school. Organizers will provide lodging for all accepted students and travel support for selected students. The applications will be open till December 25, 2016 from the web site (http://ift.tt/2e0ym44). The result of selection, based on the research interest, educational background, and the balance of gender and geographic origins, will be notified by February 2017.Co-Sponsors        • Center for Information and Neural Networks (CiNet)        • CREST Artificial Consciousness Project (leader: Ryota Kanai)        • CREST Social Neuroscience Project (leader: Masahiko Haruno)        • Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology        • KAKENHI Mental Time Project (leader: Shigeru Kitazawa)        • KAKENHI Artificial Intelligence and Brain Science Project (leader: Kenji Doya)        • Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)        • YHouse (leaders: Piet Hut and Ryota Kanai)Web site:        http://ift.tt/2e5QHwC       Neural Computation Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology        ncus (at) oist.jp

[visionlist] Reminder: 2017 | Call for Symposium Proposals

[visionlist] Postdoc opening computational modeling

Applications are invited from highly motivated researchers for a postdoctoral position immediately available in the Computational & Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, led by Angela Yu, at University of California, San Diego.

Candidates must have a strong background in mathematics and/or machine learning, and be committed to applying rigorous mathematical tools to modeling cognitive and neural processes. Experience or interest in carrying out human behavioral experiments (either in person or on Amazon M-Turk) and/or collaborating with other human/animal neuroscience laboratories is also desirable.

Current research in the lab ranges across cognitive control, decision-making, visual search, active learning, social cognition, and machine learning. Accepted candidate would have great latitude in determining own research projects.

Dr. Yu’s lab is situated within the Cognitive Science department of UCSD, and affiliated with the Computer Science Department, Electrical Engineering Department, Neurosciences Graduate Program, and the Institute of Neural Computation. There are ample opportunities for collaborations with related groups across the UCSD main campus, the medical school, and the Salk Institute.

Interested candidates should send a research statement, along with a CV including publications, to Dr. Angela Yu (ajyu@ucsd.edu). Candidates are invited to explain in detail how their own research interests dovetail that of Dr. Yu’s lab. Two or more letters of references should be sent directly to Dr. Yu.

Dr. Yu will be interviewing candidates at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting in San Diego, November 12-16, 2016.

[visionlist] CFP: Special Issue on Vision and Computational Photography and Graphics @ CVIU 2016

Apologies for multiple copies


hosted by Elsevier’s Journal of Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU)


http://ift.tt/2fdWZwM: radu.timofte@vision.ee.ethz.ch

SCOPE______Computational photography is a new and rapidly developing research
field. It aims at removing the limitations of the traditional camera by
recording much more information and processing this information
afterward. Computational photography is believed to lie at the
convergence of computer graphics, computer vision and photography, and
many of the techniques adopted in computational photography indeed first
appeared in the computer vision literature. Many of the latest exciting
developments in computational photography are closely related to
computer vision. For instance, computational cameras that use object
detection and visual tracking to better focus and expose the image.
This special issue covers a wide range of topics on computational
photography, with a common denominator devoted to the application of
computer vision techniques for computational photography tasks. The
scope of this special issue is interdisciplinary and seeks collaborative
contributions from academia and industrial experts in the areas of
image sensors, photonics, information theory, signal processing,
computer vision, and machine learning/data mining.
______TOPICS______Manuscripts are solicited to address a wide range of topics on
computer vision techniques and applications focusing on computational
photography tasks, including but not limited to the following:
● Advanced image processing
● Computational cameras
● Computational illumination
● Computational optics
● High-performance imaging
● Multiple images and camera arrays
● Sensor and illumination hardware
● Scientific imaging and videography
● Organizing and exploiting photo/video collections
● Vision for graphics
● Graphics for vision
____________SUBMISSIONS____________Papers should be submitted electronically using the Elsevier CVIU
submission system (http://ift.tt/Q9W0fN) and following the
Instructions for Authors (http://ift.tt/1s5UAhJ).
Please select “SI:Vision,Photo,Graphics” as the Article Type to ensure
your manuscript be correctly assigned.
_______EDITORS_______● Radu Timofte, ETH Zurich, radu.timofte@vision.ee.ethz.ch
● Luc Van Gool, KU Leuven and ETH Zurich, vangool@vision.ee.ethz.ch● Ming-Hsuan Yang, University of California at Merced, mhyang@ucmerced.edu● Shai Avidan, Tel-Aviv University, avidan@eng.tau.ac.il ● Yasuyuki Matsushita, Osaka University, yasumat@ist.osaka-u.ac.jp ● Qingxiong Yang, City University of Hong Kong, qiyang@cityu.edu.hk

[visionlist] Postdoc/PhD positions – Cognitive Neuroscience @ the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Post Doc and PhD positions at the Brain Attention and Time Lab, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


Full-time post doc and PhD positions are available in the Brain Attention and Time Lab of Dr. Ayelet N. Landau at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Initial appointment will be for one year with the option to renew annually up to 4 years. Preferred starting date: January 2017


The lab’s core research areas include the guidance of attention and temporal processing and their underlying neural mechanisms. As cognitive neuroscientists we try to construe models of cognition and examine them using both in perception and in physiology. The positions are part of two externally funded projects focused on:


(1)    Fluctuations in attention and rhythmic attentional sampling.

(2)    Neural mechanisms of interval timing.


Both research programs examine the role of brain rhythms in cognition. In the lab, we measure perception in different modalities (tactile, visual and auditory) together with non-invasive physiology (MEG/EEG) and eye-tracking. You can read about the research and the lab here.


We are seeking a highly qualified post doc with a doctorate in a relevant field (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science) and shared interests in the core research areas described above. The researcher, ideally, should have extensive experience with EEG/MEG methodology and neural oscillations measurement. Experience with other techniques – such as fMRI, computational modeling, etc. – is also welcome but not required. 


In addition, we are looking for strong candidates for a funded PhD studentship. The Hebrew University offers several training opportunities in different departments. The successful candidate will be competitive for one of the flagship programs (psychology, cognitive science or neuroscience) and will have demonstrated experience in research from their post-bac or BA education (as research assistants or honors students). Knowledge of programming is an advantage.


For both positions, a passion and a commitment to science, strong social skills, trouble shooting skills and fast learning abilities are a requirement.


Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and the names and contact details of two academic references to ayelet.landau@huji.ac.il 


I look forward to hearing from you!


Ayelet N. Landau, PhD
Senior Lecturer

Department of Psychology & Department of Cognitive Sciences

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jerusalem 91905


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