[visionlist] Director of Brain Health Kent State University



I would like to bring to your attention an exciting position at Kent State University.  We are establishing a Brain Health Research Institute and are looking for a well-established researcher in this area as Director
to foster collaborations among our growing and thriving multi-departmental/college program.


Kent State University is seeking applicants for a full-time position as Director of our Brain Health Research initiative. We are seeking a visionary Brain Health researcher, who will report directly to the VP
for Research and Sponsored Programs, and foster collaborations among our growing and thriving multi-department/college Brain Health program. The Director will be provided with a competitive salary and generous start-up package as well as financial and administrative
support for Brain Health initiatives.

Kent State has a distinctive blend of research and creative excellence and seeks an energetic and enthusiastic director to augment our national distinction in Brain Health research. With more than 40 faculty
across multi-disciplines studying Brain Health, Kent State offers existing researchers, graduate programs, and infrastructure to facilitate the emergence of this initiative. Current areas of strength include neuroendocrinology, neurodegeneration, cognition,
stress and mindfulness. Moreover, the Director will have the opportunity to recruit additional faculty to support the Initiative and his/her strategic vision.

The successful candidate will possess an exemplary record of research in areas relevant to brain health with a desire to engage broadly with others in the field and to build relationships within and beyond Kent
State. The Director will maintain an established extramurally funded research program, while leading, fostering and engaging in collaborative research and building productive relationships with internal and external partners. The Director will also hold the
faculty rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure in the appropriate department.

To apply, send cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 2-page personal research statement, and names and contact information of 3 references to: brain@kent.edu. Questions regarding the position can be directed to
the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. James Blank, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


Dr. Ernest Freeman


School of Biomedical Sciences

Associate Professor

Dept. of Biological Sciences

Kent State University

Office: 330-672-2363



[visionlist] 3DUI 2017 Call for Posters


We invite poster submissions to the 12th IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (http://www.3dui.org), March 18-19, 2017, Los Angeles, California.

Posters provide an informal but interactive forum for authors to present their work during a poster session and in a short “fast-forward” presentation session to all attendees. Posters describe work-in-progress, novel ideas, novel systems, or the latest applications. Interactive demos alongside posters are welcome. Poster authors retain permission for future publication in other venues.

Poster submissions should be within the scope of 3D user interfaces. Topics include (but are not limited to):

3D input devices

3D display and sensory feedback (all five senses)

3D interaction techniques

3D user interface metaphors

Mobile 3DUIs

Hybrid 3DUIs

Non-fatiguing 3DUIs

Desktop 3DUIs

3DUIs for VR and AR

Evaluation methods for 3DUIs

Human perception of 3D interaction

Collaborative 3D interaction

Software technologies to support 3DUIs

Empirical studies of 3DUIs

Sensor technologies for 3DUIs

Applications of 3DUIs: Games, entertainment, CAD, education, etc.

Poster submissions must be in English. Note that at least one author of each accepted poster will be required to attend the conference. If no author is registered by the early bird registration deadline, the accepted poster may be withdrawn from the proceedings and digital libraries. Poster boards will be provided at the conference (expected 33.1 x 46.8 in; or 841 x 1189 mm, any orientation).

Poster Submission Dates:

Poster Abstract Due – December 20, 2016 (midnight PST)

Author Notification – January 8, 2017

Final Camera-Ready Abstract – January 15, 2017 (midnight PST)

Authors must submit a two-page abstract in the 3DUI format (http://ift.tt/2fMyh1T). Supplemental material like videos may also be submitted. These will be taken into account during the review process and may be included in the final publication. Accepted abstracts will appear in the proceedings. Posters must be submitted via http://precisionconference.

NEW Late-Breaking Poster Category:

Attention! 3DUI is introducing a second posters category: Late-breaking posters may be submitted one month before the conference, but they will *not* appear in proceedings, nor in digital libraries.

Late-Breaking Poster Draft Due – February 18, 2017 (midnight PST)

Late-Breaking Author Notification – February 25, 2017

Authors must submit a draft of the actual poster, in PDF format, for expedited review to determine relevance and suitability for 3DUI. No abstract is required; late-breaking posters will *not* appear in proceedings, nor in digital libraries. Late-breaking posters provide authors a way to present their latest work in the regular poster session, but without abstract publication. Late-breaking poster drafts must be submitted via http://precisionconference.

IEEE 3DUI 2017 Poster Chairs

Christoph W. Borst, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USAGerd Bruder, University of Central Florida, USADaisuke Iwai, Osaka University, Japan
Contact: posters.chairs[at]3dui.org

[visionlist] VSS 2017 | Graphics Competition for the VSS Annual Meeting Reminder

[visionlist] Multiple funded Ph.D. positions available, University of Delaware

The Cognitive Psychology program in the Department of
Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware
is actively recruiting new Ph.D. students to start in September, 2017.  In
addition to the normal funding, up to 6 competitive graduate positions are
available for full funding through a new, 6-million-dollar, multi-site grant
from the National Science Foundation led by faculty in
our program. The purpose of the grant is to study the interplay between
perception and experience as the brain acquires new knowledge, and to foster
interactions between researchers and students that study the mind and brain
using a variety of methods and populations. The grant will also support an
Annual Summer Undergraduate Workshop that will introduce students to
cutting-edge techniques and theory in cognitive science and neuroscience,
beginning in the Summer of 2017.


The new Center for Biomedical & Brain Imaging at
the University of Delaware houses a Siemens Prisma 3T MRI scanner, a mock
scanner, TMS laboratory, and future expansion for a small bore animal MRI
scanner and multi-modal microscopy.  We encourage our students to utilize
these resources in a collaborative manner, and to further develop connections
with other areas within the department (Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical, and
Social), other departments within the University of Delaware (e.g. Linguistics
and Cognitive Science, Physical Therapy, Mechanical Engineering) and
neighboring universities and medical institutions such as Christiana Hospital.
The University of Delaware is located in Newark, Delaware, between Philadelphia
and Baltimore, with easy access to major East Coast cities.


Our department has a vibrant, collaborative group of
cognitive psychologists and cognitive neuroscientists who investigate the mind
and brain across multiple domains and methodologies. The Cognitive Psychology
faculty include:


James E. Hoffman – hoffman@psych.udel.edu, visual attention, consciousness, and
cognitive control


Helene Intraub​ – intraub@psych.udel.edu, visual scene perception, imagination
and memory, haptic and bimodal representation


Jared Medina – jmedina@psych.udel.edu, body representations,
cognitive neuropsychology, TMS


Anna Papafragou – papafragou@psych.udel.edu, language learning and
processing, language and cognition


Paul C. Quinn – pquinn@psych.udel.edu, cognition, perception, and development


Keith Schneider​ – keithas@udel.edu, architecture of the
sensory systems; attention, perception and awareness


•           Tim Vickery​ -tvickery@psych.udel.edu, learning,
visual attention, memory and perception, reward.


Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree by Fall 2017, and
should have a strong interest in cognition, attention, language, perception
and/or neuroscience.  Research experience is strongly desirable. Students
in good standing typically receive financial support for five years, in the
form of an RA, TA or fellowship.


​​For further information, contact one of the faculty above
and/or see the admissions FAQ.  For admission criteria visit here.  Application deadline is December
15, 2016.

[visionlist] Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computer Vision, Toronto, Canada

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computer Vision

York University Centre for Vision Research

Toronto, Canada

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of James Elder at the York University Centre for Vision Research in Toronto, Canada.   The candidate should have a research background in computational vision or image processing.  

The position will involve collaborative research on both applied and theoretical projects.  Topics of current interest are:

– Contour processing

– Perceptual organization / Segmentation

– Shape representation

– Natural scene statistics

– Attentive vision systems

– Camera calibration / rectification

– Single-view 3D reconstruction

– Face detection 

– Person re-identification

– Crowd analytics

– Traffic analytics

The salary for this position is competitive and the starting date is flexible.  The position is for one year, with the expectation of renewal.  The application deadline is Jan 15, 2017.  International applications are encouraged.

The York Centre for Vision Research is an interdisciplinary centre spanning the laboratories of 30 faculty members in the Departments of Psychology, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Biology and Kinesiology.  Members pursue fundamental and applied research in human and computer vision, vestibular and auditory perception, eye-movements, virtual reality and robotics.  

More information about the Elder Laboratory is available at:  elderlab.yorku.ca

More information about the Centre is available at cvr.yorku.ca

Applicants should email a c.v. and the names of 3 referees to jelder@yorku.ca.

[visionlist] VSS 2017 Grand Finale: Al-apalooza – first call for participation

Fellow vision scientists,

For some time, our long-time NASA colleague Al Ahumada has been
making vague noises about retirement, but now we are starting to
think that he might really do it.  And so we are planning an
event to celebrate his long and illustrious career for the
afternoon and evening of May 24th, 2017, in St. Pete Beach,
Florida, immediately following the annual meeting of the Vision
Sciences Society.  The precise details are still being worked
out, but we are envisioning an afternoon talk session and an
evening group dinner, see below for a tentative schedule.  We
have created a web site for the event:  http://ift.tt/2gyaZOy,
there’s not much there now but we will be updating it with
details as they become definite.

If you would like to give a talk, please contact the
organizers.  Talks can range from serious scientific
presentations to brief anecdotes relating to Al and his work.
The talk session will be open to all, with no registration fee. 
Payment will be required for the evening dinner, we are still
working on the logistics.
If you think you may attend, please fill out the following short
questionnaire at the end of this message, and return by email to
It will be a big help to have a rough participant count.

Your colleagues and party planners,

Jeff Mulligan and Beau Watson

[visionlist] Call For Exhibition & Sponsorship: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2017 (ICRA 2017, May 29 – June 3, 2017, Singapore)

[visionlist] CFP Dec 4 – The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) conference in Helsinki – Do not miss it!

The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI)

invites proposals for presentations at its annual conference to be held

at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, June 11th – 14th, 2017

We are looking forward to gathering a group of enthusiastic scholars, students and professional filmmakers to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue between moving image theorists, historians, critics, and philosophers, and scientifically-oriented researchers working on moving-image media.

SCSMI is an interdisciplinary organization made up of scholars interested in cognitive, philosophical, aesthetic, historical, psychological, neuroscientific, and evolutionary approaches to the analysis of film and other moving-image media.

See detailed instructions at the submission web page for SCSMI2017 

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS) is one of the most prestigious international universities of art, design and architecture in the world. Key areas of research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, well-being architecture and emerging technologies, and urban planning and design. The school’s history dates back to 1871.

The SCSMI2017 conference is organized by the department of Media and the department of Film, Television, and Scenography at Aalto ARTS, in association with the department of Film and Television Studies, University of Helsinki.

In addition to the three and half days filled with programmed presentations and discussions, it also includes professionally interesting site visits.

NEW! See conference website for more information SCSMI2017.aalto.fi

The City of Helsinki is easy to reach by air from anywhere in the world. There is a range of accommodation options, from from AirBnB to first class hotels.  In June a plethora of events and sights will also attract the visitor’s attention in the lively capital city of Finland. There are also interesting possibilities to extend your trip to nearby cities, for example, visa-free visits to Tallinn, Estonia (1 ½ hours by ferry), or to St. Petersburg, Russia (4 hours by train). The participants are advised to book their travel and accommodation as early as possible for best options.

We also offer you a great opportunity to attend the uniquely famous (sic!) Midnight Sun Film Festival founded 30 years ago by the Finnish filmmakers Mika and Aki Kaurismäki and their fellow filmmakers. This optional section of the SCSMI2017 takes place 15–18 June 2017.

The Midnight Sun Film Festival provides the possibility of viewing films round the clock (!) in a small exotic town, crowded with enthusiastic festival guests, cinephiles, and celebrated international filmmakers. Explore the webpages and you will understand why the festival is so fascinating http://ift.tt/1tVFiB3

Looking forward to seeing you at the Helsinki SCSMI2017 conference and afterwards at the Midnight Sun Film Festival in Lapland!

Your SCSMI2017 hosts,

Pia Tikka and Henry Bacon

Submissions http://ift.tt/2gGAWuy


Pia TikkaFilmmaker, PhD

Research Fellow (Aalto University)

Adjunct Professor (University of Lapland)

Leader of NeuroCine & Enactive Cinema teamsDirector of Crucible Studio@Media Lab

Department of Media, School of ARTSAalto University FinlandMobile +358 50 4461184Skype: piatikkae-mail: pia.tikka@aalto.ficrucible.mlog.taik.fiwww.neurocine.net

http://www.enactivecinema.net°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°Pia Tikka (2008) Enactive Cinema: Simulatorium EisensteinenseFor free text download (students & researchers) 

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[visionlist] VSS 2017 | Now accepting ARVO/VSS Research Fellowship Applications