[visionlist] 2nd Call for Illusion Submissions: 14th Best Illusion of the Year Contest


[visionlist] Spaces added, register today for HCP Course 2018!

If you are considering joining us for the 2018 HCP Course: “Exploring the Human Connectome” June 25 – 29 at the University of Oxford, a few additional lodging rooms at Worcester College have opened up for just $675 for 6 nights, first come first served.  For more info and to register visit the HCP Course 2018 website. We will continue to take registrations for the course until our venue at the Blavatnik School of Government is full.

HCP Course 2018 is a 5-day intensive course of lectures and hands-on practicals and your best opportunity to
learn directly from HCP
investigators and gain
practical experience with
the Human Connectome Project’s data and approach to multimodal whole brain imaging, processing and analysis and to get up to speed on HCP tools including Connectome Workbench (v1.3.0 just released!) and sharing your own analyzed imaging datasets via the BALSA database.
If you have any
questions, please contact us at: hcpcourse@humanconnectome.

We look forward to seeing you in Oxford!

2018 HCP Course Staff

[visionlist] Generously funded PhD in vision and touch

*** Please highlight this PhD opportunity to any potential EU candidates in your lab ***

A generously funded PhD position is available to study visual and haptic perception of materials and shape.

What: The position is a 36 month, fully funded (£32 – £35k per year) PhD, on the perception of object properties (e.g. glossiness, stiffness, friction, weight) from vision and touch. The research will combine psychophysical studies
with computational modelling. 

The post is part of the EU-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action – Innovative Training Network: “DyViTo” (https://ift.tt/2zeGTfN). The network provides outstanding inter-disciplinary training
opportunities through hands-on research projects, international lab exchanges, industrial secondments and specialist workshops and conferences. 

Where: The successful applicant will join Professor Wendy Adams’ lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Southampton (https://www.southampton.ac.uk/psychology/about/staff/wendya.page). Facilities
include a virtual reality environment, visual-haptic presentation (Phantom force-feedback, oculus touch), stereoscopic presentation, eye tracking, computational modeling (super-computing), brain imaging (fMRI) and EEG.  

How: I welcome informal enquiries at w.adams@soton.ac.uk.  

Apply at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk, using job reference 973418JW-R.  

Who: Please note the eligibility restrictions – 

You should have an UG degree in Psychology or a related field, and a Masters degree in a related field.

You must not have lived in the UK for more than 12 months in the last 3 years (sorry – the scheme is designed to increase mobility within Europe).

You will have the right to work in the UK.  For example, you are from an
EU country.  (Sorry again – Tier 2 visas are, frustratingly, not currently available for this job classification.)

You should not have >4 years of research experience since your masters degree. 

When: The deadline for applications is 4th June 2018.  Start date: on or before Oct 1st 2018

[visionlist] Call for Participation: CEMRACS 2018 Summer School

Dear All,
please find below the call for participation to the Summer School  “Numerical and mathematical modelling for biological and medical applications: deterministic, probabilistic and statistical descriptions”, which I hope could be of interest for you and especially for your students.

For further information, the link to the project proposed by CNR-IMATI, as part of the CEMRAC2018 activities, is https://ift.tt/2H1MJRf

I would be grateful if you could kindly forward the call to any potentially interested participant.

For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards 


=========Numerical and mathematical modeling for biological and medical applications: deterministic, probabilistic and statistical descriptionsCIRM, Luminy – Marseille, Bouches du Rhône – 16 July – 24 August 201https://ift.tt/2IZqa5a CEMRACS is a scientific event of the SMAI (the french Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics). The concept was initiated in 1996 by Yvon Maday and Frédéric Coquel and takes place every year at CIRM in Luminy (Marseille, France) during 6 weeks from mid-july. The goal of this event is to bring together scientists from both the academic and industrial communities to work and discuss on focused topics.  During the first week, a classical school is proposed. It consists of several lectures given by leading scientists and related to the topics of the research projects. The remaining 5 weeks are dedicated to working on the research projects, possibly after a morning seminar. CEMRACS’18 will be the twenty-third of the series. The aim of this CEMRACS is to focus on the mathematical models applied to natural sciences. For several years, application of mathematics to biology or medicine has become a major field of interest. Important progresses have been made in multiscale and multiphysics modeling, for both theoretical and numerical aspects. These simulations can be viewed as an alternative to in vivo or in vitro experiments and may be referred to as in silico experiments. A major advantage of these in silico experiments is that they do not require invasive procedures and can be easily used to elaborate/test different scenarii. The contribution of mathematical and numerical models to research and development in the biomedical field can be at several levels. In a first step, this may provide valuable tools to understand/explain the underlying biomedical phenomena or the observations. In a second step, it can also help to make a prediction (for tumor growth, drug efficiency,…). Finally, it can be integrated as a part of the decision process as an optimization tool. CEMRACS’18 will consist of two joint events:

– a one week summer school (July 16 – July 21)

– an intensive 5-week long research session (July 23 – August 24)

The list of research programmes can be found here: https://ift.tt/2H1MKoh

[visionlist] Display Perceptual Image Processing Engineer – Apple Inc.

The Display Incubation team at Apple Inc has an immediate need for a Display Perceptual Image Processing Engineer at our headquarters in Cupertino, CA.  The Display Incubation team is an early-phase exploration team focusing on new display-related user experiences. These new user experiences will be enabled by novel display technologies and image processing algorithms.  If you are interested in the job description below, please reach out to Jeff Schnable directly at jschnable@apple.com.

Display Perceptual Image Processing Engineer

Job Summary:

The Display Incubation team is looking for an enthusiastic image processing engineer who can
help identify and cultivate new display technologies and experiences. This position is focusing
on the identification, communication, and prototyping of display and image processing
technologies for future Apple products. You will work with both suppliers and internal teams at
Apple to shape the display related technologies that go into Apple products.

The team features a diverse engineering roster including optical engineers, human perception
experts, product design engineers, and experimental physicists. We work at a fast pace and
require everyone to be highly self motivated.

A successful candidate will not only need to identify new tech and be able to problem solve
outside of their respective technical area, but also educate a broad audience of people at
Apple about their benefits and tradeoffs. Come and join us to make a dent in the universe!

Key Responsibilities:

– Develop advanced image processing algorithms to improve the user experience.- Generate and nurture novel concepts. Explore novel display applications and features
integrating display module, sensor and software.- Demonstrate feasibility through computer modeling and prototyping. Identify new
display technologies, investigate new user interaction.- Guide and provide teams feature and specification input.- Effectively communicate the advantages, disadvantage, and risks of the device.- Shepard the technologies into both external supplier and internal product roadmaps.

Key Qualifications:- Strong engineering background in image processing and image quality.- Knowledge of the human vision system.- Engineering background in displays, optics, human perception, or physics.- Prior experience prototyping new technologies. Capable of prototyping, conducting
design of experiments, and analytical data processing.- Knowledge of display stack-up and basic optical design.- Strong presentation and communication skills.- Strong analytical and critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

– Experience in consumer electronics.- Experience of designing and conducting human perceptual related experiments.
Experience in SDK programming for hardware interface or iOS app development.


– M.S. or Ph.D. in Imaging, Color, Vision, Computer, Optics Science, EE or equivalent with
3+ years of experience in related field. 

[visionlist] Callahan-Flintoft & Wyble VSS 2018 talk: RAGNAROC Model


At this past VSS conference my talk was interrupted by the most ill-timed of windows updates. Below is a link to a recorded version so you can see it in its entirety. 


The RAGNAROC model is not yet published but when it is the code will be available through the OSF.

Please let me know if you have any thoughts/comments/questions.



[visionlist] Final Reminder – Call for Scientific Program Paper and Poster Submissions for Academy 2018 San Antonio