[visionlist] Four lectureships in Psychology at the University of Southampton.

Dear Colleagues,

I’m excited to announce that we are hiring at least FOUR lecturers (assistant professors) in Psychology at the University of Southampton, UK. Applications from those with an interest in vision / multi-sensory processing are very welcome!


Best wishes,

Wendy Adams

Four lectureships in Psychology.

Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £32,548 to £47,722
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date: Thursday 16 November 2017
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 925517JW

The Department of Psychology is seeking to appoint highly motivated and enthusiastic Lecturers to join our team of academic staff.

You will hold a PhD, DClin or DEd in Psychology, or related discipline, be able to evidence excellence in teaching and research, and share our ambition to deliver the highest quality education, training and research in a leading department.

Recently restructured around 4 Centres of Excellence, Psychology at Southampton delivers impactful research and UG/PG education in experimental and applied psychology. We welcome applications from individuals who wish to innovate teaching and produce the highest quality research in areas that complement our expertise in social and personality psychology, perception and cognitive psychology, clinical and developmental psychology, or health and wellbeing. Our research facilities are recognised as internationally world leading/excellent (REF2014) and include laboratories for social interaction and behavioural observation, therapeutic intervention, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), psychophysiology, eye-tracking, psychopharmacology, and computational modelling.

We are one of the largest providers of postgraduate research training in the UK, offering a range of MSc programmes (Research Methods, Health and Clinical), research doctorates, and Doctoral Programmes in Clinical Psychology (DClin) and Educational Psychology (DEdPsyc). We enjoy long-standing collaborations with University research groups in Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Psychiatry, Medicine, Biological Sciences, Engineering, and Computer Science, and our strategic partnerships with NHS Trusts, schools, Government and industry deliver world leading impact (REF2014) and attract significant funding from all major research funders.

You will join highly motivated and collegiate staff who are keen to share expertise, provide mentorship and support professional development. You will be responsible to the Head of Psychology.

Further details about Psychology at Southampton can be obtained from our webpages at http://ift.tt/2x67iHX.

For further details you are invited to contact the Head of Department, Professor Matt Garner, m.j.garner@southampton.ac.uk 02380 595926.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at http://www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 925517JW on all correspondence.

The University of Southampton holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. We recognise that applicants may seek flexible working patterns. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees’ well-being and work-life balance, please see ourworking with uswebsite pages.


[visionlist] ICIAR 2018: Call for Papers


[visionlist] UCL Institute of Ophthalmology Imaging Seminar Series – Lombardo – 6 November

[visionlist] Call for Paper – Special Issue on Deep Understanding of Biological Behavioural and Affective Intelligence

Dear Colleagues,

We would warmly invite you and your PhD/PostDoc researchers to contribute a chapter for the forthcoming MTI Special Issue “Deep Understanding of Biological Behavioral and Affective Intelligence”. MTI is an open access, peer-reviewed journal on Multimodal Technology and Interaction. There is no publication fee (Article Processing Charge) in this Special Issue. All submissions will be subject to peer review.

Deep understanding of behavioural and affective intelligence has been a long-term task to enable machine intelligence and emulate biological intelligence. Indeed, the emulation of bio-intelligence has been stated in the initial Turing’s idea on the invention of AI. However, after nearly 100 years, there is yet a visible gap between machine intelligence and biological intelligence.

Recently, vast efforts have been made toward automated understanding of biological behavioural and affective intelligence. In one side, the modelling of human and animal’s body or facial behaviour has been carried out to understand how biological brains respond to stimuli and environment in their behavioural patterns, and on the other side, behavioural footages from sensory inputs have been better interpreted automatically by machine intelligence. The first aspect comes from the recent progress on psychological or neurologic research, and the second aspect comes from the rapid development of computer vision on behavioural understanding. Finally it is expected that the research from both ends will meet together to help each other and achieve the final goal of fully understanding of the biological intelligence.

In this special issue, we aim to focus on the above both aspects, and encourage paper submissions on the following topics (but not limited to):
– Psychological modelling and analysis of behavioural intelligence
– Neurological investigation of biological behavioural intelligence
– Modelling of affective intelligence, memory and response
– Visual analysis of human activities
– Multi-modal human activity classification
– Deep modelling of behaviour and activities
– Analysis of animal and insects’ behavioural patterns
– Affective analysis from facial actions
– Affective man-machine interaction
– Deep learning in behavioural and affective analysis
– Ensemble methods in behavioural and affective analysis
– Exploiting behavioural intelligence for robots We encourage authors to submit original research articles, case studies, research, reviews, theoretical and critical perspective and viewpoint articles. Of particular interest are articles that explore new cross-disciplinary topics and techniques.

Important Dates:
Submission of one-page abstracts: as soon as possible to editors directly
Submission of full-length manuscripts: Jan 31st, 2018, or as early as possible
Notification of editorial decisions: March 15th, 2018
Submission of revised versions: April 30th, 2018

Further Information:

For more information about the Special Issue, please see:
For information on manuscript submissions, please see the instructions for authors:
Please feel free to contact us via email (any editors below) if you have any further enquiries.

Please help circulate the call to your colleague/friends who are interested in submitting their manuscripts.

Many thanks!


Editorial Boards:

Dr. Richard Jiang
Computer and Information Sciences,
Northumbria University, UK
Website: http://ift.tt/2yRJNXB
Email: richard.jiang@northumbria.ac.uk

Dr. Li Zhang
Computer and Information Sciences,
Northumbria University, UK
Email: Li.Zhang@northumbria.ac.uk

Prof. Rebecca Strachan
Computer and Information Sciences,
Northumbria University, UK
Email: rebecca.strachan@northumbria.ac.uk

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[visionlist] Graduate Student opportunity: Joint Position at US Army Research Labs and George Washington Univ.

Graduate Student Opportunity:Joint position between the US Army Research Labs and The George Washington UniversityProject:Visual search—looking for target(s) among distractors—is a fundamental cognitive process that involves a number of abilities (perception, attention, memory, decision making) and is critical for many professions (radiology, security screening, military roles, etc.). Understanding how naturalistic search behavior is guided by the relative influence of task specific demands and features of the environment is critical to interpreting visual perception in real-world settings. This research opportunity will address critical gaps in our understanding concerning the interactive role of visual salience (bottom-up), task goals (top-down), arousal (internal state), and search parameters (e.g., number of potential targets present) on target detection during overt visual search. To address this breadth of issues, this project will leverage collaborations between the Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED) at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), located at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds (Aberdeen MD) and the Department of Psychology at The George Washington University (GWU), located in Washington D.C.Graduate Student Position:The project is seeking an incoming graduate student who will be involved in all aspects of the scientific process, including experimental design, data acquisition and analysis, and presentation and publication of results. This project will leverage behavioral, big data, eye tracking, and electophysiological methods to systematically investigate visual perception using both constrained and real-world tasks, leading to an enhanced understanding of visual search in everyday environments. Logistics:The successful applicant will receive full tuition and stipend for enrollment GWU in the Department of Psychology. Research will be conducted in collaboration with mentors at both HRED at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds and at the GWU Department of Psychology. The student will spend time at both locations, with their summer primarily at HRED. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will earn their Ph.D. from GWU and will have extensive hands-on experiences with the many resources available at HRED. This position is limited to US citizens. Stipend = $45K. Interested candidates should contact both Dr. Anthony Ries (anthony.j.ries2.civ@mail.mil) and Dr. Stephen Mitroff (mitroff@gwu.edu).  

[visionlist] Extended abstract submission to APPIS (Las Palmas 8-13 Jan 2018) opens until October 28th

Dear Colleague,the submission of extended abstract papers (up to 4 pages) to the Internation conference on Applications of Intelligent Systems, held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on 8-12 January 2018, will be open until October 28th. We hope you consider to submit your work!Find more information on the APPIS website.
with warm regards, the conference chairsNicolai Petkov (Univ. of Groningen)Nicola Strisciuglio (Univ. of Groningen)Carlos Travieso-Gonzalez (Univ. of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

[visionlist] Xmas AVA meeting Dec 18

Dear Colleagues,

The AVA Christmas meeting is now open for registration and submissions.

This is a one-day meeting to be held in the Garrod Building & Old Library at Queen Mary University of London on Monday 18th of December. This
year’s keynote talks will be by:


Wendy Adams (University of Southampton) ‘Multi-sensory perception in the natural world’

Ben Tatler (University of Aberdeen). ’Everyday vision’

Stefan Treue (Goettingen University). ‘Attention to visual motion: physiology, psychophysics and some modelling’


Abstract submission (max length: 250 words) is open at:


Registration is open at:


Please submit abstracts before Friday November 17, 6pm.

We will try to accommodate preferences for a talk or poster but the number of submissions that this meeting now attracts means that this is not always possible.

We look forward to seeing you on December 18th!


Isabelle Mareschal, 
Deputy Head of Department,
Senior Lecturer in Experimental Psychology,
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, 
Queen Mary University of Londoni.mareschal@qmul.ac.uk
02078826505 / 6531(lab)

Isabelle Mareschal, 
Deputy Head of Department,
Senior Lecturer in Experimental Psychology,
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, 
Queen Mary University of Londoni.mareschal@qmul.ac.uk
02078826505 / 6531(lab)