Postdoc position in machine learning of attention
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position (i.e. a postdoc) in UCL, Attention and Cognitive Control laboratory, at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN) for a collaborative project with UCL Centre for Computational Statistics and Machine Learning (CSML, comprised of Computer Science, Statistical Science and the Gatsby Unit).
The project is funded by Toyota R&D advanced technology department and aims to develop interactive computer vision technology that leverages machine learning to track changes to attention and visual detection under different levels of perceptual load in natural dynamic scenes. The supervisory team includes Prof Nilli Lavie at the ICN and Dr Gabriel Brostow at the CSML. We seek a candidate with a track record of expertise in machine learning and computer vision.
This appointment is for 2 years, and available to start immediately.
The Salary is £33,353-£40,313 per annum (pending experience).
Key Requirements Applicants should hold or expect shortly to hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and have strong computational modeling skills. Candidates should also have previous experience in Computer Vision and Machine Learning. Publications in relevant leading peer reviewed conferences and/or journals are essential.
Please apply by CV and two named referees through the official UCL website :
Apply here (Job ref: 1450909)
Closing Date: February 4, 2015
Interview date: Interviews are scheduled to take place in February 2015.
Research assistance wanted. One day a week for approximately 10 weeks
We are testing a new way to help the development of numeracy in mainstream early learners and in children with special needs. It is funded by a grant for
Learning Rewired from Camden under the scheme, Camden Partnership for Educational Excellence.
The method involves embodying numbers in movement using a movement sensor – Kinect – and new games for estimating numbers. The games are installed at the Camden Learning Centre in Somers Town (http://www.camdenclc.org.uk)
for mainstream learners and Swiss Cottage School (http://www.swisscottagedrc.org) for learners with special needs.
We are looking for assistance with running and evaluating the games which have been written by Paul Choak at SCS, in collaboration with Brian Butterworth (ICN) and Diana Laurillard (London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education). This would
involve liaising with teachers at SCS and CLC, being present at the lessons, recording learners’ interactions with the games, analysing their responses, writing up your analyses and observations and suggesting ways in which the games can be improved or supplemented.
You should be a postgrad or postdoc with a degree in psychology, preferably with an interest in educational neuroscience or mathematical cognition, and some experience of working with children. Possession of DBS certificate would help,
but we can apply for one if you do not possess already.
We would pay £100 per day for about 10 weeks, starting in December and continuing into next school term. Please contact Brian Butterworth at the ICN (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a CV and a brief covering letter.