The Department of Physics at the University of York is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral fellow (as soon as possible from August 2022) in computational vision science under the UKRI ‘Building Collaboration in the Physics of Life’ scheme. The project, A fresh look at visual sampling: (PhysFEM) How are fixational eye-movements optimised? Is in collaboration with Oxford University Department of Experimental Psychology and US partner at the University of Pennsylvania).
PDRA PhysFEM/2 – Building a computational model of fixational eye movements and their consequences for vision: You will develop computational models of fixational eye movements (FEMs), encapsulated in high-quality coding, within the opensource ISETBio framework, which encapsulates the many precise computations that have been identified as critical steps in vision (http://isetbio.org). Your development of ISETBio will provide a computational tool to understand the consequences of FEMs and their interaction with later processing stages. You will work closely with Prof. Tom McLeish and a theoretical-physics research fellow, with the University of Oxford team of Prof. Hannah Smithson, and with collaborator Prof. David Brainard (University of Pennsylvania). After refinement and validation, your additions to ISETBio (administered from U. Penn.) will be in the public domain, helping to promote new insights and theoretical ideas about biological vision.
The role offers advanced interdisciplinary training: locally, across the UK Physics of Life Network, and internationally. You will have the opportunity to develop research management expertise and to supervise student sub-projects.
For informal enquiries: For an informal discussion regarding this post/ project, please contact Prof Tom McLeish (York, Physics) on email@example.com, or Prof. Hannah Smithson (Oxford, Neuroscience) on firstname.lastname@example.org . For queries on the application or to learn about working in the Department of Physics at York contact email@example.com.
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