[Infovis] Post-Doc / PhD Position at MPI Tuebingen

Heinrich H. Buelthoff Heinrich.Buelthoff at Tuebingen.MPG.de
Mon Jun 26 19:53:34 CEST 2006

The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics is seeking a

Postdoctoral Researcher or PhD student 

For Modeling and Measuring the Focus of Spatial Attention

see also <http://www.kyb.mpg.de/jobs/BWFIT_postdoc_int.pdf>

As part of a consortium of nine grants recently funded by
Baden-Württemberg (BW-FIT) on Interactive Visualization with Gigapixel
Displays, the Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics,
Department of Cognitive and Computational Psychophysics (Prof. Heinrich
H. Bülthoff), Tübingen, Germany has a research position available for a
	PostDoc / PhD student
Investigating the measurement, prediction and manipulation of

 The consortium brings together researchers from computer graphics,
visualization and psychophysics to investigate and optimize the use of
very large visual displays ("Gigapixel displays") for viewing and
interacting with vast quantities of data. Our project involves: (i)
building a gaze-contingent multi-resolution system that takes into
account the gaze and gestures of a freely-moving user, and (ii)
developing computational models of attention for predicting and
influencing the focus of attention. It is an excellent opportunity to
bring together applied and basic research while covering both
experimental and theoretical work.

 The successful applicant would join a thriving international research
group at the Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
(http://www.kyb.tuebingen.mpg.de), which uses a combination of
psychophysics, computational modeling and cutting-edge technology to
study the human brain. The group is well-known for its experience with
Bayesian models of perception and action, as well as computer graphics
and virtual reality. The institute also offers a unique range of
technical facilities (eye-, head and body tracking, HDR and stereo
displays, render cluster, motion platforms, 3D scanners and printer,
fMRI, etc.). The scientists are supported by dedicated technicians.

 Applicants for the Post-doc position should have a PhD in Psychology,
Cognitive science, Neuroscience, Computer science, Biology, Physics or
related areas. A strong background in visual psychophysics,
eye-movements and/or attention is a major advantage. Applicants for the
PhD position should have a master/diploma or equivalent degree in the
previously listed areas. Prior experience in data analysis and modeling
as well as computer programming would be an advantage.

 The position is available immediately and lasts 3 years. The salary
depends on the qualifications, based on the TVöD E13 or E14 payscale
(PostDoc: 35-46.000 €/y, PhD: 18-20.000 €/y), according to the German
Public Service regulations. Disabled applicants with equal
qualifications will be given preferential treatment. Applications will
be considered until the position is filled.

Candidates should send CV, reprints, and the names of two referees to
<bwfit at tuebingen.mpg.de> (electronic submission preferred; postal
addresses available upon request). Further information about the
position can be obtained from the same address.

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