Wednesday, November 6, 2013

[Comp-neuro] Ph.D. positions in Perceptual Systems at UT AUstin

Dear Colleagues,

Please convey the following announcement to bright undergraduates looking for opportunities to earn a Ph.D. in perception, action, and neuroscience.

Best regards,
Ila Fiete


The program in Perception at The University of Texas at Austin is encouraging applications for interdisciplinary graduate study in vision sciences, with emphasis on naturalistic tasks and stimuli. Housed in the Department of Psychology, the Institute for Neuroscience, and the Center for Perceptual Systems, our program is a vibrant, growing, and highly-collaborative collection of research laboratories boasting world-class facilities for conducting research in visual perception, visually guided actions, and the underlying neural mechanisms. These facilities include fMRI, eye tracking, head and body tracking, face and facial expression tracking, virtual reality, the collection of 3D time-varying natural scene statistics, computationally-intensive modeling and computer graphics, psychophysics, 2 photon microscopy, optical imaging, and electrophysiology. Funding opportunities are available through an NIH training grant, Research Assistantships, Fellowships, and Teaching Assistantships.  Faculty actively engaging in interdisciplinary research in the program include:

Dana Ballard: computational neuroscience, machine learning, visuo-motor control

Larry Cormack: vision and natural scene statistics; psychophysics, motion and depth

Ila Fiete: computational neuroscience of network dynamics and coding

Bill Geisler: vision and natural scene statistics; computational modeling

Mary Hayhoe: eye movements, attention, virtual environments.

Alex Huk: sensory-motor decisions, neural mechanisms of motion and depth perception

Ian Nauhaus: circuitry underlying functional maps and coding in visual cortex

Jonathan Pillow:  computational neuroscience, neural coding, Bayesian modeling

Nicholas Priebe: neural coding in early visual cortex, intracellular recording

Eyal Seidemann: neural basis of visual perception, neural population coding

Max Snodderly: early visual system, eye movements, and natural environments

More information on our research can be found at, and we encourage you to contact investigators directly if you are interested in their research.

You can apply via the Ph.D. programs in Neuroscience


and Psychology


Interested students are strongly encouraged to apply to both programs.

--   ________________________________  Ila Fiete  Assistant Professor  Center for Learning and Memory  The University of Texas at Austin  Phone: 512.232.8439  

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