Tuesday, November 19, 2013

[Comp-neuro] Post-doctoral position at UCSD

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position immediately available in the Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, led by Angela Yu, at University of California, San Diego. Initial appointment is for one year, with flexible start date and opportunity for renewal.

The project is to develop a decision-theoretical framework for the inter-related problems of perceptual decision-making, active sensing, active learning, and social decision-making. Candidates must have a strong mathematical and modeling background in Bayesian statistics, reinforcement learning, machine learning, and decision theory. Experience with measure-theoretic probability theory, stochastic processes, stochastic control theory (stopping problems, bandit problems, sequential decision problems), and/or dynamical systems analysis is also desirable.

Applicants should be committed to applying rigorous mathematical tools to modeling cognitive and neural processes. Expereince/interest in carrying out human behavioral experiments and/or collaborating with other human/animal neuroscience laboratories is desirable but not required.

Dr. Yu's lab is situated within the Natural Computation Lab in the Cognitive Science department of UCSD. It is affiliated with the Computer Science Department, the Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center, the UCSD Neurosciences Graduate Program, and the Institute of Neural Computation. It provides ample opportunities for collaboration with related labs across the UCSD main campus, the medical school, and the Salk Institute.

Interested candidates should send a research statement, along with a CV including publications, to Dr. Angela Yu (ajyu@ucsd.edu). Two or more letters of references should be sent directly to the same address.

Angela J. Yu
Assistant Professor
Department of Cognitive Science
UCSD, Mail Code 0515
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0515

Email: ajyu@ucsd.edu
Phone: 858-822-3317
Fax: 858-534-1128
Website: www.cogsci.ucsd.edu/~ajyu

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