PhD Studentship in Cognitive and Computer Vision of Movies at University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Informatics Institute offers PhD Studentship in Cognitive and computer vision of movies at University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Study Subject(s):Cognitive and computer vision of movies
Course Level:PhD
Scholarship Provider: University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Scholarship can be taken at: Netherlands

We are looking for motivated candidates with an MSc in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, or a related field. Applicants have knowledge in computer vision, stochastic signal processing and/or machine learning and good programming skills in Matlab and/or C++. An interest in quantitative analysis of perception, cognition and emotion will be a significant plus. Applicants should be able to demonstrate independence and good communications skills.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes

Scholarship Description: The Faculty of Science occupies a leading position internationally in its fields of research and participates in a large number of cooperative programmes with universities, research institutes and businesses. The faculty has a student body of around 3,000 and 1,500 members of staff, spread over eight research institutes and a number of faculty-wide support services. A considerable part of the research is made possible by external funding from Dutch and international organisations and the private sector. The Faculty of Science offers thirteen Bachelor’s degree programmes and eighteen Master’s degree programmes in the fields of the exact sciences, computer science and information studies, and life and earth sciences. We are looking for an excellent PhD student who will study visual content in movies underling common perceptual, cognitive and emotional brain states. The research will be carried out under supervision of Prof. Arnold Smeulders and Dr Sennay Ghebreab at ISLA in a regular cooperation with Prof. Victor Lamme and Dr H.Steven Scholte of CNGA. Cooperation on this topic with the Princeton Neuroscience Institute is in the making. The research is part of the large public – private programme COMMIT and may lead to inspiration for Neurensics, a startup company in Neuromarketing.

How to Apply: Online

Scholarship Application Deadline: Before 15 September 2011
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