Last application date Sep 30, 2021 00:00
Department TW05 - Department of Information Technology
Contract Limited duration
Degree Master of Science/Engineering in computer science, computational neuroscience or cognitive science.
Occupancy rate 100%
Vacancy type Research staff
We offer a fully funded PhD scholarship for a maximal period of 4 years (upon positive progress evaluation). The PhD research is fundamental and innovative, but with clear practical applications. You will join a young and enthusiastic team of researchers, post-docs and professors. The PhD position is immediately available.
The research will be carried out at IDLab, a research group of Ghent University and imec. This group focuses on innovative machine learning techniques in situations where intelligence is divided between multiple entities, be it multiple robots, edge device and cloud-backend, or human-AI interaction. This position is situated in the latter domain, and will be carried out within the context of a prestigious FET project on time perception in AI.
Time perception is key to many human cognitive abilities such as planning on different time scales, decision making, communication and effective cooperation. Despite this importance, humans do not possess a dedicated organ for tracking physical time. Instead, time perception is a remarkable subjective time experience, with well-described but complex deviations between reported times and objective clock time. Sometimes time feels compressed (time flies), whereas at other moments time feels expanded, depending on the environment, the task at hand, allocation attention, etc.
This plasticity of time perception raises the question whether time perception can modulated. This objective will be pursued within the EU H2020 project “ChronoPilot – Modulating Human Subjective Time Experience” in collaboration with five project partners.
The goal of this project is to modulate the time perception by presenting well-targeted visual, auditory and haptic sensations by means of VR/AR, haptic vests, environmental sounds, nearby humans and robots, etc. Such technology can lead to more efficient shared workspaces.
The PhD student accepted for this position will be responsible for developing computational models of human subjective time, and for a decision model that decides when and how to generate multisensory stimuli.
Apply with motivation letter, scientific resume, abstract of your master thesis, diplomas and detailed academic results (courses and grades), relevant publications, and at least one reference contact. This information, as well as possible questions, must be sent to Prof. Pieter Simoens at firstname.lastname@example.org
After the first screening, suitable candidates will be invited for an interview (also possible via teleconference). This interview is the first stage of a multi-stage application procedure. Applications will be screened as soon as they are received. The position is open until the vacancy is filled.
Tentative starting data: Sept-Nov 2021
|Intitulé||PhD Student - Department of Information Technology|
|Job location||Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33, 9000 Gent|
|Publié||juin 11, 2021|
|Date limite d'inscription||septembre 30, 2021|
|Types d'emploi||PhD  |
|Domaines de recherche :||Neuropsychologie,   Neuroscience,   Intelligence artificielle,   Psychologie cognitive,   Biologie computationnelle,   Sciences informatiques,   Apprentissage automatique  |