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Joining the Lab

If you are reading this page it means that you might be interested in joining the Vision & Image Understanding laboratory either as a graduate student, a post-doc or a visiting scholar. A few words about this. We are a productive/interdisciplinary lab (with psychologists, neuroscientists, engineers, mathematicians and physicists as members) interested in important questions in cognition and perception. The lab has a particular emphasis on computational approaches to behavior and its relation to neural physiological measures. We are interested in creating computational models to understand how the brain works and also to optimize how humans perform perceptual tasks.

Foveal and peripheral processing during search:
http://www.futurity.org/peripheral-vision-multitasks-search/
Times of India

Visual search and the brain
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120717100315.htm

Scene context and the brain:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130521105706.htm 

Optimal eye movements during face recongition
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121126142959.htm
http://www.futurity.org/we-look-right-below-the-eyes-to-judge-faces/

Individual differences in eye movements to faces
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130724103213.htm

Meet the lab: Here are some pictures of the lab at a conference and bbq in Santa Barbara VSS 2006; VSS2011;Lab BBq2012

Current Positions

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL & BRAIN SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA

Postdoctoral position: fMRI/computational neuroscience
The Vision & Image Understanding Laboratory (Eckstein lab) & the Attention Laboratory (Giesbrecht Lab) in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a position as a post-doctoral researcher in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of visual search, attention and learning. The successful candidate will participate in projects at the in-house Brain Imaging Center and Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICB, http://www.icb.ucsb.edu/) integrating computational modeling and psychophysics with computational approaches to neuroimaging. This is an initial one year position with the possibility for renewable annually. The post-doctoral researcher will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of ongoing neuroscience and cognitive neuroscience activities sponsored by the Sage Center for the Study of the Mind (http://www.sagecenter.ucsb.edu/) and the annual UC Davis/UCSB Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience held at UC Santa Barbara (http://sicn.cmb.ucdavis.edu/about/2011-summer-institute).
Requirements: The successful candidate should have a strong technical background and a Ph.D. in any of the following: Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Vision Science, Perceptual Psychology, or related fields. Training and experience with vision-based fMRI techniques including retinotopic mapping, encoding models, and programming. Training and research experience in visual psychophysics and computational modeling preferable.

The position is anticipated to begin August 10, 2015, will initially run for 1 year, and is renewable depending upon job performance and availability of funds. To apply, please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00492 and submit a CV and a statement of research interests.  Review of applicant credentials will commence on July 13, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic by law.

 

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL & BRAIN SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA

Postdoctoral position: Computational vision and medical imaging
The Vision & Image Understanding Laboratory (Eckstein lab) in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara & the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICB, http://www.icb.ucsb.edu/) invites applications for a position as a post-doctoral researcher in computational modelling of perceptual decisions with  medical imaging. 
Requirements: The successful candidate should have a strong technical background and a Ph.D. in any of the following: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Medical Physics/Imaging, Mathematics, or related fields. Training and experience with computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, computational modeling, and/or model observers for medical imaging.
The position is anticipated to begin August 10, 2015, will initially run for 1 year, and is renewable depending upon job performance and availability of funds. To apply, please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00494 and submit a CV and a statement of research interests.  Review of applicant credentials will commence on July 13, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic by law.

 

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL & BRAIN SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA

Postdoctoral position: Bio-inspired computer vision/computational vision
The Vision & Image Understanding Laboratory (Eckstein lab) in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara & the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICB, http://www.icb.ucsb.edu/) invites applications for a position as a post-doctoral researcher in computational visual search and biologically inspired computer vision.  The project is in collaboration with Electrical and Computing Engineering (ECE) Department at UCSB.
Requirements: The successful candidate should have a strong technical background and a Ph.D. in any of the following: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computational Neuroscience, or related fields. Training and experience with computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, and convolutional neural networks.
The position is anticipated to begin August 10, 2015, will initially run for 1 year, and is renewable depending upon job performance and availability of funds. To apply, please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00493 and submit a CV and a statement of research interests.  Review of applicant credentials will commence on July 13, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic by law.

 

 

 

For more details see:

Vision & Image Understanding Lab: http://www.psych.ucsb.edu/research/viu/ 
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences: http://www.psych.ucsb.edu                                                 
University of California, Santa Barbara: http://www.ucsb.edu

Candidates should email a CV to: 

eckstein@psych.ucsb.edu

Miguel P. Eckstein                                                                                           
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
UC Santa Barbara                                                   
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Review of applications will continue until filled. The University of California, Santa Barbara is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.