[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Two Fully funded PhD positions in the area of Neurorobotics are available at the University of South Florida in Tampa starting Spring or Fall 2018.

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[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Two Fully funded PhD positions in the area of Neurorobotics are available at the University of South Florida in Tampa starting Spring or Fall 2018.

Weitzenfeld, Alfredo
Two Fully funded PhD positions in the area of Neurorobotics are available at the University of South Florida in Tampa starting Spring or Fall 2018.

Research Topic

“Neurorobotics: Multi-Scale Spatial Cognition”

Research Description:

The BioRobotics Lab at the Computer Science and Engineering Department (CSE) in the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa is looking for two new PhD students in the area of neurorobotics, where neurorobotics is the research area where neuroscience and robotics intersect. Neurorobotics provides a testbed for evaluating brain-inspired algorithms while proposing new computational models to control autonomous robotics systems.

The specific neurorobotics area is in Spatial Cognition, an increasingly important research area relating memory and navigation in animals. In this particular research project we seek to elucidate the basic principles of multi-scale memory and spatial navigation based on Hippocampus studies. These studies will serve as basis for the development of new algorithms for multi-scale spatial navigation, mimicking the neural computations of the brain. The simulations will then be tested on physical autonomous mobile robots navigating in challenging complex environments.

Research Position Description:

Required:
- A BachelorÂ’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or related field;
- Strong background in software programming, particularly with C++ and Java;
- Excellent English proficiency;
- Excellent writing and communication skills;

Preferred:
- MasterÂ’s degree;
- Experience with computational modeling of the brain,
- Hands-on experience with programming of autonomous robots;
- Demonstrated research experience (i.e., a good publication record).

Please send the following documents to [hidden email]:
- One page cover letter describing your research interests;
- CV or resume;
- Transcripts;
- 3 recommendation contact names with emails.

To apply to the CSE PhD program see the following link:
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Note: The CSE Department at USF encourages minority students and under-represented groups to apply to the PhD program additionally offering several funded positions each year. In addition to Robotics, the CSE Department welcomes and regularly funds research positions in other areas, including Image Processing, Computer Vision, Data Visualization, Hardware, Software and Networks Security, Programming Languages, Distributed Systems, Brain Computer Interfaces, Computer Graphics, Databases, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence.

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Alfredo Weitzenfeld, PhD
Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
College of Engineering
University of South Florida

Email: [hidden email]

USF Office: ENB 314
Tel (813) 974-4905
USF BioRobotics Lab: ENG 122B
Tel (813) 974-4463

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USF CSE Mail Address:
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Tampa, FL 33620-5399
Phone: (813) 974-3652
Fax: (813) 974-5456

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