Postdoc position on brain inspired computing at University Cote d'Azur (UCA)
A post-doctoral position (3 years) is available at LEAT lab (UMR CNRS 7248, SophiaAntipolis, France) in collaboration with the Neuroscience and Cognition research center C@UCA to study the mechanisms underlying neural self-organization and their transposition on neuromorphic hardware. The post-doc project is a part of an international collaborative project recently awarded by the ANR (International Collaborative Research Project SOMA).
Starting date: first semester 2018
Location: LEAT Lab, Campus SophiaTech, 930 route des Colles, 06903 Sophia Antipolis, France
and training program Mod4NeuCog, 1645 Route des Lucioles, 06410 Sophia Antipolis, France.
Duration: 3 years with the perspective of a long-term career development in UCA
Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by CNRS
Contact: Candidates should send their CV, motivation letter, list of publications and 2 letters of reference to Prof. Benoît Miramond (firstname.lastname@example.org, 04.92.94.28.84 ) and Dr. Alexandre Muzy (email@example.com).
More details on the LEAT web site: http://leat.unice.fr/documents/Offre_Post_docs/Postdoc_position_2018_LEAT.pdf
C@UCA is an interdisciplinary institute in construction, bringing together UCA researchers working in a variety of fields, including theoretical and clinical neuroscience, neurobiology, linguistics, psychology, experimental (behavioral) economics, computer science and applied mathematics. The common denominators are the study of the mind and brain, human or animal cognition and artificial intelligence.
A method common to many disciplines is modeling, that is creating systems that follow specific rules, inspired by reality, yet simpler and easier to predict. Mathematical models try to represent reality using equations, while experimental models, for example animals subjected to genetic manipulation, are dedicated to investigate sources of pathologies. Since different disciplines often use similar modeling approaches, C@UCA emphasizes modeling as a common language of science.
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