PhD Scholarship in Non-Invasive BCI at EPFL

EPFL, one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (, has immediate openings for four PhD students in the field of brain-computer interaction (BCI) to work in the lab of Prof. José del R. Millán ( Millán’s lab conducts research on non-invasive BCI and neuroprosthetics. His lab is part of the newly-launched Center for Neuroprosthetics (, which carries out research at the interface of neuroscience and bioengineering in an environment of both theoretical and experimental research, rich for the development of novel enabling technologies as well as for seeking deeper understanding of fundamental mechanisms underlying the field of neuroprosthetics.

The successful candidates will work in the framework of European and Swiss projects related to the development of novel non-invasive BCI for multimodal interaction. They will also investigate the underlying machine learning and signal processing principles for robust recognition of different cognitive processes.

The candidates should have a masters degree (or equivalent) in computer science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, or related fields. She or he should have good background in statistical machine learning, signal processing, EEG analysis, and/or human-machine interaction, and/or intelligent/adaptive robotics. Excellent programming skills are a must. Candidates must also have a good command of spoken/written English language. The positions are available immediately and will remain open until suitable candidates are found. Starting date is February 1, 2009, or at the earliest convenience afterwards.

Application: Interested candidates should send a short letter of motivation, a detailed CV, and names of 3 references to Prof. José del R. Millán (jose.millan AT