PhD Scholarships on Machine Learning for Neuroscience

The Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) at the University of Trento and its research partner Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), invites applications for 2 open PhD positions in the area of Machine Learning for Neuroscience, both of them covered by scholarship.

The deadline for applications is May 15, 2012, before 13:00, CET.

The PhD research program aims at carrying out research activity on machine learning methodologies for neuroscientific data analysis. The main goal is the design and the deployment of machine learning algorithms for neuroimaging-based neuroscience investigations. The research focuses on three specific tasks: brain decoding, brain mapping and brain connectivity. The challenge is to design effective computational methods for multivariate pattern analysis.

The PhD research program will take place at NILab, the Neuroinformatics Laboratory raised as a joint initiative of the Bruno Kessler Foundation and the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC) of the University of Trento.

The grant amount is approximately 13.500 euro per year, before taxes. Students who win the PhD scholarship will also have the tuition fee waived. Additional support from the Province of Trento is available for accomodation, which amounts approximately 1250 euro per year.

Exceptional candidates may obtain an additional internship grant to join NILab earlier, i.e. between notification of acceptance, June 2012, and the beginning of the PhD Scholarship, November 2012.

Details on the PhD School and a link to the online application are provided below. For further information, please contact

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