[Face-research-list] PhD position in face perception and motion perception in Singapore

Charles Or charlesor at ntu.edu.sg
Fri Oct 20 09:29:23 BST 2017

PhD student openings are available in the lab of Dr. Charles Or (http://research.ntu.edu.sg/expertise/academicprofile/Pages/StaffProfile.aspx?ST_EMAILID=CHARLESOR) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore to perform original research in the areas of face perception, visual motion perception, and form perception. Our work focuses on understanding (1) the human brain’s rapid and holistic nature of face detection, categorization, and recognition, and (2) the neural interaction of visual motion and form information in pattern and object recognition. We use a combination of approaches including psychophysics, eye tracking, EEG, and computational modelling.

The lab is housed in the Psychology Division of the School of Social Sciences, with a rapidly expanding group of researchers interested in experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience. We are also part of the multidisciplinary Cognition and Neuroscience research cluster and Neuroscience, society, and governance research cluster. We have access to state-of-the-art facilities for psychophysics, eye tracking, EEG, MEG, fMRI, fNIRS, TMS, and tDCS.

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in cognitive science, experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, computer science, or related fields. The ideal candidate should be driven by scientific curiosity and self-motivated, with awareness of relevant literature, an excellent command in written and spoken English, and a strong background in statistical data analysis (e.g., SPSS, R). Aptitudes and interests in mathematics and computer programming (e.g. MATLAB, Python) are preferred.

NTU is a young and research-intensive university ranking consistently amongst the top 10 in Asia and the 1st amongst young universities under 50. It has been ranked consistently and progressively under the top 100 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education since 2013, leaping its ranking into 52nd in 2017/2018. Singapore is a fascinating, dynamic multi-cultural city in Southeast Asia with a large expat community, and a great hub for exploring neighbouring travel destinations.

PhD Scholarships are available through the university and outside sources for Singaporeans (including permanent residents), as well as overseas applicants (http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/scholarships/Pages/default.aspx). Applicants should apply through the university admission website (http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/R-Programs/R-WhenYouApply/Pages/R-HowtoApply.aspx) by 15th November (for CoHASS) for an expected start date in August 2018. Alternatively, the Interdisciplinary Graduate School also admits applications (http://igs.ntu.edu.sg/Programmes/Prospective%20Students/Pages/Programme-Highlights.aspx).

Informal inquiries may be made to Charles Or at charlesor at ntu.edu.sg

Charles C.-F. Or, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Psychology
School of Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
14 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637332

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