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EPSRC PhD Studentship - Insect and robot navigation, University of Sussex
EPSRC PhD Studentship - Insect and robot navigation Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex Applications are sought from UK candidates for a 3.5 year DPhil studentship available from January 2007. (Due to funding restrictions, EU candidates can only be considered if they have been resident in the UK for the last three years). Initial inquires should be made to Dr Paul Graham (P.R.Graham@sussex.ac.uk) in the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics. We are studying insect navigation using both behavioural experiments and robotic modelling. There is a DPhil studentship available for a student to study the sensori-motor basis of visually-guided navigation in ants. Students will be expected to be involved in both behavioural experiments and computational modelling. Ideally, applicants should have a biological background as well as some programming skills and candidates with computational modelling experience (e.g. image processing, agent based modelling, neural networks) are especially encouraged.