Computerised Minds. ...

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Erden in AI roundtab...

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AISB Convention 2016

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Bishop and AI news

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Connection Science

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Al-Rifaie on BBC

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AISB YouTube Channel

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Psychology @ UCL

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Experimental Psychology, University College London

Applications are invited for a three year postdoctoral research post for 
an EPSRC project on Analysing Dynamic Change in Faces with Prof Alan 
Johnston and Prof Celia Heyes (Experimental Psychology, UCL) and Prof 
Peter McOwan (Computer Science, QMUL). The project will develop new 
tools for photorealistic facial animation, which will be exploited to 
study the perception of dynamic events through psychophysical 
experiments on facial movement recognition and imitation. A computer 
scientist tasked with developing photorealistic animation has already 
been appointed. The new research associate will join Prof Johnstons lab 
and will preferably be an experimental psychologist with excellent 
technical and computing skills. However, candidates from the biological 
and numerate sciences with an interest in face perception are encouraged 
to apply. The salary will be at grade 7 (27,466-29138 + 2649) 
depending on knowledge and experience.

Applications (e-mail or hard copy) by covering letter, CV, the names and 
addresses of three referees and Personal Information form (the latter 
available at: 
), to Anouchka Sterling, Department of Psychology, University College 
London, Gower Street , London WC1E 6BT, 
. If applying by e-mail please submit all 
requested information in one pdf file named by your surname eg 
Smith.pdf. Further information concerning the posts can be found at 
_ _or by contacting 
Prof. Alan Johnston ( ).

The closing date for applications is 16th May 2008, with the post to 
start as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates attending the Vision 
Sciences Society meeting can discuss the post with Prof Johnston at the 
meeting and should send a preliminary application to Anouchka Sterling 
prior to the meeting.