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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD studentships in the Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems Group, Sussex University, UK

The School of Engineering and Informatics, University of Sussex, UK, is offering up to 12 funded 
doctoral studentships for entry in 2012 (see application details below).

The Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems research theme in the Informatics department involves a 
strong (computational) neuroscience component with five faculty members and a thriving community of
more than 10 postdocs and 20 doctoral students, inhabiting newly refurbished dedicated space at 
the heart of the Sussex campus. The group has strong active interdisciplinary connections with the 
Schools of Life Sciences, Psychology, Mathematics and Physics, and the Brighton and Sussex Medical 
School (co-supervisory arrangements are possible).

Luc Berthouze: motor development, coordination, oscillations, synchronisation, long-range temporal 
correlations, criticality, analysis of physiological time series (EEG, EMG, MEG, kinematics).
See; informal enquiries to

Phil Husbands: bio-inspired neural systems for embodied (robotic) adaptive behaviour; 
neuromodulation, reconfiguration and multi-functionality; modelling neural mechanism underlying 
adaptive behaviour; real and artificial evolution of neural systems.
See, informal inquiries to

Thomas Nowotny: Computational neuroscience of olfaction, machine learning in chemical sensing, 
hybrid computer-neuronal systems ("dynamic clamp"), accurate models of nonlinear dynamics of 
neurons (systems identification problems), GPU computing for neuronal networks.
See, informal inquiries to

Andrew Philippides: Visual navigation in insects and robots, neuromodulation, computational 
neuroethology, autonomous robotics and adaptive behaviour, image processing for biomedical 
applications and evolutionary computation for real-world applications.
See, informal inquiries to:

Anil Seth: consciousness science, causality analysis of neural time series (M/EEG, fMRI, spike 
trains, etc), large-scale neural network modelling, predictive coding, synaesthesia.
See and; informal enquiries to

Students with interest in any of those research areas are strongly encouraged to apply.


Doctoral Studentships

School of Engineering and Informatics
University of Sussex

Up to 12 funded Doctoral Studentships (2012 entry).

The School of Engineering and Informatics invites applications for Doctoral studentships. 
At least three, and up to six, will be awarded in the Department of Engineering and Design. 
At least three and up to six will be awarded in the Department of Informatics.

The studentships in Engineering may be in any of the Departments three research areas:
    Biomedical Engineering
    Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
For further details see the Departments research web pages:

The studentships in Informatics may be in any of the Departments four research areas.
    Cognitive and Language Processing Systems     Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems     Foundations of Software Systems     Interactive Systems For further details see the Departments research web pages:

Applicants with research interests that span both Departments are particularly welcome.

Studentships will normally include a three-year stipend at standard postgraduate rates (currently 
13,590 per annum). Other fee and stipend arrangements are negotiable depending on the individual 
circumstances of applicants (e.g., to augment partial awards or funds from elsewhere). Recipients 
of studentships will be required to work closely with academic staff on standard teaching duties 
for a small proportion of their time.

Applicants should have at least a 2:1 first degree relevant to their field of study.

For further information about the Departments, their specific application requirements and contact 
details for enquiries go to: or

To apply for a PhD place at Sussex, use the on-line application system at:

To ensure you are considered for these awards, you must complete the Funding part of the on-line 
application form (under the 'Other'section). State here that you wish to be considered for "A 
funded Research Scholarship for September 2012 admission". If you are a non-EU applicant, you 
should explain how you would fund the additional fees payable. You may also propose here any 
alternative funding arrangements.

Closing date is 14 February 2012. Early application is encouraged.