The Schools of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering and Psychology in the Faculty of Science and Health at the University of Essex are pleased to announce a PhD studentship available for the multidisciplinary project “Online interpretable real-time EEG analytics for the rapid interpretation of brain processes, clinical diagnosis and disease management”.
This project will involve the development of computational intelligence methods and data visualisation for Cognitive Neuroscience studies involving electroencephalography (EEG). The student will design and develop machine learning models that objectively deal with uncertainty, partial truth and ambivalence inherent in brain responses that reflect recognition of specific sensory stimuli or current observer state, while putting emphasis on expressiveness and interpretability of the learned models. This novel computational framework will be intelligible by psychologists, health practitioners and mental health professionals, and will help make neuroscientific data accessible to untrained observers (e.g., students, media, general public).
The applicant will also get the opportunity to perform experimental research in cognitive neuroscience specifically in multisensory processes involving somatosensation (embodiment). The University’s centre for Brain Science houses state-of-the-art equipment to measure physiological responses.
Supervisors: Dr Javier Andreu, Dr Helge Gillmeister, Dr Hani Hagras
Application deadline: 24 August 2018