There are a couple of open graduate students (PhD or MSc) positions in the Neural Interfaces lab lead by Prof. Izhar Bar-Gad:
- Identification of involuntary movements from video: In a joint project with Schneider children’s hospital we collected videos from Tourette syndrome patients displaying involuntary facial movements (motor tics).
Research definition: Unsupervised learning algorithms for identifying repeating behavioral motifs from the video.
Required background: Computer vision, Machine learning.
- Identification of animal behavior from a kinematic timeseries: We record kinematic signals (accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer) from animals during natural behavior. This information is consequently used to decode the behavior and link it to brain activity.
Research definition: Unsupervised learning algorithms for identifying repeating behavioral motifs from the kinematic signals.
Required background: Machine learning, Time series analysis.
For more details, please reach out to:
Izhar Bar-Gad, Ph.D.
Professor, Neural Interfaces lab
Gonda Brain Research Center
Bar Ilan University