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The University is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide, and as a research leader, over 85 per cent of the University’s assessed research is rated at ‘World Standard’ or above.
The International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) is a centre within the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development. The Centre is explicitly interdisciplinary, by combining electrical engineering, computer science, signal processing, and neuroscience. ICNS’s focus is on developing Neuromorphic Engineering solutions to existing problems. The Centre has strong international partnerships within the Neuromorphic engineering community. Further information is available from our website – http://westernsydney.edu.au/icns
The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development is an interdisciplinary research institute of Western Sydney. The vision for the Institute is to optimise human interaction and wellbeing across the lifespan. To strive to solve the problems that matter most through the themes: sensing and perceiving, interacting with each other, and technologies for humans. Researchers in MARCS come from many disciplines including cognitive science, developmental psychology, language science, music science, cognitive neuroscience, and biomedical, electrical, electronic and software engineering. Further information is available from our website - http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/marcs
We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neuromorphic Systems to be part of the world leading, International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems and will perform research to:
- develop a high-level software interface to neuromorphic hardware developed at ICNS;
- conceptualise and design novel event-based learning algorithms for spatio-temporal feature extraction suited for event-based sensory data; and
- apply the developed interface and algorithms to real-world problems such as vision-based tracking and spatio-temporal sequence classification.
In addition, the Fellow will perform research into modelling neural computation in cortex and map this onto our neuromorphic processing hardware for real-time performance.
For further information please refer to the attached Position Description.
This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment for 2 years based at the Werrington South Campus.
Remuneration Package: Academic Level A $98,712 to $119,260 p.a., (comprising Salary of $83,413 to $100,776 p.a., plus 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading).
Position Enquiries: Please contact Professor André van Schaik via A.VanSchaik@westernsydney.edu.au
Closing Date: 8:30pm, Thursday 16 December 2021.
Please note, if successful in obtaining this position, you will be required to provide proof that you are double vaccinated against Coronavirus (COVID-19) in accordance with the University’s requirements to attend campus.