[Comp-neuro] Ph.D. program in computational neuroscience at ELSC/ICNC (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

Israel Nelken israel at cc.huji.ac.il
Wed Dec 14 14:05:14 CET 2011


The Alice and Jack Ormut Ph.D. Program in computational neuroscience of the
Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation (ICNC) and the Edmond and
Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) at the Hebrew University is now
accepting applications from international students.

The mission of the Alice and Jack Ormut Ph.D. Program is to train students
to address computation and information processing – both in the brain and
in advanced intelligent devices. The Program, which is targeted to
exceptionally qualified students from diverse academic backgrounds, is
designed to allow students to supplement their knowledge in areas in which
they lack adequate academic training.  The Program offers an advanced
interdisciplinary curriculum and provides students with the opportunity to
conduct ground-breaking research.

The program provides students with expertise in:
• Neurobiology – the relationships between the physiology and anatomy of
the nervous system to its function and techniques used in modern research.
• Physics – theory of dynamical systems with applications to neural
networks, computation and learning.
• Computer science and engineering – signal processing, statistical
learning theory and information theory.
• Psychology – with an emphasis on cognition, memory and perception.

Students who have completed their bachelor's degree in any field with an
average of 85 or higher, or those who have completed a master's degree in
any field, are eligible to apply to the doctoral program. International
students must have equivalent grades and degrees. Admission is contingent
on the approval of the Program's admissions committee.

Candidates should send the following information by electronic mail to Ms.
Ruthi Suchi, the administrative director of the ICNC (
icnc at alice.nc.huji.ac.il):
1. Current CV
2. One-page statement of scientific interests and objectives
3. Two or more letters of recommendation
4. Transcripts from each university attended
5. Proof of English proficiency (required only for non-native speakers of
English, details can be found http://icnc.huji.ac.il/phd/eng/registration/).
The deadline for applications is Feb. 1, 2012.

Tuition for overseas students is approximately $4,000 per year for the
first two years. Accepted students are entitled to a fellowship (which
amounts to an annual stipend of approximately $10,000) and partial support
towards tuition.  Fellowships are made possibly by the generous support of
the Alice and Jack Ormut Foundation.

For further information, see
http://icnc.nc.huji.ac.il/phd/eng/information/or contact Prof. Israel
Nelken (director of the program), at
israel at cc.huji.ac.il.

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-- 
Prof. Israel Nelken
Dept. of Neurobiology
The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences
Edmond Safra Campus, Givat Ram
Jerusalem 91904, ISRAEL
Tel: ++972-2-6584229
Fax: ++972-2-6586077
israel at cc.huji.ac.il
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