[Eeglablist] Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Linköping University – Real-time classification of attended source with EEG and EarEEG brain-computer interface

Carina Graversen carina.graversen at gmail.com
Sun Nov 23 09:45:23 PST 2014

Linköping University, Sweden, represented by the departments of Electrical
Engineering and Behavioral Science, in cooperation with Oticon A/S,
Denmark, represented by Eriksholm Research Centre, is seeking to fill a
vacant position of a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

The position is supported by a grant from the Oticon Foundation with
support from the Linnaeus Excellence Centre CADICS at Linköping University.
This full-time position is available from 01.02.2015, initially for 12
months, with a possibility for extension to 24 months. Salary will be
according to qualifications and experience. The main part of the research
work will be carried out at the department of Electrical Engineering,
division of Automatic Control, Linköping, https://www.control.isy.liu.se/.
The position includes close cooperation with other research groups in
Europe and in the US, and the industry.

*About the position*

We are seeking a Post Doc researcher with a fairly recent PhD, who has
skills in machine learning and having an interest in applied research. The
application area of interest is audio data combined with
Electroencephalogram (EEG) data. The area of interest for the position is
EEG measures in relation to hearing impairment and hearing aids.

Recent studies have shown that the EEG can be used as a brain-computer
interface (BCI) in several applications. EarEEG is a new possibility to
record EEG signals from the ear canal. This project aims at maturing EarEEG
BCI methods towards specified tasks.

Physiological measures of cognitive processing in users of rehabilitative
technology have the potential to reveal the user’s focus of attention. This
could be used to e.g. steer beamformers towards sources of interest to help
hard of hearing person to communicate in difficult listening situations.
During the first year of this appointment, the Research Fellow will work on
new models for attention classification using an established EEG/audio data
set. Machine learning approaches may include e.g. principal component
analysis (PCA), independent component analysis (ICA), beamforming, common
spatial patterns (CSP), canonical correlation analysis (CCA),
time-frequency analysis, linear discriminant analysis (LDA), support vector
machines (SVM) and system identification methodologies.

Further in the project new data collected in a Horizon 2020 EU (COCOHA -
COgnitive COntrol of a Hearing Aid, project under start-up) may also be
used. The project may also involve implementation in an experimental
chipset. Extensive collaboration with groups working in related areas is
expected, with visits and stays in Denmark (Eriksholm Research Centre and
Danish Technical University, DTU) as well as in the US.

The objective for the projects is to build up world-leading expertise in
classification of attended sound objects using physical and physiological

*Your background*

We are seeking candidates with a PhD degree (or equivalent research
experience) in machine learning, automatic control, signal processing or a
related discipline, who have an excellent research and publication record.
A strong interest in interdisciplinary and application-oriented work,
team-work, as well as good English language skills is required. Apart from
initiating cutting-edge research leading to journal publications, the
experienced researcher is expected to be a part of the research group in
the two Linnaeus Excellence centre CADICS (Department of Electrical
Engineering), as well as the Linnaeus excellence centre HEAD (Department of
Behavioral Science), both at Linköping University.

*Want to join Linköping University?*

If this opportunity appeals to you, then submit your application as soon as
possible (emails below) and no later than 1st January, 2015. Please be
aware that we are holding interviews on a continuous basis, so do not
hesitate submitting your application. Please include the following
documents: Letter of motivation; CV; a list of publications; copies of
University diplomas and course transcripts; 2 -3 references (if possible).

If you would like to know more about the position or apply, you are welcome
to contact Professor Fredrik Gustafsson at Fredrik.gustafsson at liu.se or
Professor Thomas Lunner at tlu at eriksholm.com Phone: +45 4829 8918.

*About Linköping University*Linköping University (in Swedish
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_language>: Linköpings universitet,
LiU) is a state university <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University> in
Linköping <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link%C3%B6ping>, Sweden
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden>. Linköping University was granted
full university status in 1975 and is now one of Sweden's larger academic
institutions. Education, research and PhD training are the mission of four
faculties: Arts and Sciences, Educational Sciences, Health Sciences and the
Institute of Technology. In order to facilitate interdisciplinary work,
there are 14 large departments combining knowledge from several disciplines
and often belonging under more than one faculty. Linköping University
emphasises dialogue with the surrounding business sphere and the community
at large, both in terms of research and education. In 2013, Linköping
University was home to 27,000 students and 4,000 employees.
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