[Eeglablist] Postdoctoral position, Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience

Scott Makeig smakeig at gmail.com
Tue Jun 8 14:30:21 PDT 2021

Drs. Scott Makeig and Arnaud Delorme of the Swartz Center for Computational
Neuroscience (SCCN), at UC San Diego, are seeking a postdoctoral researcher
to work on a potentially three-year compute-intensive neuroimaging project
between SCCN (sccn.ucsd.edu) and the Child-Mind Institute of New York (
childmind.org). This Healthy Brain Network (HBN) project
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__healthybrainnetwork.org&d=DwIBaQ&c=-35OiAkTchMrZOngvJPOeA&r=kB5f6DjXkuOQpM1bq5OFA9kKiQyNm1p6x6e36h3EglE&m=67xg6hZ02fFe9amg3omDPXSldDzdYKP91rhBXAAnPjk&s=ZIjdM0KHqenq12XXRAbc10GauiFc4czPyAEj-zQ8jYQ&e= >*) is collecting MR, eye tracking, and
high-density EEG data from up to 10,000 children as they perform cognitive
tasks and watch movie/animations. This collaboration, with Dr. Michael
Milham (CMI/HBN) and colleagues, seeks to (1) develop a library of terms
for the Hierarchical Event Descriptor system (HED-3G) (*hedtags.org
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__hedtags.org&d=DwIBaQ&c=-35OiAkTchMrZOngvJPOeA&r=kB5f6DjXkuOQpM1bq5OFA9kKiQyNm1p6x6e36h3EglE&m=67xg6hZ02fFe9amg3omDPXSldDzdYKP91rhBXAAnPjk&s=QU22lEk2jdSAXGlnUOfb7YepKD4fsFpskBUQF-SKCeQ&e= >*) and open-source tools for annotating events in
movies to operate both standalone and in connection with our EEGLAB signal
processing environment (*sccn.ucsd.edu/eeglab <http://sccn.ucsd.edu/eeglab>*)
running on Matlab. (2) After annotating the HBN short films, the HBM data
will be exported to OpenNeuro (*openneuro.org <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__openneuro.org&d=DwIBaQ&c=-35OiAkTchMrZOngvJPOeA&r=kB5f6DjXkuOQpM1bq5OFA9kKiQyNm1p6x6e36h3EglE&m=67xg6hZ02fFe9amg3omDPXSldDzdYKP91rhBXAAnPjk&s=rbHPSH6D6Y2X7j9f0vFBL3KneXqVPQu54otrH1iiU94&e= >*)
under BIDS standards (bids.neuroimaging.io), and will be made available via
the forthcoming NEMAR data portal (*nemar.org <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__nemar.org&d=DwIBaQ&c=-35OiAkTchMrZOngvJPOeA&r=kB5f6DjXkuOQpM1bq5OFA9kKiQyNm1p6x6e36h3EglE&m=67xg6hZ02fFe9amg3omDPXSldDzdYKP91rhBXAAnPjk&s=khO9UGUOvrslflXlhWSbIvksDM7xb1z0yMz6QOb6EzU&e= >*) for
processing on the XSEDE high-performance computer network via the
Neuroscience Gateway (NSG, *nsgportal.org <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__nsgportal.org&d=DwIBaQ&c=-35OiAkTchMrZOngvJPOeA&r=kB5f6DjXkuOQpM1bq5OFA9kKiQyNm1p6x6e36h3EglE&m=67xg6hZ02fFe9amg3omDPXSldDzdYKP91rhBXAAnPjk&s=f0eXuwlpkhd1O1HaWFdv3lZ0lDIlp2O10xgFAuKoYMw&e= >*). The HBN
M/EEG and behavioral/eye tracking data will be analyzed at the source and
source network levels (Akalin Acar & Makeig, 2021) using advanced
applications of Independent Component Analysis (Makeig et al., 1996;
Delorme et al., 2012), Bayesian source and network clustering using
SCALE-optimized forward head models (Akalin Acar et al., 2016, 2020). Tools
and pipelines developed in the project will be made available in EEGLAB and
through NSG. Our neuroscientific goal is to model the development of
cortical EEG source dynamics and associated eye gaze patterns during
viewing of 'moving pictures', and to model and explore individual
differences in these processes.

For further details and to apply, visit

Scott Makeig, Research Scientist and Director, Swartz Center for
Computational Neuroscience, Institute for Neural Computation, University of
California San Diego, La Jolla CA 92093-0559, http://sccn.ucsd.edu/~scott

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