Dendritic Algorithms for Perceptual Learning – Muller lab at University of Montreal / CHU Ste-Justine Research Center / Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute

I’m happy to announce the Architectures of Biological Learning Lab is Hiring!

I’m looking for exceptional candidates at the MSc, PhD or post-doc level to work on “Dendritic Algorithms for Perceptual Learning”. The project will employ simulations of pyramidal neurons and plasticity, and deep convolutional networks to study representation learning in the neocortex. Prior experience with Python, NEURON, and/or PyTorch would be an asset.

This project will be undertaken in collaboration with Profs. Yoshua Bengio (UdeM, Mila), Roberto Araya (UdeM, CRCHUSJ), and Blake Richards (McGill, Mila).

Start date: As soon as possible. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Selection of applications will begin on October 15th, 2020.

Montreal, Canada is a thriving international hub for Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience research, with a booming AI industry. It’s where Donald O. Hebb originally formulated Hebbian Learning. It’s also a vibrant, funky, cosmopolitan yet affordable city of over 4 million, referred to as “Canada’s Cultural Capital” by Monocle magazine. In 2017, Montreal was ranked the 12th-most liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit in its annual Global Liveability Ranking, and the best city in the world to be a university student in the QS World University Rankings.

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Contact information

Eilif B. Muller, Ph.D.
IVADO Assistant Research Professor
Department of Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal
Associate Faculty Member – Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute (Mila)
Centre de recherche du CHU Sainte-Justine
3175 Côte Sainte-Catherine,
Montréal QC
H3T 1C5, Canada