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Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Multisensory Integration and Inference in an Attention-Driven Cognitive System

Location

Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Information Technology

RO# Location
64.15.18.B8141 Washington, DC 203755321

Advisers

name email phone
Will B Bridewell will.bridewell@nrl.navy.mil 202.767.0824

Description

The research program associated with this opportunity endeavors to develop a novel cognitive architecture that uses an attentional mechanism to control perception, inference, and action within the world. Potential projects include but are not limited to (1) building incremental models of multimodal perception including visual and audio input, (2) developing attentional strategies for controlling inference across multiple tasks, (3) exploring methods for learning and recalling attentional strategies for those tasks, and (4) embodying the architecture within robotic platforms. Successful applicants will be expected to read, synthesize, and develop programs based on literature from multiple scientific disciplines, including artificial intelligence, cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy. Applicants must have programming experience, preferably in Java and one or more functional languages. An understanding of parallel and distributed systems is a plus.

 

Keywords:
Computer science; Artificial intelligence; Cognitive science; Models of attention; Models of consciousness; Automated inference; Perceptual systems;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$87,198.00 $3,000.00
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