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  Our Mission: to Educate, Nurture and Discover for the benefit of Human Health

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Our ultimate purpose is to work in service of patients. RCSI was founded by Royal Charter on 11th February 1784, to set and support professional standards for surgical training and practice in Ireland.
  Smart cyber-physical systems for multimodal human-robot collaboration
  Dr U Martinez Hernandez
Application Deadline: 10 February 2020

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Robotics interacting and collaborating seamlessly with humans is a notion that has captivated society and industry for decades.
  Basic and Applied Motivation science - the function and nature of human motivation
  Dr K Murayama
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a PhD student position on motivation science, a new emerging interdisciplinary area that examines the nature of human motivation.
  Sharing Rhymes and Rhythms Across Generations: Mutual Benefits of Music & Reading Aloud Between Children and Individuals with Dementia
  Research Group: Developmental Science
  Dr S Gerson
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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Even in the early stages of dementia, those affected face more than recall problems, including enduring issues with communication, often resulting in social exclusion.
  Artificial Intelligence for the Control of Upper Limb Prosthetics
  Dr B Metcalfe, Dr D Zhang, Dr U Martinez Hernandez, Dr B Ainsworth
Application Deadline: 10 February 2020

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The field of rehabilitation and assistive robotics has developed numerous upper and lower limb prosthetic devices for people that have lost their limbs.
  Investigating the attentional consequences of the uncanny valley
  Dr E Poliakoff, Dr E Gowen, Dr C Capek
Applications accepted all year round

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The “uncanny valley” was hypothesed by roboticist Mori in 1970, whereby people would like robots of increasingly human-likeness until they were close to, but not fully human.
  Detecting pain in human expressions
  Dr T S Fincham Haines, Prof E Keogh, Prof C Eccleston
Application Deadline: 10 February 2020

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Pain signals threat, and motivates people to engage in protective behaviours. Pain also has a wider social function, in that it elicits helping responses from others.
  Using Classification Images to Unlock Expertise in Judgements of 3D Aerial Geography.
  Dr A J Schofield, Dr T Meese
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Applications are invited from ambitious, self-motivated candidates with an interest in studying human visual perception in relation to the identification of geographic features in 3D Aerial images.
  PhD position in Statistical Genomics/Genetic Epidemiology
  Dr B St Pourcain
Applications accepted all year round

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(Starting salary. € 32,813 p.a.). 4-years full time. Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Language & Genetics Department.
  Biologically-Plausible Continual Learning
  Dr K Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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Continual learning (aka lifelong learning) refers to a problem on how a learning system learns multiple tasks in succession over the lifespan where later tasks do not degrade the performance of the system learned for the earlier tasks and, ideally, the system can leverage the knowledge learned in previous tasks to facilitate learning the new tasks better.
  An explainable learning framework for indoor scene understanding and fabrication
  Dr W Li
Application Deadline: 10 February 2020

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The goal of this project is to capture visual information from real-world environments, and to further reconstruct and convert it into editable geometric models with semantic contexts.
  Round-trip policy engineering
  Dr J Padget
Application Deadline: 10 February 2020

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Most policies are written by humans for humans.
  Digital health technology and patient safety
  Dr J Benn, Dr O Johnson
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a PhD within the Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (Yorkshire and Humber PSTRC), a partnership between the University of Leeds and Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
  How do prenatal steroids elevate autism risk?
  Dr N Vasudevan
Applications accepted all year round

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"Autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a devastating disorder that affects 1% of the population and is the most costly condition in the UK.
  Movement-science inspired development of upper-limb prostheses for young children
  Dr S Watt, Dr K Valyear
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Project rationale and description. Growing up without a hand poses unique and difficult challenges. Prosthesis provision for infants and young children is extremely limited, and the basic-science principles that inform how children learn to use prosthetic devices are largely unknown.
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