[Ieee_vis_open_positions] PhD position in brain connectivity visualization

Tobias Isenberg tobias.isenberg at inria.fr
Tue Jun 9 14:06:02 CEST 2015

Call for applications for PhD project at Inria, France (close to Paris):

Title: Structural and Functional Visualization of Brain Connectivity

* application deadline: August 1, 2015
* starting date: October 1, 2015

Tobias Isenberg <tobias.isenberg at inria.fr>

Short description:
The study of brain connectivity is one of the fundamental ways to
investigate the complex functions of the (human) brain. For this
purpose, neuroanatomists capture and investigate two different types of
connectivity: anatomical connectivity arising from diffusion-weighted
MRI measurements and functional connectivity based on fMRI scans. Both
types of data have advantages and disadvantages, but ultimately it is
essential to study them in concert. The research in this PhD project
will employ and combine approaches from two sub-fields of visualization:
the visualization of spatial relationships (SciVis, for anatomical
connectivity) and the visualization of abstract data (InfoVis, for
functional connectivity data). The goal is to be able to start the
interactive investigation with either type of data, being able to
interactively and freely switch between the different representations as
it is needed for the data exploration. The ultimate vision is two-fold:
The first and foremost aspect is to get to a more in-depth understanding
on how to support interactive data exploration using various new and
state-of-the-art visualization techniques in the neurosciences. The
second aspect is that to more generally push the boundaries of
multimodal visualization to be able to generalize the findings of this
research to other fields that work on a daily basis with data that has
both spatial and abstract characteristics.

Detailed description:
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| 91405 Orsay Cedex, France                       fax: +33-1-69858088 |
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