Dr. Rachael Jack is offering a fully ERC-funded Ph.D. opportunity on the project Computing the Face Syntax of Social Communication at the Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology and School of Psychology at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
This ambitious project aims to mathematically model the human face as an algebraic generator of dynamic social signals and build a psychologically and culturally valid generative model of social face signalling that is transferrable to social robots. The project will use a multidisciplinary approach that combines social and cultural psychology with dynamic 3D structural face computer graphics, vision science psychophysical methods, and mathematical psychology.
Since the project involves interdisciplinary knowledge and skills the ideal candidate would have experience of both computational (e.g., programming) and social psychology, for example via a joint degree or research experience/interests.
Primary supervisor: Dr. Rachael E. Jack
Secondary supervisor: Prof. Philippe G. Schyns
See more details and application guidelines here
Deadline for applications: May 31st 2019