PhD student position in clinical gait analysis
The Kinesiology laboratory at University of Geneva (Geneva, Switzerland) has one open PhD studentship to define the intrinsic and extrinsic variability of pathological gait. The general goal of the project is to develop a neuromechanical models of human locomotion, together with Auke Ijspeert (Biorobotics laboratory, EPFL, BIOROB) and Alexandros Kalousis (machine learning, http://cui.unige.ch/~kalousis/) from the University of Geneva, in the framework of a collaborative Sinergia project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The neuromechanical models will include numerical models of spinal cord circuits coupled to biomechanical simulations of the body. The purpose of the project is (1) to model pathological gait resulting from motor impairments such as cerebral palsy, and (2) to compare and combine neuromechanical simulation and machine learning approaches for gait analysis. The position is funded by SNSF for four years. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with 3 post-docs and 3 PhD Students that will be involved in the project.
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