[Elsnet-list] Research position in multimodal Question Answering

Roeland Ordelman ordelman at ewi.utwente.nl
Thu Nov 17 15:36:16 CET 2005

Apologies for multiple posting!

Please, pass the information to whom may be interested. Thanks.


Research position in multimodal Question Answering

The Human Media Interaction (HMI) group and the Database group of 
the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science 
at the University of Twente have a strong joint background in 
multimedia retrieval and human computer interaction. Funding for a 4 
year PhD position is now available for a collaborative research project 
on multimodal, “how-to” question answering, involving areas such as 
multimedia mining (“how-to” collection), XML retrieval, QA and human 
computer interaction (“how-to” querying and presentation). The project 
will start on 1 January 2006, or as soon as possible thereafter.


- candidates should have a background in one or more of the following 
areas: information retrieval, speech recognition, computational 
linguistics, databases and human computer interaction, demonstrated by 
an academic degree in e.g., information retrieval, computational 
linguistics, computer science
- good programming and scripting skills in a Linux/Unix environment

Conditions of employment

The PhD salary starts at EUR 1813 gross per month and grows to EUR 2283 
gross per month (figures based on full-time employment). Duration of 
the contract: four years. Hours per week: 32-40. PhD students will be 
able to participate in the Dutch research school for Information and 
Knowledge Systems (SIKS,http://www.siks.nl/).

Application procedure

Applications (in English or Dutch) should be sent to:
Dr. R.J.F. Ordelman
Human Media Interaction group
Faculty of EEMCS, University of Twente,
P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
phone: +31 53 489 2954
email:ordelman at ewi.utwente.nl

Make sure to include the following:
-    a letter of application
-    a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, if any)
-    a copy of your diploma together with a list of grades
-    the names and email addresses of two referents

Deadline: December 15, 2005

For more information on the database group, HMI and on-going projects 
see http://hmi.ewi.utwente.nl/ and http://db.ewi.utwente.nl/
or contact Roeland Ordelman (ordelman at ewi.utwente.nl) or Djoerd 
Hiemstra (hiemstra at ewi.utwente.nl).

Dr. R. J. F. Ordelman (Roeland)
Speech & Language Technology and Multimedia Retrieval
Human Media Interaction - University of Twente
tel:+31 53 489 2954

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