[Elsnet-list] Request for job offer announcement
wolfgang.minker at uni-ulm.de
Thu Nov 17 13:55:42 CET 2005
Could you please advertise the follwoing job offer?
Thanks a lot and best regards
Please advertise the following position:
Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften
The Dialogue Systems Group in the Department of Engineering Sciences,
University of Ulm (http://it.e-technik.uni-ulm.de/World/Research.DS/) is
seeking a researcher at MSc level (Computer Science) to work on aspects
of Automatic Evaluation of Multimodal Spoken Language Dialogue Systems
in close cooperation with our industry partner 3SOFT GmbH, Erlangen
In order to design well-accepted user-friendly multimodal spoken
language dialogue systems their evaluation - ideally performed already
at early design stages - is inevitable. However, there is no common
agreement on the criteria to be satisfied for a "good" system design.
One major goal of the work will be to determine such criteria and to
implement them in a dialogue system as well as in a tool for evaluation
and usability testing.
The research task involves:
- the design and development of a multimodal spoken language dialogue
system making use of state-of-the-art infotainment systems technology
- the design of an architecture for an evaluation tool that should be
* perform objective evaluations of multimodal spoken language systems
* test the defined criteria in systems for different application
domains (but with a particular focus on the automotive area) as well
as for different types of systems (e.g. command and control vs.
natural language input)
* perform an appropriate logging and visualization of the relevant
* automatically generate test cases for a given specification of a
multimodal spoken language dialogue system that allow its evaluation
in preparation for the production process
Perspective: PhD Thesis.
expertise in speech and dialogue technologies and good German language
skills are mandatory; knowledge in usability engineering for automotive
applications and in embedded systems technology would also be appreciated.
The candidate will primarily work at 3SOFT GmbH, Erlangen. The
appointment (BAT IIa/2) has an initial fixed duration of up to 24
months, with an opportunity for continuation.
Candidates should send their application by December 31, 2005
electronically to wolfgang.minker at e-technik.uni-ulm.de and to
Silke.Goronzy at 3SOFT.de. The application should include a short resume
and a transcript of records with the results of exams relevant to the
Diploma/MSc Degree. A pdf-version of the Diploma/MSc Thesis may also be
University of Ulm
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