[Elsnet-list] Request for job offer announcement

Wolfgang Minker 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
Wolfgang
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Please advertise the following position:
http://it.e-technik.uni-ulm.de/World/Research.DS/job_offers_ds.html

Dialogsysteme
Abteilung Informationstechnik
Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften
Universität Ulm

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
(http://www.3soft.de/).

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
able to
   * 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
     information
   * 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.

Requirements: Good programming skills in C, C++, Perl, Java, JavaScript,
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
included.

-- 
Wolfgang Minker
University of Ulm
Department of Information Technology
Albert-Einstein-Allee 43
D-89081 Ulm
Phone: +49 731 502 6254/-6251
Fax:   +49 691 330 3925516
http://it.e-technik.uni-ulm.de/World/Research.DS/











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