[Elsnet-list] Spoken/Multimodal Dialog Researchers Positions

Giuseppe Riccardi riccardi at dit.unitn.it
Wed Jul 12 11:21:10 CEST 2006


Please post the following.




The Adaptive Multimodal Interface  Research Lab at University of Trento

has openings in the following areas:


            User Interface                            (Junior/Senior


            Multimodal/Spoken Dialog          (Junior/Senior Researcher)


The Adaptive Multimodal Interface research lab pursues excellence research

next-generation interfaces for human-machine and human-human communication. 

The research positions will be funded by the prestigious Marie Curie
Excellence grant 

awarded by the European Commission for  cutting edge and interdisciplinary

There have been many advances in the field speech recognition and
text-to-speech synthesis

 in the last decade. However, human-machine conversational system are still

 limited in the ability to understand and interact. The research challenge
of the 

project is to investigate innovative multimodal interfaces that will be

 affective, usable and knowledgeable.

The AMI lab has a state-of-the-art technology infrastructure and
collaborations with

 premiere international research centers and industry research labs.

The candidates should have a PhD degree either in computer science,
cognitive science 

or related disciplines. They will have an established  international
research track 

record  in their field of expertise and leadership skills. Deadline for

 submission is November 1, 2006.

The  applicants should be fluent in English. The Italian language competence
is optional

 and applicants are encouraged to acquire this skill on the job. The
applicants should have

 good programming skills in most of the following
C++/Java/JavaScript/Perl/Python. Positions

 are funded from a minimum of two to four years. Salaries are competitive
and depending on 

qualifications. Relocation package might be available depending on

University of Trento is an equal opportunity employer. Interested applicants
should send 

their CV along with their statement of research interest and three reference
letters to:



                                                       Prof. Ing. Giuseppe

riccardi at dit.unitn.it




About University of Trento and Information and Communication Technology


The University of Trento is constantly ranked as premiere Italian graduate
university institution 

(see www.dit.unitn.it). 


About DIT Department 

 DIT has a strong focus on interdisciplinarity with professors from
different faculties of the 

            University (Physical Science, Electrical Engineering, Economics,
Social Science, Cognitive Science,

            Computer Science) with international background. 

 DIT aims at exploiting the complementary experiences present in the various
research areas in order 

            to develop innovative methods and technologies, applications and
advanced services. 

 English is the official language.



Prof. Ing. Giuseppe Riccardi

Department of Information and Communication Technology

University of Trento 

Room D11, via Sommarive 14

38050 Povo di Trento, Italy

tel  : +39-0461 882087 

       +39-0461 883994

email: riccardi at dit.unitn.it


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