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varges at dit.unitn.it
Sun Feb 11 18:56:12 CET 2007
we have PhD studentships, and also internships at the Adaptive
Multimodal Information and Interfaces Research Lab at
University of Trento, Italy. We would like to post this on http://
www.elsnet.org/jobs/ The job advert in plain text format is
Please ask me if you need any further information.
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where one can upload documents (pdf)? (We can provide the same advert
as a pdf document.)
Dipartimento di Informatica e Telecomunicazioni
Via Sommarive, 14
I-38050 POVO (TN) - Italy
email: varges at dit.unitn.it
phone: +39 0461 88 2081
The Adaptive Multimodal Information and Interfaces Research Lab at
University of Trento (Italy) has openings in the following areas:
PHD RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
Topic areas: Automatic Speech Recognition, Spoken Language
Understanding, Dialogue Modeling, Machine Learning
The Research Lab: The Adaptive Multimodal Information and Interface
(AMI2) research lab pursues excellence research in next-generation
interfaces for human-machine and human-human communication. The Ph.D.
research fellowships are funded by the prestigious Marie Curie
Excellence grant awarded by the European Commission for cutting edge
and interdisciplinary research. There have been many advances in the
field of speech recognition and text-to-speech synthesis in the last
decade. However, human-machine conversational system are still
severely limited in the ability to understand and interact. The
general research challenge of the project is to investigate innovative
multimodal interfaces that will be adaptive, affective, usable and
The Adaptive Multimodal Information and Interface (AMI2) research lab
pursues excellence research in next-generation interfaces for
human-machine and human-human communication. The AMI2 lab has a
state-of-the-art technology infrastructure and collaborations with
premiere international research centers and industry research labs.
The Ph.D. Researchers: The Ph.D. researchers should have a
background (Laurea, MA or equivalent) in speech/text processing,
machine learning, computational linguistics, computer science or
cognitive science, and strong academic records. The Ph.D. positions
are funded for 3 years. The Ph.D. students will be able to
participate in the international Ph.D. program of the ICT Department
(http://ict.unitn.it/). The applicants should be fluent in English.
The Italian language competence is optional and applicants are
encouraged to acquire this skill during their Ph.D. studies. The
applicants should have good programming skills in conventional
programming languages (C++/Java//Perl/Python) and experience in
rule-based, logic or functional programming.
The University of Trento is an equal opportunity employer. Interested
applicants should submit their CV along with their statement of
research interest and reference letters before March 31, 2007.
Applications for research internships are possible at any time. It is
recommended to contact us (Email: amii at dit.unitn.it) before submitting
a formal application:
Prof. Ing. Giuseppe Riccardi Dr. Sebastian Varges
About University of Trento and Information and Communication
The University of Trento is constantly ranked as premiere Italian
graduate university institution (see http://www.dit.unitn.it).
- The DIT Department 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
- 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.
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