[Elsnet-list] Ph.D. Research Fellowships in Speech and Language Processing, University of Trento, Italy

Sebastian Varges varges at dit.unitn.it
Thu Feb 22 15:31:09 CET 2007


POSITION: Ph.D. Research Fellowships

TOPIC AREAS:  Speech Recognition, Spoken Language Understanding,
               Dialogue Modeling and Machine Learning

LOCATION: The Adaptive Multimodal Information and Interfaces
           Research Lab at University of Trento (Italy)

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:   June 1, 2007

START DATE:   November 1, 2007

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
     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 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 knowledgeable.

     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.


     About University of Trento and Information and Communication
     Technology Department:

     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 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.



CONTACT INFORMATION:
     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. It is recommended to contact us (Email:
     amii at dit.unitn.it) before submitting a formal application:

     Prof. Ing. Giuseppe Riccardi         Dr. Sebastian Varges
     http://www.dit.unitn.it/~riccardi     http://www.dit.unitn.it/ 
~varges



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