[Elsnet-list] PostDoc in Spoken Language and Dialog Research

Giuseppe Riccardi riccardi at dit.unitn.it
Thu Jul 5 16:05:35 CEST 2007


** PostDoc in Spoken Language and Dialog Research (LUNA project) at AMI2 Lab
**

 

 

LUNA Project:  The LUNA (SPOKEN LANGUAGE UNDERSTANDING IN MULTILINGUAL
COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS) 

     project is funded by the European Commission FP6 program. The project
addresses the problem

     of real-time understanding of spontaneous speech in the context of
advanced conversational

     systems for problem-solving tasks and/or cooperative work interfaces.
The LUNA consortium and

     more information on the project can be found at
http://www.istluna.eu/index.htm.

 

Job description:  The postdoc  will be investigating machine learning
techniques

    for adaptive spoken dialog prototyping. S/he will be responsible to
design

    adaptive algorithms for language understanding and dialog modelling.
S/he will 

    work with the AMI2 team and lead the spoken dialog prototyping for such
adaptive system.

     

 

Requirements: The ideal candidate we are looking for has a Ph.D. in

     Computer Science, two-year postdoc experience and background in

     human-machine dialog research for spoken and/or multimodal
conversational

     systems. He/She will have strong programming skills and be team-work
oriented.

 

AMI2 Lab: The Adaptive Multimodal Information and Interface

    (AMI2, casa.dit.unitn.it) Lab at University of Trento pursues excellence


    research in next-generation interfaces for human-machine and human-human

    communication. The AMI2 lab has a state-of-the-art speech and language 

    technology infrastructure and collaborations with premiere international


    research centers and industry research labs.

 

How to apply: The University of Trento is an equal opportunity

     employer. Interested applicants should submit their CV along with

     their statement of research interest and three reference letters.

     The starting date for the position is as early as September 1st 2007.

     The duration of the contract will be 24 months, salary will depend on 

     experience and qualifications.  Please send your application to:

 

     Prof. Ing. Giuseppe Riccardi

     Director of AMI2 Lab

     Email: riccardi at dit.unitn.it           

       

 

About University of Trento and Information and Communication

    Technology Department: The University of Trento is constantly

    ranked as premiere Italian graduate university institution (see

    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.  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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