[Elsnet-list] PhD position in Machine Learning for NLP

James HENDERSON James.Henderson at unige.ch
Mon Apr 6 19:00:57 CEST 2009

    PhD Position in Machine Learning for NLP

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the Computational
Learning and Computational Linguistics group
(http://cui.unige.ch/~hendersj/clcl-page/) of the Artificial
Intelligence Laboratory, in the Computer Science Department of the
University of Geneva, available immediately.  The successful
candidates will pursue research in connection with a project on
machine learning funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation,
where they will investigate theoretical and practical issues in
statistical modeling of structured objects, such as natural language
semantic structures. Further information on related research
activities of the CLCL group can be found on the home page of James
Henderson (http://cui.unige.ch/~hendersj/).

Candidates should have a solid background in both computer science and
mathematics, particularly in statistical learning and/or optimization
theory. They should have excellent programming skills as well as
communication skills in English (and ideally in French). Preference
will be given to candidates with a strong interest and/or experience
in computational linguistics or natural language processing. A strong
academic record, excellent analytical skills, and a clear aptitude for
autonomous, creative research will be priority selection criteria.

The position is available immediately. Starting salary will be around
4400 CHF/month (gross) at the PhD level (1 CHF = 0.66
EUR). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, academic transcript, a
statement of purpose, and names and addresses (with e-mail and
telephone number) of at least 2 references to the address below
(preferably by e-mail):

James Henderson                      
CUI - University of Geneva         
Battelle bâtiment A         
7 route de Drize        
CH-1227 Carouge, Switzerland
E-mail: James.Henderson at unige.ch

Informal inquiries should be directed to James Henderson at
James.Henderson at unige.ch.

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