[Elsnet-list] Fwd: 1 year postdoc in Stellenbosch, South Africa on language recogniton

David van Leeuwen david.vanleeuwen at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 08:42:09 CET 2012

In the project "Elftal," funded by the Dutch Language Union,
there is a 1 year postdoc position in Stellenbosch, South Africa, starting
1 jan
2013 or earlier at your convenience.  Below is a description of the
position, feel free to circulate.



Postdoctoral research position: Automatic identifcation of South
African languages

A postdoc position focussing on automatic language identification for
the eleven official languages of South Africa is available in the
Digital Signal Processing Group of the Department of Electrical and
Electronic Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch. Specific
project objectives include the developemt of a research system, the
production of associated publishable outputs, and the development of a
web-based demonstrator. The position is part of a bilateral project
grant between the Netherlands and South Africa.

Applicants should hold a PhD in the field of Electronic/Electrical
Engineering, Information Engineering, or Computer Science, or other
relevant disciplines. Suitable candidates must have strong computer
programming, analytical and mathematical skills, and be familiar with
a Linux computing environment. Candidates must also be self-motivated
and able to work independently. Finally, candidates must have
excellent English writing skills and have an explicit interest in
scientific research and publication.

The position will be available for one year, with a possible extension
to a second year, depending on progress and available funds. The
proposed starting date is not later than 15 January 2013.

Applications should include a covering letter, curriculum vitae, list
of publications, research projects, conference participation and
details of three contactable referees and should be sent as soon as
possible to: Prof Thomas Niesler, Department of Electrical and
Electronic Engineering, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1,
Matieland 7602. Applications can also be sent by email to:
trn at sun.ac.za. The successful applicant will be subject to University
policies and procedures.

Interested applicants are welcome to contact me at the above e-mail
address for further information regarding the project.
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