[Elsnet-list] Job Opportunity (Post-Doc) at Carnegie Mellon University

Florian Metze fmetze at cs.cmu.edu
Mon Sep 10 21:29:55 CEST 2012

Position for Post-Doctoral Researcher in Speech Recognition (Carnegie Mellon University)

The Janus speech group at Carnegie Mellon's Language Technologies Institute is offering a position for a post-doctoral researcher to take a central role in research on algorithms for the near-automatic development of speech recognition systems. We work on large amounts of diverse, multi-lingual data (speech, text, and databases) in highly parallel environments, offering a great opportunity to perform highly visible work in the research, government, and industrial communities.

The work involves building speech recognizers in unknown languages rapidly, using data of unknown properties and quality, with minimal supervision. Some language-specific knowledge will be given, and recognizers for similar languages might be available, however the process involves both analyzing the language, and building a recognizer. This multi-site and multi-year effort is led by Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, with academic and industrial partners in Silicon Valley, Baltimore, and Germany.

While grounded in machine learning and speech research, the position also requires interest in and collaboration with linguistics, natural language processing, semantics, databases, and the efficient handling of large data sets. All of these topics are being worked on at Carnegie Mellon's Language Technologies Institute, as part of the same overall effort.

Initial appointments will normally be for a duration of 12 months, but are renewable contingent to the availability of suitable funding. We are offering a first-class research environment in an outstanding school and department, and the opportunity to work in an international team. Successful candidates will have a curious mind, strong interest and/ or background in machine learning, speech and audio technologies, strong analytical and algorithmic skills, as well as experience in managing software projects. He or she will be self-motivated, a good communicator and work well in international teams, and be willing to participate in evaluations. Research results will be published internationally at suitable conferences, workshops, and in journals, creating or enhancing a strong publication record.

The position is available immediately, and until filled. The candidate will need to be e-verified in order to be allowed to work on this project. Compensation will be according to qualification, and in line with Carnegie Mellon's general rules and regulations.

Further information can be found at:

- https://cmu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=9505
- http://www.is.cs.cmu.edu/
- http://lti.cs.cmu.edu/

Please send questions to:

- Alex Waibel, ahw at cs.cmu.edu
- Florian Metze, fmetze at cs.cmu.edu


  Florian Metze
  Assistant Research Professor
  Language Technologies Institute
  School of Computer Science
  Carnegie Mellon University

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