LINGUIST List 11.1950

Fri Sep 15 2000

Jobs: Spoken/Multimodal Dialogue, FTW Vienna Austria

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  1. Gregor Erbach, Spoken/Multimodal Dialogue: Researcher & Postdoc at FTW Vienna,Austria

Message 1: Spoken/Multimodal Dialogue: Researcher & Postdoc at FTW Vienna,Austria

Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 11:49:53 +0200
From: Gregor Erbach <>
Subject: Spoken/Multimodal Dialogue: Researcher & Postdoc at FTW Vienna,Austria

Researcher and Postdoc Positions
Project B2 "speech & more" 

The ftw. (Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien, Telecommunications
Research Center Vienna) is a cooperative research center involving 3
institutes of the Vienna University of Technology, 14
telecommunications companies, and the Austrian Research Center
Seibersdorf. More information can be found at

Task Description

Conduct advanced research and development in the area of spoken and
multimodal dialog systems, including combining speech dialog with
mobile multimedia applications (UMTS), pronunciation modeling, and
noise cancellation. The positions provide the opportunity to work
together with leading companies in the fields of telecommunications
and speech technology. The positions will become available between now
and the beginning of next year.

Required Qualifications

* Experience in speech recognition, speech dialog or multimodal dialog
* Masters or doctorate degree in one of the relevant disciplines (i.e.,
 computer science, communications, phonetics or computational linguistics)
* Good knowledge of English (written and spoken), communication skills

Additional Qualifications

A candidate with one or more of the following qualifications would be

* Knowledge of internet protocols, XML, VoiceXML
* Java / C++ experience
* Experience in usability engineering and usability testing
* Experience with spoken language corpora
* Software engineering and project management skills 
* Experience working in collaborative industry/academia projects
* Knowledge of German

Applications and inquiries should be directed to:

	Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien
	Dr. Markus Kommenda (Managing Director),
	or Dr. Gregor Erbach (Project Manager),

Dr. Gregor Erbach
Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien FTW Tel. +43/699-10389005
(Vienna Telecommunications Research Centre) Fax: +43/1/5052830-99
Maderstrasse 1/9, A-1040 Wien, Austria
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