LINGUIST List 12.2385

Wed Sep 26 2001

Jobs: Researcher in Multimodal Dialog Systems Austria

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  1. Georg Niklfeld, Multimodal Dialog Systems: Researcher, Vienna Austria

Message 1: Multimodal Dialog Systems: Researcher, Vienna Austria

Date: 25 Sep 2001 09:42:38 -0000
From: Georg Niklfeld <>
Subject: Multimodal Dialog Systems: Researcher, Vienna Austria

Rank of Job: Researcher
Areas Required: Multimodal Dialog Systems
Other Desired Areas: Speech Recognition, Usability Research
University or Organization: ftw.
State or Province: Vienna
Country: Austria
Final Date of Application: March 2003
Contact: Georg Niklfeld

Address for Applications:
Donau City Str. 1

Postgraduate and Postdoc Positions in Human Interfaces for Mobile
Multimedia Communications at ftw. (Vienna, Austria)

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


Conduct research and development in the area of voice and multimodal
dialog systems, including combining voice dialog with mobile data
services and multimedia for GPRS/UMTS; distributed speech recognition;
usability research; noise cancellation; pronunciation modeling. The
precise topic will be negotiated based on the applicant's
qualifications. The positions provide the opportunity to work together
with leading companies in the fields of telecommunications and speech
technology. These one- and two-year positions are offered under the
Marie Curie Industry Host Fellowship scheme of the European Commission
and will become available between now and 2003.

Required Qualifications

* Experience in speech recognition, speech dialog or multimodal
 dialog systems 
* Masters or doctorate degree in one of the relevant disciplines
 (computer science, communications, computational linguistics, 
 phonetics, mathematics, cognitive psychology)
* Good knowledge of English (written and spoken), communication 
* Meet the formal eligibility requirements of the Marie Curie Industry
 Host Fellowship scheme - please check at or

Additional Qualifications

A candidate with one or more of the following qualifications would be
preferred: * Speech signal processing * User interface design and
usability testing * SIP/H.323, JAIN, PARLAY, TCP/IP, WAP, HTML, XML,
VoiceXML * GSM, GPRS, UMTS infrastructures * Java / C++ experience *
Software engineering and project management skills * Experience
working in collaborative industry/academia projects * Knowledge of

Applications and inquiries should be directed to
Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien (ftw.)
Dr Markus Kommenda (Managing Director),, or
DI Georg Niklfeld (Speech Proc. Project Manager),
Donau City Str. 1, A-1220 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43/699 10389 005
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