LINGUIST List 13.2154

Fri Aug 23 2002

Jobs: Human Computer Interaction: PostDoc, Ireland

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  1. fred.cummins, Jobs: Applied Ling, Human Computer Interaction: PostDoc, Ireland

Message 1: Jobs: Applied Ling, Human Computer Interaction: PostDoc, Ireland

Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 08:55:06 +0000
From: fred.cummins <>
Subject: Jobs: Applied Ling, Human Computer Interaction: PostDoc, Ireland

University or Organization: media lab europe
Rank of Job: Post Doc
Specialty Areas Required: Applied Linguistics, Human Computer Interaction


Postdoctoral Research Position in Multimodal Interface Design at Media
Lab Europe.

A vacancy exists for a postdoctoral researcher to work for two years
at Media Lab Europe, Dublin, Ireland. The appointee will conduct
research into multimodal interface design with a particular emphasis
on the integration of speech in an adaptive interface. The project is
funded by the European Commision and its initial remit includes the
co-development of a Virtual Personal Assistant for use in a hands-free
environment. The larger context is the appropriate integration of
speech and other modalities in interface design for a range of users,
from illiterate and technologically naive novices to experienced

The candidate must be capable of carrying out independent and
imaginative research which both serves immediate project goals and
addresses fundamental issues in human-computer interaction.
Experience in interface design is essential, but so too is a
demonstrated flair for the creative pursuit of novel research goals.
A familiarity with basic speech technology is likewise a prerequisite.
Work within the project will include the construction of
special-purpose speech corpora and the experimental investigation of
user behavior.

Media Lab Europe is a recently established university-level research
and education centre located in Dublin, Ireland. Replicating the
innovative and entrepreneurial operating model of the world-renowned
MIT Media Lab, the European Research Partner will ''invent the
future'' and adopt an interdisciplinary approach in researching the
way new technologies can impact people's lives and environments. Media
Lab Europe has the vision to enhance the quality of life through
research and education focused on a sustainable, human-centric design
in technology, science, and the arts. The lab is housed in the former
Guinness Hops Store, and offers a uniquly stimulating research

For further information about this position, contact Dr Fred Cummins
( directly.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Dr Fred Cummins
	media lab europe
	Department of Computer Science
	University College Dublin
	Dublin, Dublin 4
Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:
	Dr Fred Cummins.
	Tel: +353 1 7162902

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