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LINGUIST List 17.3424

Tue Nov 21 2006

Jobs: Human Lang Technology/Comput Ling: Scientist, U of Maryland, CASL

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        1.    Sherrita Rose, Human Language Technology/Computational Linguistics: Assistant/Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, CASL, MD, USA


Message 1: Human Language Technology/Computational Linguistics: Assistant/Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, CASL, MD, USA
Date: 20-Nov-2006
From: Sherrita Rose <srosecasl.umd.edu>
Subject: Human Language Technology/Computational Linguistics: Assistant/Associate/Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland, CASL, MD, USA


University or Organization: University of Maryland, CASL
Department: Center for Advanced Study of Language
Job Rank: Assistant/Associate/Senior Research Scientist
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Human Language Technology
Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

The Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL), a University-Affiliated
Research Center located in a newly built facility at the University of
Maryland, is seeking to expand its research team in areas related to Human
Language Technology (HLT) development, evaluation, and adaptation for
integration into the workplace.

CASL offers HLT researchers the opportunity to pursue innovative,
transdisciplinary research in teams composed of linguists, computer
scientists, engineers, psychologists, anthropologists and second language
acquisition specialists.

Our mission is to pursue basic and applied research which will help
government language professionals improve their on-the-job performance in
linguistic analysis and foreign language training and testing. We work on
complex problems with authentic data, and we test and evaluate systems with
the help of working language professionals.

Our research emphasizes multilingual HLT applications (e.g. machine
translation, multilingual summarization, information extraction and
retrieval, and speech processing applications such as language, dialect,
and speaker ID). For instance, we have used machine learning to speed the
development of such language resources as dictionaries for emerging
strategic languages, and data mining and classification methods to select
relevant material to enhance foreign language learning.

In addition to our rich internal environment, CASL's affiliation with the
University of Maryland provides opportunities for collaboration with
faculty and students, participation in colloquia, and utilization of the
many facilities of a large research university with a highly ranked HLT
faculty.

Preference will be given to those candidates whose record indicates the
ability to tackle complex, interdisciplinary research and to work with a
range of institutes and researchers. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D.
preferably involving Computational Linguistics, Human Language Technology,
and Machine Learning with a degree in Computer Science, Electrical
Engineering, or Linguistics. Candidates must hold U.S. citizenship and be
willing to obtain a security clearance. For information on U.S. government
security clearances, please see
http://www.opm.gov/extra/investigate/security-clearance.asp

TO APPLY: go to https://careers.casl.umd.edu , click on "Employment
Opportunities" and follow directions for applying.

UM is an EOE/AA. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Questions about this position should be sent by e-mail to
jobquestionscasl.umd.edu.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Contact Information:
Patrice Thomas
Email: pthomascasl.umd.edu
Phone: 301-226-8835

Apply on-line at: https://careers.casl.umd.edu
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