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LINGUIST List 18.9

Mon Jan 08 2007

Jobs: English & Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, RPI

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        1.    Nick Cassimatis, English & Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, RPI, Troy, NY, USA


Message 1: English & Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, RPI, Troy, NY, USA
Date: 04-Jan-2007
From: Nick Cassimatis <cassinrpi.edu>
Subject: English & Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, RPI, Troy, NY, USA


University or Organization: RPI
Department: Cognitive Science
Web Address: http://www.cassimatis.com
Job Rank: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis
Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

I have funding for one or two postdocs at the Human-Level Intelligence
Laboratory at the Rensselaer Department of Cognitive Science. The
positions start in the spring and fall, although there is some flexibility.

One of our lab's interests is to develop a system that uses a combination
of logical, heuristic and probabilistic reasoning about the world and about
speaker's intentions to infer the meaning of a question and provide an answer.

Applicants for the position should have knowledge and experience in one of
the following and a willingness to learn a bit about the rest: algorithms
for inference, formal syntax and formalizations of common sense reasoning.

RPI is a top-tier research university. The Cognitive Science department
has identified the PhD program and research as its primary missions. The
department is conducting research in a number of areas: cognitive modeling,
human and machine learning, multi-agent interactions and social simulation,
neural networks and connectionist models, human and machine reasoning,
cognitive engineering, etc.

RPI is located in historic Troy NY, in the Hudson River Valley,
approximately 5 miles North of Albany, NY. It is 3-hrs south of Montreal,
2.5-hrs west of Boston, and 2-hrs north of New York City, to which Amtrak
runs several trains daily. The Albany area is notable for many things,
including its affordable housing, cultural events (e.g., the famed Saratoga
Performing Arts Center), and proximity to outdoor recreation (e.g.,
hiking/skiing in the Adirondack, White, Green, and Berkshire Mountains).

See the Web page below regarding research:
http://www.cassimatis.com/hlil.html

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Contact Information:
Nick Cassimatis
Email: cassinrpi.edu

Apply on-line at: http://www.cassimatis.com
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