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Mon Sep 23 2002

Jobs: Computational Ling: PostDoc, NSW Australia

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  1. Cecile.Paris, Jobs: Computational Ling: PostDoc, Macquarie Univ, NSW, Australia

Message 1: Jobs: Computational Ling: PostDoc, Macquarie Univ, NSW, Australia

Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 00:47:42 +0000
From: Cecile.Paris <>
Subject: Jobs: Computational Ling: PostDoc, Macquarie Univ, NSW, Australia

University or Organization: Macquarie University
Rank of Job: Post Doc
Specialty Areas Required: Computational Linguistics


Post Doctoral Fellowship in Multimodal Interaction: Integrating
Language into a virtual environment

LOCATION: CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences
		Macquarie University, Sydney Australia

SALARY RANGE: A$52K - A$66K + superannuation


We are seeking to appoint a high-calibre Postdoctoral Research Fellow
to work in a new exciting project, within a multidisciplinary team, to
develop advanced multimodal natural interface technologies for
effective skills training. The aim of this project is to integrate
language into a haptic workbench to create a new learning environment.

The position is located at North Ryde in Sydney, Australia.

Recent advances in new technologies such as virtual environments and
natural language generation offer many new opportunities for
experientially based training. In particular, immersive environments
that incorporate haptic and audio interface components show great
promise at being highly effective and efficient in many application
domains. Ideally, though, a training environment should include a
tightly integrated combination of modalities and media for input as
well as output. This fellowship will examine this goal and aim to
demonstrate the training effectiveness of employing a tightly
integrated set of advanced natural interface technologies. A
particular focus of the work will be the addition of language to the
hapto-audio-visual training environment, to provide multimodal
instruction and feedback.

The successful applicant will have a recent PhD in human computer
interaction, computational linguistics or a related
discipline. Demonstrable research skills in natural language
technologies or computer graphics will be advantageous and a proven
ability to program in C++, Python, and Lisp highly desirable. The
fellowship offers a great opportunity to collaborate with scientists
from CSIRO research teams studying virtual environments, intelligent
interactive technologies, and telecollaboration. A comprehensive 3
year development plan will be provided ensuring that over the period
of the fellowship you will develop skills, partnerships and networks,
which are valued both within CSIRO and industry.


CSIRO is the leading National Research Institute in Australia. The
Mathematical & Information Sciences Division of CSIRO specialises in
research in IT, mathematics and statistics, to benefit Australian

For details see:

TENURE: 3 Years

CSIRO Web site:
Also see

CLOSING DATE: 27 September 2002

CONTACT: For more information, contact Cécile Paris (ph: +61 2 9325
3160, or Graham Reynolds (ph: +61 2 6216 7009,

Dr Cecile Paris
Intelligent Interactive Technology, Group Leader 

CSIRO/MIS; Locked Bag 17, North Ryde, NSW 1670 Australia
Physical Address: Building E6B, Macquarie University, North Ryde
Phone: +61 2 9325 3160 Fax: +61 2 9325 3200

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Dr Cecile Paris
	CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences
	Macquarie University
	contact by phone or e-mail
	Sydney, NSW 1670
	Applications are due by 27-Sep-2002

Contact Information:
	Dr Cécile Paris.
	Tel: +61 2 9325 3160
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