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LINGUIST List 18.1581

Thu May 24 2007

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Researcher, University of Trento

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        1.    Sebastian Varges, Computational Linguistics, Voice/Multimodal User Interface-HCI: Researcher, University of Trento, Italy


Message 1: Computational Linguistics, Voice/Multimodal User Interface-HCI: Researcher, University of Trento, Italy
Date: 24-May-2007
From: Sebastian Varges <amiidit.unitn.it>
Subject: Computational Linguistics, Voice/Multimodal User Interface-HCI: Researcher, University of Trento, Italy


University or Organization: University of Trento
Department: Information and Communication Technology
Web Address: http://dit.unitn.it/

Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Voice/Multimodal User Interface-HCI


Description:

The Junior Research Scientist will be investigating innovative adaptive
user interfaces for spoken and/or multimodal conversational systems.
He/she will be a member of the Adaptive and Meaning Machines (ADAMACH)
research team funded by a Marie Curie Excellence grant. The prospective
candidate will have a key role in defining new models of human-computer
interaction (HCI) based on experimental work and evaluation of
human-machine interactions. The candidate's responsibilities will include
the design and supervision of the user interface experiments carried out
within the ADAMACH project.

Requirements:
The research scientist we are looking for has a PhD in Computer Science,
Cognitive Science or related disciplines. He/She has a background in
human-machine user interface research for spoken and/or multimodal
conversational systems. He/she will have an international research track
record and strong publication record in the VUI-HCI field. He/She will have
strong programming skills.

The Research Lab:
The Adaptive Multimodal Information and Interface (AMI2,
http://casa.dit.unitn.it/index.htm) research lab pursues excellence research in
next-generation interfaces for human-machine and human-human communication. The
AMI2 lab has a state-of-the-art technology infrastructure and collaborations
with premiere international research centers and industry research labs.

The PhD research fellowships are funded by the prestigious Marie Curie
Excellence grant awarded by the European Commission for cutting edge and
interdisciplinary research. There have been many advances in the field of speech
recognition and text-to-speech synthesis in the last decade. However,
human-machine conversational system are still severely limited in the ability to
understand and interact. The general research challenge of the project is
to investigate innovative multimodal interfaces that will be adaptive,
affective, usable and knowledgeable.

About University of Trento and the Information and Communication Technology
Department (DIT):
The University of Trento is constantly ranked as premiere Italian graduate
university institution. The DIT Department has an international background
and a strong focus on interdisciplinary activity with professors from different
faculties of the University (Physical Science, Electrical Engineering,
Economics, Social Science, Cognitive Science, Computer Science). English is the
official language.

How to apply:
The University of Trento is an equal opportunity employer. Interested applicants
should submit their CV along with their statement of research interest and
reference letters. The duration of the contract will be 24 months. It is
recommended to contact us before submitting a formal application.


Application Deadline: 01-Nov-2007 (Open until filled)

Mailing Address for Applications:
Dr. Sebastian Varges
Department of Information and Communication Technology
Via Sommarive 14
Povo di Trento 38050
Italy

Contact Information:
Dr. Sebastian Varges
Email: amiidit.unitn.it
www.dit.unitn.it/~varges
Phone: 39 0461 88 39 94

Prof. Ing. Giuseppe Riccardi
Email: riccardidit.unitn.it
www.dit.unitn.it/~riccardi


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