LINGUIST List 29.4576

Mon Nov 19 2018

Support: English; Computational Linguistics: PhD, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Editor for this issue: Yiwen Zhang <>

Date: 16-Nov-2018
From: Horacio Saggion <>
Subject: English; Computational Linguistics: PhD, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
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Department: DTIC
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


In the context of the PhD InPhiNIT La Caixa program associated to the Maria de Maeztu Strategic Research Program, we are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate in the area of Natural Language Processing to work in a project for the application of deep learning techniques to the summarization of multimodal documents (texts and images).

The PhD will be carried out at the Large Scale Text Understanding Systems Lab part of the TALN research group of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona.

The candidate should have experience in Natural Language Processing with a solid knowledge of statistics, mathematics, computer programming, and machine learning; in particular knowledge of current methods in Deep Learning would be highly appreciated. Experience in Information Extraction, Text Summarization, or related areas would be appreciated.

Brief description of the project:

Benefits for the fellow:
- 3-year contract
- Funding per fellow: 115.092 Euros
- 104.400 Euros (34.800 Euros per year) including salary, employee social security contribution, income taxes and all compulsory employers’ contributions.
- 10.692 Euros (3.564 Euros per year) for research costs such as conferences and workshops attendance, short-stays, consumables and intellectual property costs, among others.
- PhD Award of 7.500 Euros will be granted to researchers that submit their thesis within 6 months after the end of the fellowship.
- Complementary training programme.

How and where to apply (InPhiNIT program):

Deadline for applications: 6th February 2019

DTIC recruitment: see below

The Laboratory:

The TALN research group:

Maria de Maeztu Strategic Research at DTIC:

If you are interested in this position please first contact Prof. Horacio Saggion for more information about the project.

Applications Deadline: 01-Feb-2019

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Prof Horacio Saggion
        C/Tanger 122
        Barcelona BCN 08018

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Prof Horacio Saggion

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