LINGUIST List 8.1612

Mon Nov 10 1997

Jobs: Japanese, Artificial Intelligence (Scholarship)

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  1. Peipei Qiu, Substitute Instructor in Japanese
  2. David Powers, Summer Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence

Message 1: Substitute Instructor in Japanese

Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 02:37:50 -0500
From: Peipei Qiu <>
Subject: Substitute Instructor in Japanese

Vassar College seeks an instructor in Japanese language at the
intermediate and advanced levels for the Spring semester of 1998 (from
about January 15 through May 20). Previous experience and an advanced
degree preferred. Send letter of application with resume to:
Prof. Jesse Kalin, Vassar College, Box 379, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604.
Inquiries may be made to Prof. Peipei Qiu,
 (914 )437-5253.
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Message 2: Summer Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence

Date: Sat, 08 Nov 1997 16:09:53 +1030
From: David Powers <>
Subject: Summer Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence

 Summer Scholarships in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence
 (Digital Audio, Computer Music, Language Learning, Robot Worlds)

	 	 Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
		 Department of Computer Science
	 The Flinders University of South Australia

Applications are invited from students with good programming skills to
work on a research project in digital audio and computer music or a
research project on learning natural language (syntax/grammar and
robot world ontology/semantics).

The projects will be conducted in the Computer Science Department at
Flinders University of South Australia over the summer break
(Dec97-Feb98). Precise dates are subject to negotiation. The
expected duration of the project would be 8 to 10 weeks, with the
total stipend for a student varying between $2000 and $4000 depending
on qualifications and duration. Overseas candidates are welcome to
apply and proposals for a different time period will be considered.

The positions ideally suit students who are completing 3rd or 4th year
and plan to continue on to honours or postgraduate study. Preference
will be given to students interested in continuing their studies in
this area at Flinders. A distinction-level average in relevant
coursework is expected, and students may request to be considered for
entry into our Honours program.

Knowledge or interest in any of the following would be an advantage,
but is not essential:

 -- digital audio
 -- digital signal processing
 -- music
 -- acoustics
 -- perception
 -- Matlab
 -- robotics
 -- vision/image processing
 -- speech processing
 -- natural language
 -- machine learning
 -- linguistics 
 -- psycholinguistics
 -- information theory
 -- statistics

Applications should be sent electronically (PostScript or plain text
only) to Simon Dixon and David Powers ( AND by Monday 24 Nov 1997. Please include
details of relevant academic results and experience - academic records
may be faxed to Simon Dixon (Music Project) on +1-313-7638041 in the
US or to David Powers (Language Learning Project) on +61-8-8201 3626
in Australia.

Enquiries may be sent to the same addresses.
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