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Wed Jan 15 1997

Jobs: Ben-Gurion U., HCI & Multimodal Systems

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  1. nomi shir, job: Ben-Gurion University
  2. Sharon Oviatt, Postdoctoral and Internship Positions in HCI & Multimodal Systems

Message 1: job: Ben-Gurion University

Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 15:32:40 +0200 (IST)
From: nomi shir <shirbgumail.bgu.ac.il>
Subject: job: Ben-Gurion University

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV, ISRAEL

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LITERATURES AND LINGUISTICS

Applications are invited for a position in linguistics starting
October 1, 1997. We offer a one year appointment with
possibility of renewal and tenure track.

The department offers a B.A. program in English Literature and
in Linguistics. Our current staff is theoretically oriented. We
are interested in hiring a linguist with a specialization in
either Psycholinguistics or Neurolinguistics.

Candidates should have a strong commitment to research in their
area of expertise as well as a good background in current
theory. Teaching responsibilities include introductory,
advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in their specialty
as well as more general courses such as Introduction to
Linguistics, Introduction to Phonology, etc.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and
addresses of three referees to:

Nomi Shir, Chair
Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
P.O.Box 653
Beer Sheva, Israel 84105

Please send an e-mail copy of the application as soon as
possible to: shirbgumail.bgu.ac.il

Please supply e-mail addresses and fax numbers both for yourself
and for referees.


Nomi Erteschik-Shir				 home: 972-7-6469482
Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics work: 972-7-6461117
Ben Gurion University of the Negev		 972-7-6461128
P.O.Box 653, Beer Sheva, Israel 		 fax: 972-7-6472907
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Message 2: Postdoctoral and Internship Positions in HCI & Multimodal Systems

Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 19:15:34 -0700
From: Sharon Oviatt <oviattcse.ogi.edu>
Subject: Postdoctoral and Internship Positions in HCI & Multimodal Systems

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN HCI & MULTIMODAL SYSTEMS

Applications are invited from recent PhD's for two different
postodoctoral positions in human-computer interaction and
multimodal systems. Postdocs will be participating in a new
3-year research project, funded by corporate and federal
sources, that is investigating people's spoken and multimodal
input to interactive portable devices. This work is being
conducted in a new state-of-the-art laboratory facility in the
Center for Human-Computer Communication at the Oregon Graduate
Institute of Science and Technology (OGI), which is located in
the Portland metropolitan area 10-15 minutes west of the
city. Postdoctoral salary range and benefits are competitive,
and positions are for 1-2 years with renewals possible.

Position #1: Applicants with a background in linguistics,
especially phonetics and phonology, and experience working with
human subjects, scoring and analyzing language-oriented
behavior, and using WAVES software to analyze acoustic/prosodic
and phonological aspects of speech are encouraged to apply. This
postdoctoral position involves research on how users adapt their
speech and language when correcting system recognition errors,
with the aim of developing more robust future spoken language
systems. Applicants are especially encouraged who have a broad
interest in issues related to cognitive science and the
computational processing of spoken language, in addition to
empirical and theoretical aspects of linguistics. Applicants
with an interest in human-computer interaction and user-centered
design, multimodal/multimedia systems, speech and pen
technology, and participation in multidisciplinary team-oriented
research are especially encouraged.

Position #2: Applicants with a PhD in computer science, strong
programming skills and 2+ years of graphics, visualization, or
other interface programming experience are especially encouraged
to apply. This postdoctoral position involves developing
prototypes and conducting research on the design of wireless
portable devices for use in natural field settings. Postdoctoral
applicants should be able to engage in team-oriented
multidisciplinary research, and to work with others in solving
novel design and programmatic problems related to this topic.
Candidates also should have substantial experience in
programming with the Windows 95 and Windows NT apis, and with
Visual Basic and Visual C++ on PC's. A working knowledge of
Microsoft's ActiveX and COM/DCOM distributed programming systems
also would be helpful, as would experience and interest in
speech and pen technology, distributed computation, and
interface design and testing.

To apply, submit a resume, xerox copy of graduate transcripts,
names and contact information for 3 references, a brief
statement of research/career interests, and date of
availability. Positions will start spring term 1997 or later,
and applications received by February 15th will receive
priority. Please forward applications to:

Gloria McCauley, Center Administrator
Center for Human-Computer Communication
Department of Computer Science
Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology
P. O. Box 91000
Portland, Oregon 97291

FAX: (503) 690-1548

For FEDEX, please use shipping address at:
Department of Computer Science
20000 N.W. Walker Road
Beaverton, Oregon 97006

For general information & publications, see:
http://www.cse.ogi.edu/~oviatt/ For further information or to
apply via email, contact: mccauleycse.ogi.edu Women and
minority applicants are encouraged to apply.


NSF-FUNDED INTERNSHIPS IN HCI & MULTIMODAL SYSTEMS

Applications are invited from outstanding upper-level
undergraduate and graduate students for 10-week full-time spring
or summer internship positions in human-computer interaction and
multimodal systems. Funding for these internships primarily is
sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and is part of a
larger NSF project entitled ``Interactive Multimodal Interfaces:
Designing for Human Performance." Students selected will
participate in an interdisciplinary, team-oriented research
project investigating people's spoken, pen-based, and multimodal
input to interactive computer systems. One aim of this research
is the design of successful interfaces for multimodal systems
and portable devices. This work is being conducted in a new
state-of-the-art laboratory facility in the Center for
Human-Computer Communication at the Oregon Graduate Institute of
Science and Technology (OGI), which is located in the Portland
metropolitan area 10-15 minutes west of the city.

Applicants with a background in computer science, cognitive
science, psychology, linguistics, or human factors are
encouraged to apply. Interests in the following areas are
preferred: human-computer interaction and user-centered design,
multimodal/multimedia systems, speech and pen technology, human
communication and behavior, linguistics and natural language
processing, phonology, interactive graphics and visualization
techniques, research design and statistics. Experience working
with human subjects, scoring and analyzing language-oriented
behavior, using WAVES software, using data analysis/statistics
software, programming in C++ and X-windows, or in computer
graphics would be most relevant to the project.

To apply, submit a resume, xerox copy of course transcripts,
names and contact information for 3 references, and a brief
statement of research/career interests by February 28th to:

Gloria McCauley, Center Administrator
Center for Human-Computer Communication
Department of Computer Science
Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology
P. O. Box 91000
Portland, Oregon 97291

FAX: (503) 690-1548

For FEDEX, please use shipping address at:
Department of Computer Science
20000 N.W. Walker Road
Beaverton, Oregon 97006

For general project information & publications, see:
http://www.cse.ogi.edu/~oviatt/

For further information or to apply via email, contact:
mccauleycse.ogi.edu Women and minority applicants are
encouraged to apply.

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