[Corpora-List] Ph.D. Research Fellowships in Speech and Language Processing, University of Trento, Italy

Sebastian Varges sebastian.varges at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 14:46:00 CEST 2007


POSITION: Ph.D. Research Fellowships

TOPIC AREAS: Speech Recognition, Spoken Language Understanding,
Dialogue Modeling and Machine Learning

LOCATION: The Adaptive Multimodal Information and Interfaces
Research Lab at University of Trento (Italy)

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: June 1, 2007

START DATE: November 1, 2007

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
The Ph.D. researchers should have a background (Laurea, MA or
equivalent) in speech/text processing, machine learning,
computational linguistics, computer science or cognitive science,
and strong academic records. The Ph.D. positions are funded for 3
years. The Ph.D. students will be able to participate in the
international Ph.D. program of the ICT Department
(http://ict.unitn.it/). The applicants should be fluent in
English. The Italian language competence is optional and
applicants are encouraged to acquire this skill during their
Ph.D. studies. The applicants should have good programming skills
in conventional programming languages (C++/Java//Perl/Python) and
experience in rule-based, logic or functional programming.

THE RESEARCH LAB:
The Adaptive Multimodal Information and Interface (AMI2) research
lab pursues excellence research in next-generation interfaces for
human-machine and human-human communication. The Ph.D. 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.

The Adaptive Multimodal Information and Interface (AMI2) 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.


About University of Trento and Information and Communication
Technology Department:

The University of Trento is constantly ranked as premiere Italian
graduate university institution (see http://www.dit.unitn.it).

- The DIT Department has a strong focus on Interdisciplinarity with
professors from different faculties of the University (Physical
Science, Electrical Engineering, Economics, Social Science, Cognitive
Science, Computer Science) with international background.

- DIT aims at exploiting the complementary experiences present in the
various research areas in order to develop innovative methods and
technologies, applications and advanced services.

- English is the official language.


CONTACT INFORMATION:
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. It is
recommended to contact us (Email: amii at dit.unitn.it) before
submitting a formal application:

Prof. Ing. Giuseppe Riccardi Dr. Sebastian Varges
http://www.dit.unitn.it/~riccardi http://www.dit.unitn.it/~varges





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