[Corpora-List] PhD position in Natural Communication and Artificial Intelligence at Tilburg University

afra alishahi A.Alishahi at uvt.nl
Thu Oct 9 23:10:39 CEST 2014

Tilburg Center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) invites applications for a four-year PhD position. The candidate will work on the 'Learning to Communicate via Social and Linguistic Interaction' project, which is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) as part of the Natural Artificial Intelligence programme. The project is a collaboration with the Interaction Intelligence Group of Prof. Catholijn Jonker at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). The goal of this multidisciplinary project is to design, implement and analyse an agent-based model in which artificial agents use and learn language and related communicative skills by interacting with each other. Learning will be based on input from a collection of video recordings, containing annotated observations of young children interacting with their caregiver. The selected candidate will be a member of the Department of Communication and Information Sciences in the School of Humanities of Tilburg University. He or she is expected to have written a PhD thesis by the end of the contract. The position can start as early as 1 January 2015, but the exact starting date is negotiable.

More information (in Dutch) on the Natural Artificial Intelligence programme and this project is available at: http://www.nwo.nl/actueel/nieuws/2014/ew/nederland-investeert-in-kennis-over-kunstmatige-en-natuurlijke-intelligentie-voor-wereldwijde-oplossingen.html

We seek a candidate with a (research) master in articial intelligence, cognitive science, computational linguistics, computer science or a related area, and with excellent, demonstrated programming skills. The ideal candidate should also have experience in designing cognitive and/or agent-based models. Furthermore, knowledge about statistics and language acquisition is a plus. The candidate should have excellent academic qualifications as indicated by their academic records, a strong interest in doing research, and a good command of oral and written English.

Specific information about the vacancy and detailed information about the project can be obtained from the supervisors, dr. Paul Vogt (P.A.Vogt at uvt.nl ), dr. Afra Alishahi (A.Alishahi at uvt.nl) or Prof. Emiel Krahmer ( E.J.Krahmer at uvt.nl). Applying for this vacancy can only be done online. The application including a motivation letter and CV must be submitted via the link at the bottom of the page no later than November 10, 2014. If you receive this announcement via e-mail, please look at the vacancy located at: http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about-tilburg-university/working-at/wp. -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 4671 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://mailman.uib.no/public/corpora/attachments/20141009/b10af9ce/attachment.txt>

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