We have an opening for a 3-year position of Research Associate or Research Fellow in Machine Learning with applications to Machine Translation and Multimodal Language Processing. This position is funded by the ERC MultiMT project: Multi-modal Context Modelling for Machine Translation, led by Prof. Lucia Specia (www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~lucia) at the University of Sheffield.
This is a highly interdisciplinary project involving Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision and Machine Learning. Its goal is to devise methods and algorithms to exploit global multi-modal information for context modelling in Machine Translation. The post holder will be expected to investigate new ways to acquire multilingual multi-modal representations, and new machine learning and inference algorithms that can learn from these rich context models to generate high quality translations. In addition, if appointed as Research Fellow, the post holder will be expected to make significant contributions to multi-modal language processing in general, drawing from their experience in Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing.
This is an opportunity to work in a well-connected international team with world-leading reputation in the Natural Language Processing (NLP) research group at the University of Sheffield. The NLP group is well known internationally for its research, and is one of the largest research groups in the area in Europe.
This post offers excellent opportunities for publications, project visits and conference trips. Applicants should have (for Research Associate (RA) and Research Fellow (RF) posts):
- PhD (or equivalent work experience) in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or related areas - Significant experience and track record in Machine Learning (RA and RF) - Strong publication record commensurate with career stage (RA and RF) - Experience and strong track record in Computer Vision (desirable for RA, required for RF) - Experience and strong track record in Natural Language Processing (desirable for both RA and RF) - Strong programming experience, particularly in Python or C++. (RA and RF)
This post is fixed-term with a start date from August 2016 (or soon after) and duration of 3 years with possibility of extension to 5 years.
Salary range: £28,847 to £46,414 per annum.
For informal inquiries contact Dr. Lucia Specia: L.Specia at sheffield.ac.uk
For more information about the post and for applications: http://www.shef.ac.uk/jobs, Search and apply for jobs using reference number UOS014018
Closing date: 18 July 2016.
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