[Corpora-List] Fully-funded Ph.D. positions at Sapienza University of Rome

Roberto Navigli navigli at di.uniroma1.it
Mon Mar 26 08:50:55 CEST 2018


FULLY-FUNDED PH.D. POSITIONS - MULTILINGUAL NLP (DEEP LEARNING FOR SEMANTIC PARSING)

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Department of Computer Science

Fully-funded Ph.D. positions in Natural Language Processing are open at the Sapienza University of Rome for foreign students. Students interested in working in the Linguistic Computing Laboratory (http://lcl.uniroma1.it), Department of Computer Science of the Sapienza (Italian Department of Excellence, ranked first in computer science), can choose to work in the context of a 5-year ERC Consolidator Grant funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and headed by prof. Roberto Navigli <http://wwwusers.di.uniroma1.it/~navigli/>, following the success of his MultiJEDI ERC Starting Grant (http://multijedi.org). The successful candidate will participate in a frontier research project aimed at designing and investigating novel neural network architectures for multilingual disambiguation and semantic parsing and will work in the vibrant environment of a leading and highly-active international research team comprising 3 faculty members, 1 post-doc and 6 Ph.D. students. The group has published dozens of papers in top-tier venues <http://wwwusers.di.uniroma1.it/~navigli/pubs.html> in the field of computational linguistics and artificial intelligence.

Ph.D. students in the research group have the option to interact with Babelscape <http://babelscape.com>, a Sapienza startup company founded by prof. Navigli which brings cutting-edge research in multilingual Natural Language Processing to the market and makes research projects, such as the award-winning BabelNet <http://babelnet.org>, sustainable in the long term. Babelscape is currently working for key players in different fields, including multinational companies, and national and international public bodies. Around 20 developers and researchers currently work in the company.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate choosing to work in multilingual NLP will work actively on new directions in deep learning and neural networks for multilingual lexical semantic tasks such as Word Sense Disambiguation, Entity Linking and semantic parsing in arbitrary languages, starting from successful approaches and resources for multilingual lexical semantics such as BabelNet <http://babelnet.org> (winner of the 2017 Artificial Intelligence prominent paper award and featured in The Guardian <https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/feb/23/oxford-english-dictionary-can-worlds-biggest-dictionary-survive-internet> and Time magazine <http://wwwusers.di.uniroma1.it/~navigli/img/Redefining_the_modern_dictionary.png>), the Multilingual Wikipedia Bitaxonomy <http://wibitaxonomy.org>, sense-based embedded representations (SensEmbed <http://lcl.uniroma1.it/sensembed>), and sense-based lexical, semantic and embedded vectors (NASARI <http://lcl.uniroma1.it/nasari>), state-of-the-art neural Word Sense Disambiguation <http://wwwusers.di.uniroma1.it/~navigli/pubs/EMNLP_2017_Raganatoetal.pdf> and train-o-matic <http://trainomatic.org>.

The candidate is expected to have:

* a M.Sc. or equivalent in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics/NLP, Mathematics or related fields obtained by 31 July 2018.

* Good programming skills in Python (to improve these skills, there is the option to attend a Python course at Sapienza on the first contract year).

* Fluent English. Knowledge of Italian is NOT a requirement.

* Knowledge of current neural network models, especially recurrent neural networks such as LSTMs, and tools for neural networks (e.g. Tensorflow, Keras, etc.).

* Publications in Computational Linguistics, participation in summer schools and other experiences are a plus.

Application deadline: 23 April 2018

HOW TO APPLY

Informal inquiries for information on how to apply can be sent by email to prof. Roberto Navigli (navigli at di.uniroma1.it). The application must include a brief motivation letter, a detailed CV, a copy of the degree certificate and list of exams with marks, and two letters of recommendation. All documents must be in English. Please include the job reference [FOR-PHD-2018] in the subject line.

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