Post-doctoral positions at LIMSI-CNRS, Paris Saclay (Paris Sud) University in NLP, Dialogue systems and ML
LIMSI is a multi-disciplinary research unit whose man-machine communication department addresses various aspects of automatic processing of human language for a wide range of application domains and research areas ranging from: speech processing, machine translation, opinion mining, question answering, man-machine dialog, sign language, bio-medical informatics etc.
In the international context of the CHIST-ERA european project LIHLITH, in collaboration with U. of the Basque Country (San Sebastian, Spain), UNED (Spain, Zurich U. of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Synapse Develpment (Toulouse, France), LIMSI invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Dialog Systems, for 12 months, renewable (see ADDITIONAL INFORMATION below).
For information on the LIHLITH project and Lifelong Learning, please see the recent article: https://ercim-news.ercim.eu/en114/special/lihlith-improving-communication-skills-of-robots-through-lifelong-learning and the project website http://ixa2.si.ehu.es/lihlith/
The successful candidate will do research in the ILES (information, written and signed Languages) group at LIMSI, under the supervision of Sophie Rosset at the frontiere of the three following areas:
1- task oriented dialog systems. 2- reinforcement learning, 3- lifelong learning (continuous online adaptation of an automatic dialog system after deployment).
The main requirements for the positions are: - a Ph.D. in computer science with a focus on either Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning or Dialog Systems,
- a good publication record, - strong programming skills (python, under linux), accessorily with proeficiencies in C, C++ or Lua,
- using either French (a plus) or English as working language, with a sufficient mastering of the latter for international collaboration.
The candidate will contribute to ongoing research in the LIHLITH project on Life Long Learning for Automatic Dialog Systems. S/he will develop hypotheses, set-up experiments and write articles in collaboraion with the other ILES members involved in the project. One of the his/her first task will be the drawing in collaboration with the project members of a detailed work plan for his postdoctoral work at LIMSI, based on his recent research experience.
Net salary: between 2000 and 2200 € per month according to experience
Benefits: as a unit of Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), a French government agency among the leading research institution in Europe, LIMSI offers a generous benefit package including health insurance and 44 days vacation pa.
Duration: 12 months, renewable depending on performance and funding availability
Start date: no later than December 1, 2018.
Location: Orsay, greater Paris area, France
* a cover letter * a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications * the names and contact information of at least two referees
Sophie Rosset <rosset at limsi.fr>, Anne Vilnat <Anne.Vilnat at limsi.fr>
Application deadline: October 15th, 2018
LIMSI is a multi-disciplinary research unit that covers a number of fields from thermodynamics to cognition, encompassing fluid mechanics, energetics, acoustic and voice synthesis, spoken language and text processing, vision, visualisation and perception, virtual and augmented reality.
LIMSI hosts about 200 researchers, professors, research support staff and graduate students. It is located in a green area about 30 minutes south of Paris.
For further information see: https://www.limsi.fr/en https://www.limsi.fr/en/research/iles/home https://www.limsi.fr/fr https://www.limsi.fr/fr/recherche/iles