[Corpora-List] PhD Position in Machine Translation (HEIG-VD Yverdon, Switzerland)

Andrei Popescu-Belis andrei.popescu-belis at heig-vd.ch
Fri Sep 27 17:13:58 CEST 2019

[Apologies for cross-postings]

PhD Position in Machine Translation

As a member of the Department of Information and Communication Technology (heig-vd.ch/tic) and of its Institute for ICT (iict.heig-vd.ch), your objectives will be the following ones:

Participate in a Swiss National Science Foundation project on heterogeneous knowledge integration within statistical and neural machine translation systems.

Carry out research towards a PhD degree, to improve and unify models of document-level dependencies, in order to demonstrate a cumulative improvement of translation quality. The PhD thesis will focus on designing neural models of discourse-level dependencies, and on using them on demand in neural vs. statistical MT systems.

The PhD student will be registered in one of the doctoral schools of a partner university (e.g., EPFL, Geneva, Lausanne, etc.).


Masters degree or equivalent in computer science, statistical methods, or natural language processing. Previous experience with NLP, machine translation, machine learning, deep neural networks. Strong programming skills (e.g. in Python or C++). Strong academic record and a clear aptitude for research. Autonomy, creativity, good capacities for analysis and organization of work. Good command of English and good writing skills.


Full-time position. Starting date: January 2020 or later. Annual contracts, with a maximum duration of four years.

Further information: Andrei Popescu-Belis, Professor, http://iict-space.heig-vd.ch/apu/

Contents of application: cover letter, CV, copy of university diplomas, academic transcripts of courses and grades, summary of master thesis and publications, and the names of three persons who can provide reference letters

Applications should be submitted via https://www.jobup.ch/fr/emplois/detail/1672036/ exclusively.

Review of the applications will start immediately. Full confidentiality is assured.

HEIG-VD | Human Resources | Rte de Cheseaux 1 - 1401 Yverdon-les-Bains - Switzerland

The School of Business and Engineering Vaud (www.heig-vd.ch) offers bachelor and master programs in engineering and management as well as post-graduate programs. With over 2,000 students, it is the largest school in the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (www.hes-so.ch). HEIG-VD conducts applied research and development activities through its 13 institutes.

-- Andrei Popescu-Belis, Professor of computer science School of Management and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD) University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HES-SO) Route de Cheseaux 1 - CP 521 - 1401 Yverdon-les-Bains +41 24 557 62 99 -- http://iict-space.heig-vd.ch/apu/

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