[Corpora-List] PhD position on NLP + data privacy at the University of Oslo - deadline: August 15

Pierre Lison plison at ifi.uio.no
Wed Aug 12 15:09:52 CEST 2020

We have one fully-funded PhD position at the Language Technology Group, University of Oslo. The position is funded by the CLEANUP project (http://cleanup.nr.no) funded by the Research Council of Norway.

CLEANUP is an exciting research project at the intersection of natural language processing and data privacy and aims to develop a range of new machine learning methods to automatically anonymise (or at least strongly de-identify) text documents such as electronic patient records, court rulings or chat-based interactions with customers.

The project brings together researchers from machine learning, natural language processing, computational privacy, statistical modelling, health informatics and IT law. In addition, partners from the Norwegian public and private sector (covering the fields of healthcare, welfare, banking, insurance and legal publishing) will contribute to the project with their data and domain knowledge.

The position is located within the Language Technology Group (LTG) at Department of Informatics, UiO. LTG conducts research on a range of NLP topics like semantic parsing, distributional semantics, sentiment analysis, clinical NLP, and more. While the research profile of the group is heavily machine-learning oriented, our projects typically combines data-driven approaches with an interest for linguistic analysis and insight. The group has access to excellent HPC infrastructure.

We offer a competitive salary combined with attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in NLP or in Computer Science with a specialization in NLP, with minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are required. Working knowledge of Norwegian is also recommended, as the project will mainly work on Norwegian documents. Candidates that do not currently speak Norwegian or a related Scandinavian language can nevertheless apply if they are willing to learn Norwegian promptly upon arrival in Norway.

The full advert for the PhD position can be found at:

https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/189315/phd-research-fellowshi p-in-natural-language-processing

Application deadline: August 15, 2020.

Feel free to contact me (plison at nr.no) for any questions regarding this position.

-- Pierre Lison, Senior Research Scientist Norsk Regnesentral / Norwegian Computing Centre Web: http://nr.no/~plison

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