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Internship position available in Natural Language Processing at Adobe Research

  • Employer: Adobe Systems Incorporated
  • Title: NLP Scientist Intern
  • Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Dialog Systems.
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • Deadline: open until the position is filled
  • Date Posted: February 24, 2015
  • Trung Bui: bui@adobe.com

Description: We are looking for an NLP scientist intern who will work on exploring deep learning for mapping between natural language queries and logic form and/or SQL.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience with semantic parsing, dialog systems.
  • Experience with machine learning, deep learning.
  • Good programming skills in Java and/or Python

Education M.S. or PhD student in Computer Science or related field

Additional Requirements No.

Postdoc in Advanced Machine Learning (with an Emphasis on NLP)

Job Description

The Computer Science Department at the University of Notre Dame in collaboration with the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis anticipates hiring a postdoctoral fellow starting as early as April 1st 2015 for one year and renewable for a second year. The position includes a full time salary and benefits and is jointly funded by sponsored research split between the University of Notre Dame and the University of Memphis. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will conduct research in machine learning applied to dialog-centered natural language understanding. He/she will participate in the development and application of machine learning techniques in the hierarchical and temporal domains to multi-party speech data collected in authentic educational contexts.

The candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Sidney D’Mello, who has joint appointments in the Departments of Computer Science and Psychology at Notre Dame, and Dr. Andrew Olney in the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis.

The position offers a unique postdoctoral training experience and unsurpassed publishing opportunities within a multi-department multi-institution grant-funded project. The postdoc will be encouraged to build advanced technical skills, strengthen their research portfolios via peer-reviewed publications, develop leadership skills by mentoring students, and gain expertise in authoring collaborative grant proposals.


(1) Ph.D. in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or a related field at the time of hire; (2) Research experience in advanced machine learning techniques for sequential and hierarchical domains (e.g., probabilistic graphical models, sequence tagging, deep learning) ; (3) Evidence of a strong publication record in the aforementioned areas


(1) Research experience in one or more of the following research areas (acoustic signal processing, automatic speech recognition, natural language understanding, discourse modeling) ; (2) Experience working on interdisciplinary projects and/or on educational research; (3) Experience mentoring graduate and undergraduate students

For more information see the application link above.

Software Engineer/NLG Specialist in Sydney, Aus - Natural Lanaguage Generation

Job Description

  • Unique opportunity within the Equities Research space for a Engineer with strong NLG experience
  • New Systems Implementation with Opportunity to push the envelope within Research
  • Permanent Opportunity – Sydney CBD Location

About the role

We are seeking a Software Engineer to join our Equities Research business team. This is a truly unique opportunity for someone to join Macquarie working on a pioneering project within the business which could be a big game changer. The role will utilise your strong NLG/NLP experience and you will be responsible for building and developing the NLG functionality within the team. If you are interested in gaining commercial experience with NLG, have excellent written communications and have a flair for English grammar, have a passion for finance and in particular Equities Trading and want the opportunity to really pioneer something, then this could be the position for you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and Develop our first NLG/NLP Application within Equities Research
  • Work closely with the vendor to understand the application limitations and functionality
  • Drive the development with the Head of Research as well as industry analysts
  • Mature the offering and look for further areas of development within the business

About You

To be successful in this role as a Software Engineer you will possess a University Degree in Computer Science/Mathematics and would have probably undertaken further studies of some sort (Masters/PhD) and have previous Natural Language Generation/Processing experience in either a commercial or research environment. You will have a passion and flair for the English Language as well as having a interest in financial services and in particular traded products. Previous OO Development experience would be highly regarded. In addition you will possess the following:

  • Tenacity to produce different If Statements and to develop the platform further
  • Strong interest in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Based Learning.
  • Keen interest in finance
  • Self Starter and strong attention to detail to really drive uptake of the platform

This is a unique opportunity within Macquarie and quite possibly a pioneering project within the Investment Banking space. We are looking to hire two developers into the team and are flexible across career levels from recent Grads to Senior Engineers. Here at Macquarie we truly believe in you owning your future, at Macquarie you’ll own it. Find out more at the new Careers website: macquarie.com/career

If you meet the above requirements, please apply via the following link. Alternatively to find out more about the position and a confidential discussion, please contact Andy Logan on 02 8237 8472 or andy.logan@macquarie.com

PostDoc Position in Heidelberg (NLP, Networks, Databases, Machine Learning)

  • Employer: Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies gGmbH (HITS)
  • Title: PostDoc
  • Specialties: Natural Language Processing, Networks, Databases, Machine Learning
  • Location: Heidelberg, Germany
  • Deadline: 20 February 2015
  • Date posted: 29 January 2015
  • Contact information: michael.strube (at) h-its.org
  • Online application: https://application.h-its.org/intern/register.php?id=o51kdq1

Job Description PostDoc position available in the NLP group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) in Heidelberg, Germany

One position is available for a PostDoc working in Natural Language Processing, in particular in the areas of Entity Linking, Cross-document Coreference Resolution, Coreference Resolution, Word Sense Disambiguation. The position is within a newly funded project on "Scalable Author Name Disambiguation in Bibliographic Databases". Project partners are DBLP (http://dblp.org/db/) and zbMATH (https://zbmath.org/), the two leading bibliographic databases in computer science and mathematics which will also supply the data to be disambiguated and the gold standard. The project will be funded for three years starting June 1st, 2015.

The candidate should have a strong background in Natural Language Processing and possess a PhD in either Computational Linguistics or Computer Science. Experience with machine learning, databases, parallel programming, big data and networks as well as strong programming skills are required.

HITS gGmbH is a private non-profit research institute carrying out multidisciplinary research in the computational sciences. It receives its base funding from the HITS Stiftung.

The NLP group (http://www.h-its.org/en/research/nlp/) at HITS is an interdisciplinary research group that works on applications in the area of discourse and dialogue, in particular coreference resolution, entity linking, automatic summarization, and knowledge extraction from semistructured input. The NLP group at HITS works closely together with the Computational Linguistics Department at the University of Heidelberg.

To apply, please enter your application via the following link: https://application.h-its.org/intern/register.php?id=o51kdq1 (reference Postdoc NLP HITS-01-2015)

Applications must be submitted by February 20, 2015. Please note that applications not submitted via the online system will not be considered. Inquiries about the position can be directed at Michael Strube (michael.strube (at) h-its.org).

Postdoc position in Cardiff (NLP, IR, machine learning)

  • Employer: Cardiff University
  • Title: Postdoc
  • Specialties: Natural language processing, information retrieval, machine learning, distributional models, relation extraction, commonsense resoning
  • Location: Cardiff, UK
  • Deadline: 3 February 2015
  • Date posted: 9 January 2015
  • Contact information: SchockaertS1@cardiff.ac.uk

Job Description

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate post in the School of Computer Science & Informatics at Cardiff University. This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 30 months, starting on 1 May 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The main aim of this project is to learn fine-grained semantic relations from large text corpora. Initially such relations will be obtained in an unsupervised way, by identifying semantic relations with spatial relations between vector-space representations. Subsequently, open-domain, supervised relation extraction methods will be developed which use the output of the unsupervised methods as training data. This research will be part of an ERC funded project on the use of semantic relations between natural language terms in logics for commonsense reasoning. You will work closely with Dr Steven Schockaert. You will possess a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related area, or have equivalent experience.

Essential criteria

  • Proven ability to undertake research in a relevant research area (e.g. natural language processing, information retrieval, machine learning) at an international level, as evidenced by research output.
  • Excellent programming skills (java or C/C++).
  • A demonstrable history of contributing to excellent publications in relevant top-tier conferences (e.g. ACL, EMNLP, SIGIR, CIKM, IJCAI, AAAI, ICML) and journals (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, ACM Trans. Information Systems, IEEE Trans. Knowledge and Data Engineering).
  • Proven ability to communicate specialist ideas clearly in English using written media.
  • Excellent organisational skills with a proven ability to work independently and be self-managing, to prioritise your work and meet deadlines within the framework of an agreed programme.
  • A PhD in Computer Science or closely related area, or equivalent experience.

Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge of statistical natural language processing.
  • Knowledge of unsupervised and semi-supervised learning.
  • Knowledge of relation extraction.
  • Experience with analysing large text corpora using a high-performance computing environment.
  • Experience with dimensionality reduction methods such as multi-dimensional scaling, singular-value decomposition, and non-negative matrix factorisation.

More information For more details about the project and instructions on how to apply, please go to www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs and search for job 2972BR.

Post‐Doctoral and all levels of Research Scientist at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

  • Employer: Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2)
  • Title: Post-doc/Research Scientist
  • Specialties (one or more): Natural language processing, machine reading, automatic knowledge base construction, large-scale textual inference and entailment, knowledge representation and reasoning, question answering and explanation
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Deadline: N/A, we are hiring throughout 2015
  • Date posted: 12/9/2014
  • Contact information: ai2-info@allenai.org, allenai.org

Job Description

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) is a non-profit research institute in Seattle founded by Paul Allen and headed by Professor Oren Etzioni. The core mission of (AI2) is to contribute to humanity through high-impact AI research and engineering. We are actively seeking Post Docs and Research Scientists at all levels who are passionate about AI and who can help us achieve this core mission by teaming to construct AI systems with reasoning, learning and reading capabilities.

Position Summary

AI2 currently has projects in the following areas:

  • Language and Vision
  • Information extraction and semantic parsing
  • Question answering
  • Language and reasoning
  • Machine learning and theory formation
  • Semantic search
  • Diagram understanding

AI2 Research Scientists will have a primary focus in one of these specific areas but will also have the opportunity to contribute and engage in a variety of other areas critical to our research and mission. These include opportunities to participate in or lead select R&D projects, work with management to develop the long term vision for knowledge systems R&D, take a leading role in overseeing and implementing software systems supporting the research, author and present scientific papers and presentations for peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and help develop collaborative and strategic relationships with relevant academic, industrial, government, and standards organizations.


Applicants for Research Scientist at AI2 should have a strong foundation (typically PhD level) in one or more of the following areas: natural language processing, machine reading, automatic knowledge base construction, large-scale textual inference and entailment, knowledge representation and reasoning, or question answering and explanation. We look favorably upon extensive work experience demonstrating application of your research.

Application Process

All candidates are required to submit a resume, an expression of interest, and the names and contact information of at least 2 references (including email addresses) through our website: http://allenai.github.io/ai2website/jobs.html. We particularly welcome applications from women, people of color, members of the LGBT communities, and people with disabilities. Visa sponsorship is available.

Internship and Full-time positions available in Natural Language Processing at Apple Inc. (Siri)

  • Employer: Apple Inc.
  • Title: Language Understanding / Dialog Scientist
  • Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Semantic Parsing, Dialog Systems.
  • Location: Cupertino, CA
  • Deadline: rolling
  • Date Posted: December 2, 2014
  • Thomas Kollar: tkollar@apple.com

Description: Play a part in the next revolution in human-computer interaction. Contribute to a product that is redefining mobile computing. Create groundbreaking technology for large scale systems, spoken language understanding, big data, and artificial intelligence. And work with the people who created the intelligent assistant that helps millions of people get things done — just by asking. Join the language understanding and dialog team at Apple. The Siri team is looking for exceptionally skilled and creative scientists and engineers eager to get involved in hands-on work improving the Siri experience.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience with semantic parsing, dialog modeling, information extraction, question answering, semantic web, syntactic parsing, machine translation, language modeling, sentiment analysis or speech processing.
  • Experience with supervised, weakly-supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms.
  • Exceptional analytical, troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Ability to implement algorithms in Java and C++ in addition to performing experiments using scripting languages (Python, Perl, Ruby, bash).
  • Strong software engineering skills
  • Experience working with multilingual datasets
  • Large scale data analysis experience using distributed clusters (e.g. Pig, Spark, GraphLab, GraphX, MapReduce) a plus

Description You will be a part of a team that's responsible for a wide variety of natural language processing and spoken dialog systems research and development activities, including semantic parsing, dialog modeling, information extraction and question answering. Traditionally these conversational understanding applications have been focused on developing algorithms for a particular domain or language. Here at Siri, you will use large amounts of training data from Siri requests and the web to solve these problems across languages and domains. You are passionate about using your skills to implement and improve algorithms in order to create the phenomenal products. Because you'll be working closely with engineers from a number of other teams at Apple, you’ll need to be a team player who thrives in a fast paced environment.

Education M.S. or PhD in Computer Science or related field

Additional Requirements 2+ years of experience in natural language processing, speech processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence or dialog systems is desired.

Multiple Tenure-Track Positions (w/focus in Data Analytics) at The Ohio State University Department of Computer Science and Engineering

  • Employer: The Ohio State University
  • Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
  • Specialty: open, two positions in Data Analytics
  • Location: Columbus, OH, USA
  • Deadline: January 31, 2015 (Consideration starts November 2014)
  • Date Posted: November 17, 2014
  • Website: https://web.cse.ohio-state.edu/cgi-bin/portal/fsearch/apply.cgi

The Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Ohio State University expects to fill multiple tenure-track positions and seeks applicants in all areas of computer science.

Particular emphasis will be placed on filling two open rank positions in conjunction with a broad university-wide research initiative on Data Analytics (https://discovery.osu.edu/focus-areas/data-analytics/collaborative.html), and a recently announced undergraduate program in Data Analytics (https://data-analytics.osu.edu). Areas of interest for these positions include (but are not limited to): data mining, big data management, cloud computing systems, data analytics; application of machine learning or data mining or data visualization to problems in network science (including social networks), health, and climate science.

The department is committed to enhancing faculty diversity; women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should hold or be completing a Ph.D. in CSE or a closely related field, have a commitment to and demonstrated record of excellence in research, and a commitment to excellence in teaching.

To apply, please submit your application via the online database. The link can be found at: https://web.cse.ohio-state.edu/cgi-bin/portal/fsearch/apply.cgi.

Review of applications will begin in November 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled.

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.