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== Funded PhD Position in NLP & Music Technology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain ==
== Postdoctoral Fellow Machine Reading, KU Leuven, Belgium==
 
  
Employer: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium  http://www.kuleuven.be/
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* Employer: Universitat Pompeu Fabra [https://www.upf.edu/en/web/etic], Barcelona, Spain
* Rank or Title: Postdoctoral fellow
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* Title: PhD Scholarship
* Specialty: Natural language processing and machine learning
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* Specialty: Text Mining, Information Extraction, Music Information Retrieval
* Location: Leuven, Belgium
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* Location: Barcelona, Spain
* Deadline: July 5, 2013
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* Deadline: Until candidate is found
* Date Posted: June 9, 2013
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* Date posted: June 10, 2017
* Contact email: Sien.Moens@cs.kuleuven.be
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* Contact: [mailto:horacio.saggion@upf.edu]
 
Position
 
  
Applications are invited for the position of a postdoctoral research fellow specialized in natural language processing and machine learning to join the Language Intelligence and Information Retrieval group of Prof. Marie-Francine Moens at the Department of Computer Science at KU Leuven, Belgium.
 
The work will be conducted in the framework of the EU FP7 MUSE research project (http://www.muse-project.eu/) granted under the Future and Emerging Technologies ICT call. The MUSE project introduces a new way of exploring and understanding information by “bringing text to life” through 3D interactive storytelling. Taking as input natural language text like children’s stories or medical patient education materials, MUSE will process the natural language, translate it into formal knowledge that represents the actions, actors, plots and surrounding world, and then render these as virtual 3D worlds in which the user can explore the text through interaction, re-enactment and guided game play. The focus of the postdoctoral research at KU Leuven will be on semi-supervised and unsupervised models for machine reading (MR) when translating the content of text to knowledge representations. A possible additional focus is on scalable inference and learning. The position ideally starts September 1, 2013. Funding for this position is currently available for 2 years.
 
  
Requirements
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PhD position on data-driven methodologies for music knowledge extraction
 
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In the context of a collaborative project between the Music Technology and the Natural Language Processing groups of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) we offer a PhD position dedicated to developing data-driven methodologies for music knowledge extraction by combining Natural Language Processing and Music Information Retrieval approaches.
Applicants have a PhD degree in computer science or related areas, and a strong background in NLP and machine learning.  Research experience is desirable in one or more of the following fields: information extraction, semi- and unsupervised parsing, graphical models, structured learning, language modeling, and related domains. The candidate has excellent English language skills (written and spoken), good communication skills especially for guiding master and PhD students, good programming skills (e.g., Java, C++, MATLAB, Python) and has the capability to work independently and in a team.
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Supervisors of the position: Xavier Serra and Horacio Saggion
Information
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Contact for application: Aurelio Ruiz (aurelio.ruiz@upf.edu)
 
 
For more information contact Marie-Francine Moens, tel.: +3216325383, mail: sien.moens@cs.kuleuven.be.
 
You can apply for the postdoctoral position by sending your CV and publication list to: sien.moens@cs.kuleuven.be.
 
 
 
== Research Scientist Positions, NLP and Speech ==
 
 
 
Employer: Educational Testing Service http://www.ets.org/
 
* Rank or Title: Research Scientist
 
* Specialty: Natural Language Processing
 
* Location: Princeton, NJ or San Francisco, CA
 
* Deadline: Until position is filled
 
* Date Posted: 22 May 2013
 
* Contact email: dyanchuk@ets.org
 
 
   
 
   
 
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The work to be done in this PhD will aim at processing music related text from open web sources in order to generate musically relevant knowledge. For this, it will require combining methodologies coming from Music Information Retrieval (MIR), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Computational Musicology.
Headquartered in Princeton, NJ, ETS is the world’s premier educational measurement institution and a leader in educational research. As an innovator in developing achievement and occupational tests for clients in business, education, and government, we are determined to advance educational excellence for the communities we serve.
 
 
 
 
 
ETS Research & Development has openings for Research Scientists at all levels in Natural Language Processing and Speech Group. The ongoing projects in this group focus on natural language processing for topics including automated evaluation of writing and speaking assessments. ETS aims to expand these current research directions, as well as pursuing groundbreaking research in new areas:
 
* The incoporation of interactive tasks into assessment environments, using technologies for dialog management and analysis.
 
* The automated induction of rhetorical structures from student responses, including argumentation strategies, narrative organization, and topical analyses.
 
* Automated analysis of process data related to student performance on immersive assessment tasks (such as in a game-based environment).
 
 
 
 
 
This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a research and development team and have a significant impact on existing and next generation assessments.
 
 
 
 
 
'''PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES'''
 
 
 
 
 
• Pursue or collaborate in interdisciplinary projects, transferring techniques to a new context or connecting scientific fields that are usually separate. Successful candidates are self-motivated and self-driven, and have a strong interest in emerging technology that can contribute to education in assessment and instructional settings.
 
 
 
• Provide scientific and technical skills to conceptualize, design, obtain support for, conduct, and manage new research projects, grants, or parts of existing projects.
 
 
 
• Generate or contribute to new or modified methods that support research and development in the automated analysis of student responses as well as other written or spoken materials relevant in assessment and instructional settings.
 
 
 
• Design and conduct scientific studies, functioning as an expert in the major facets of the projects; respond as a subject matter expert in presenting the results of acquired knowledge and experience.  Consult and collaborate on problems arising from research and/or testing programs, or corporate management concerns.
 
 
 
• Develop or assist in developing proposals for external and internal research grants and obtain financial support for new or continuing research activities.  Prepare initial and final proposal and project budgets.
 
 
 
• Participate in dissemination activities through the publications of research papers in peer-reviewed journals and in the ETS Research Report series, the issuing of progress and technical reports, the presentation of seminars at major conferences and at ETS, or the use of other appropriate communication vehicles, including books and chapters, that impact practice in the field or at ETS.
 
 
 
• Develop professional relationships as a representative, consultant or advisor to external advisory and policy boards and councils, research organizations, educational institutions and educators.
 
 
 
• Consult on ETS projects or external contracts that related to the research focus of the group.
 
 
   
 
   
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The PhD position is part of the María de Maeztu Strategic Research Program on data-driven knowledge extraction (MDM-2015-0502) and linked to the program of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Competitiveness .
  
'''Required Experience:'''
 
  
  
'''REQUIREMENTS FOR A JUNIOR LEVEL POSITION'''
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== Scientific System Developer, UKP Lab, TU Darmstadt ==
  
A Doctorate in computer science, linguistics, cognitive psychology, or a related field is required. Research experience in education is desirable. Candidates should be very skilled in programming and be able to work effectively as a research team member.
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* Employer: [https://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/ UKP Lab], [https://www.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/ Technische Universität Darmstadt], Germany
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* Title: Scientific System Developer
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* Specialty: Argument Mining, Machine Learning, Big Data Analysis
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* Location: Darmstadt
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* Deadline: May 31, 2017
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* Date posted: May 3, 2017
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* Contact: [mailto:jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de]
  
'''REQUIREMENTS FOR A MID-LEVEL POSITION'''
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The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab at the Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, Germany has an opening for a
  
A Doctorate in computer science, linguistics, cognitive psychology, or a related field is required. Research experience in education is desirable. Candidates should be very skilled in programming and be able to work effectively as a research team member. Three years of progressively independent substantive research in the area of computer science, linguistics, cognitive psychology, or education are required.
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'''Scientific System Developer'''<br>
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'''(PostDoc- or PhD-level; time-limited project position until April 2020)'''
  
'''REQUIREMENTS FOR A SENIOR-LEVEL POSITION'''
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to strengthen the group’s profile in the area of Argument Mining, Machine Learning and Big Data Analysis. The UKP Lab is a research group comprising over 30 team members who work on various aspects of Natural Language Processing (NLP), of which Argument Mining is one of the rapidly developing focus areas in collaboration with industrial partners.
  
A Doctorate in computer science, linguistics, cognitive psychology, or a related field is required. Research experience in education is desirable. Candidates should be very skilled in programming and be able to work effectively as a research team member. Eight years of progressively independent substantive research in the area of computer science, linguistics, cognitive psychology, or education are required.
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We ask for applications from candidates in Computer Science preferably with expertise in research and development projects, and strong communication skills in English and German. The successful applicant will work in projects including research activities in the area of Argument Mining (e.g. automatic evidence detection, decision support, large-scale web mining on heterogeneous source and data management), and development activities to create new products or industrial product prototypes. Prior work in the above areas is a definite advantage. Ideally, the candidates should have demonstrable experience in designing and implementing complex (NLP) systems in Java and Python as well as experience in information retrieval, large-scale data processing and machine learning. Experience with continuous system integration and testing and distributed/cluster computing is a strong plus. Combining fundamental NLP research with industrial applications from different application domains will be highly encouraged.
  
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UKP’s wide cooperation network both within its own research community and with partners from industry provides an excellent environment for the position to be filled. The Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt is regularly ranked among the top ones in respective rankings of German universities. Its unique and recently established Research Training Group “Adaptive Information Processing of Heterogeneous Content” (AIPHES) funded by the DFG emphasizes NLP, text mining, machine learning, as well as scalable infrastructures for the assessment and aggregation of knowledge. UKP Lab is a highly dynamic research group committed to high-quality research results, technologies of the highest industrial standards, cooperative work style and close interaction of team members working on common goals.
  
About the Center for Assessment Innovation: The NLP and Speech Group focuses on  automated scoring of text and speech, support for technologically-enhanced assessment methods, and the application of NLP and speech technology to educational problems generally. The group builds partnerships and collaborations with other institutions. External grants are pursued, and internally-funded fundamental research and capability development is also supported.
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Applications should include a detailed CV, a motivation letter and an outline of previous working or research experience (if available).  
  
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Applications from women are particularly encouraged. All other things being equal, candidates with disabilities will be given preference. Please send the application to: [mailto:jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de] by 31.05.2017. The position is open until filled. Later applications may be considered if the position is still open.
  
ETS offers competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, a stimulating work environment, and attractive growth potential. ETS is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.
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Questions about the position can be directed to: [mailto:jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de Johannes Daxenberger]; phone: [+49] (0)6151 16-25297
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We look forward to receiving your application!
  
== Research Assistant Positions, NLP ==
 
  
Employer: Educational Testing Service http://www.ets.org/
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== Two postdoc positions on plausible reasoning with vector space embeddings at Cardiff University ==
* Rank or Title: Research Assistant
 
* Specialty: Natural Language Processing
 
* Location: Princeton, NJ
 
* Deadline: Until position is filled
 
* Date Posted: 22 May 2013
 
* Contact email: dyanchuk@ets.org
 
  
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* Employer: Cardiff University
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* Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
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* Specialty: vector space embeddings, statistical relational learning, knowledge representation, neural networks, explainable AI
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* Location: Cardiff, UK
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* Deadline: May 20, 2017
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* Date posted: April 20, 2017
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* Contact: [mailto:schockaerts1@cardiff.ac.uk Steven Schockaert]
  
ETS Research & Development has an opening for a Research Assistant in the Natural Language Processing Group. A primary focus of the area is to contribute to externally-funded projects as well as provide service to the program areas of ETS, including new applications of automated scoring technologies. The successful candidate will contribute to internal projects aimed at developing assessment and automated scoring innovations. The successful candidate will also contribute to external projects aimed at developing methodologies to support natural language processing technologies.
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Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Associate posts at Cardiff University’s School of Computer Science & Informatics:
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* The focus of the first position will be on developing methods for exploiting entity embeddings in statistical relational learning, to enable robust plausible reasoning from sparse relational data. Entity embeddings can be used to identify plausible formulas that are missing from a given knowledge base, intuitively by applying a kind of similarity or analogy based reasoning. Statistical relational learning can also be used to infer plausible formulas, but instead relies on modelling statistical dependencies among relational facts at the symbolic level. Unifying both methodologies will allow us to develop powerful inference methods that combine their complementary strengths. The resulting method will be applied to zero and one shot learning tasks, with a focus on automated knowledge base completion.
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*The focus of the second position will be on learning vector space embeddings of events and the causal relations between them. In contrast to existing approaches, the learned embeddings will explicitly model which entities participate in the events, how they are related, and how their relationships are affected by different events. This will require combining ideas from neural network models for event embedding (e.g. based on LSTMs) with ideas from knowledge graph embedding models. Among others, the resulting model will allow us to uncover more intricate causal relationships, to generate supporting explanations for causal predictions, to incorporate prior knowledge, and to transfer learned knowledge between domains. Intended applications include recognising textual entailment, stock market prediction, and event-focused information retrieval.  
  
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Successful candidates are expected to have a strong background in natural language processing, machine learning, or knowledge representation. This research will be part of Steven Schockaert's FLEXILOG project, which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC)
  
'''BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES'''
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Cardiff University is a member of the Russell Group of research universities, and was ranked 5th in the UK based on the quality of research in the 2014 Research Evaluation Framework. The university has a successful School of Computer Science & Informatics with an international reputation for its teaching and research activities. Cardiff is a strong and vibrant capital city with good transportation links and an excellent range of housing available.
  
  
'''Project Management/Leadership'''
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'''More information'''
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For more details about the positions, please contact Steven Schockaert (SchockaertS1@cardiff.ac.uk). For instructions on how to apply, please go to www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs and search for job 5878BR. Please note the requirement to evidence all essential criteria in the supporting statement.
  
Complete Linguistic annotations of text, develop and apply scoring schemes to short answer responses, assist research scientitsts in constructing models and documenting procedures.
 
  
Coordinate discrete phases of research projects (e.g., scheduling, testing, data collection, coding, and/or analysis activities of support and field staff).
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== Postdoc in Machine Learning for Multimodal Behavior and Mental State Analysis, University of Colorado Boulder ==
  
Recruit, contact, and select potential research sites and subjects. Schedule meetings with school personnel, research subjects, and outside groups.
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* Employer: University of Colorado Boulder
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* Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
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* Specialty: Advanced Machine Learning
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* Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States
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* Deadline: Ongoing, desired start Summer/Fall 2017
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* Date posted: March 31, 2017
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* Contact: [mailto:sidney.dmello@gmail.com Dr. Sidney D’Mello]
  
Schedule services with other ETS departments, staff and vendors.
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'''Postdoc in Machine Learning for Multimodal Behavior and Mental State Analysis''' <br/>
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(Institute of Cognitive Science and Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder)
  
Assist in arranging meetings with clients, committees, and consultants, as well as seminars and workshops. Attend meetings, take notes, and maintain records.
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The Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) and Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder anticipates hiring a full time  postdoctoral fellow starting Summer/Fall 2017 for one year and renewable for a second year. The position includes a competitive salary commensurate with experience and full benefits. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  
Research Design, Data Collection and Analysis
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The postdoc will develop and apply machine learning techniques in the hierarchical and temporal domains to model behavioral and mental states (e.g., affect, attention, workload) from multimodal data (e.g., video, audio, physiology, eye gaze) across a range of interaction contexts (e.g., online learning, in-class learning, collaborative problem solving).
  
Assist in developing and refining research instruments.
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The candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Sidney D’Mello and will play a collaborative and co-leadership role in a vibrant research team encompassing researchers in Computer Science, Cognitive Science, and Education.
  
Assist in developing procedures for data collection. Edit and proof coding systems and manuals.
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The position offers a unique postdoctoral training experience and unsurpassed publishing opportunities within multi-department and multi-institution grant-funded projects. The postdoc will be encouraged to develop advanced technical skills, strengthen their research portfolios via peer-reviewed publications, gain interdisciplinary experience by working with a diverse team, develop leadership skills by mentoring students, and gain expertise in co-authoring grant proposals.
  
Administer research instruments such as assessments, surveys, observations, and interviews.
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'''Required'''
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* Ph.D. in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or a related field (at the time of hire)
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* Research experience in advanced machine learning for temporal and hierarchical domains (e.g., probabilistic graphical models, deep recurrent neural networks) applied to human behavior and mental state analysis (e.g., affective computing, dyadic/triadic interaction)
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* Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and writing proficiency as evidenced by a strong publication record
  
Instruct support staff on procedures for data collection, data entry and check work.
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'''Desired'''
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* Research experience in one or more of the following areas (computer vision, eye tracking, computational psychophysiology, fMRI, multimodal fusion, collaborative problem solving, real-world sensing)
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* Experience mentoring graduate and undergraduate students
  
Organize and prepare data for entry; Clean and recode data from existing datasets; Perform basic coding of new data.
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'''Job Details'''
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* 1-2 year position. Initial contract is for one year (providing renewal after 6-month probationary period). Second year contract is based on performance and availability of funds.
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* Start date is negotiable, but anticipated for Summer/Fall 2017.
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* Competitive salary with benefits commensurate with qualifications. This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.
  
Perform basic data analyses; Compile simple results.
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'''How to apply''' <br/>
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Please complete Faculty/University Staff EEO Data (application) form ([https://goo.gl/YC9g94 https://goo.gl/YC9g94]) and upload the following required documents: 1—Cover letter; 2—Curriculum Vitae 3—List of Three References 4-One or two representative publications.
  
Prepare charts, tables, figures, and graphics for reports and presentations.
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Special Instructions to Applicants: The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.
  
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The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at [mailto:adacoordinator@colorado.edu adacoordinator@colorado.edu].
  
'''Communication'''
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'''Questions''' <br/>
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Please email [mailto:sidney.dmello@gmail.com Dr. Sidney D’Mello]
  
Conduct literature searches and prepare reference lists with brief summaries of articles, including logic models.
 
  
Conduct searches of current educational practices, policies, reforms, and competitors to inform development, grant and proposal writing, etc.
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== Researcher in Machine Learning and NLP, DFKI, Germany ==
  
Prepare initial drafts of study results. Edit and proofread research reports, proposals, websites, and external communication.
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* Employer: [http://www.dfki.de/ DFKI GmbH], Germany
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* Title: Researcher
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* Specialty: Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, Machine Translation
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* Location: Saarbruecken
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* Deadline: March 31, 2017
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* Date posted: March 13, 2017
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* Contact: [mailto:mlt-sek@dfki.de Prof. Josef van Genabith]
  
Assist in developing presentations and present as part of a team.
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The Multilingual Technologies (MLT) Lab at DFKI is looking to expand its expertise in Machine Learning with a focus on Deep Learning, Machine Translation and possibly other areas of NLP. Depending on experience, the position is available at the Junior/Researcher/Senior/Principal Researcher level.
  
Experience in using scholarly search engines, conducting literature searches, and writing research summaries or results.
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'''Key research responsibilities''' include:
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* machine and deep learning for natural language processing/machine translation
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* software development and integration
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* publication in top-tier conferences and journals
  
Experience in using data analyses software.
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'''General responsibilities''' include:
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* engagement with industry partners and contract research
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* identification of funding opportunities and engagement in proposal writing
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* contribution to teaching and supervision in accordance with University and DFKI rules and regulations
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* administrative work associated with programmes of research
  
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'''Requirements:'''
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* MSc/PhD in computer science, machine learning, natural language processing, computational linguistics or similar
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* Strong background and track record in machine learning, neural nets and deep learning
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* Strong background and track record in NLP and MT - Excellent programming skills
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* Excellent problem solving skills, independent and creative thinking
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* Excellent team working and communication skills
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* Excellent command of written and oral English
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* Command of German and other  languages not a requirement but helpful
  
'''Required Experience:'''
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The successful applicant will work in the DFKI MLT lab led by Prof. Josef van Genabith (Scientific Director MLT, DFKI, and Chair of Translation-Oriented Language Technologies, Saarland University).
  
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'''Working environment:'''
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DFKI is one of the largest AI research institutes worldwide, with several sites in Germany, covering basic research and applications. DFKI is a not-for-profit company with more than 500 researchers from 60+ countries across the globe. DFKI is based on a shareholder model including globally operating companies such as Intel, Google, Microsoft, Nuance, SAP, BMW, VW, Bosch, Deutsche Telekom, several SMEs, three German universities and three German Federal States.
  
'''EDUCATION'''
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The DFKI Multilingual Technologies lab partners in international, national and industry funded research projects in all areas of Language Technologies (including machine translation, question answering, information extraction, human-robot communication, speech and the multi-lingual web). The MLT lab currently leads the H2020 European Research project [http://www.qt21.eu/ QT21] on MT, the EU CEF funded [http://lr-coordination.eu/ ELRC] project and the EU funded [http://www.tradr-project.eu/ TRADR] project on human-robot collaboration in disaster response scenarios.
  
A Bachelor's degree in linguistics or a closely related field, with coursework in statistics or research methods, phonetics & phonology, syntax & semantics, and/or language acquisition is necessary.
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The MLT lab is part of the DFKI site at the Saarland University campus in Saarbrücken, Germany. Saarland University has exceptionally strong Computer Science and Computational Linguistics departments, two Max Plank Institutes in Computer Science, an Excellence Cluster in [http://www.mmci.uni-saarland.de/en/start Multimodal Computing and Interaction] and several International Doctoral and Master programmes in Computer Science and Computational Linguistics. DFKI staff regularly engage in teaching and supervision at Saarland University.
  
'''EXPERIENCE'''
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'''Geographical environment:'''
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[http://www.saarbruecken.de/en Saarbrücken] is the capital of Saarland with approximately 190,000 inhabitants. It is located right in the heart of Europe and is the cultural center of this border region of Germany, France and Luxembourg. Some of the closest larger cities are Trier, Nancy, Mannheim, Karlsruhe and Frankfurt. Paris can be reached by train in just under 2 hours. Living costs are modest in comparison with other large cities in Germany and elsewhere in Europe.
  
Six months of research-related experience is necessary.
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'''Starting date, duration, salary:'''
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Preferred starting date is May/June 2017. The position is available until June 30, 2020, with opportunities for extension depending on performance and future funding. Compensation is competitive and reflects individual competence, seniority and special skills.
  
Knowledge of introductory research methodology and statistics sufficient to analyze and interpret research study results.
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'''Application:'''
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Applications are required to include a short cover letter, a CV, list of publications, a brief summary of research interests, and contact information for three references. Please send your electronic application (preferably in PDF format) to [mailto:mlt-sek@dfki.de Prof. Josef van Genabith] referring to job opening no. 22/17-JvG. Deadline for applications is March 31st, 2017. The position remains open until filled. Please contact [mailto:josef.van_genabith@dfki.de Prof. van Genabith] for informal inquiries.
  
  
ETS offers competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, a stimulating work environment, and attractive growth potential. ETS is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.
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== Associate Research Scientist, UKP Lab, TU Darmstadt ==
  
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* Employer: [https://www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/ UKP Lab], [https://www.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/ Technische Universität Darmstadt], Germany
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* Title: Associate Research Scientist
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* Specialty: Interactive Machine Learning (IML) or Natural Language Processing for Language Learning
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* Location: Darmstadt
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* Deadline: March 8, 2017
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* Date posted: February 21, 2017
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* Contact: [mailto:jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de Prof. Iryna Gurevych]
  
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The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab at the Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, Germany has two openings for an
  
== Senior Research Scientist - Xerox Research Centre Europe ==
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'''Associate Research Scientist'''<br />
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'''(PostDoc- or PhD-level; for an initial term of two years)'''
  
* Employer: Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) http://www.xrce.xerox.com/
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to strengthen the group’s profile in the areas of Interactive Machine
* Rank or Title: Senior Research Scientist
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Learning (IML) or Natural Language Processing for Language Learning.  
* Specialty: Statistical Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning
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The UKP Lab is a research group comprising over 30 team members who
* Location: Grenoble, France
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work on various aspects of Natural Language Processing (NLP), of
* Deadline: 31 July 2013 or until position is filled
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which Interactive Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing
* Date Posted: 2 May 2013
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for Language Learning are the focus areas researched in collaboration
* Contact email: James.Henderson@xrce.xerox.com
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with partners in research and industry.
  
'''Position Description'''
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We ask for applications from candidates in Computer Science with a
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specialization in Machine Learning or Natural Language Processing,
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preferably with expertise in research and development projects, and
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strong communication skills in English and German.
  
The Parsing & Semantics research area at Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) is currently looking for an experienced researcher in statistical natural language processing (NLP), with a deep understanding of machine learning for NLP.  The ideal candidate would have experience or knowledge of parsing, information extraction, weak supervision, textual entailment, and combining machine learning with expert knowledge.  Awareness of the healthcare domain is a plus. The applicant should have a strong publication record and good coding skills.  The seniority of the appointment will depend on qualifications.
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* The successful applicant in the area of Interactive Machine Learning will work on research activities regarding its application to end-user content annotation, information structuring and recommendation, or semantic text analysis, and development activities to create functional and attractive user-oriented product prototypes.  
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* The successful applicant in the area of Natural Language Processing for Language Learning will work on research activities in automatically assessing language competencies and readability as well as on generating exercise material for language learners in intelligent real-time learning systems.  
  
The successful candidate will be expected to identify challenging problems, develop novel solutions, and work with business and development teams to ensure that these solutions have a significant impact. Senior researchers are expected to also lead research projects.  We work together with top academic partners and expect our researchers to publish results in top-tier conferences and journals.  We also have multiple open innovation collaborations with academic partners world-wide.  
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Prior work in the above areas is a definite advantage. Ideally, the
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candidates should have demonstrable experience in designing and
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implementing complex (NLP and/or ML) systems, experience in
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large-scale data analysis, large-scale knowledge bases, and strong
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programming skills incl. Java. Experience with neural network
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architectures and a sense for user experience design are a strong
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plus. Combining fundamental NLP research on Interactive Machine
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Learning or Natural Language Processing with practical applications
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in different domains including education will be highly encouraged.
  
The Parsing & Semantics group concentrates on automatically understanding text using syntactic and semantic analysis. The group focuses on natural language processing methods for robust parsing, semantic analysis, and information discovery, including the role of context in determining meaning. We are particularly interested in statistical models that exploit many sources of information, such as context, corpora, domain knowledge, knowledge bases, and task performance.  The Parsing & Semantics group collaborates closely with the Machine Learning for Services group and the Machine Learning for Document Access and Translation group. We are also interested in applying research results to practical applications and real-world problems.  Our general application focus is on converting unstructured text into structured information, including facts and opinions.  The solutions we develop play a key role in Xerox's next generation document and business process outsourcing services in domains such as customer care, health care, financial services, and market analysis.
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UKP’s wide cooperation network both within its own research community
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and with partners from research and industry provides an excellent
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environment for the position to be filled. The Department of Computer
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Science of TU Darmstadt is regularly ranked among the top ones in
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respective rankings of German universities. Its unique research
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initiative "Knowledge Discovery in the Web" and the Research Training
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Group [https://www.aiphes.tu-darmstadt.de/ "Adaptive Information Processing of Heterogeneous Content" (AIPHES)] funded by the DFG emphasize NLP, machine learning, text
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mining, as well as scalable infrastructures for the assessment and  
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aggregation of knowledge. UKP Lab is a highly dynamic research group
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committed to high-quality research results, technologies of the
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highest industrial standards, cooperative work style and close
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interaction of team members working on common goals.
  
XRCE is located in Grenoble, France, in the heart of the French Alps.  Grenoble offers an excellent quality of life and a large scientific community.  For more information, please see http://www.xrce.xerox.com/About-XRCE/Career-opportunities/Senior-Research-Scientist-in-Statistical-Natural-Language-Processing.
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Applications should include a detailed CV, a motivation letter and an  
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outline of previous working or research experience (if available).
  
'''Requirements'''
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Applications from women are particularly encouraged. All other things
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being equal, candidates with disabilities will be given preference.
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Please send the applications to:
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[mailto:jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de] by 08.03.2017. The positions
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are open until filled. Later applications may be considered if the
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position is still open.
  
* PhD in Computer Science or Computational Linguistics
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==  Postdoctoral Fellowship in Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Northwestern University ==
* NLP knowledge and experience
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*Employer: Northwestern University, USA
* Machine learning knowledge or experience
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*Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Northwestern University
* Strong publication record
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*Speciality: Open area
* Programming skills
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*Location: Evanston, IL, USA
* Strong written and oral communications skills in English
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*Deadline: April 1, 2017
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*Date posted: February 17, 2017
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*Contact: matt-goldrick@northwestern.edu
  
'''Application instructions '''
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The Department of Linguistics at Northwestern University invites applications for a full-time, non-renewable, two year postdoctoral fellowship in any area of linguistics. We are looking for candidates who pursue an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the scientific study of language, utilizing experimental methods, corpus analysis, and/or computational modeling to inform linguistic theory and its applications. The fellowship period begins September 1, 2017. Each year, the fellow will be expected to teach one undergraduate-level course in the Department of Linguistics. The fellow will also serve as an undergraduate adviser for the Cognitive Science Program, working with students pursuing the major and minor on academic issues (e.g., course selection, research opportunities, progress on degree requirements).
 
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Applications will be considered as they are received.  To ensure that an application receives full consideration it should be submitted by '''July 31, 2013'''. Applications will be considered beyond this date until the position is filled.
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The fellow will join a vibrant interdisciplinary community of researchers from across the cognitive sciences (including communication sciences, computer science, learning sciences, music cognition, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology). The fellow’s research will be supported by the facilities of the Department of Linguistics.
 
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Informal inquiries can be made to James.Henderson@xrce.xerox.com or Tonya.Love@xerox.com.
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To receive fullest consideration, applications should arrive by April 1, 2017. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a related field (e.g., Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Speech and Hearing Sciences) by the start date. Please include a CV that includes contact information, brief statements of research and teaching interests (1-3 pages each), up to 3 reprints or other written work (including thesis chapters for ABD applicants), teaching evaluations (if available), and the names and contact information for three references. Please visit http://www.linguistics.northwestern.edu/ for online application instructions.
 
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To submit an application, please send your CV and cover letter to both xrce-candidates@xrce.xerox.com and to Tonya.Love@xerox.com. You should also include in your CV at least three referees we can contact for letters of recommendation.  
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E-mail inquiries should be directed to Matt Goldrick, Chair of the Department of Linguistics (matt-goldrick@northwestern.edu). Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
 
 
 
 
== Internship Opportunities in Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) ==
 
 
 
* Employer: Qatar Computing Research Institute (http://www.qcri.qa)
 
* Rank or Title: Intern/Research associate/Research assistant
 
* Specialty: Information retrieval, text mining, natural language processing
 
* Location: Doha, Qatar
 
* Deadline: May 31, 2013
 
* Date Posted: March 15, 2013
 
* Contact email: kdarwish@qf.org.qa, wmagdy@qf.org.qa, wgao@qf.org.qa
 
 
 
'''POSITION DESCRIPTION'''
 
 
 
The NLP/IR group at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) is looking for 3 interns to work on a project that involves the search and visualization of social content (e.g. tweets, Facebook posts and comments). Underlying technologies for the project include information retrieval, text mining, and natural language processing.
 
 
 
'''INTERNSHIP TASKS INCLUDE'''
 
* Development of effective techniques for information filtering from social media
 
* Diversity analysis, categorization, and summarization of search results
 
* Development of effective techniques for processing the social Arabic/English language for real-time indexing and search
 
* Web design/development of visualization schemes for social search results
 
* Conducting project-related research work supervised by scientists in the team
 
 
 
'''EXPECTED APPLICANTS SHOULD BE/HAVE'''
 
* PhD/Master students in computer science or related field
 
* At least 1-year research experience
 
* Familiarity with open-source search engines and large-scale text processing (e.g. Lucene, Solr, Casandra, and Hadoop) is desirable.
 
* Background in social network analysis and/or natural language processing is a plus
 
* Basic knowledge of Arabic language can help but is not mandatory
 
* Web development/design experience is essential for one of the positions (fresh graduates are encouraged to apply for this position)
 
 
 
'''INTERNSHIP NATURE'''
 
 
 
Interns are expected to contribute novel ideas and techniques to the project. The interns will have the opportunity to tap massive amount of data and to release their work in a public facing site. It is highly encouraged to publish the performed research work in top tier conferences. Also, novel ideas are potentially filed as patents.
 
 
 
Prospective interns are expected to spend between 3 to 6 months in QCRI. During the period, the intern is provided with free fully-serviced accommodation, a car for transportation (driving license is required), and a competitive tax-free salary paid on a monthly bases. Internship can start anytime during the year.
 
 
 
'''ABOUT QCRI'''
 
 
 
Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) was established in 2010 by Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (http://www.qf.org.qa), a private, non-profit organization that is supporting Qatar’s transformation from traditionally carbon-based economy to sustainably knowledge-based one.
 
 
 
QCRI supports Qatar Foundation’s mission by helping to build Qatar’s innovation and technology capacity. It is focused on tackling large-scale computing challenges that address national priorities for growth and development. In doing this, QCRI conducts world-class multidisciplinary computing research that is relevant to the needs of Qatar, the wider Arab region, and the world. We perform cutting-edge research in such areas as Arabic language technologies, social computing, data analytics, distributed/cloud computing and so on. The research work we are conducting at QCRI is aligned with the Qatar National Research Strategy, and supports the strategic priorities outlined in Qatar National Vision 2030.
 
 
 
'''APPLICATION'''
 
 
 
Please send CV to kdarwish@qf.org.qa, wmagdy@qf.org.qa, wgao@qf.org.qa. Alternatively, you can apply at http://qcri.qa/join-us/apply-now/apply-now
 
 
 
For more information, please visit:
 
http://www.qcri.qa
 
http://qcri.qa/our-research/arabic-language-technologies
 
 
 
 
 
== Postdoctoral fellow -- KU Leuven ==
 
 
 
* Employer: Department of Computer Science, KU Leuven, Belgium
 
* Rank or Title: Postdoctoral fellow
 
* Specialty: Information extraction, natural language understanding, machine reading
 
* Location: Leuven, Belgium
 
* Deadline: Until position fills
 
* Date Posted: April 13, 2013
 
* Contact email: Sien.Moens@cs.kuleuven.be
 
 
 
'''Position description'''
 
The Language Intelligence and Information Retrieval group, which is part of the Department of Computer Science at KU Leuven (http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/groups/liir/), has an open postdoctoral position for a motivated researcher with interest and expertise in information extraction from text. The work will be conducted in the framework of the EU FP7 MUSE research project (http://www.muse-project.eu/) granted under the Future and Emerging Technologies ICT call. The candidate is holder of a PhD degree, and can show his or her expertise through several publications in major conferences or journals in the fields of computational linguistics, machine learning and/or artificial intelligence.
 
The position will be for two years starting in the Summer of 2013 or earlier. The candidate has excellent English language skills (written and spoken), good communication skills especially for guiding master and PhD students, good programming skills (e.g., Java, C++, MATLAB, Python) and has the capability to work independently and in a team.
 
 
 
'''Application instructions '''
 
 
 
Please send your application to Marie-Francine Moens (Sien.Moens@cs.kuleuven.be).
 
 
 
 
 
'''Other considerations'''
 
 
 
Situated in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for almost six centuries. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that carries out both fundamental and applied research. It is strongly inter- and multidisciplinary in focus and strives for international excellence. To this end, KU Leuven works together actively with its research partners at home and abroad.
 
 
 
== Post-doctoral fellows -- University of Alberta ==
 
 
 
* Employer: Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta
 
* Rank or Title: Post-doctoral fellow
 
* Specialty: Information Extraction
 
* Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
 
* Deadline: March 15 2013, but applications are accepted until positions are filled
 
* Date Posted: 26 February 2013
 
* Contact email: denilson@ualberta.ca
 
 
 
'''Position Description'''
 
 
 
The Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta is seeking applicants for post-doctoral fellows to work on a project related to information extraction. The ideal candidates are recent PhDs in Computer Science with strong background in information retrieval, linked open data, natural language processing, and information extraction from the web. Other areas where expertise is desirable include graph data management, network analysis, data analytics, and the semantic web.
 
 
 
The projects will be conducted in the context of the NSERC Business Intelligence Network (http://bin.cs.utoronto.ca/), a collaborative research initiative involving several top Canadian Universities and key industrial partners IBM Canada, SAP Canada, and Palomino System Innovations Inc.
 
 
 
The fellows will work under the supervision of PI Denilson Barbosa, within a team of PhD and MSc students, and build on ongoing work in information extraction with applications in business and environmental data. These positions will require the development of practical prototypes and proof-of-concept systems, as well as dissemination of research results in top venues. As such, emphasis should be given on the application materials to hands-on experience with large-scale datasets.
 
 
 
Qualified candidates must hold a PhD at the time of appointment. The stipend will be in accordance with NSERC standards (CAD$ 40,000 plus benefits), with the possibility of a 10-20% top-up depending on qualifications.
 
 
 
'''Application instructions '''
 
 
 
To apply, send an updated CV, cover letter, and the names and official contact information (university or company email and phone number) of three references to Denilson Barbosa <denilson@ualberta.ca>.
 
 
 
Applications received by March 15, 2013 will receive full consideration, but applications will be considered until the positions are filled.
 
 
 
'''Other Considerations'''
 
 
 
The University of Alberta, one of Canada's largest research universities is situated in Edmonton, a metropolitan area of over one million people with a vibrant research community and an excellent standard of living. The Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta is widely recognized as a leading CS department, both within Canada and worldwide.
 
 
 
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
 
 
 
The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.
 
 
 
 
 
== Research Scientist - Xerox Research Centre Europe ==
 
 
 
* Employer: Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) http://www.xrce.xerox.com/
 
* Rank or Title: Research Scientist
 
* Specialty: Statistical Natural Language Processing
 
* Location: Grenoble, France
 
* Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled
 
* Date Posted: 14 February 2013
 
* Contact email: James.Henderson@xrce.xerox.com
 
 
 
'''Position Description'''
 
 
 
The Parsing & Semantics research area at Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) is currently looking for an experienced researcher in statistical natural language processing (NLP), with a deep understanding of machine learning and/or information extraction (e.g. event extraction).  The ideal candidate would also have experience or knowledge of textual entailment, knowledge representation, and combining machine learning with expert knowledge.  The applicant should have good coding skills (e.g. Java programming), with the ability to develop research prototypes and pilots.
 
 
 
The successful candidate will be expected to identify challenging problems, develop new solutions, and work with business and development teams to ensure that these solutions have a significant impact. We work together with top academic partners and expect our researchers to publish results in top-tier conferences and journals. We also have multiple open innovation collaborations with academic partners world-wide.
 
 
 
The Parsing & Semantics group concentrates on automatically making sense of electronic documents using semantic analysis. The group focuses on natural language processing methods for robust parsing, semantic analysis, and information discovery, including the role of context in determining meaning. We are particularly interested in theoretical models of communication, language, computation, learning and inference which take into account the context in which these activities occur. The Parsing & Semantics group collaborates closely with the Machine Learning for Services group and the Machine Learning for Document Access and Translation group. We are also interested in applying research results to practical applications and real-world problems.  Our general application focus is on converting unstructured text into structured information. The solutions we develop are expected to play a key role in Xerox’ next generation document and business process outsourcing services in domains such as customer care, healthcare, and financial services.
 
 
 
See also http://www.xrce.xerox.com/About-XRCE/Career-opportunities
 
 
 
'''Requirements'''
 
 
 
* PhD in Computer Science or Computational Linguistics
 
* NLP knowledge and experience
 
* Knowledge or experience in machine learning or information extraction
 
* Object oriented programming skills (e.g. java)
 
* Strong written and oral communications skills in English
 
 
 
'''Application instructions '''
 
 
 
The application deadline is '''March 1, 2013''', but applications will be considered beyond this date until the position is filled.  
 
 
 
Informal inquiries can be made to James.Henderson@xrce.xerox.com or Tonya.Love@xerox.com.
 
To submit an application, please send your CV and cover letter to both xrce-candidates@xrce.xerox.com and to Tonya.Love@xerox.com. You should also include in your CV at least three referees we can contact for letters of recommendation.
 
 
 
 
 
== 15 Research Positions (MT, Parsing, IR/E, Text Analytics, NLP) at CNGL at DCU ==
 
 
 
* Employer: CNGL, Dublin City University http://www.cngl.ie
 
* Rank or Title: PhD, Post-Doc and Research Programmer
 
* Specialty:  Machine Translation, Natural Language Processing, Parsing, Information Retrieval/Extraction, Text Analytics
 
* Location: Dublin, Ireland
 
* Deadline: February 25, 2013
 
* Date Posted: January 30, 2013
 
* Start Date: March, 2013
 
* Duration: 3 year (PhD), up to 2.5 years (Post-Doc)
 
* Contact email: dgroves@computing.dcu.ie
 
 
 
'''For More Details'''
 
 
 
http://www.cngl.ie/vacancies.html
 
 
 
'''Position Description'''
 
 
 
CNGL is a €50M+ Academia-Industry partnership, funded jointly by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and our industry partners, and is entering its second cycle of funding. CNGL is looking to fill multiple posts associated with its second phase which will focus on expansion of our work into the challenging areas of social text sources and multimedia content.
 
 
 
CNGL is an active collaboration between researchers at Dublin City University (DCU), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), University College Dublin (UCD), University of Limerick (UL), as well as 10 industrial partners, including SMEs, Microsoft, Symantec, Intel, DNP, and Welocalize.
 
 
 
CNGL comprises over 100 researchers across the various institutions developing novel technologies addressing key challenges in the global digital content and services supply chain. CNGL is involved in a large number of European FP7 projects, as well as commercial projects in the areas of language technologies, information retrieval and digital content management. CNGL provides a world class collaborative research infrastructure, including excellent computing facilities, and administrative, management and fully integrated and dedicated on-site commercialisation support.
 
 
 
The successful candidates will become part of the research team based at DCU, joining two leading academic MT/NLP/IR and Translation research groups (www.nclt.dcu.ie/, cttsdcu.wordpress.com/). The team’s location at DCU, minutes from Dublin city centre, offers a highly conducive environment for research, collaboration and innovation with a wealth of amenities on campus.
 
 
 
DCU is ranked in the TOP 50 of young universities worldwide (under 50 years old) (QS Ranking) and in the TOP 100 under the Times Higher Education (under 50 years) ranking scheme.
 
 
 
The research is supervised by Dr. Jennifer Foster, Dr. Sharon O'Brien, Dr. Gareth Jones, Prof. Qun Liu and Prof. Josef van Genabith.
 
 
 
'''PhD Studentships'''
 
 
 
*Parsing, Analytics and Information Extraction:
 
**Tuning Text Analytics to User-Generated Content: Parse quality estimation and targeted self-training.
 
**Extracting Events and Opinions from User-Generated Content: Deep parsing-based methods.
 
*Information Retrieval:
 
**Self-Managing Information Retrieval Technologies: Query, search technique and parameter selection in information retrieval applications
 
**Indexing and Search for Multimodal (Spoken/Visual) Content: Locating relevant content in multimodal sources
 
**Application of Text Analytics in Information Retrieval: Enhancing information retrieval using features from text analysis
 
**Investigating Human-Computer Interaction Issues for Search and Discovery with Multimodal (spoken/Visual) Content
 
*Machine Translation:
 
**Syntax- and Semantics-Enhanced Machine Learning Based MT
 
**Domain Adaptation Based on Multi-Dimensional Quality Estimation, Similarity Metrics, Clustering and Search
 
**Human interaction with MT output: Usability, Acceptability, Post-editing Research
 
**MT and Multimodal Interaction
 
**MT for Multimodal Cross Language Information Retrieval
 
 
 
'''Post-Doctoral Positions'''
 
 
 
*Parsing, Analytics and Information Extraction:
 
**Extracting Events and Opinions from User-Generated Content: Parsing-based deep methods (up to 2 year contract)
 
**Extracting Events and Opinions from UGC: Shallow methods, including unsupervised methods (up to 2.5 year contract)
 
*Machine Translation:
 
**User/Human Centric MT (up to 2.5 year contract)
 
 
 
'''Post-Doctoral Positions'''
 
 
 
*Research Programmer (up to 2.5 year contract)
 
 
 
For more information please see: http://www.cngl.ie/vacancies.html
 
 
 
 
 
== Assistant Professor Position in Computational Linguistics in NAIST (Nara, Japan) ==
 
 
 
* Employer: Nara Insititute of Science and Technology
 
http://www.naist.jp/en/
 
* Rank or Title: Assistant Professor
 
* Specialty:  Foundation and/or Application areas of Natural Language Processing, Machine Translation, Web Mining and Grammatical Error Correction/Detection
 
* Location: Nara, Japan
 
* Deadline: February 28, 2013
 
* Date Posted: January 30, 2013
 
* Start Date: after April, 2013
 
* Duration: 5 years (reappointment is possible)
 
* Contact email: matsu@is.naist.jp
 
 
 
'''For Detailed Description'''
 
 
 
http://www.naist.jp/en/about_naist/job_opportunities/academic_positions/index_130129.html
 
 
 
 
 
==Researchers - AT&T Labs Research==
 
 
 
* Employer: AT&T Labs - Research
 
* Rank or Title: Researchers and Research Software Engineers
 
* Specialty: Natural Language Processing, Speech Processing, Machine Learning
 
* Location: NJ
 
* Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled
 
* Date Posted: 8 January 2013
 
* Contact email: vkumar@research.att.com
 
 
 
'''Position Description'''
 
 
 
AT&T Research, one of the premier industrial research laboratories in the world, is looking for
 
talented individuals to make a difference in the world of communications. Our researchers and  
 
research software engineers are dedicated to solving real problems in speech and language
 
processing, and are involved in inventing, creating and deploying innovative services. We also
 
explore fundamental research problems in these areas. Outstanding Ph.D.-level candidates at
 
all levels of experience are encouraged to apply. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in  
 
research, a collaborative spirit and strong communication and software skills.  
 
 
 
Areas of particular interest are
 
  
    * Large-vocabulary automatic speech recognition
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==  Postdoctoral Research Position in Interpretable Machine Learning at Cardiff University, UK ==
    * Acoustic and language modeling
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*Employer: Cardiff University, UK
    * Robust speech recognition
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*Title: Research Associate in Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
    * Signal processing
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*Speciality: Vector Space Models, Deep Learning, Interpretable Machine Learning, Symbolic Models
    * Text-to-speech synthesis
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*Location: Cardiff, UK
    * Natural language understanding and dialog
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*Deadline: March 2, 2017
    * Machine translation (speech and text)
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*Date posted: February 13, 2017
    * Speaker biometrics
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*Contact: schockaerts1@cardiff.ac.uk
    * Voice and multimodal search
 
    * Software engineering for speech and language processing
 
  
Speech and language positions are based in Bedminster, NJ; New York, NY and Middletown, NJ (note: we are moving from our Florham Park office).
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Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate post in Cardiff University’s School of Computer Science & Informatics. This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 30 months, starting on 1 May 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be dedicated to finding creative solutions and have a genuine curiosity and enthusiasm to undertake world-class research in the field of Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence. Specifically, the aim of this post will be to develop novel methods for learning interpretable/symbolic models from diverse sources of information, including knowledge graphs, vector space models and natural language text. These models will then be used as background theories in applications such as recognising textual entailment, automated knowledge base completion, or zero-shot learning. You will work closely with Steven Schockaert. You will possess or be near the completion of a PhD in Computer Science or a related area, or have relevant industrial experience.  
  
Outstanding PhD-level candidates at all levels of experience and experienced M.S. candidates
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This research will be part of the FLEXILOG project, which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC)
are encouraged to apply.  Interviews will be conducted in early 2013.  For more information,
 
visit http://www.research.att.com/ and click on "Working with us", or access the page directly:
 
  
http://www.research.att.com/evergreen/working_with_us/careers.html
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'''Essential criteria'''
  
Candidates must demonstrate a proven research track record and the ability to identify technical
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* Postgraduate degree at PhD level, or near to completion of a PhD in a related subject area or relevant industrial experience
problems and research opportunities. Candidates with strong analytical and programming skills (Python, C, C++)
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* An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within at least two of the following research fields: Machine Learning, Knowledge Representation, Natural Language Processing.
are desired. Access to massive amounts of real-world data, the ability to work with internal and external
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* A strong background in statistics and linear algebra.
collaborators across departments, the possibility of making an impact by developing solutions that will be used
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* Excellent programming skills.
by millions, and the freedom to publish your results are some of the reasons AT&T Labs -  
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* Knowledge of current status of research in specialist field.
Research is an exciting place to work.  
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* Proven ability to publish in relevant journals (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, Journal of Machine Learning Research, Machine Learning) or top-tier conferences (e.g. IJCAI, AAAI, ECAI, NIPS, ICML, KDD, ACL, EMNLP).
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* Ability to understand and apply for competitive research funding.
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* Proven ability in effective and persuasive communication.
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* Ability to supervise the work of others to focus team efforts and motivate individuals.
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* Proven ability to demonstrate creativity, innovation and team-working within work.
  
AT&T Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applications will continue to be considered until positions are filled.
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'''Background about the university'''
  
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Cardiff is a strong and vibrant capital city with good transportation links and an excellent range of housing available. Various surveys have ranked it as one of the most liveable cities in Europe. Cardiff University is a member of the Russell Group of research universities, and was ranked 5th in the UK based on the quality of research in the 2014 Research Evaluation Framework. The university has a successful School of Computer Science & Informatics with an international reputation for its teaching and research activities. The school has a strong research track record recognised for its outstanding impact in terms of reach and significance, with 79% of its outputs deemed world-leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
  
==Subject Matter Expert - Linguistics==
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'''Background about the project'''
  
Employer: Assured Information Security, Inc<br>
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Vector space embeddings have become a popular representation framework in many areas of natural language processing and knowledge representation. In the context of knowledge base completion, for example, their ability to capture important statistical dependencies in relational data has proven remarkably powerful. These vector space models, however, are typically not interpretable, which can be problematic for at least two reasons. First, in applications it is often important that we can provide an intuitive justification to the end user as to why a given statement is believed, and such justifications are moreover invaluable for debugging or assessing the performance of a system. Second, the black box nature of these representations makes it difficult to integrate them with other sources of information, such as statements derived from natural language, or from structured domain theories. Symbolic representations, on the other hand, are easy to interpret, but classical inference is not sufficiently robust (e.g. in case of inconsistency) and too inflexible (e.g. in case of missing knowledge) for most applications.  
Rank or Title: Subject Matter Expert<br>
 
Specialty: Linguistics<br>
 
Location: Rome, NY 13441<br>
 
Deadline: July 17, 2013<br>
 
Date Posted: June 17, 2013<br>
 
Link to website: http://www.Click2Apply.net/6q7549z<br>
 
  
AIS, Inc. is currently seeking a Subject Matter Expert in SIGINT for their Rome, NY office to support customers in the areas of requirements development, testing, and system training. The candidate(s) will support and coordinate the activities of AIS research and development programs.
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The overall aim of the FLEXILOG project is to develop novel forms of reasoning that combine the transparency of logical methods with the flexibility and robustness of vector space representations. For example, symbolic inference can be augmented with inductive reasoning patterns (based on cognitive models of human commonsense reasoning), by relying on fine-grained semantic relationships that are derived from vector space representations. Conversely, logical formulas can be interpreted as spatial constraints on vector space representations. This duality between logical theories and vector space representations opens up various new possibilities for learning interpretable domain theories from data, which will enable new ways of tackling applications such as recognising textual entailment, automated knowledge base completion, or zero-shot learning.
  
Roles and Responsibilities
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'''More information'''
  
* Analysis of ongoing operations to identify and document end user requirements
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For more details about the project and instructions on how to apply, please go to www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs and search for job 5545BR. Please note the requirement to evidence all essential criteria in the supporting statement.
* Identification of operational scenarios to be used in evaluating candidate prototype technologies
 
* Testing and analysis of the interim prototype systems against operational data sets
 
* Conduct the demonstration and evaluation of interim prototype systems to operational users
 
* Coordination of program activities with operational site personnel
 
* Aggregation of operational data sets to be used in support of prototype evaluations
 
* Provide training and technical support of the prototype systems for the end users
 
* Creation of user documentation for the products developed within the research program
 
* Coordination with other contractors in the integration of prototype systems
 
* Assistance with the transition of prototype capabilities into the operational environment
 
  
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==  Research Associates in Natural Language Processing / Text Mining,  University of Manchester, UK ==
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*Employer: National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK
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*Title: Research Associates in Natural Language Processing / Text Mining
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*Speciality: Natural Language Processing, Text Mining
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*Location: Manchester, UK
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*Deadline: March 13, 2017
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*Date posted: February 10, 2017
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*Contact: sophia.ananiadou@manchester.ac.uk
  
Requirements
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The School of Computer Science, National Centre for Text Mining at the University of Manchester seeks to appoint two Research Associates in Natural Language Processing-based Text Mining to expand its text mining research portfolio.
  
* Candidate must have 10 or more years of SIGINT experience to include field operations, analysis and reporting, training, and evaluation
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They will join a strong team of 12+ staff who work on numerous national and international research projects, including industry, in areas of information extraction, disambiguation, topic analysis, natural language processing, biomedical text mining and machine learning. 
* Expertise in one or more SIGINT - related disciplines
 
* Operational SIGINT qualifications in collection and management positions
 
* Instructor and examiner experience
 
* Presentation development experience
 
* Demonstrated experience with research and analysis techniques
 
* Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills including the ability to write progress reports, make oral presentations, and to implement or influence implementation of operating standards, policies and procedures in the project
 
* Experience in working with diverse groups is desired
 
* Recent operational SIGINT field experience is highly desired
 
  
Qualifications and Education Requirements
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'''Skills'''
  
An active Top Secret/SCI security clearance and current investigation are required.
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You should have a PhD in Computer Science with an emphasis on Natural Language Processing and Text Mining. The focus of your research will be in developing (semi)-supervised methods for information extraction, in particular relation, event extraction and normalisation; a proven ability to develop algorithms for NLP/text mining problems using deep learning will be highly desirable; knowledge of developing text mining workflows using UIMA based environment will be a plus.  You should have excellent programming skills, preferably in Java.  
  
Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related program with 8 - 12 years experience; Master's Degree in Computer Science or related program with 4 - 7 years of experience; or 16 + years of job
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* Duration of post: Immediately until 31st October 2018
related experience.
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* Salary: £31,076-£38,183 per annum
  
Additional Notes
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'''Research Team'''
  
AIS is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, Vietnam era or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.
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The National Centre for Text Mining (http://www.nactem.ac.uk) has been a leading centre for text mining since 2004, with areas of expertise in information extraction, terminology, text classification, text mining infrastructures and semantic search systems. NaCTeM is located in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (http://www.mib.ac.uk) and its staff belong to the 4th ranked Computer Science school in the UK (REF2014) which has been further assessed as having the "best environment in the UK for computer science and informatics research”.
  
EEO/AA employer
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Informal enquiries:  Prof. Sophia Ananiadou (Sophia.ananiadou@manchester.ac.uk).
  
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Deadline of applications: 13/03/2017
  
[http://www.Click2Apply.net/6q7549z Apply Here]
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Application forms and further particulars: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=12975

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Funded PhD Position in NLP & Music Technology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

  • Employer: Universitat Pompeu Fabra [1], Barcelona, Spain
  • Title: PhD Scholarship
  • Specialty: Text Mining, Information Extraction, Music Information Retrieval
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Deadline: Until candidate is found
  • Date posted: June 10, 2017
  • Contact: [2]


PhD position on data-driven methodologies for music knowledge extraction In the context of a collaborative project between the Music Technology and the Natural Language Processing groups of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) we offer a PhD position dedicated to developing data-driven methodologies for music knowledge extraction by combining Natural Language Processing and Music Information Retrieval approaches.

Supervisors of the position: Xavier Serra and Horacio Saggion Contact for application: Aurelio Ruiz (aurelio.ruiz@upf.edu)

The work to be done in this PhD will aim at processing music related text from open web sources in order to generate musically relevant knowledge. For this, it will require combining methodologies coming from Music Information Retrieval (MIR), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Computational Musicology.

The PhD position is part of the María de Maeztu Strategic Research Program on data-driven knowledge extraction (MDM-2015-0502) and linked to the program of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Competitiveness .


Scientific System Developer, UKP Lab, TU Darmstadt

The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab at the Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, Germany has an opening for a

Scientific System Developer
(PostDoc- or PhD-level; time-limited project position until April 2020)

to strengthen the group’s profile in the area of Argument Mining, Machine Learning and Big Data Analysis. The UKP Lab is a research group comprising over 30 team members who work on various aspects of Natural Language Processing (NLP), of which Argument Mining is one of the rapidly developing focus areas in collaboration with industrial partners.

We ask for applications from candidates in Computer Science preferably with expertise in research and development projects, and strong communication skills in English and German. The successful applicant will work in projects including research activities in the area of Argument Mining (e.g. automatic evidence detection, decision support, large-scale web mining on heterogeneous source and data management), and development activities to create new products or industrial product prototypes. Prior work in the above areas is a definite advantage. Ideally, the candidates should have demonstrable experience in designing and implementing complex (NLP) systems in Java and Python as well as experience in information retrieval, large-scale data processing and machine learning. Experience with continuous system integration and testing and distributed/cluster computing is a strong plus. Combining fundamental NLP research with industrial applications from different application domains will be highly encouraged.

UKP’s wide cooperation network both within its own research community and with partners from industry provides an excellent environment for the position to be filled. The Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt is regularly ranked among the top ones in respective rankings of German universities. Its unique and recently established Research Training Group “Adaptive Information Processing of Heterogeneous Content” (AIPHES) funded by the DFG emphasizes NLP, text mining, machine learning, as well as scalable infrastructures for the assessment and aggregation of knowledge. UKP Lab is a highly dynamic research group committed to high-quality research results, technologies of the highest industrial standards, cooperative work style and close interaction of team members working on common goals.

Applications should include a detailed CV, a motivation letter and an outline of previous working or research experience (if available).

Applications from women are particularly encouraged. All other things being equal, candidates with disabilities will be given preference. Please send the application to: jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de by 31.05.2017. The position is open until filled. Later applications may be considered if the position is still open.

Questions about the position can be directed to: Johannes Daxenberger; phone: [+49] (0)6151 16-25297 We look forward to receiving your application!


Two postdoc positions on plausible reasoning with vector space embeddings at Cardiff University

  • Employer: Cardiff University
  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Specialty: vector space embeddings, statistical relational learning, knowledge representation, neural networks, explainable AI
  • Location: Cardiff, UK
  • Deadline: May 20, 2017
  • Date posted: April 20, 2017
  • Contact: Steven Schockaert

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Associate posts at Cardiff University’s School of Computer Science & Informatics:

  • The focus of the first position will be on developing methods for exploiting entity embeddings in statistical relational learning, to enable robust plausible reasoning from sparse relational data. Entity embeddings can be used to identify plausible formulas that are missing from a given knowledge base, intuitively by applying a kind of similarity or analogy based reasoning. Statistical relational learning can also be used to infer plausible formulas, but instead relies on modelling statistical dependencies among relational facts at the symbolic level. Unifying both methodologies will allow us to develop powerful inference methods that combine their complementary strengths. The resulting method will be applied to zero and one shot learning tasks, with a focus on automated knowledge base completion.
  • The focus of the second position will be on learning vector space embeddings of events and the causal relations between them. In contrast to existing approaches, the learned embeddings will explicitly model which entities participate in the events, how they are related, and how their relationships are affected by different events. This will require combining ideas from neural network models for event embedding (e.g. based on LSTMs) with ideas from knowledge graph embedding models. Among others, the resulting model will allow us to uncover more intricate causal relationships, to generate supporting explanations for causal predictions, to incorporate prior knowledge, and to transfer learned knowledge between domains. Intended applications include recognising textual entailment, stock market prediction, and event-focused information retrieval.

Successful candidates are expected to have a strong background in natural language processing, machine learning, or knowledge representation. This research will be part of Steven Schockaert's FLEXILOG project, which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC)

Cardiff University is a member of the Russell Group of research universities, and was ranked 5th in the UK based on the quality of research in the 2014 Research Evaluation Framework. The university has a successful School of Computer Science & Informatics with an international reputation for its teaching and research activities. Cardiff is a strong and vibrant capital city with good transportation links and an excellent range of housing available.


More information For more details about the positions, please contact Steven Schockaert (SchockaertS1@cardiff.ac.uk). For instructions on how to apply, please go to www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs and search for job 5878BR. Please note the requirement to evidence all essential criteria in the supporting statement.


Postdoc in Machine Learning for Multimodal Behavior and Mental State Analysis, University of Colorado Boulder

  • Employer: University of Colorado Boulder
  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Specialty: Advanced Machine Learning
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States
  • Deadline: Ongoing, desired start Summer/Fall 2017
  • Date posted: March 31, 2017
  • Contact: Dr. Sidney D’Mello

Postdoc in Machine Learning for Multimodal Behavior and Mental State Analysis
(Institute of Cognitive Science and Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder)

The Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) and Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder anticipates hiring a full time postdoctoral fellow starting Summer/Fall 2017 for one year and renewable for a second year. The position includes a competitive salary commensurate with experience and full benefits. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The postdoc will develop and apply machine learning techniques in the hierarchical and temporal domains to model behavioral and mental states (e.g., affect, attention, workload) from multimodal data (e.g., video, audio, physiology, eye gaze) across a range of interaction contexts (e.g., online learning, in-class learning, collaborative problem solving).

The candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Sidney D’Mello and will play a collaborative and co-leadership role in a vibrant research team encompassing researchers in Computer Science, Cognitive Science, and Education.

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

Required

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or a related field (at the time of hire)
  • Research experience in advanced machine learning for temporal and hierarchical domains (e.g., probabilistic graphical models, deep recurrent neural networks) applied to human behavior and mental state analysis (e.g., affective computing, dyadic/triadic interaction)
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and writing proficiency as evidenced by a strong publication record

Desired

  • Research experience in one or more of the following areas (computer vision, eye tracking, computational psychophysiology, fMRI, multimodal fusion, collaborative problem solving, real-world sensing)
  • Experience mentoring graduate and undergraduate students

Job Details

  • 1-2 year position. Initial contract is for one year (providing renewal after 6-month probationary period). Second year contract is based on performance and availability of funds.
  • Start date is negotiable, but anticipated for Summer/Fall 2017.
  • Competitive salary with benefits commensurate with qualifications. This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

How to apply
Please complete Faculty/University Staff EEO Data (application) form (https://goo.gl/YC9g94) and upload the following required documents: 1—Cover letter; 2—Curriculum Vitae 3—List of Three References 4-One or two representative publications.

Special Instructions to Applicants: The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at adacoordinator@colorado.edu.

Questions
Please email Dr. Sidney D’Mello


Researcher in Machine Learning and NLP, DFKI, Germany

  • Employer: DFKI GmbH, Germany
  • Title: Researcher
  • Specialty: Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, Machine Translation
  • Location: Saarbruecken
  • Deadline: March 31, 2017
  • Date posted: March 13, 2017
  • Contact: Prof. Josef van Genabith

The Multilingual Technologies (MLT) Lab at DFKI is looking to expand its expertise in Machine Learning with a focus on Deep Learning, Machine Translation and possibly other areas of NLP. Depending on experience, the position is available at the Junior/Researcher/Senior/Principal Researcher level.

Key research responsibilities include:

  • machine and deep learning for natural language processing/machine translation
  • software development and integration
  • publication in top-tier conferences and journals

General responsibilities include:

  • engagement with industry partners and contract research
  • identification of funding opportunities and engagement in proposal writing
  • contribution to teaching and supervision in accordance with University and DFKI rules and regulations
  • administrative work associated with programmes of research

Requirements:

  • MSc/PhD in computer science, machine learning, natural language processing, computational linguistics or similar
  • Strong background and track record in machine learning, neural nets and deep learning
  • Strong background and track record in NLP and MT - Excellent programming skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills, independent and creative thinking
  • Excellent team working and communication skills
  • Excellent command of written and oral English
  • Command of German and other languages not a requirement but helpful

The successful applicant will work in the DFKI MLT lab led by Prof. Josef van Genabith (Scientific Director MLT, DFKI, and Chair of Translation-Oriented Language Technologies, Saarland University).

Working environment: DFKI is one of the largest AI research institutes worldwide, with several sites in Germany, covering basic research and applications. DFKI is a not-for-profit company with more than 500 researchers from 60+ countries across the globe. DFKI is based on a shareholder model including globally operating companies such as Intel, Google, Microsoft, Nuance, SAP, BMW, VW, Bosch, Deutsche Telekom, several SMEs, three German universities and three German Federal States.

The DFKI Multilingual Technologies lab partners in international, national and industry funded research projects in all areas of Language Technologies (including machine translation, question answering, information extraction, human-robot communication, speech and the multi-lingual web). The MLT lab currently leads the H2020 European Research project QT21 on MT, the EU CEF funded ELRC project and the EU funded TRADR project on human-robot collaboration in disaster response scenarios.

The MLT lab is part of the DFKI site at the Saarland University campus in Saarbrücken, Germany. Saarland University has exceptionally strong Computer Science and Computational Linguistics departments, two Max Plank Institutes in Computer Science, an Excellence Cluster in Multimodal Computing and Interaction and several International Doctoral and Master programmes in Computer Science and Computational Linguistics. DFKI staff regularly engage in teaching and supervision at Saarland University.

Geographical environment: Saarbrücken is the capital of Saarland with approximately 190,000 inhabitants. It is located right in the heart of Europe and is the cultural center of this border region of Germany, France and Luxembourg. Some of the closest larger cities are Trier, Nancy, Mannheim, Karlsruhe and Frankfurt. Paris can be reached by train in just under 2 hours. Living costs are modest in comparison with other large cities in Germany and elsewhere in Europe.

Starting date, duration, salary: Preferred starting date is May/June 2017. The position is available until June 30, 2020, with opportunities for extension depending on performance and future funding. Compensation is competitive and reflects individual competence, seniority and special skills.

Application: Applications are required to include a short cover letter, a CV, list of publications, a brief summary of research interests, and contact information for three references. Please send your electronic application (preferably in PDF format) to Prof. Josef van Genabith referring to job opening no. 22/17-JvG. Deadline for applications is March 31st, 2017. The position remains open until filled. Please contact Prof. van Genabith for informal inquiries.


Associate Research Scientist, UKP Lab, TU Darmstadt

  • Employer: UKP Lab, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
  • Title: Associate Research Scientist
  • Specialty: Interactive Machine Learning (IML) or Natural Language Processing for Language Learning
  • Location: Darmstadt
  • Deadline: March 8, 2017
  • Date posted: February 21, 2017
  • Contact: Prof. Iryna Gurevych

The Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab at the Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, Germany has two openings for an

Associate Research Scientist
(PostDoc- or PhD-level; for an initial term of two years)

to strengthen the group’s profile in the areas of Interactive Machine Learning (IML) or Natural Language Processing for Language Learning. The UKP Lab is a research group comprising over 30 team members who work on various aspects of Natural Language Processing (NLP), of which Interactive Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing for Language Learning are the focus areas researched in collaboration with partners in research and industry.

We ask for applications from candidates in Computer Science with a specialization in Machine Learning or Natural Language Processing, preferably with expertise in research and development projects, and strong communication skills in English and German.

  • The successful applicant in the area of Interactive Machine Learning will work on research activities regarding its application to end-user content annotation, information structuring and recommendation, or semantic text analysis, and development activities to create functional and attractive user-oriented product prototypes.
  • The successful applicant in the area of Natural Language Processing for Language Learning will work on research activities in automatically assessing language competencies and readability as well as on generating exercise material for language learners in intelligent real-time learning systems.

Prior work in the above areas is a definite advantage. Ideally, the candidates should have demonstrable experience in designing and implementing complex (NLP and/or ML) systems, experience in large-scale data analysis, large-scale knowledge bases, and strong programming skills incl. Java. Experience with neural network architectures and a sense for user experience design are a strong plus. Combining fundamental NLP research on Interactive Machine Learning or Natural Language Processing with practical applications in different domains including education will be highly encouraged.

UKP’s wide cooperation network both within its own research community and with partners from research and industry provides an excellent environment for the position to be filled. The Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt is regularly ranked among the top ones in respective rankings of German universities. Its unique research initiative "Knowledge Discovery in the Web" and the Research Training Group "Adaptive Information Processing of Heterogeneous Content" (AIPHES) funded by the DFG emphasize NLP, machine learning, text mining, as well as scalable infrastructures for the assessment and aggregation of knowledge. UKP Lab is a highly dynamic research group committed to high-quality research results, technologies of the highest industrial standards, cooperative work style and close interaction of team members working on common goals.

Applications should include a detailed CV, a motivation letter and an outline of previous working or research experience (if available).

Applications from women are particularly encouraged. All other things being equal, candidates with disabilities will be given preference. Please send the applications to: jobs@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de by 08.03.2017. The positions are open until filled. Later applications may be considered if the position is still open.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Northwestern University

  • Employer: Northwestern University, USA
  • Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Northwestern University
  • Speciality: Open area
  • Location: Evanston, IL, USA
  • Deadline: April 1, 2017
  • Date posted: February 17, 2017
  • Contact: matt-goldrick@northwestern.edu

The Department of Linguistics at Northwestern University invites applications for a full-time, non-renewable, two year postdoctoral fellowship in any area of linguistics. We are looking for candidates who pursue an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the scientific study of language, utilizing experimental methods, corpus analysis, and/or computational modeling to inform linguistic theory and its applications. The fellowship period begins September 1, 2017. Each year, the fellow will be expected to teach one undergraduate-level course in the Department of Linguistics. The fellow will also serve as an undergraduate adviser for the Cognitive Science Program, working with students pursuing the major and minor on academic issues (e.g., course selection, research opportunities, progress on degree requirements).

The fellow will join a vibrant interdisciplinary community of researchers from across the cognitive sciences (including communication sciences, computer science, learning sciences, music cognition, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology). The fellow’s research will be supported by the facilities of the Department of Linguistics.

To receive fullest consideration, applications should arrive by April 1, 2017. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a related field (e.g., Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Speech and Hearing Sciences) by the start date. Please include a CV that includes contact information, brief statements of research and teaching interests (1-3 pages each), up to 3 reprints or other written work (including thesis chapters for ABD applicants), teaching evaluations (if available), and the names and contact information for three references. Please visit http://www.linguistics.northwestern.edu/ for online application instructions.

E-mail inquiries should be directed to Matt Goldrick, Chair of the Department of Linguistics (matt-goldrick@northwestern.edu). Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Postdoctoral Research Position in Interpretable Machine Learning at Cardiff University, UK

  • Employer: Cardiff University, UK
  • Title: Research Associate in Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
  • Speciality: Vector Space Models, Deep Learning, Interpretable Machine Learning, Symbolic Models
  • Location: Cardiff, UK
  • Deadline: March 2, 2017
  • Date posted: February 13, 2017
  • Contact: schockaerts1@cardiff.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate post in Cardiff University’s School of Computer Science & Informatics. This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 30 months, starting on 1 May 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be dedicated to finding creative solutions and have a genuine curiosity and enthusiasm to undertake world-class research in the field of Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence. Specifically, the aim of this post will be to develop novel methods for learning interpretable/symbolic models from diverse sources of information, including knowledge graphs, vector space models and natural language text. These models will then be used as background theories in applications such as recognising textual entailment, automated knowledge base completion, or zero-shot learning. You will work closely with Steven Schockaert. You will possess or be near the completion of a PhD in Computer Science or a related area, or have relevant industrial experience.

This research will be part of the FLEXILOG project, which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC)

Essential criteria

  • Postgraduate degree at PhD level, or near to completion of a PhD in a related subject area or relevant industrial experience
  • An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within at least two of the following research fields: Machine Learning, Knowledge Representation, Natural Language Processing.
  • A strong background in statistics and linear algebra.
  • Excellent programming skills.
  • Knowledge of current status of research in specialist field.
  • Proven ability to publish in relevant journals (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, Journal of Machine Learning Research, Machine Learning) or top-tier conferences (e.g. IJCAI, AAAI, ECAI, NIPS, ICML, KDD, ACL, EMNLP).
  • Ability to understand and apply for competitive research funding.
  • Proven ability in effective and persuasive communication.
  • Ability to supervise the work of others to focus team efforts and motivate individuals.
  • Proven ability to demonstrate creativity, innovation and team-working within work.

Background about the university

Cardiff is a strong and vibrant capital city with good transportation links and an excellent range of housing available. Various surveys have ranked it as one of the most liveable cities in Europe. Cardiff University is a member of the Russell Group of research universities, and was ranked 5th in the UK based on the quality of research in the 2014 Research Evaluation Framework. The university has a successful School of Computer Science & Informatics with an international reputation for its teaching and research activities. The school has a strong research track record recognised for its outstanding impact in terms of reach and significance, with 79% of its outputs deemed world-leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Background about the project

Vector space embeddings have become a popular representation framework in many areas of natural language processing and knowledge representation. In the context of knowledge base completion, for example, their ability to capture important statistical dependencies in relational data has proven remarkably powerful. These vector space models, however, are typically not interpretable, which can be problematic for at least two reasons. First, in applications it is often important that we can provide an intuitive justification to the end user as to why a given statement is believed, and such justifications are moreover invaluable for debugging or assessing the performance of a system. Second, the black box nature of these representations makes it difficult to integrate them with other sources of information, such as statements derived from natural language, or from structured domain theories. Symbolic representations, on the other hand, are easy to interpret, but classical inference is not sufficiently robust (e.g. in case of inconsistency) and too inflexible (e.g. in case of missing knowledge) for most applications.

The overall aim of the FLEXILOG project is to develop novel forms of reasoning that combine the transparency of logical methods with the flexibility and robustness of vector space representations. For example, symbolic inference can be augmented with inductive reasoning patterns (based on cognitive models of human commonsense reasoning), by relying on fine-grained semantic relationships that are derived from vector space representations. Conversely, logical formulas can be interpreted as spatial constraints on vector space representations. This duality between logical theories and vector space representations opens up various new possibilities for learning interpretable domain theories from data, which will enable new ways of tackling applications such as recognising textual entailment, automated knowledge base completion, or zero-shot learning.

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 5545BR. Please note the requirement to evidence all essential criteria in the supporting statement.

Research Associates in Natural Language Processing / Text Mining, University of Manchester, UK

  • Employer: National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK
  • Title: Research Associates in Natural Language Processing / Text Mining
  • Speciality: Natural Language Processing, Text Mining
  • Location: Manchester, UK
  • Deadline: March 13, 2017
  • Date posted: February 10, 2017
  • Contact: sophia.ananiadou@manchester.ac.uk

The School of Computer Science, National Centre for Text Mining at the University of Manchester seeks to appoint two Research Associates in Natural Language Processing-based Text Mining to expand its text mining research portfolio.

They will join a strong team of 12+ staff who work on numerous national and international research projects, including industry, in areas of information extraction, disambiguation, topic analysis, natural language processing, biomedical text mining and machine learning.

Skills

You should have a PhD in Computer Science with an emphasis on Natural Language Processing and Text Mining. The focus of your research will be in developing (semi)-supervised methods for information extraction, in particular relation, event extraction and normalisation; a proven ability to develop algorithms for NLP/text mining problems using deep learning will be highly desirable; knowledge of developing text mining workflows using UIMA based environment will be a plus. You should have excellent programming skills, preferably in Java.

  • Duration of post: Immediately until 31st October 2018
  • Salary: £31,076-£38,183 per annum

Research Team

The National Centre for Text Mining (http://www.nactem.ac.uk) has been a leading centre for text mining since 2004, with areas of expertise in information extraction, terminology, text classification, text mining infrastructures and semantic search systems. NaCTeM is located in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (http://www.mib.ac.uk) and its staff belong to the 4th ranked Computer Science school in the UK (REF2014) which has been further assessed as having the "best environment in the UK for computer science and informatics research”.

Informal enquiries: Prof. Sophia Ananiadou (Sophia.ananiadou@manchester.ac.uk).

Deadline of applications: 13/03/2017

Application forms and further particulars: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=12975