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Postdoctoral Research Scientist: Computational Linguistics - Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Employer: Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Scientist
  • Specialty: Postdoctoral Research Scientist: Computational Linguistics
  • Location: Rochester, New York, United States
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • Date posted: February 17, 2018
  • Contact: Cecilia O. Alm (coagla@rit.edu)
  • Job listing

We invite applications for an interdisciplinary postdoctoral position with specialization in computational linguistics and/or technical or scientific methods in language science at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), in Rochester, NY. This is a one-year position with opportunity for renewal. The applicant should demonstrate a fit with our commitment to collaborate with colleagues across the university on research initiatives in Personalized Healthcare Technology. In addition to engaging in research projects, the right candidate will be able to teach a total of two courses per year - one course each in the College of Liberal Arts and the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at RIT. The teaching assignment may be Computer Science Principles, Introduction to Language Science, Language Technology, Introduction to Natural Language Processing, Science and Analytics of Speech (acoustic and experimental phonetics), Spoken Language Processing (automatic speech recognition and text-to-speech synthesis), Seminar in Computational Linguistics, or another course depending on background.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD., with training in Computational Linguistics, Linguistics, or an allied field
  • Advanced graduate coursework in computational linguistics (natural language processing or speech processing), linguistics, or language science broadly
  • Publication record and plan for research and grant seeking activities
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to our commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences

Required Application Documents:
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Research Statement

How To Apply:
Please apply at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or 3599BR.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Automated Text Analysis - University of Michigan

  • Employer: University of Michigan
  • Title: Research Fellow
  • Specialty: Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Automated Text Analysis
  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
  • Deadline: March 12, 2018, desired start June 2018
  • Date posted: February 12, 2018
  • Official Job Listing - Application Page

How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be included as the first page of your CV. The cover letter should outline your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relates to this position.

Job Summary
A generously funded project (2016-2021) welcomes applicants with interest in and expertise in automated text analysis. The project, M-Write, brings together researchers from writing studies, the natural sciences, and computer programming to investigate how Writing-to-Learn pedagogies promote conceptual learning by students in large-enrollment gateway courses. Students write in response to carefully crafted assignments, participate in automated peer review, and then revise their drafts. Approximately 10,000 students have already participated in M-Write courses, which means that there is already a large corpus of student writing and peer review responses, with more being added each semester. We seek a specialist in automated text analysis to join the research team. Goals include principled corpus compilation, analysis, and development of corpus-driven algorithms to support student learning of key concepts highlighted in assignments.

This position will be a 12-month Post-Doctoral Fellowship beginning in June 2018 with possibility of renewal. The salary is negotiable.

Responsibilities

  • Retrieve and create corpora for NLP and associated linguistic analysis
  • Develop and test systems for identifying students who appear to lack key concepts as defined by lexical and grammatical structures, discourse analysis, and possible sentiment analysis
  • Design a data warehouse that will facilitate the ability to collect, manage, and archive data including student interviews, student surveys, student writing samples, and academic and demographic data for students in order to conduct research leading to peer-reviewed publications, and future external funding
  • In collaboration with other project staff collect, manage, and archive data including student interviews, student surveys, student writing samples, and academic and demographic data for students in order to conduct research that could lead to peer-reviewed publications
  • Organize, synthesize, and analyze project data, and write co-authored papers with project PIs for peer-reviewed articles

Required Qualifications
Ph.D. in computational linguistics, natural language processing, machine learning, cognitive linguistics, sentiment analysis or related area. Previous research experience in textual analysis in terms of syntax (e.g. parts of speech tagging), semantics (e.g. topic segmentation) and discourse analysis is essential. Research in statistical modeling is also required. Strong computer science skills are essential, and data warehouse design skills are highly desired. Background in the theory and research of writing-to-learn pedagogies and experience with educational technology in natural language processing are desired but not required.

Background Screening
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


CU Boulder: Postdoc in Machine Learning with an Emphasis on Speech and Language Processing

  • Employer: University of Colorado Boulder
  • Title: Postdoctoral Associate
  • Specialty: Machine Learning, Speech and Language Processing
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States
  • Deadline: Ongoing, desired start August 2018
  • Date posted: February 9, 2018
  • Contact: Dr. Sidney D’Mello

Postdoc in Machine Learning with an Emphasis on Speech and Language Processing
(Department of Computer Science and Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado Boulder)

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder anticipates hiring a full time postdoctoral research associate starting August 2018 for one year and renewable for a second (and third) 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 successful candidate will conduct research in machine learning applied to speech and language processing to solve challenging, but impactful, real-world problems. He/she will participate in the development and application of advanced machine learning techniques (e.g., deep recurrent neural networks) to multi-party speech data collected in authentic contexts (e.g., classroom discourse, small group 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 and the Institute of Cognitive Science.

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 new 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 (e.g., deep learning, probabilistic graphical models)
  • Evidence of a strong publication record in the aforementioned areas

Desired

  • Research experience in one or more of the following areas: acoustic signal processing, automatic speech recognition, natural language understanding, discourse modeling

Job Details

  • One year initial position with possible extension to a second and third year based on performance and availability of funds
  • Desired start date is August 2018. However, start date is negotiable
  • Competitive salary with benefits commensurate with qualifications

How to Apply
Please complete the following form: https://tinyurl.com/CUPostDoc1 and upload the following required documents: (1) cover letter, (2) current CV, and (3) one or two representative publications as a single PDF document named FirstNameLastName.pdf.

Additional documents will be required from candidates selected for further review after the initial documents are received: (4) – The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; and (5) – List of references

About the University of Colorado and the City of Boulder
The University of Colorado Boulder is a widely recognized and respected research university in the U.S. Its 11 research institutes house more than 900 researchers, students, and staff, making a major contribution to the research infrastructure of the university and local economy. Boulder is one of the 34 public research institutions belonging to the Association of American Universities (AAU). It contributes to the local community via research partnerships, education opportunities, and development projects.

The city of Boulder hosts thriving tech industries, supports a renowned entrepreneurial community, has some of the region's best restaurants, and is home to many federal research labs. There are endless ways to enjoy Boulder's 300-plus days of sunshine a year — from the hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails to some of the country's finest microbrews. It's also quick and easy to get around by bus or bike and a quick 25 mile ride to nearby Denver.

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.


Full-time Researchers, IBM Research - Almaden

  • Employer: IBM Research - Almaden
  • Title: Research Staff Member
  • Speciality: Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning, or related areas
  • Location: San Jose, California, USA
  • Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Date posted: January 31, 2018
  • Contact: Yunyao Li (yunyaoli {at} us.ibm.com) and/or Lucian Popa (lpopa {at} us.ibm.com)


IBM Research - Almaden is looking for talented researchers with background in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning to join the Natural Language Processing, Entity Resolution and Discovery Department. We are actively building the next-generation knowledge engineering platform for the creation, maintenance and consumption of "industry-specific" knowledge bases from a large number of (un/semi)structured public, licensed and enterprise content sources. Such industry-specific knowledge bases are the foundation of many emerging AI services and applications.

Such a platform needs to support the entire life cycle for knowledge engineering including:

  • Creation, maintenance and evolution of domain schema to capture domain concepts of interest
  • Scalable systems, tools and methodologies to support the development of individual analytic stages involved in creating knowledge from multiple sources, including text analytics, entity resolution and integration, cleansing, data transformations and machine learning
  • Domain adaptability and easy-to-use interfaces for key user personae for the individual analytic stages
  • Scalable content services infrastructure that enables production-level deployment of these analytic workflows with support for continuous monitoring, introspection and recovery in the knowledge base creation process
  • Techniques and methods for scalable and flexible indexing and querying support over the knowledge base supporting structured and search style queries, entity queries, as well as ad-hoc and exploratory queries
  • Easy-to-use knowledge consumption interfaces for both human and machine consumption including support for discovery and ad-hoc NLQ driven interfaces
  • Incorporating crowd sourcing and continuous evolution of the system through learning from user interactions

The research builds upon and extends successful projects from our group, which have resulted in significant academic, industrial and open source impact.

The research is being conducted in close collaboration with the IBM Watson division and multiple global IBM Research labs (Australia, India, and Zurich), with focus around demonstrating scalable knowledge base construction in multiple industry domains (e.g., Healthcare, Financial and consumer domains).

We are currently looking for talented researchers with interest in system design and implementation as well as experience in one or more areas relevant to the knowledge engineering life cycle as described above, particularly those with background in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. You will participate in cutting edge research, build at industrial scale, and keep connected to the larger research community by regularly publishing papers and partnering with universities.

Required

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • Programming experience in one or more of the following: Java, C, C++ and/or Python.
  • Experience in Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning, Large-Scale Data Management, Data Mining or Artificial Intelligence
  • Contribution to research communities and/or efforts, including publishing papers at conferences such as ACL, EMNLP, NIPS, AAAI, ICML, SIGMOD, VLDB, and KDD.

Preferred

  • PhD in Computer Science, related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • Relevant work experience, including experience working within the industry or as a researcher in a lab.
  • Ability to design and execute on research agenda.
  • Strong publication record.


PhD-level Researchers, AIPHES, Darmstadt/Heidelberg

PhD positions in DFG Graduate School AIPHES: Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics

The Research Training Group “Adaptive Information Preparation from Heterogeneous Sources” (AIPHES), which has been established in 2015 at Technische Universität Darmstadt and at Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg is filling several positions for three years, starting as soon as possible. Positions remain open until filled.

The positions provide the opportunity to obtain a doctoral degree in the research area of the training group with an emphasis, e.g., in opinion and sentiment - extrapropositional aspects of discourse, in natural language processing tasks such as structured summaries of complex contents, in content selection and classification enhanced by reasoning, or a related area. The group will be located in Darmstadt and Heidelberg. The funding follows the guidelines of the DFG, and the positions are paid according to the E13 public service pay scale.

The goal of AIPHES is to conduct innovative research in knowledge acquisition on the Web in a cross-disciplinary context. To that end, methods in computational linguistics, natural language processing, machine learning, network analysis, computer vision, and automated quality assessment will be developed. AIPHES will investigate a novel, complex scenario for information preparation from heterogeneous sources. It interacts closely with end users who prepare textual documents in an online editorial office, and who should therefore profit from the results of AIPHES. In-depth knowledge in one of the above areas is desirable but not a prerequisite.

Participating research groups at Technische Universität Darmstadt are Knowledge Engineering (Prof. Fürnkranz), Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (Prof. Gurevych), Machine Learning (Prof. Kersting), Visual Inference (Prof. Roth), Algorithmics (Prof. Weihe). Participants at Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg are the Institute for Computational Linguistics (Prof. Frank) and the Natural Language Processing Group (Prof. Strube) of the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS).

AIPHES emphasizes close contact between the students and their advisors with regular joint meetings, a co-supervision by professors and younger scientists in the research groups, and an intensive exchange as part of the research and qualification program. The training group has the goal of publishing its results at leading scientific conferences and will actively support its doctoral researchers in this endeavor. The software that will be developed in the course of AIPHES should be put under the open source Apache Software License 2.0 if possible. Moreover, the research papers and datasets should be published with open access models.


Prerequisites

We are looking for exceptionally qualified candidates with a degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, or a related study program. We expect ability to work independently, personal commitment, team and communication abilities, as well as the willingness to cooperate in a multi-disciplinary team. Desirable is experience in scientific work. Applicants should be willing to work with German-language texts, and, if necessary, to acquire German language skills during the training program. We specifically invite applications of women. Among those equally qualified, handicapped applicants will receive preferential consideration. International applications are particularly encouraged.

The Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt is regularly ranked among the top ones in respective rankings of German universities. The Institute for Computational Linguistics (ICL) of the Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg is one of the largest centers for computational linguistics both in Germany and internationally. The ICL and the NLP department of the HITS jointly run the graduate program “Semantic Processing” with an integrated research training group “Coherence in language processing: Semantics beyond the sentence”, which has a close connection to the topics in computational linguistics of AIPHES.

Applications should include a motivational letter that refers to one or two of the planned research areas of AIPHES, a CV with information about the applicant’s scientific work, certifications of study and work experience, as well as a thesis or other publications in electronic form. Application materials must be submitted via the following form by February 11th, 2018:

https://public.ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/aiphesrecruitment/

In addition, applicants should be prepared to solve a programming and a reviewing task in the first two weeks after their application.


Associate Research Scientist, 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 an

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

in the areas of Interactive Text Analysis, the UKP Lab is looking for a researcher with a background in Natural Language Processing and Software Development to work on the project INCEpTION funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The project is developing a comprehensive interactive text analysis platform to improve efficiency and to enable new ways of exploring, annotating and analyzing large-scale text corpora through the use of assistive features based on machine-learning.

We ask for applications from candidates from Computer Science with a specialization in Natural Language Processing, Text Mining, or Machine Learning, preferably with expertise in research and development projects, and strong communication skills. The successful applicant will work on research and development activities regarding text annotation by end-users (researchers, analysts, etc.), information recommendation, and create the corresponding text analysis platform. Ideally, the candidates should have demonstrable experience in designing complex (NLP and/or ML) systems (frontend and backend), in applying NLP-related Machine Learning-based methods, and strong programming skills especially in Java. Experience with neural network architectures and demonstrable engagement in open source projects are strong pluses.

The UKP Lab is a research group comprising over 30 team members who work on various aspects of Natural Language Processing (NLP), with a rapidly developing focus on Interactive Machine Learning and who provide a range of high-quality open source software packages for interactive and automatic text analysis to research and industry communities.

UKP’s wide cooperation network both within its own research community and with partners from research and industry provides an excellent work environment. The Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt is regularly ranked among the top ones in respective rankings of German universities. Its Research Training Group “Adaptive Information Processing of Heterogeneous Content” (AIPHES) funded by the DFG emphasizes 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 standards, cooperative work style and close interaction of team members.

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 16.2.2018. The positions are open until filled. Later applications may be considered if the position is still open.

3-year research postdoc position in computational social science at Bocconi University, Milan

  • Employer: Bocconi University, marketing department, supervisor Dirk Hovy
  • Title: Postdoc
  • Specialty: NLP, neural networks, computational social science
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Starting date: March 1, 2018
  • Deadline: Apply by noon January 22, 2018
  • Date Posted: December 29, 2017
  • Contact: dip.mkt@unibocconi.it

Project Title: Neural methods for text analysis in the social sciences

Project Description: Text is a common medium in all social sciences, offering insights into human behavior. However, text is complex and encodes many different aspects at the same time. In order to analyze text for social science projects, we need to develop the right tools, based on natural language processing. These tools needs to scale to large amounts of text, allow for exploration and predictive modeling, and allow a multitude of analyses (classification, regression, clustering, etc). Neural-network approaches to NLP have lately demonstrated all of these properties, but have rarely been applied to social science problems. The goal of this project is to establish a baseline in tools and techniques that can be widely applied, and that can form the basis of future research and training. The full description of the position and the application details can be found at: https://www.unibocconi.eu/wps/wcm/connect/d61571c4-b0cf-4aad-a25c-b963801595bf/Call-ADR-09H1-MKT.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CVID=m1g59An&CVID=m1g59An&CVID=m1g59An&CVID=m1g59An

Responsibilities: The candidate would work predominantly on research, i.e., the implementation and testing of model architectures, data mining and preparation, and dissemination of results. Teaching opportunities (for additional salary) are available.

Scientific sector: 09/H1 Information processing systems



Teaching Faculty in Human Language Technology: Johns Hopkins University

  • Employer: Johns Hopkins University
  • Title: Senior Lecturer, Associate Teaching Professor or Teaching Professor
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Deadline: Apply by January 31, 2018 for full consideration, but applications will be accepted until positions are filled
  • Date Posted: December 21, 2017
  • Contact: clspsearch@clsp.jhu.edu

The Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP) at Johns Hopkins University seeks outstanding candidates for a fulltime teaching position. The search is open to all ranks, including Senior Lecturer, Associate Teaching Professor and Teaching Professor.

This position will be central to CLSP’s new Certificate in Human Language Technology, part of the master’s degree programs in Computer Science (CS) and the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). The successful candidate will be involved in new course development, graduate teaching, graduate academic advising, supervising master's thesis projects, and managing various aspects of the Certificate program. Although this is primarily a teaching position, there is also potential for research effort.

Successful candidates will join the faculty of CLSP, one of the largest and most visible academic organizations in speech processing and NLP. For more than two decades, CLSP has advanced the state of the art in research, hosted international research teams (the annual JSALT workshops), and produced hundreds of PhD alumni. Our graduates are found throughout most major information processing companies and in government related research organizations.

The primary appointment will be in the academic department most appropriate for the candidate within the Whiting School of Engineering, such as Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science or another appropriate department. Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering or a closely related field, commitment to teaching, and excellent communication skills. Familiarity with some aspect of Human Language Technology or machine learning is strongly preferred. The university has instituted a nontenure track career path for fulltime teaching faculty culminating in the rank of Teaching Professor.

Johns Hopkins is a private university known for its commitment to academic excellence and research. CLSP, as well as the CS and ECE departments, are part of the Whiting School of Engineering. We are located in Baltimore, MD in close proximity to Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA. See the center webpage https://www.clsp.jhu.edu/ for additional information.

Applicants should apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/47959. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement and complete contact information for at least three references.

Applicants should apply by January 31, 2018 for full consideration, but applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Questions should be directed to clspsearch@clsp.jhu.edu.

Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.


Post-Doctoral Position: Law, Economics, & Data Science, ETH Zurich

  • Employer: Center for Law & Economics, ETH Zurich
  • Title: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Deadline: Application review begins Feb 1st 2018; open until filled
  • Date Posted: December 20, 2017
  • Contact: Elliott Ash (e@elliottash.com)


Description: Applications are invited for postdoctoral research position in a new interdisciplinary research group at Center for Law & Economics, ETH Zurich. The research group in Law, Economics, and Data Science focuses on representing legal and political language as statistical data using tools from natural language processing, and then recovering causal relations between language and outcomes in society and the economy. The postdoc will be involved in all aspects of the research, including project planning, research design, data analysis, presentation of findings at conferences, and preparation of manuscripts for submission to leading peer-reviewed journals. The postdoc will have the opportunity to co-author papers with lab colleagues, work with an array of affiliated faculty from ETH and University of Zurich, and develop independent projects related to these research areas. Organizational and teaching duties are limited to a few hours per week. Our offices are located in downtown Zurich, and the working language is English. The appointment will be for at least one year and up to three years (contingent on satisfactory performance), with flexible starting date beginning July 2018. Salaries are internationally competitive, paid according to ETH standards (https://www.ethz.ch/en/the-eth-zurich/working-teaching-and-research/working-conditions/employment-and-salary.html).

Qualifications: Applicants should have a PhD in computer science, computational linguistics, machine learning, or a related field. Applicants should have graduate-level expertise in natural language processing and machine learning. Excellent English writing skills are essential.

How to Apply: Online application available at https://apply.refline.ch/845721/5895/index.html?cid=1&lang=en. Application review will begin on February 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Computational Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania

  • Employer: Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania
  • Title: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • Date Posted:December 17, 2017
  • Contact Mitch Marcus (mitch@cis.upenn.edu)


Description: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellow research associate position in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. This is a full time position for 18 months, starting immediately.

The main aim of this project is to develop new unsupervised algorithms to extract several levels of linguistic structure including morphology, part of speech (POS) tags, and noun phrases from unannotated corpora. The project will exploit many different descriptive properties and constraints of language, all of which are close to universal in applicability. Such so-called universals have been developed across a wide range of often conflicting theoretical frameworks by both theoretical and descriptive linguists over many years. Our project is also inspired by the current understanding of how children acquire their native language, in an unsupervised setting and with relatively small amount of data. We intend to shamelessly exploit them all.

The candidate will work under the supervision of Profs. Mitch Marcus and Lyle Ungar in Computer and Information Science and Prof. Charles Yang in Linguistics.

Qualifications: The candidate should have a very strong background in Natural Language Processing and possess a PhD in either Computational Linguistics or Computer Science with a good publication record. Experience in machine learning, good programming skills, and a good knowledge of modern linguistics are required.

How to Apply: Please email your CV and the names and contact information of three or more references to Mitch Marcus at the email provided below.