Assistant in Machine Learning for Adaptive Multimodal
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Research Assistant will work on the EC FP7 Projects SPACEBOOK and JAMES to
investigate, develop, and evaluate data-driven Machine Learning approaches to
Adaptive Multimodal Interaction. In
particular we seek a candidate with experience in Automatic Belief Compression
methods in POMDP models for Spoken Interaction.
post will be located in the Interaction Lab at Heriot Watt University's School
of Mathematics and Computer Science (MACS), see www.macs.hw.ac.uk/InteractionLab.
The successful candidate will join a group of 15 postdoctoral researchers.
projects involve collaborations between Heriot-Watt University and the
Universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Umea, Bielefeld, Valencia, Catalonia,
FORTH (Greece), KTH (Sweden) and companies in Barcelona, Italy, Germany, and
post is available immediately, until February 2014 in the first instance, with
opportunities for extension.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
research duties are to implement and evaluate methods for Automatic Belief
Compression in POMDP models for Spoken and Multimodal Interaction, and to collect and analyse multimodal
HCI data. The successful applicant will also present the research outputs at
project meetings and international conferences.
main duties of the post are to perform collaborative research on the
above-named EC FP7 projects, to contribute to EC deliverables and research
publications, to write and submit research articles, and to participate in EC
project research meetings and international conferences.
To implement and evaluate methods for Automatic
Belief Compression in POMDP models for Spoken and Multimodal Interaction.
To collect and analyse multimodal interaction
To complete EC project deliverables as specified
in the project Technical Annexes.
Lecturer/Reader/Professor (2012 onwards):
The Department of Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University is recruiting exceptional individuals to help us build on our areas as world-class research activity, as well as grow new activity in areas of strategic importance.
We will consider applicants at all levels (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, Professor), and we would expect that any applicant is clearly a leader, or potential leader, in their research area, with a recent track record of significant achievements in terms of published work and funding.
Applicants may fit within our current research groupings (see our our research areas), or may display significant strength in other areas of computer science.
How to apply / closing dates
If you are interested, please submit a short CV in the first instance to Professor David Corne firstname.lastname@example.org (MACS Director of Research) and to Prof O Lemon email@example.com.
This opportunity will keep rolling as we recruit up to 3 new academics per year, but we want to hear from you sooner rather than later. Please contact us now!