[robotics-worldwide] Job: PhD position in HRI for long-term interaction with children
gj at dfki.de
Fri Feb 19 00:33:53 PST 2010
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The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH) has
an opening in its Language Technology Lab for a
in the area of cognitive systems.
The PhD research position is for a new EU project on human-robot
interaction (HRI) for long-term interaction with children (EU FP7 ALIZ-
E, starting March 1 2010). The research position concerns robust
adaptive processing of spoken situated dialogue, in social-affective
An ideal candidate will have background in Artificial Intelligence,
Robotics, or Computational Linguistics, and have experience with
practical system development. They should have experience in Java and/
or C/C++ programming, and feel confident with using UNIX-based
platforms. A broader interest in issues related to cognitive aspects
of language comprehension and production, embodied agents and
communication, cognitive vision, (probabilistic) robotics, machine
learning, and the relation between communication and other cognitive
processes such as vision and action planning would be highly welcome.
Highly valued personal qualities include creativity, open-mindedness,
team spirit, and a willingness to address novel challenges in unknown
The applicant must have a completed MSc degree in Computer Science,
Computational Linguistics, or a related discipline.
The position is open from March 1 2010. The duration of the contract
will be until the end of the project (ALIZ-E ends mid-2014).
DFKI GmbH [ http://www.dfki.de ] is located on the campus of Saarland
University in Saarbrucken, Germany. The university's research groups
and curricula in the fields of Computational Linguistics and Computer
Science are internationally renowned. The DFKI LT-Lab [ http://www.dfki.de/lt/
] offers excellent working conditions in a well-established research
group. The position provides opportunities to collaborate in a variety
of international projects. The competitive salary is calculated
according to qualifications based on DFKI GmbH scales.
For more about research on human-robot interaction at DFKI, see [ http://talkingrobots.dfki.de
]. For more information on ALIZ-E, please contact Dr. Ivana Kruijff-
Korbayova (email below).
Please send your electronic application (preferably in PDF format) to lt-jobs at dfki.de
, referring to job opening number 33-09a. A meaningful application
should include a cover letter, a CV, a brief summary of research
interests, a statement of interest, and contact information for three
For questions concerning this job opening, please contact Dr.ing.
Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova [ ivana.kruijff at dfki.de ]
Dr.ir. Geert-Jan M. Kruijff
Senior researcher/Project leader
Language Technology Lab,
D-66123 Saarbruecken, Germany
Email: gj at dfki.de
Deutsches Forschungszentrum fuer Kuenstliche Intelligenz GmbH
Firmensitz: Trippstadter Strasse 122, D-67663 Kaiserslautern
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Wahlster (Vorsitzender)
Dr. Walter Olthoff
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats:
Prof. Dr. h.c. Hans A. Aukes
Amtsgericht Kaiserslautern, HRB 2313
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