[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Two Postdoctoral Positions: NICT Japan

Komei Sugiura komei.sugiura at nict.go.jp
Tue Dec 20 05:47:56 PST 2016


Advanced Speech Technology Lab. at NICT, Japan has two open positions  
for *Postdoctoral Researchers*.

## ABOUT NICT-UCRI (NICT Universal Communication Research Institute)
NICT is a Japanese national research institute that focuses on  
information and communications technology. NICT employs 900  
researchers/engineers/staffs, and has ten research centers. NICT-UCRI is  
one of them, and is situated 30km south of Kyoto, a historical city of  
Japan.

## ABOUT THE POSITIONS
- The positions are offered at a one-year basis, and are renewable until  
March 2021.
- The salary will depend on qualifications and experience.
- The successful candidates will have access to our software engines and  
large-scale corpora for spoken dialogue studies.

## HOW TO APPLY
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.nict.go.jp_en_general-5Faffairs_employment_index-2De-2Dtop2016-2D10.html&d=DwICJg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=yJ7uf4l7FIE9vr70tjle2c5WgcEED4W-vP1Sg6IApoM&s=7WDS9pk3FcAGQ362EDZ4gFWrS6Z0bblUiDiM1hQHMmU&e= 

Closing date: Jan 12, 2017.

## POSITIONS
(1) Reference: 2017R-30
* Research Topic: "Spoken Language Understanding and Motion Generation  
Using Linguistic and Non-Linguistic Information for Domestic Service Robots"

* Abstract: The objective of this project is to investigate spoken  
language understanding methods using linguistic and non-linguistic  
information for domestic service robots. As a successful candidate, you  
will focus on applying machine learning methods to train probabilistic  
models with large-scale linguistic and non-linguistic data obtained from  
physical/cyber spaces, as well as on language understanding, dialogue,  
and motion generation that are dependent on the situations and users.

* Minimum Qualifications
- Ph.D. in computer science, informatics, robotics, or a related field
- Strong publication record in the fields related to robot learning,  
machine learning, spoken language processing, computer vision,  
human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence
- Good communication skills in spoken and written English
* Preferred Qualifications
- Extensive programming skills in Python/JavaScript/MATLAB/C++
- Independent and persistent personality, as well as a team player

* Details
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www2.nict.go.jp_employment_tempstaffinfo_exr-2De_H29_2017R-2D30.pdf&d=DwICJg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=yJ7uf4l7FIE9vr70tjle2c5WgcEED4W-vP1Sg6IApoM&s=YRaLzqU1EDegJBwzx_x12hmqHoYO1gLR4KpdfB5Z_Vs&e= 

(2) Reference: 2017R-29
* Research topic: "Scene understanding and situated dialogues with robots"

* Abstract: The objective of this project is to investigate scene  
understanding and situated dialogues as the fundamental spoken dialogue  
technologies for receptionist agents or service robots that can  
communicate in multiple languages. As a successful candidate, you will  
focus on scene understanding in multiparty conversations such as the  
estimation of speakers' positions and roles, as well as spoken dialogue  
systems with situated spoken language understanding and recommendation  
capabilities.

* Minimum Qualifications
- Ph.D. in computer science, signal processing, robotics, or a related field
- Strong publication record in the fields related to robot audition,  
multimodal interaction, spoken language processing, dialogue systems,  
machine learning, computer vision, human-computer interaction, or  
artificial intelligence
- Good communication skills in spoken and written English
* Preferred Qualifications
- Extensive programming skills in Python, C++, or others
- Independent and persistent personality, as well as a team player

* Details
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www2.nict.go.jp_employment_tempstaffinfo_exr-2De_H29_2017R-2D29.pdf&d=DwICJg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=yJ7uf4l7FIE9vr70tjle2c5WgcEED4W-vP1Sg6IApoM&s=gbuLcVksCeGgyAIRRjMjo7XbJ93xzwTMPGmRwA0m2L0&e= 

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  Komei Sugiura, Ph.D.
  Senior Researcher,
  National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

  3-5 Hikaridai, Seika, Soraku, Kyoto 619-0289, Japan
  Email: komei.sugiura at nict.go.jp
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