[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc in HRI and NLP, University of Illinois at Chicago
mzefran at uic.edu
Wed Sep 13 10:26:10 PDT 2017
Postdoctoral Position in Human-Robot Interaction and Natural Language
Processing, University of Illinois at Chicago
The Robotics and NLP laboratories at UIC invite applications for a
postdoctoral scholar position. The focus of the project is on robot
assistants that can collaborate with humans in tasks that involve
physical interaction and spoken dialogue. We are developing a
computational and data-driven framework that will allow the robot to
engage in back-and-forth communication, where turns can be spoken
utterances and/or force exchanges.
We are looking for candidates with a strong publication record in either
natural language processing with a focus on discourse and dialogue
modeling, or physical human-robot interaction, but that are able to do
research in both areas. Familiarity with ROS, proficiency in machine
learning and experience with human studies are highly desirable. In
addition to research, the successful applicant will be involved in
several formal and informal mentoring activities designed to prepare
him/her for their career beyond the postdoctoral fellowship.
The position is available immediately, but the starting date is
negotiable. The duration of the appointment is two years with the
possibility of renewal for an additional year. The interested candidates
should submit a CV, a research statement, and a list of three references
to one of the project leaders, Dr. Barbara Di Eugenio (bdieugen at uic.edu)
or Dr. Milos Zefran (mzefran at uic.edu).
Informal inquiries are welcome!
Milos Zefran, Professor ECE Department (MC 154)
Director of Graduate Studies University of Illinois at Chicago
Phone: (312) 996-6495 851 S. Morgan St.
Fax: (312) 996-6465 Chicago, IL 60607-7052, USA
mzefran at uic.edu www.ece.uic.edu/~mzefran
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