Researcher position, Statistical Machine Translation

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Fri, 30/09/2011 - 15:28

The Machine Learning for Document Access and Translation group of the
Xerox Research Centre Europe conducts research in Statistical Machine
Translation and Information Retrieval, Categorization and Clustering
using advanced machine learning methods. The team is part of the
PASCAL 2 European Network of Excellence, ensuring a strong network of
academic collaboration.

We are opening a position for a researcher with a background in
Statistical Machine Translation to support our participation in the
EU-funded project TransLectures.

Required experience and qualifications:

CFP: OPT 2011, NIPS Workshop on Optimization for Machine Learning

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Tue, 27/09/2011 - 15:26

Dear Colleagues,

We invite participation in the 4th International Workshop on "Optimization for
Machine Learning", to be held as a part of the NIPS 2011 conference.

Join us for an exciting program that includes plenary talks by:

* Stephen Boyd (Stanford University)
* Aharon Ben-Tal (Technion)
* Ben Recht (UW Madison)

OPT 2011: NIPS Workshop on Optimization for Machine Learning

Research contributions from the community are welcomed; in particular, we

Post-doc position in machine learning for Human-Robot social interaction

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Tue, 27/09/2011 - 15:25

The IDIAP Research Institute (, a laboratory associated
with EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne) seeks
qualified candidates for

1 postdoctoral research position in computer vision and machine learning
for multi-modal interaction modeling.

The research will be conducted in the context of the HUMAVIPS
( project, a 3-year project funded by the
European Community. The overall goal of the project is to endow a
humanoid robot (NAO) with audio-visual sensing and interaction

Postdoctoral position in computational neuroscience available

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Tue, 27/09/2011 - 15:22

University of Surrey

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department of Computing

Research Fellow

Salary: Up to £32751 per annum
(subject to qualifications and experience)

We are seeking a Research Fellow to work on a cross-disciplinary research project in the fields of computational neuroscience, computational systems biology and computational intelligence.

You will work in the Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE) Group within the Computing Department.

CFP: Deep Hierarchies in Vision

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Tue, 27/09/2011 - 15:21

Workshop on Deep Hierarchies in Vision
(in conjunction with CogSys2012 - 5th Int. Conf. on Cognitive Systems)

=> February 21, 2012; Vienna-Austria <=

Organizers: Ales Leonardis, Norbert Krueger, Richard Bowden, Sinan
Kalkan, Nicolas Pugeault, Frank Guerin
Webpage for the 5th Int. Conf. on Cognitive Systems:


Processing in the brain in general and visual processing in particular
is organized in a hierarchical fashion, from simple localized features

Copulas in Machine Learning-- NIPS-2011 Workshop -- Call for Abstracts

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Tue, 27/09/2011 - 15:09

NIPS-2011 Workshop, Granada, Spain December 16th, 2011

From high-throughput biology and astronomy to voice analysis and medical diagnosis,
a wide variety of complex domains are inherently continuous and high dimensional.
The statistical framework of copulas offers a flexible tool for modeling highly non-linear
multivariate distributions for continuous data. Copulas are a theoretically and
practically important tool from statistics that explicitly allows one to separate the

PhD Studentships in Probabilistic Machine Learning

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Tue, 27/09/2011 - 14:42

A number of PhD studentships are available in the

Probabilistic Machine Learning group [headed by Matthias Seeger]
School of Computer and Communication Sciences
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)

The group focusses on the development and analysis of scalable Bayesian
inference and graphical modelling technology, with applications to Bayesian
experimental design (adaptive compressive sensing, active learning), Bayesian
learning and robust estimation.
Advances are applied to challenging problems in magnetic resonance imaging

PhD Position in Medical Data Mining: Predicting Response to Therapy in Heart Failure by Using a Multiple Biomarker Panel

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Wed, 21/09/2011 - 16:28

Applications are invited for a full-time 4-year PhD research
position shared by the Department of Knowledge Engineering,
Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands, and the
Heart Failure Clinic of the Maastricht University Medical
Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands, starting from October-
November, 2011.

The PhD project aims at discovering multiple biomarker panels
from heart-patient data using data-mining techniques. The
final goal is to predict individual outcome and to define
therapy beneficial for individual heart patients.

Call for Participation - Bridging statistical physics and optimization, inference and learning Workshop

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Mon, 19/09/2011 - 14:12

Dear Colleague,

It is our pleasure to announce that in February 19-24, 2012 the Les Houches center for theoretical physics will be hosting a workshop "Bridging statistical physics and optimization, inference and learning"
organized by Silvio Franz, Florent Krzakala, Giorgio Parisi, Federico Ricci-Tersenghi and Lenka Zdeborova.

CALL FOR DEMOS - EACL 2012 - Avignon, France, April 23-27, 2012

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Fri, 16/09/2011 - 08:58

== EACL 2012 - CALL FOR DEMOS ==
The Thirteenth Conference of the European Chapter of
the Association for Computational Linguistics

Avignon, France
April 23-27, 2012

EACL 2012 features a special session for demonstrations. Topics
of interest cover all aspects of computational linguistics, as
outlined in the main conference call for papers. Demos will be
presented at specific sessions from the main program of the
conference. The demo track allows researchers and practitioners

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