2 Postdoc positions in Natural Language Processing - Information Retrieval at KU Leuven

2 Postdoc positions in Natural Language Processing - Information Retrieval at KU Leuven

Posted by Victoria Nicholl on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 16:57

The KU Leuven offers an F+ fellowship to an outstanding postdoctoral researcher who is specialized in natural language processing and machine learning. The work will be conducted in the framework of the EU FP7 MUSE research project (http://www.muse-project.eu/) granted under the Future and Emerging Technologies ICT call. The candidate is holder of a PhD degree, and should have published several papers in any of the following journals or conferences:
• Computational Linguistics, Computer Speech and Language, Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Machine Learning Research, Machine Learning, IEEE Intelligent Systems
• Proceedings of ACL, EACL, NAACL-HLT, COLING, IJCAI, ICML, ECAI.

The position will be for one year starting in the late Spring or Summer 2013 and can be prolonged. He or she has a large interest in "machine reading" and semantic processing of text. The candidate has completed the PhD with success as evidenced by multiple publications in the venues cited above. He or she must have obtained a PhD from a university other than KU Leuven and must preferably have an international profile. He or she has a master degree (cum laude) in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics or a related discipline. The candidate does not have a postdoctoral status for more than six years. In order to be taken into consideration, the candidate must be available on a full-time basis. Furthermore, the candidate has excellent English language skills (written and spoken), good communication skills especially for guiding master and PhD students, good programming skills (e.g., Java, C++, MATLAB, Python) and has the capability to work independently and in a team.

Please send your application to Marie-Francine Moens the latest by March 15, 2013. Please add a CV, grade transcripts, and publication list. Reference letters may be useful as well.

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The Language Intelligence and Information Retrieval team, which is part of the Human Computer Interaction group at the Department of Computer Science at KU Leuven (http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/groups/liir/), has an open position for a postdoctoral researcher specialized in information retrieval. The work will be conducted in the framework of the EU FP7 TOSCA-MP project (http://tosca-mp.eu/) and the SBO-IWT PARIS project (http://www.parisproject.be/). The position will be for two years starting in the Spring or Summer 2013. The candidate is holder of a PhD degree, and should have published several papers in any of the following journals or conferences:
• Information Retrieval, Information Processing and Management, ACM Transactions on Information Systems
• Proceedings of SIGIR, ECIR, CIKM, WWW.

The candidate has a large interest in multimedia and advertisement retrieval. He or she has a good knowledge of ranking and aggregation models, structured output learners, dimensionality reduction and latent class models. The candidate has completed the PhD with success as evidenced by multiple publications in the venues cited above. He or she has a master degree (cum laude) in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics or a related discipline. Furthermore, the candidate has excellent English language skills (written and spoken), good communication skills especially for guiding master and PhD students, good programming skills (e.g., Java, C++, MATLAB, Python) and has the capability to work independently and in a team.

Please send your application to Marie-Francine Moens the latest by March 15, 2013. 
Please add a CV, grade transcripts, and publication list. Reference letters may be useful as well.