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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   2 Ph.D. positions in NLP at Sapienza University of Rome
Email:   navigli_(on)_di.uniroma1.it
Date received:   02 Feb 2011
Deadline:   20 Feb 2011

TWO PH.D. POSITIONS IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING -- SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY OF ROME (ITALY) The Department of Computer Science of the Sapienza University of Rome invites applications for TWO PH.D. POSITIONS IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING. The positions are part of a 5-year ERC Starting Grant on MULTILINGUAL SEMANTIC PROCESSING funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and headed by Prof. Roberto Navigli. The successful candidates will join a young and dynamic research team (including 2 faculty members, 3 research fellows and 2 research associates) with solid experience and proven excellence in NLP research. Please visit the group's website: http://lcl.uniroma1.it The candidates are expected to perform cutting-edge research in one of the following areas: * MULTILINGUAL & DOMAIN-ORIENTED WORD SENSE DISAMBIGUATION & INDUCTION * STATISTICAL MACHINE TRANSLATION FOR RESOURCE-RICH VS. RESOURCE-POOR LANGUAGES * SEMANTIC INFORMATION RETRIEVAL AND EXTRACTION We are seeking for qualified candidates with an excellent university degree who are willing to research and develop state-of-the-art algorithms and approaches. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates who have: * A Master's degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Mathematics, or a related discipline. * Good communication skills in English. NOTE: knowledge of Italian is NOT a requirement. * Strong programming skills: Java and practical expertise with standard NLP tools are required, knowledge of Perl and C++ are a plus. Publication record in any of the above areas is a plus. INFORMATION * Application deadline: February 20, 2011 * Starting date: as soon as possible (successful candidates can start on a paid internship before the official academic year -- i.e., before October 2011) * Duration: 3 years * Salary: approx. 16800 euros per annum after taxes (around 1400 euros per month) Informal inquiries can be sent by email to Roberto Navigli (navigli_(at)_di.uniroma1.it). HOW TO APPLY Please send a detailed CV (possibly including a short research statement) and official transcripts of academic records to Roberto Navigli (navigli_(at)_di.uniroma1.it). Please include the position reference LCL-PHD-2011 in the subject line. ABOUT LA SAPIENZA The Sapienza University of Rome is a seven-century-old university in the heart of Rome. It is one of the largest universities in Europe, with around 150,000 students. Its Faculty of Science (that includes the Department of Computer Science) has been ranked as the best school of science in Italy, 7th in Europe, and 25th in the world according to the Times Higher World University Ranking 2009 for Science. Sapienza University is an equal opportunity employer. ABOUT THE COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT The Department of Computer Science is a modern and well-equipped research institution with a top-class faculty and a strong Ph.D. program. The Department comprises 42 faculty members, 15 postdocs and around 20 Ph.D. students. The successful candidate will be based in Rome, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The Department is situated in a nice lively area with lots of cafes, bars, restaurants, and at walking distance from the city centre. Prominent candidates must not be afraid of the language barrier, as Italians are in general very friendly. _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_mailman.let.uu.nl http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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