[robocup-athome] [jobs] Postdoctoral Position: NICT Japan

Komei Sugiura komei.sugiura at nict.go.jp
Thu Jun 8 06:13:28 UTC 2017

Advanced Speech Technology Lab. at NICT, Japan
has an open *Postdoctoral* position.

## 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 

- The position is offered at a one-year basis, and is renewable until 
March 2021.
- The salary will depend on qualifications and experience.
- The successful candidate will have access to our software engines and 
large-scale corpora for spoken dialogue studies.

Closing date: July 4, 2017.

(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

  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
  URL:   http://komeisugiura.jp/index_en.html

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