[Comp-neuro] Ph.D. or Post-doctoral position in Interactive Grounded Language Learning & Understanding

Jean Rouat Jean.Rouat at usherbrooke.ca
Tue Oct 20 05:16:58 CEST 2015

Ph.D. or Post-doctoral position in Interactive Grounded Language Learning & Understanding

We have an open position in U. Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada, for a PhD  (3 years) student or potentially a post-doctoral student (2 years and half) in an international CHIST-ERA european project IGLU (Interactive Grounded Language Understanding) that comprises 7 research labs from Sweden, France, Belgium, Spain and Canada. 

The IGLU project is very challenging and the objective  is to design and implement an intelligent agent that acquires language understanding through learning and grounded interaction with the environment. The candidate will be involved in language knowledge representation and acquisition of new words in relation with the user intentionality. He/She will be in interaction with the other labs in Europe.

We are seeking a candidate with background in computational neuroscience and machine learning with emphasis on speech/auditory processing & modelling, predictive coding, graphical statistical models and stochastic signal processing. The candidate needs proficiency in programming (C/C++, matlab, python). Candidates from physics, mathematics, computer science and engineering will be considered as long as they show strong interests in brain sciences and machine learning.

The candidate will be a member of the Neurocomputational and Intelligent Signal Processing research group (NECOTIS) that conducts research in anthropomorphic signal processing in Sherbrooke and in electrophysiology in Montreal (collaboration with Univ. de Montreal).  During his/her PhD studies in Sherbrooke/Montréal, the candidate should be ready to travel to Europe depending on the needs of the project.

Interested candidates should send one pdf file that comprises a letter of motivation, a detailed CV and email addresses of at least two references to Prof. Jean Rouat, jean.rouat at usherbrooke.ca. 

Located in Canada, in the Province of Quebec, the Université de Sherbrooke is a French-speaking institution that offers an opportunity to benefit from an academic education that is recognized and valued around the world. The Université de Sherbrooke is situated in the southern part of Quebec, 150 km from Montréal, 220 km from Québec City and approximately 40 km from the USA's border.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Tentative starting date is January 2016.

Interviews can be conducted at SFN 2015, Chicago and NIPS 2015, Montréal, please drop me a message if you are at SFN.

Jean Rouat, Prof.

Université de Sherbrooke				Université de Montréal		Member of the centre for Interdisciplinary research
Professeur titulaire,						Professeur associé			in  Music Media and Technology
NECOTIS: Computational Neurosciences	Vision, neuroscience Lab	McGill Schulich School of Music
and Intelligent Signal Processing			FAS- Sciences biologiques	527 Sherbrooke St. West
Faculté de génie, GEGI, C1-3108			90 avenue Vincent-d’Indy	Montreal, Qc,
2500 boul. de l'université					Montréal, Qc,				Canada, H3A 1E3
Sherbrooke, Québec					Canada, H3C 3J7
Canada, J1K 2R1							
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Jean.Rouat at umontreal.ca ou Jean.Rouat at usherbrooke.ca

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