Occupation : Full-time
Period : Fixed-term contract
Place : Leuven
Apply no later than : December 31, 2018
The Language Intelligence & Information Retrieval lab that is part of the Human Computer Interaction group of the Department of Computer Science of KU Leuven has an open position for a motivated researcher interested in the latest developments in artificial intelligence for the automated reading of documents.
We offer a research position for one year (can be prolonged) in a team that has an outstanding international reputation in natural language processing and understanding, multimedia mining, machine learning and information retrieval. Within the team we study well-informed theoretical models as well as challenging applications, often empowered by big data sets. We investigate probabilistic graphical and deep learning models, with a special focus on learning with limited supervision. We have a special interest in statistical multimodal representation learning where we explore the complementarity of language and visual data. The developed technologies are, among others, applied in the domains of bioinformatics, business intelligence, e-commerce analytics, electronic message filtering, news search and mining, user generated content mining, and World Wide Web mining and search, and contribute to the field of data science in these areas. Through its collaborations the research of the team connects to other disciplines including speech processing, computer vision, data mining, cognitive science, and human-computer interaction.
The research is carried out in the frame of the SaaS project (Self-learning SaaS platform for simplification of data-intensive customer experiences). The goal is to design, develop and test novel machine learning models that are self-learning and can be applied for real-time processing of unstructured or semi-structured documents. Special attention will go to deep learning models relying on character-based or word-based representations of content.
The ideal candidate has a PhD or master degree in computer science or equivalent degree, has excellent study results, good knowledge of English, in addition to knowledge of French or Dutch, and has a motivated interest in machine learning and text mining. In case of a master degree, we expect demonstrable experience in machine learning.
For more information please contact Prof. dr. Marie-Francine Moens, tel.: +32 16 32 53 83, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can apply for this job no later than December 31, 2018 via the online application toolLees verder