PhD position in Analysis and control techniques for spoken language applications (1 FTE)

PhD position in Analysis and control techniques for spoken language applications (1 FTE)

Published Deadline Location
21 May 1 Sep Tilburg
The Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence department at Tilburg University invites applications for one fully-funded PhD position in the area of language and speech technologies. This position is embedded within the NWO-funded project “InDeep: Interpreting deep learning models for language, speech & music” in collaboration with several universities and companies in the Netherlands.

Job description

The project consortium brings together a number of pioneering experts in the field of interpretability (https://interpretingdl.github.io) and aims at bridging the gap between the latest academic advances and societal/industrial users of deep learning models at large. 

The PhD candidate will work on a project on the development of analysis and control techniques for deep-learning based speech processing models, led by Dr. Grzegorz Chrupała.

The projects will combine ideas, methods and data from Speech Recognition, Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning.

Specifications

Tilburg University

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in computer science, speech and audio processing, computational linguistics, machine learning, or a related field. If you expect to obtain your degree before Januray 2022, you are also eligible.
  • Knowledge of machine learning in general as well as practical experience with deep learning models and toolkits (e.g. Pytorch).
  • Experience with speech processing is a strong plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and good academic writing skills.

Conditions of employment

What we offer

  • A full-time position.
  • The selected candidate will start with a contract for one year. Upon a positive outcome of the first-year evaluation, the candidate will be offered an employment contract for the remaining three years.
  • A minimum gross salary of € 2395,- per month up to a maximum of € 3061,- in the fourth year.
  • A holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% (annually).
  • Researchers from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary (the 30% tax regulation). The University will apply for such an allowance on their behalf.
  • Assistance in finding accommodation (for foreign employees).
  • Benefits such as an options model for terms and conditions of employment and reimbursement of moving expenses, also including excellent technical infrastructure, savings schemes and excellent sport facilities. 

The collective labor agreement of the Dutch Universities applies.

Employer

Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

Research and education at the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) has a unique focus on humans in the context of the globalizing digital society, on the development of artificial intelligence and interactive technologies, on their impact on communication, culture and society, and on moral and existential challenges that arise. The School of Humanities and Digital Sciences consists of four departments: Communication and Cognition, Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, Culture Studies and Philosophy; several research institutes and a faculty office. Also the University College Tilburg is part of the School. Each year around 275 students commence a Bachelor or (Pre) Master Program. The School has approximately 2000 students and 250 employees.

Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

Department

The department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence

The Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence department (https://csai.nl/)  at Tilburg University is part of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences. 

The department emphasizes innovative research spanning a wide array of fields including computational linguistics and language technology, data-science, human-robot interaction, virtual reality and serious games. CSAI is a member of the Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence, participates in the Special Interest Group for AI (SIG AI), and also participates in the Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe (CLAIRE).

Tilburg University and the CSAI department offer a vibrant international environment, with current CSAI staff originating from more than 10 countries.

Additional information

Information
More detailed project information can be provided on request: please contact Dr. Grzegorz Chrupała (grzegorz@chrupala.me).

Specifications

  • PhD
  • Engineering; Behaviour and society; Language and culture
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €2395—€3061 per month
  • 17561

Employer

Location

Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg

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Application procedure

To apply, please submit:

  • a motivation letter in which you describe why you want to do this research, and why you are the right person to do it; 
  • a full curriculum vitae, demonstrating academic excellence, including publications (if applicable);
  • academic transcripts of your Bachelor and Master’s degrees;
  • a sample of writing, such as your Master’s thesis or a relevant paper;
  • contact details of two academic referees.

The only way to apply is online. Position open until filled.

The starting date of this position is negotiable but preferably no later than January 1, 2022.

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Application procedure

Application procedure

To apply, please submit:

  • a motivation letter in which you describe why you want to do this research, and why you are the right person to do it; 
  • a full curriculum vitae, demonstrating academic excellence, including publications (if applicable);
  • academic transcripts of your Bachelor and Master’s degrees;
  • a sample of writing, such as your Master’s thesis or a relevant paper;
  • contact details of two academic referees.

The only way to apply is online. Position open until filled.

The starting date of this position is negotiable but preferably no later than January 1, 2022.

Make sure to apply no later than 1 Sep 2021 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).