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The candidate will carry out research on applying multi-task learning techniques to understanding spoken language based on visual and other auxiliary signals. This project will combine ideas, methods and data from Natural Language Processing, Speech Recognition and Computer Vision.
Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences
Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) conducts scientific research and education in the fields of Communication and Information Sciences, Philosophy, Religious studies and Language and Culture studies. The School of Humanities features three departments, several research institutes and a faculty office. Each year around 275 students commence a Bachelor or (Pre) Master Program. The School has approximately 1300 students and 250 employees.
The selected candidate will be hosted at the department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence within the School of Humanities and Digital Sciences at Tilburg University. 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, participate in the Special Interest Group for AI (SIG AI), and participate in the Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe (CLAIRE). Tilburg University and the CSAI department offers a vibrant international environment, with current CSAI staff originating from over 10 countries.
The candidate will work with Grzegorz Chrupała (assistant professor at Tilburg University, project PI), Afra Alishahi (associate professor at Tilburg University) and an engineer at the Dutch e-Science Center.