A 3-year half time position is available within the project: Modelling Parameters of Cognitive Efforts in Translation Production at the University of Macau/China.
The main task of this position consists in implementing and testing a computational framework for modeling human translation processes, that are suited to explain and predict keystrokes and gaze data of translators and post-editors. The aim is to enhance our knowledge about the structure of the underlying cognitive mechanisms in the human mind. The computational model will be trained and tested on a large data base of available translation process data, the TPR-DB, which will be further extended by several project partners world-wide. It is therefore expected that the prospective candidate also gets involved in the maintenance and extension of this database and to further enhance its browser-based front-end.
University of Macau
The position will start around 1st of January 2018 (or shortly after). Physical presence in Macau is required at least for 6 weeks every year (four-weeks boot camp, plus preparation phase) to support and help coordinate approximately 20-30 international researchers and students to participate in a boot-camp (see below). The candidate should also synchronize and integrate the work of the international project partners throughout the year. We are looking for a passionate and independently working, committed candidate with programming knowledge, a background in machine learning (e.g. neural networks, HMMs or similar), and desirably also experience in web programming and translation process research. The work can be implemented within a PhD or a post-doc position.