At the TALP Research Center from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC, Barcelona) we are looking for a PhD student to work in automatic unsupervised evaluation for machine translation using deep learning techniques. The PhD position is a MINECO contract in the context of the CHISTERA Project: ALLIES: Autonomous Lifelong Learning IntelligEnt Systems. The ALLIES project will lay the foundation for development of autonomous intelligent systems sustaining their performance across time.
The TALP research group provides excellent opportunities for professional and personal development, research stays at the most competitive international research labs, participation in top international conferences.


Polytechnic University of Catalonia


The applicants must have a MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Computational Linguistic, or equivalent (300 ECTS including the BS degree). We encourage candidates with strong computer science foundation, natural language processing and/or deep learning experience.

Specific requirements:

The PhD position is funded including salary, tuition, travel and equipment for students of any nationality. We offer a 3-year contract (expected start date is December 2017/January 2018).

Educational level:

Master Degree

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