Overview

Full-time postdoctoral fellowship in Speech Recognition (18 months)

Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology, University of Malta

Start date: January 2019

The Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology at the University of
Malta is about to embark on a project called MASRI (MAltese Automatic
Speech Recognition), the aim of which is to develop a speech recognition
system for the Maltese language. The project is funded by the University of
Malta Research Awards. The project has a vacancy for a post-doctoral
researcher to join the team for 18 months (the position is referred to as a
Research Support Officer III under the terms of employment at UM). Details
of the post and instructions on how to apply are available from the link
below:

http://staff.um.edu.mt/albert.gatt/masri.pdf

The researcher engaged for this project will be responsible for the
execution of the main tasks related to MASRI. The challenges in the project
include the fact that Maltese is a low-resource language.

Company:

University of Malta

Qualifications:

Prior experience in speech recognition research is a must, and we have
highlighted a number of important themes and skills that we are looking for
in the call above. In particular, we are seeking individuals with a proven
track record in research and excellent programming skills, with a sound
working knowledge of deep learning techniques.

Educational level:

Ph. D.

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