This permanent appointment of a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering represents a prospect of exceptional promise for a senior academic working in the area of Human Language Technology / Natural Language Processing. Founded in 1966, Essex University’s School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering is one of the oldest in the UK. Natural language processing has been a key area of its research for more than 40 years and much of this work is being conducted as part of the School’s Human Language Technology group as well as the interdisciplinary Language and Computation group. The work of these groups is based on three main pillars: natural language processing, information retrieval and formal semantics as well as their intersections.
The School is open to a wide range of research interests in this area, including (but not limited to):
* Text summarisation
* Question-answering
* Natural language processing for information retrieval
* Sentiment analysis
* Machine translation
* Natural language processing and human-computer interaction
* Crowdsourcing
* Gamification

This is a major appointment which presents an outstanding opportunity to shape the future direction of the School’s research in this area.


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We are now seeking an enthusiastic researcher to take on a lead role in the natural language processing strand of this work. The research groups have also strong links to other groups such as the Artificial Intelligence Group and the Games Intelligence Group. In recent years we have managed to obtain funding from a diverse set of sources including EPSRC, ESRC, EU, InnovateUK among others and we have also developed close links with industry. Part of our work with industry is the drive to turn our research into practical applications working with partners ranging from tech start-ups to human rights organisations.

Educational level:

Ph. D.

How to apply:

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