We are seeking to hire two Research Associates to contribute towards
multimodal machine learning and its applications to language tasks, in
particular machine translation, but also automatic speech recognition, text
summarisation, etc. The positions are funded by the ERC MultiMT project (
https://multimt.github.io/): Multimodal Context Modelling for Machine
Translation. MultiMT is led by Professor Lucia Specia (
http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~lspecia/) at Imperial College London. This is a
highly interdisciplinary project involving natural language processing,
speech processing, computer vision and machine learning. Its goal is to
devise methods and algorithms to exploit global multimodal information for
context modelling in machine translation and other applications. This will
require new ways to acquire multilingual multimodal representations, and
new machine learning and inference algorithms that can learn from these
rich context models to generate language.

Imperial College is consistently in the top 10 world university ranking.
The College achieved second place in the Complete University Guide?s
Computer Science subject table for 2017. The Department of Computing has
repeatedly been awarded the highest research ratings in the REF
assessments, was ranked 1st in the Research Intensity table published by
The Times Higher, and was rated as “Excellent” in the most recent national
assessment of teaching quality.

A track record in machine learning and at least one of the following areas
is essential for this post: natural language processing, computer vision,
or speech processing. Preference will be given to applicants with
experience in multimodal work involving two of more of these areas.


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In particular, the following skills are required:

– Experience in the modelling of natural language processing/computer
vision/speech processing or multimodal tasks using machine learning
– Experience with deep learning algorithms and deep learning frameworks
(e.g. PyTorch)
– Significant experience with coding (especially in Python and PyTorch)

As Research Associate you must have a PhD (or equivalent) in an area
pertinent to the subject areas above. Preference will be given to
applicants with proven research record and publications in A-ranked venues.
You will need to have excellent written and verbal communication skills and
be able to organise your work with minimal supervision and prioritise work
to meet deadlines.

Specific requirements:

*Two-year fixed term appointments starting February 1st 2019 *

Educational level:

Ph. D.

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying

For further details on this opportunity and to apply visit
https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/ and search using vacancy reference number

*Applications must include:*

– A full CV
– A 1 page statement indicating what you see are interesting research
issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant.
– Additionally please include any material from your past work that you
would like us to consider such as significant papers or thesis.

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