Overview

The Opportunity
With over 130 academics, the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University is growing rapidly, hiring 50 world leading faculty in artificial intelligence, data science, cybersecurity, creative technologies and human-computer interaction, and organisational and social informatics.

We are now establishing a new group in artificial intelligence, the Laboratory for Dialogue Research (LDR).
We are inviting outstanding postdoctoral academics to join our world-class team led by Prof. Phil Cohen to deliver high-quality research that will help shape the future of AI for conversational assistants, human-robot interaction, customer service, and many other application domains.
Multiple postdoctoral positions in LDR are available at a Level A and Level B Research Fellow (equivalent to Assistant Professor in North America, with a preference for the following areas of expertise:
(1) Natural language processing (semantic parsing, generation)
(2) Dialogue
(3) Planning and plan recognition, multi-agent systems
(4) Automated reasoning and knowledge representation
(5) Machine learning (deep neural networks, reinforcement learning, etc.)

Other areas of natural language processing or multimodal interaction that could contribute to dialogue research will be considered. The successful candidate will join a rapidly expanding multidisciplinary group in the above areas. When applying, please indicate your area of specialization.

The successful candidate will be an energetic and innovative researcher with a strong publication record who is interested in pioneering in emerging research areas. You will hold a PhD qualification in computer science, engineering, information sciences, cognitive or linguistic sciences, and have a deep interest in developing new technologies to develop the foundations of dialogue research and development. Prof. Phil Cohen is the supervising professor, an AAAI Fellow and international pioneer dialogue, multi-agent systems, and multimodal HCI. Please see following link:
Laboratory for Dialogue Research Flyer – https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=UFUtVjMtL523uUio_HCnDPMD7T6wdmTX348s8fC5-UY-xAH8YR6lMad9VSSoVTKr_-mn0vvUsIPt5Ij6QlXzvbI9azsx0BH36fftAvR9Emi_EKK5gs5nCroUWFlxgZvNQS8XgOZ1Q7yl3Dz_3mYC7a2WrRAkog%7e%7e

The Melbourne Area
For six consecutive years, Melbourne has been rated the #1 city worldwide for quality of life (see Economist & Guardian,http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/08/daily-chart-14 and https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/aug/18/melbourne-wins-worlds-most-liveable-city-award-sixth-year-in-a-row), with excellent education, healthcare, infrastructure, low crime, and exceptional cuisine, cultural activities, and creative design. The regional area is renowned for its dramatic coastline, extensive parks, exotic wildlife, and Yarra Valley wine region.

Company:

Monash University

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How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying

Required application materials include:
(1) Cover letter (indicating date of availability)
(2) Current CV with publication list, and research and teaching interests
(3) Three references with email/phone contacts
(4) Graduate transcripts
(5) Three representative publications
Your application must address the selection criteria of the Level of position you are applying for.
For instructions on how to apply, please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs” – https://www.monash.edu/jobs/how-to-apply/applying-for-the-job

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About Monash University

Monash University was established in Melbourne, Australia in 1958, and is Australia's largest university, enrolling more than 63,000 students.

Today, Monash is a global university with campuses throughout Victoria; international campuses in Malaysia and South Africa; the Southeast University-Monash University Joint Graduate School in Suzhou, China; a joint research facility in Mumbai, India; an education and research centre in Prato, Italy, as well as a first-of-its-kind Alliance with the University of Warwick in the UK.

Monash University is a member of the prestigious "Group of Eight", a group composed of some of the most research-intensive universities in Australia.

Offering a large number of courses across numerous disciplines, Monash gives students the chance to choose from many study options including double degrees, part-time study, off-campus learning and alternative pathways.

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