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2 Ph.D. positions in NLP at Sapienza University of Rome

From: Roberto Navigli <navigli@di.uniroma1.it>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 10:40:19 +0100 (CET)
To: semantic-web@w3.org
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TWO PH.D. POSITIONS IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING -- SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY OF
ROME (ITALY)

The Department of Computer Science of the Sapienza University of Rome 
invites applications for TWO PH.D. POSITIONS IN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING. 

The positions are part of a 5-year ERC Starting Grant on MULTILINGUAL
SEMANTIC PROCESSING funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and
headed by Prof. Roberto Navigli. The successful candidates will join 
a young and dynamic research team (including 2 faculty members, 
3 research fellows and 2 research associates) with solid experience 
and proven excellence in NLP research. Please visit the group's website:

http://lcl.uniroma1.it

The candidates are expected to perform cutting-edge research in one of
the following areas:

* MULTILINGUAL & DOMAIN-ORIENTED WORD SENSE DISAMBIGUATION & INDUCTION
* STATISTICAL MACHINE TRANSLATION FOR RESOURCE-RICH VS. 
  RESOURCE-POOR LANGUAGES
* SEMANTIC INFORMATION RETRIEVAL AND EXTRACTION

We are seeking for qualified candidates with an excellent university degree
who are willing to research and develop state-of-the-art algorithms and 
approaches.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates who have:
 
* A Master's degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, 
  Mathematics, or a related discipline.
* Good communication skills in English. NOTE: knowledge of Italian is NOT 
  a requirement.
* Strong programming skills: Java and practical expertise with standard 
  NLP tools are required, knowledge of Perl and C++ are a plus.

Publication record in any of the above areas is a plus.

INFORMATION

* Application deadline: February 20, 2011
* Starting date: as soon as possible (successful candidates can start on a 
  paid internship before the official academic year -- i.e., before October
  2011)
* Duration: 3 years
* Salary: approx. 16800 euros per annum after taxes (around 1400 euros per 
  month)

Informal inquiries can be sent by email to Roberto Navigli 
(navigli@di.uniroma1.it).

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a detailed CV (possibly including a short research statement) 
and official transcripts of academic records to Roberto Navigli 
(navigli@di.uniroma1.it). Please include the position reference 
LCL-PHD-2011 in the subject line.

ABOUT LA SAPIENZA

The Sapienza University of Rome is a seven-century-old university in the 
heart of Rome. It is one of the largest universities in Europe, with around 
150,000 students. Its Faculty of Science (that includes the Department of 
Computer Science) has been ranked as the best school of science in Italy, 
7th in Europe, and 25th in the world according to the Times Higher World 
University Ranking 2009 for Science. Sapienza University is an equal 
opportunity employer.

ABOUT THE COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Computer Science is a modern and well-equipped research
institution with a top-class faculty and a strong Ph.D. program. The 
Department comprises 42 faculty members, 15 postdocs and around 20 Ph.D. 
students. The successful candidate will be based in Rome, one of the most 
beautiful cities in the world. The Department is situated in a nice lively 
area with lots of cafes, bars, restaurants, and at walking distance from 
the city centre. Prominent candidates must not be afraid of the language 
barrier, as Italians are in general very friendly.
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