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Pre-Ph.D. research position in deep learning for multilingual NLP at Sapienza University, Rome

From: Roberto Navigli <navigli@di.uniroma1.it>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:44:52 +0200
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Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)

One pre-Ph.D. position (with the possibility of starting a Ph.D. in
November 2016 on the same salary) in Natural Language Processing is open in
the Linguistic Computing Laboratory (http://lcl.uniroma1.it), Department of
Computer Science of the Sapienza University of Rome.

The position comes as a follow up of a 5-year ERC Starting Grant funded by
the European Research Council (ERC) and headed by Prof. Roberto Navigli
(see http://multijedi.org for details and publications). The successful
candidate will participate in a frontier research project on the use of *deep
learning and neural networks for multilingual lexical semantics* and will
work in the vibrant environment of a leading and highly-active
international research team comprising 2 faculty members, 1 post-doc and 6
Ph.D. students.


The successful candidate will work actively on new directions in deep
learning and neural networks for multilingual lexical semantic tasks such
as Word Sense Disambiguation, Entity Linking and semantic parsing in
arbitrary languages, also exploiting BabelNet (http://babelnet.org) and its
developments and extensions. The candidate is expected to have:

* a M.Sc. or equivalent in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics,
Mathematics or related fields

* Solid programming skills in Java (alternatively: attendance of a Java
course at Sapienza is requested on the first contract year). Knowledge of
Python is a plus.

* Fluent English. Knowledge of Italian is NOT a requirement. Knowledge of
other languages is more than welcome.

* Publications in Computational Linguistics and ability to work in a
cluster computing environment are a plus


* Application deadline: final deadline: *July 25th, 2016*

* Starting date: as early as possible, ideally in September 2016

* Duration: 1+1+1 years

* Salary: 25200 euros per annum, depending on qualifications. Note that
this type of research contract is exempt from most taxes (25200 euros per
annum corresponds to around 1570 euros net per month).


Application information is available here
in Italian. Requests of information on how to apply in English or informal
inquiries can be sent by email to Roberto Navigli (navigli@di.uniroma1.it).
The application requires a detailed CV and contact details for up to three
references. Please include the job reference [LCL1-2016] in the subject


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 Information Engineering, Informatics and
Statistics (that includes the Department of Computer Science) is one of the
youngest, most energetic and scientifically active environments at
Sapienza. The Sapienza University is an equal opportunity employer.


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 44 faculty members (among whom 3 ERC grant holders),
15 postdocs and around 30 Ph.D. students. The successful candidate will be
based in Rome, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The
Department is situated just across the road from the main University
Campus, close to a student area with lots of cafes, bars, restaurants, and
only a short bus ride from the city centre. Candidates should not be afraid
of the language barrier, as Italians are in general very friendly. English
is spoken widely throughout the Department.

Roberto Navigli
Dipartimento di Informatica
Sapienza University of Rome
Viale Regina Elena 295b (building G, second floor)
00161 Roma Italy
Phone: +39 0649255161 - Fax: +39 06 49918301
Home Page: http://wwwusers.di.uniroma1.it/~navigli
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