Research Grant - BI/Nº41 - 05/11/2020 - DeepSPIN
|Funding Reference Number:
BI/Nº41 - 05/11/2020 - DeepSPIN
A research position for one Bolsa de Investigação (1 BPD) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project DeepSPIN – Deep Structured Prediction In Natural Language Processing – Reference ERC-2017-STG 758969, funded by the applicable financial framework (H2020/ERC). The work for this position is in the area of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning.
Networks and Multimedia
Pattern and Image Analysis – Lx
PhD in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Informatics, Applied Mathematics, or equivalent scientific areas - Excellent academic and practical background in programming, machine learning, and natural language processing - Knowledge of Computational Linguistics - The candidate should have good knowledge of written and spoken English, be self-motivated and show initiative in solving problems - Strong preference is given to candidates with immediate availability to initiate the work and sound knowledge of Python
The overarching goal of DeepSPIN is to bring together deep learning and structured prediction to solve challenging tasks in natural language processing, including machine translation, quality estimation, and syntactic parsing. Three research directions are: 1) Empower neural networks with a planning mechanism for structural search. Connections will be made to reinforcement learning and combinatorial optimization. 2) Induction of interpretable latent structure inside the network. This will exploit synergies with probabilistic inference and sparse modeling methods. 3) Weak supervision, domain adaptation, and data-driven regularization. This will reduce the need for labeled data.
A fellowship will be celebrated according to the regulations defined by FCT, “Regulation of Instituto de Telecomunicações’ fellowships” and ” Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação”, according to Law no. 40/2004, dated August 18 (Status of Scientific Research Fellow), in its actual redaction, and also by Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P. Fellowship Regulation of Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P. (Reg. nº 950/2019 de 16 de dezembro)
|Place of work:
The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at Lisboa, under the supervision of Professor André Martins.
12 months, with possibility of renewal up to 36 months.
2.900€ (net), according to the table of grant amounts awarded directly by FCT for positions held in Portugal (www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores). The payment will be made by bank transfer.
Each criteria, and the final classification F will be evaluated in a scale (0-20). The candidates will be ordered according to:
F = C1 x 30% + C2 x 30% + C3 x 40%
In case of a tie, the tied candidates will be ordered according to C1, then C2...
The Jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position whenever they consider that no candidate meets the minimum requirements for the position.
|Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, at Lisboa. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
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Cover letter explaining the interest in the position;
Detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts;
IMPORTANT NOTICE: If the selected candidate has a degree obtained outside Portugal, his degree must be certified in Portugal
For more information see:
Direcção-Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES): http://www.dges.mctes.pt
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19-11-2020 to 03-12-2020