Sujet de these: PhD Studentship in Natural Language Processing, University of Geneva

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Nov 20 20:48:50 UTC 2009

Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 17:13:02 +0100
From: James HENDERSON <James.Henderson at>
Message-id: <4B017A0E.7080805 at>

  PhD Studentship in Natural Language Processing

Computational Learning and Computational Linguistics group
University of Geneva

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the Computational
Learning and Computational Linguistics (CLCL) group of the University
of Geneva. The successful candidate will pursue research in connection
with a project on statistical machine translation funded by the Swiss
National Science Foundation, in collaboration with researchers in
Geneva's Linguistics Department and the IDIAP Research Institute.

Candidates should have a solid background in computer science or
computational linguistics. They should have excellent programming
skills as well as communication skills in English (and ideally in
French as well). Preference will be given to candidates with a strong
interest and/or experience in machine learning or statistical methods,
and in computational linguistics or natural language processing. A
strong academic record, excellent analytical skills, and a clear
aptitude for autonomous, creative research will be priority selection

Funding is guaranteed for 3 years through a Swiss National Science
Foundation PhD studentship, with a possible extension for a fourth
year.  Starting salary will be around the range 3300-4400 CHF/month
(gross) depending on the conditions of employment (1 CHF = 0.66 EUR).

The position is available starting 1 March 2010 or soon thereafter. We
will begin considering applications immediately, and will give
priority to applications received before 30 November 2009.

How to apply

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, academic transcripts
indicating their degrees and all their courses with grades, a
statement of purpose, and names and addresses (with e-mail and
telephone number) of at least two references to the address
below. Electronic applications are strongly preferred.

Contact information

Dr. James Henderson
CUI – University of Geneva
Battelle bâtiment A
7 route de Drize
CH-1227 Carouge, Switzerland
E-mail: James.Henderson at

Informal inquiries should be directed to Dr. James Henderson at
James.Henderson at or Dr. Paola Merlo at Paola.Merlo at

About the institution

CLCL is an interdisciplinary group between the Artificial Intelligence
Laboratory of the Computer Science Department and the Laboratory for
the Analysis and Technology of Language of the Linguistics Department.
Further information on related research activities of the CLCL group
can be found on the CLCL group's website ( and
on the home pages of Dr. James Henderson
( and Dr. Paola Merlo

The University of Geneva is one of the leading research universities
in Europe and offers excellent working conditions, as well as a
stimulating scientific environment. The University of Geneva wishes to
increase the proportion of female academic staff and, for this reason,
especially welcomes applications from women.

Keywords: natural language processing, machine learning, machine

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