Job: Researcher/Scientist Position, Technicolor R&I, Rennes, France

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Sat Feb 16 19:58:53 UTC 2013

Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 09:14:37 +0100
From: Gerard Francois <francois.gerard at>
Message-ID: <453EEB4CD4162742B6EF3D3F84E88A6E02122EA3AC at>

The Research & Innovation division in Technicolor has an open post-doc
or permanent position in the Research Center in Rennes, France. The
position is in the field of computational linguistics or natural
language processing.

Technicolor is a leading provider of production, postproduction, and
distribution services for content creators, service providers and
operators. The company is dedicated to inventing and developing the
technologies that will improve today's solutions, deliver tomorrow's
innovations and challenge the science of media creation and its
consumption. Technicolor's largest Research & Innovation Center,
creating and developing innovative solutions for media & entertainment
industries, is located in Rennes, France.

The measurement or modeling of the quality of user experience is today
generic, providing information for an average user. Switching to an
approach taking into account individual user characteristics is an
important technical challenge to overcome.

The selected candidate will integrate a team within the framework of an
international research project developing technologies for the
understanding and modeling of the user quality of experience in media
consumption. One of the main objectives is the development of a solution
that can capture and understand the user feedback through a
human-machine dialogue system (chatbot). The challenges to address are
the semantic analysis of the user feedback and the elaboration of a
corresponding structured human-machine dialogue.


* The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a
  user-machine dialogue system based on natural language processing and
  semantic analysis

* The position offers the possibility to collaborate with researchers in
  other technology fields, and the opportunity to develop innovative
  ideas for both short-term applied research and long-term exploratory

* Depending on the candidate's experience, the position offers the
  possibility to manage students (interns, PhDs, post-docs)

* Propose new research ideas to feed Technicolor Research & Innovation

* Develop collaborations with academics

* Publish/demonstrate research results in conferences and trade shows

Skills & Requirements

* M.Sc. or Ph.D. in field related to artificial intelligence,
  computational linguistics, natural language processing, computer

* Good programming skills (C/C++)

* Team-oriented

* Good communication and organizational skills

* Excellent technical English writing skills and the ability to make
  technical presentations

Desirable: Expertise/skills in one or more of the following areas would
constitute an asset

* Experience in developing human-machine dialogue system

* Knowledge in semantic analysis approaches

* Experience in developing intellectual property and writing patents

* Experience/knowledge in one or several of the following fields would
  also help: color perception, media delivery, display technologies,
  video compression techniques, development on mobile platforms (e.g.,
  Android OS, iOS)

Applicants  should  submit  a  CV, list of selected publications,
statement of research interests / cover letter and samples of research
productivity to:
Dr. Quan Huynh-Thu (quan.huynh-thu at
or Francois Gerard (francois.gerard at

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