A research position for one Bolsa de Investigação para Mestre (1 BI-MSc) 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 Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing
Scientific Area: Networks and Multimedia
Group: Pattern and Image Analysis ? Lx
Admission Requirements: - MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Informatics, Data Science, Applied Mathematics, or equivalent scientific areas - Excellent academic and practical background in programming, machine learning, and natural language processing, in particular latent structure models - 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
Work Objectives: 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.
Applicable legislation: A fellowship will be celebrated according to the regulations defined by, ?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), as amended and republished by Decree-Law No.202/2012 of August 27, and as amended by Decree-Law No.233/2012 of October 29 and by Law No.12/2013 of January 29, and Decree-Law No. 89/2013 of July 9.
Place of work: The work will be developed at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, based at the Instituto Superior Técnico, under the supervision of Prof. André Martins
Duration: 3.5 months. Start date: 16 April 2019 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 1900 Eur (net), according to the table of grant amounts awarded directly by Instituto de Telecomunicações. The payment will be made by bank transfer.
Curriculum vitae/Academic performance (30%)
Previous experience in the aforementioned areas (30%)
Suitability of the candidates? profile to the project (40%)
Candidates may be interviewed for clarification of any aspect related to the above criteria
The Jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position.
André Filipe Torres Martins
Mário Alexandre Teles de Figueiredo
Ana Luisa Nobre Fred
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Lisbon. The selected candidate will be notified by email. Apply online clicking on the ?Apply Now? button in this form. E-mail submissions are not accepted.