[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc in HRI and NLP, University of Illinois at Chicago
Postdoctoral Position in Human-Robot Interaction and Natural Language
University of Illinois at Chicago
The Robotics and NLP laboratories at UIC invite applications for a
postdoctoral scholar position. The focus of the project is on robot
assistants that can collaborate with humans in tasks that involve
physical interaction and spoken dialogue. We are developing a
computational and data-driven framework that will allow the robot to
engage in back-and-forth communication, where turns can be spoken
utterances and/or force exchanges.
We are looking for candidates with a strong publication record in either
natural language processing, or physical human-robot interaction, but
that are able to do research in both areas. Familiarity with ROS,
proficiency in machine learning and experience with human studies are
highly desirable. In addition to research, the successful applicant will
be involved in several formal and informal mentoring activities designed
to prepare them for their career beyond the postdoctoral fellowship.
The position is available immediately, but the starting date is
negotiable. The expected duration of the appointment is two years. The
interested candidates should submit a CV, a research statement, and
three references to one of the project leaders, Dr. Barbara Di Eugenio
([hidden email]) or Dr. Milos Zefran ([hidden email]).
Informal inquiries are welcome!
Milos Zefran, Professor ECE Department (MC 154)
Director of Graduate Studies University of Illinois at Chicago
Phone: (312) 996-6495 851 S. Morgan St.
Fax: (312) 996-6465 Chicago, IL 60607-7052, USA
[hidden email] www.ece.uic.edu/~mzefran