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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Research scientist position in narrative understanding/generation, Raleigh NC (U.S.A.)

Research Scientist Opening at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Area: Narrative understanding and/or generation, artificial intelligence

The Liquid Narrative group at NC State University invites applications for 
an open Research Scientist position in the Department of Computer Science, 
in the broad area of narrative processing, with specific interests in 
narrative understanding, modeling and generation.  Qualified candidates 
must have (or will have, by their start date) a Ph.D. in computer science, 
cognitive science, intelligent systems or related field with outstanding 
research record and experience. Successful candidates will conduct basic 
research and interact with the principal investigator, graduate students, 
and collaborators. The grant support will be for an initial year and 
renewable on an annual basis given adequate progress. Salary is 
competitive and based on experience and University policy.

We seek candidates who have research experience in computational models of 
narrative, planning, machine learning, computational linguistics, 
intelligent data analytics, video game AI or other areas of artificial 
intelligence; and a foundation in theoretical models as well as experience 
in the implementation of these algorithms in significant research systems. 
Experience with manuscript/grant preparation is also of benefit.  Prior 
pre- or post-doctoral experience in industry or in academic research 
projects is a strong plus. Project management skills, especially within a 
research environment, is an advantage.

The goals of the multi-year project are to build a large-scale 
infrastructure for narrative processing.  The long-term work will involve 
developing computational tools for extracting narrative structure from a 
range of media (e.g., game logs, film/video, text-based news reports), 
modeling the space of narratives that account for the media content and 
supporting generation and interaction tools that allow human users to 
understand and interact with that narrative space.  First year efforts in 
this project look to build key infrastructure as well as to focus on a 
pipeline from game play logs to both multi-media summarization and 
prediction of narrative progression.  The Research Scientist may also 
contribute to efforts to design and build an instrumented multi-player 
game and/or a general cinematic storytelling tool, both using 3D 
commercial game engines.

The research group working on this project includes Professors R. Michael 
Young and David Roberts.  We expect the position to start as soon as a 
qualified candidate is identified but may consider hiring later in the 
academic year depending upon candidate and project constraints.

Interested candidates should view the official HR posting and submit 
applications through the NC State UNiversity HR web pages at: