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Postdoc or research scientist at Carnegie Mellon University's ArticuLab, USA
The ArticuLab at Carnegie Mellon University (with affiliations to the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and the Language Technologies Institute at CMU) is launching a new project in automatic assessment and generation of human-agent social behaviors to improve learning. We are looking for a highly motivated and outstanding research scientist or post-doctoral scholar with experience in Embodied Conversational Agents / Intelligent Virtual Agents to research and implement new architectures for agents that can engage in relationships with students in the service of learning. The ideal candidate will have a background in AI, natural language generation, multi-agent architectures, dialogue systems, and/or machine learning. Experience implementing or working with architectures that handle planning and generation of verbal as well as nonverbal behaviors is preferred. Experience with tutoring systems and learner models is also a plus. General information about the ArticuLab, directed by Dr. Justine Cassell, can be found at: http://www.articulab.justinecassell.com The position is available beginning on January 1st and will continue for at least one year. Renewal is contingent on performance and availability of funding. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three reference letters before December 1, 2013. Please send electronic documents to Evelyn Yarzebinski: firstname.lastname@example.org.