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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Two postdoctoral positions on Dialogue Systems, SCOTLAND


Contact: Alex Lascarides, alex@inf.ed.ac.uk

2 Postdoc positions on Dialogue Systems at the University of Edinburgh

The School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh invites applications for 2 three-year 
postdoctoral positions on DIALOGUE SYSTEMS, a research assitant and a research fellow, commencing
June 1st, 2011 or as soon as possible thereafter. The deadline for applications is 3rd May.

Candidates should have experience in building and evaluating dialogue systems and an excellent 
track record in publishing papers as first author or co-author in high quality journals and 
conferences on such research. In addition, a working knolwedge of formally precise computational
semantic models of dialogue processing and/or a background in formal models of human action and 
decision making (e.g., game theory, BDI logics, logics of preferences or AI-based models of 
planning) would be highly desirable.

The researcher will form part of a team that includes researchers in Toulouse, Edinburgh and 
Heriot Watt funded on an ERC grant entitled "Strategic Conversation". This grant aims to study 
and analyse non-cooperative natural language conversations in several domains, but in particular
in the domain of the game Settlers of Catan (a trading game over restricted resources).

The job ads can be found at:
The postdoc RA:
http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/vacancies/index.cfm?fuseaction=vacancies.detail&vacancy_ref=3014231
The postdoc Research Fellow:
http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/vacancies/index.cfm?fuseaction=vacancies.detail&vacancy_ref=3014232
For more information, contact Alex Lascarides at alex@inf.ed.ac.uk.