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Saturday, January 11, 2014 by Chris Wellekens

6-24 (2013-11-06) Funded PhD research fellowships at University of Trento, Italy
The Signals and Interactive Systems Lab (University of Trento, Italy) is looking for top-candidates
 for funded PhD research fellowships. We are looking to cover the following areas of interest: 
- Signal Processing for Speech and BioSignals 
- Automatic Speech Recognition 
- Natural Language Understanding (Text/Speech/Multimodal) 
- Dialog Modeling and Systems (Text/Speech/Multimodal ) 
- Machine Learning 
Candidates will be working on research domains such as Mobile Interactive Agents, 
Question Answering Systems, Speech/Text Mining, Statistical Machine Translation, 
Human Behavior Understanding, Crowd Computing and ICT applications to teaching and learning.
 The SIS Lab research is driven by interdisciplinary approach to research, attracting researchers 
from disciplines such as Digital Signal Processing, Speech Processing, Computational Linguistics, 
Psychology, Neuroscience and Machine Learning. The mission of the lab is to : 
A) understand diverse signal ( e.g. speech, text, biosignals, multimodal ) generated by humans 
in their interactions with machines, humans and complex systems including both. 
B) to train and design machines that are able to support humans in their interactions in a social, 
physical and virtual space. For more info on the research carried out, visit the lab 
website: The official language ( research and teaching ) of the department
 is English. FELLOWSHIP Gross amount of the fellowship is 1.607.48/month. PhD students 
benefit from reduced campus lodging, transportation and cafeteria reduced rates. 
For more information about please visit the graduate school website. 
DEADLINES: January 31, 2014 HOW 
TO APPLY: Master level degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering (or similar ) 
as well Computational Linguistics ( or similar ). Students with other background (Physics, 
Applied Math) may apply as well. Background in at least one of the posted research areas is 
preferable. All applicants should have good very programming and math skills and used to 
project team work. Interested applicants should send their 
1) CV along with 
2) their statement of research interest and 
3) have three reference letters sent to: Email: 
For more info: Lab web page: 
PhD School : 
Department : 
Information Engineering and Computer Science Department (DISI) DISI has a strong focus 
on Interdisciplinarity with professors from different faculties of the University (Physical Science, 
Electrical Engineering, Economics, Social Science, Cognitive Science, Computer Science) 
with international background. DISI aims at exploiting the complementary experiences present 
in the various research areas in order to develop innovative methods and technologies, 
applications and advanced services. University of Trento The University of Trento is ranked 
as premiere Italian university institution. University of Trento is an equal opportunity employer. 

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