Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has a vacancy in the Distributed and Interactive Systems research group for a talented
Postdoc, research assistant or software developer
on the subject of Generative dialogue systems for XR spaces.
VOXReality is an ambitious project whose goal will be to facilitate and exploit the convergence of two important technologies, natural language processing (NLP) and computer vision (CV). The goal of the project is to deliver large-scale pretrained AI models, either multilingual or combining language and vision, and develop the necessary toolkit that will allow their users to customize them for different tasks and deployment conditions. VOX will demonstrate the novel interfaces and experiences made possible by these models in three pivotal use cases, with the first being the next-generation personal assistants using multimodal information. The latter two, theater and virtual conferencing, will support sectors hurt by the pandemic, with new opportunities to engage and retain customers.
The candidate will be in charge of developing a deep-learning-based multi-modal agent, aiming to create well-grounded conversations as well as navigation instructions via dialog. The generator of the agent will integrate both audio and visual information to automatically extract knowledge, leading to the creation of a data-driven assistant. The task will be conducted in synergy with other partners in the consortium.
Candidates are required to have a completed MSc (PhD preferred) in the area of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related discipline, and a specialization in deep learning, NLP, or related field. Needed qualifications for candidates include proven research talent and good academic writing and presentation skills. Candidates are expected to have an excellent command of English.
Terms and conditions
The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres ("CAO-onderzoeksinstellingen"). The gross monthly salary for an employee on a full time basis, depending on relevant work experience and degree, ranges from € 3,019 to € 4,789. The appointment will be for a period of two years. CWI offers attractive working conditions, including flexible scheduling.
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Information and application
All applications should include a detailed resume and motivation letter. The application deadline is February 6rd, 2023.
For residents outside the EER-area, a Toefl English language test might be required.
CWI encourages a diverse workforce: we endeavour to develop talent and creativity by bringing people from different backgrounds and cultures together. We recruit and select based on capabilities and talent. We strongly encourage everyone with the appropriate qualifications to apply for the vacancy, regardless of age, gender, origin, sexual orientation or physical abilities.
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science and is an institute of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The mission of CWI is to conduct pioneering research in mathematics and computer science, generating new knowledge in these fields and conveying it to trade, industry, and society at large. CWI is an internationally oriented institute, with 160 scientists from approximately 30 countries. The facilities are first-rate and include excellent IT support, career planning, training, and courses. CWI is located at Amsterdam Science Park which is home to one of the largest concentrations of beta science in Europe. A melting pot of innovation. Companies looking to collaborate can work together with brilliant students, scientists and fellow entrepreneurs. Collectively they develop revolutionary solutions for today’s issues and tomorrow’s challenges.
About Research group
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Distributed & Interactive Systems Group: Our research group focuses on facilitating and improving the way people use interactive systems and how people communicate with each other. We combine data science with a strong human-centric, empirical approach to understand the experience of users. This enables us to design and develop next generation intelligent and empathic systems. We base our results on realistic testing grounds and data sets, and embrace areas such as ubiquitous computing, human-centered multimedia systems, and languages.