Application deadline: November 15, 2020

Job requirements: PhD in the field of computer science/engineering or mathematics. Python programming. Experience in Deep Learning and Speech/Audio and Natural Language Processing.

Job description: There is one open position for a PhD researcher in the scope of the ERC project LUNAR (“Lifelong UNiversal lAnguage Representation”). This project addresses the low-resources problem and the expensive approach to multilingual machine translation since systems for all translation pairs are required. LUNAR proposes to jointly learn a multilingual and multimodal model that builds upon a lifelong universal language representation. This model will compensate for the lack of supervised data and significantly increase the system capacity of generalization from training data given the unconventional variety of employed resources. This model will reduce the number of required translation systems from quadratic to linear as well as allowing for an incremental adaptation of new languages and data. The role of this Postdoc is to research on the common multilingual/multimodal representation, multitasking and unsupervised approaches. This offer is a 1-year PostDoc position extendable on a year basis to 4-years (in total). If interested in this position, please send an email with your CV to marta.ruiz AT and the subject title “[LUNAR] PostDoc Position”. Feel free to contact me for any further information.

Working environment: The host institution (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) is a public institution of research and higher education in the fields of engineering, architecture, sciences and technology, and one of the leading technical universities in Europe. UPC counts with more than 27,000 students, 3000 faculty members, and a total of 12 ERC grants.