University of Alberta

Postdoctoral Fellow

Computing Science

Competition No.  -    A113942552
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

University of Alberta

Department of Computing Science

Post-doctoral Researcher in Natural Language Processing and  Language Learning

 

The Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta seeks exceptional candidates for a post-doctoral appointment to be held jointly in the Fyshe and EdTeKLA research groups. The appointment will initially be for a one-year term and will be renewable for an additional year subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance. The post-doctoral appointee will work on activities related to the computational modeling stream of a large collaborative grant that aims to better understand the language development and literacy. 

The person filling this position will work with Alona Fyshe and Carrie Demmans Epp on projects concerning models of the second language acquisition.  Research may include: 

  • language modeling, 
  • deep learning, including training large models using GPUs
  • possible analysis of neuro-imaging data (e.g., fMRI or EEG). 

Candidates must have demonstrated expertise in machine learning and natural language processing (NLP). Backgrounds in cognitive psychology, language acquisition, bilingual language, and literacy, among others, are advantageous. We are especially interested in exceptional candidates who transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries and complement our existing strengths. Preference will be given to those who are interested in collaborating on research projects with other members of the grant who have backgrounds in linguistics, psychology, and education.

In addition to English, proficiency in one of the below languages or language families will be considered an asset

  • Algonquin languages (e.g., Cree)
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Farsi
  • French

The Department of Computing Science (http://www.cs.ualberta.ca) is home to nearly 50 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and over 200 graduate students in its PhD and thesis-based MSc programs. Its faculty members have ties to the Faculty of Education and they participate in national and international research networks as well as cross-discipline institutes within the university. 

The University of Alberta (http://www.ualberta.ca) ranks consistently within Canada’s five best medical/doctoral universities. Over 31,000 undergraduate students, 7,600 graduate students, and 600 postdoctoral fellows are part of the university’s exceptional learning and research environment. Edmonton (http://www.edmonton.ca), Alberta’s capital, offers a rich array of cultural, professional, sports, and entrepreneurial activities, with easy access to Canada’s Rocky Mountains, and its public elementary and secondary schools provide high-quality education.

Edmonton is also home to the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (amii), which is part of the CIFAR $125M Pan-Canadian AI Strategy.  Amii has attracted an extremely strong cohort of professors, post-docs and graduate students, and enhanced what was already a very strong machine learning community in Edmonton. Successful candidates will become members of amii, and will be able to take advantage of amii events and resources.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, one-page research statement, and 2-5 references to demmanse@ualberta.ca. We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible. The review of applications will begin on June 22 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found; in order to ensure full consideration, applications must be completed by July 30.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and an inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

University of Alberta

Department of Computing Science

Post-doctoral Researcher in Natural Language Processing and  Language Learning

 

The Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta seeks exceptional candidates for a post-doctoral appointment to be held jointly in the Fyshe and EdTeKLA research groups. The appointment will initially be for a one-year term and will be renewable for an additional year subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance. The post-doctoral appointee will work on activities related to the computational modelling stream of a large collaborative grant that aims to better understand language development and literacy. 

The person filling this position will work with Alona Fyshe and Carrie Demmans Epp on projects concerning models of second language acquisition.  Research may include: 

  • language modelling, 
  • deep learning, including training large models using GPUs
  • possible analysis of neuro-imaging data (e.g., fMRI or EEG). 

Candidates must have demonstrated expertise in machine learning and natural language processing (NLP). Backgrounds in cognitive psychology, language acquisition, bilingual language, and literacy, among others, are advantageous. We are especially interested in exceptional candidates who transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries and complement our existing strengths. Preference will be given to those who are interested in collaborating on research projects with other members of the grant who have backgrounds in linguistics, psychology, and education.

In addition to English, proficiency in one of the below languages or language families will be considered an asset

  • Algonquin languages (e.g., Cree)
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Farsi
  • French

The Department of Computing Science (http://www.cs.ualberta.ca) is home to nearly 50 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and over 200 graduate students in its PhD and thesis-based MSc programs. Its faculty members have ties to the Faculty of Education and they participate in national and international research networks as well as cross-discipline institutes within the university. 

The University of Alberta (http://www.ualberta.ca) ranks consistently within Canada’s five best medical/doctoral universities. Over 31,000 undergraduate students, 7,600 graduate students, and 600 postdoctoral fellows are part of the university’s exceptional learning and research environment. Edmonton (http://www.edmonton.ca), Alberta’s capital, offers a rich array of cultural, professional, sports, and entrepreneurial activities, with easy access to Canada’s Rocky Mountains, and its public elementary and secondary schools provide high quality education.

Edmonton is also home to the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (amii), which is part of the CIFAR $125M Pan-Canadian AI Strategy.  Amii has attracted an extremely strong cohort of professors, post-docs and graduate students, and enhanced what was already a very strong machine learning community in Edmonton. Successful candidates will become members of amii, and will be able to take advantage of amii events and resources.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, one-page research statement, and 2-5 references to demmanse@ualberta.ca. We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible. The review of applications will begin on June 22 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found; in order to ensure full consideration, applications must be completed by July 30.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.University of Alberta

Department of Computing Science

Post-doctoral Researcher in Natural Language Processing and  Language Learning

 

The Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta seeks exceptional candidates for a post-doctoral appointment to be held jointly in the Fyshe and EdTeKLA research groups. The appointment will initially be for a one-year term and will be renewable for an additional year subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance. The post-doctoral appointee will work on activities related to the computational modelling stream of a large collaborative grant that aims to better understand language development and literacy. 

The person filling this position will work with Alona Fyshe and Carrie Demmans Epp on projects concerning models of second language acquisition.  Research may include: 

  • language modelling, 
  • deep learning, including training large models using GPUs
  • possible analysis of neuro-imaging data (e.g., fMRI or EEG). 

Candidates must have demonstrated expertise in machine learning and natural language processing (NLP). Backgrounds in cognitive psychology, language acquisition, bilingual language, and literacy, among others, are advantageous. We are especially interested in exceptional candidates who transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries and complement our existing strengths. Preference will be given to those who are interested in collaborating on research projects with other members of the grant who have backgrounds in linguistics, psychology, and education.

In addition to English, proficiency in one of the below languages or language families will be considered an asset

  • Algonquin languages (e.g., Cree)
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Farsi
  • French

The Department of Computing Science (http://www.cs.ualberta.ca) is home to nearly 50 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and over 200 graduate students in its PhD and thesis-based MSc programs. Its faculty members have ties to the Faculty of Education and they participate in national and international research networks as well as cross-discipline institutes within the university. 

The University of Alberta (http://www.ualberta.ca) ranks consistently within Canada’s five best medical/doctoral universities. Over 31,000 undergraduate students, 7,600 graduate students, and 600 postdoctoral fellows are part of the university’s exceptional learning and research environment. Edmonton (http://www.edmonton.ca), Alberta’s capital, offers a rich array of cultural, professional, sports, and entrepreneurial activities, with easy access to Canada’s Rocky Mountains, and its public elementary and secondary schools provide high quality education.

Edmonton is also home to the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (amii), which is part of the CIFAR $125M Pan-Canadian AI Strategy.  Amii has attracted an extremely strong cohort of professors, post-docs and graduate students, and enhanced what was already a very strong machine learning community in Edmonton. Successful candidates will become members of amii, and will be able to take advantage of amii events and resources.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, one-page research statement, and 2-5 references to demmanse@ualberta.ca. We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible. The review of applications will begin on June 22 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found; in order to ensure full consideration, applications must be completed by July 30.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

 

 

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