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PhD Research Fellowships

University of Trento
Country of Position: 
Contact Name: 
Prof. Giuseppe Riccardi
Subject Area: 
Speech and Language Processing
Start Date: 
04 February 2019
Expiration Date: 
02 June 2019
Position Description: 

At the University of Trento ( Italy ) we are looking for highly motivated and talented graduate students to join 

our research team and work on Natural Language Understanding and Dialog Modeling / Systems.


The Signals and Interactive Systems Lab at University of Trento attracts researchers from

computational linguistics, psychology, electrical engineering and computer science to design, train and evaluate

 the  most advanced interactive and conversational systems.


You will join the research team that has been training intelligent machines and evaluating

 AI-based systems for more than two decades, collaborating with leading research labs and 

successful startups in the world.


You can check a sample of the projects in the area of Natural Language Understanding, Conversational

 Systems and Personal Agents ( and more ) at: 


The candidates should have strong background, past achievement records in

at least in one of the following areas:


- Natural Language Understanding

- Conversational Modeling and Systems

- Machine Learning


For more info on research and projects visit the lab website

Visit lab website at 


The official language (research and graduate teaching) of the department is English.



    -Three-year funded Phd fellowships:  approximately 1600 Euro/month gross amount .

    -Six months funded research fellowships : approximately 1600 Euro/month gross amount .


For more information about cost of living, campus,

please visit the graduate school website at




Openings with start date as early as May 2019. 

Positions open until filled.




MANDATORY ( for both positions )

- Master degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning or 

  similar or related disciplines.

- Strong academic records

- Strong programming skills 

- Excellent command of oral and written English

- Good knowledge of  most of the following: experimental design methodology and statistics,

    natural language processing , machine learning methods 

- Excellent team-work skills




Interested applicants should send their

 1) CV 

 2) At least three reference letters sent to:




For more info:


Signals and Interactive Systems Lab:

PhD School                         :

Department                         :


Information Engineering and Computer Science Department (DISI)


DISI has a strong focus on cross-disciplinarity 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, technologies and



University of Trento


The University of Trento is consistently ranked as premiere Italian university institution. 



University of Trento is an equal opportunity employer.


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