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DFKI at Saarbrücken, Germany, is seeking 2 researchers to work on “Embodied Assistants for Multimodal Interaction”

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The DFKI at Saarbrücken, Germany, is seeking 2 RESEARCHERS (full-time) for a research position in the area of intelligent user interfaces. The earliest start date is March 2008. The duration of the contract will be 2 years with a potential extension of one year. Candidates are expected to work towards a PhD degree in this time. The positions will be affiliated with the independent research group “Embodied Assistants for Multimodal Interaction”, established as part of the Cluster of Excellence “Multimodal Computing and Interaction”, a co-operation between Saarland University, DFKI, MPI Informatik and MPI Softwaresysteme.

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) is the leading German research institute in the field of innovative software technology. Based in Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken, Bremen and Berlin, the DFKI ranks among the important "Centers of Excellence" worldwide.

The DFKI at Saarbrücken, Germany, is seeking 2 RESEARCHERS (full-time) for a research position in the area of intelligent user interfaces.

The earliest start date is March 2008. The duration of the contract will be 2 years with a potential extension of one year. Candidates are expected to work towards a PhD degree in this time.

The positions will be affiliated with the independent research group “Embodied Assistants for Multimodal Interaction”, established as part of the Cluster of Excellence “Multimodal Computing and Interaction”, a co-operation between Saarland University, DFKI, MPI Informatik and MPI Softwaresysteme. The group’s research vision is a natural interaction between human users and autonomous embodied agents in 3D worlds. Current topics comprise artitificial intelligence methods for controlling virtual humans, realistic character animation and innovative 3D interaction techniques.
We are looking for international applications from students with a finished computer science degree (Diplom, MSc or equivalent) and a research background in AI and/or computer graphics. Solid practical programming skills are desirable, knowledge in computational linguistics and cognitive psychology is highly welcome. Good knowledge of written and spoken English is required.
We will start considering applications by 1 February 2008. The application process will be open until both positions are filled. Please send your application both electronically and as a hardcopy to
Dr. Michael Kipp
DFKI
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
E-Mail: michael.kipp_at_dfki.de Internet: http://www.dfki.de/~kipp/positions.html
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