PhD scholar on context modeling for dialog programs

Research / Academic


Why construct AI programs that change individuals if we are able to construct AI programs that collaborate with individuals? Hybrid Intelligence is the mix of human and machine intelligence, increasing human mind as an alternative of changing it. Our aim is to design Hybrid Intelligent programs, an method to Artificial Intelligence that places people on the centre, altering the course of the continued AI revolution.

The venture can be recruiting 27 PhD or postdoc positions in whole. For extra data on the venture see  the Hybrid Intelligence Centre.

At the University of Amsterdam, we’re searching for a PhD candidate considering combining deep studying and pure language processing analysis to mannequin advanced contextual data to considerably enhance the standard of dialog programs.

While present deep studying strategies have been proven to be very efficient in producing fluent utterances, these utterances are sometimes solely poorly related to the context of the dialog. In this venture, we’ll examine the function of context (agent or atmosphere) on pure dialogue era. In this venture, we’ll discover a a number of analysis instructions such because the detection and illustration of information gaps, the era of contextually acceptable responses, and novel methods to signify and entry giant contextual data.

What are you going to do?

You are anticipated:

  • to invent, consider and describe novel algorithms for representing, accessing, and manipulating advanced contextual data, the place contextual data may be pure language utterances but additionally data bases;
  • to combine such algorithm into an experimental state of affairs, and consider based on quantitative and qualitative indicators together with effectivity, clarification high quality and trustworthiness, person’s satisfaction;
  • to current analysis outcomes at worldwide conferences, workshops, and journals;
  • to turn into an energetic member of the analysis neighborhood and to collaborate with different researchers, each inside and out of doors the Informatics Institute;to pursue and full a PhD thesis inside the appointed period of 4 years;
  • to help in educating actions, equivalent to educating labs and tutorials or supervising bachelor and grasp college students.


What can we require?


  • have a Master’s diploma in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, or a intently associated discipline;
  •  have a powerful scientific and mathematical background in synthetic intelligence and a powerful curiosity to resolve pure language issues;
  • have a superb tutorial file and eagerness to deal with advanced scientific issues;
  • are capable of implement and consider studying algorithms, e.g. utilizing Python deep studying toolkits;
  • are capable of work nicely in groups and talk fluently in written and spoken English.

Salary Benefits:

Our provide

A brief contract for 38 hours per week at some stage in four years (the preliminary appointment can be for a interval of 18 months and after passable analysis it is going to be prolonged for a complete period of four years) and will result in a dissertation (PhD thesis). We will draft an academic plan that features attendance of programs and (worldwide) conferences. We additionally count on you to help in educating undergraduates and grasp college students. 

The wage, relying on related expertise earlier than the start of the employment contract, can be €2,395 to €3,061 (scale P) gross per thirty days, primarily based on a full-time contract (38 hours every week). These quantities are unique 8% vacation allowance and eight.3% end-of-year bonus. A beneficial tax settlement, the ‘30% ruling’, might apply to non-Dutch candidates. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is relevant.

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Work Hours:

38 hours per week


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