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Idiap has a new opening for a PhD position in Sign Language Technology

The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for one PhD student position in the field of automatic sign language recognition. The research will be conducted in the framework of the SNSF funded Sinergia project SMILE (Scalable Multimodal sign language Technology for sIgn language Learning and assessmEnt). This is a consortium project that involves Idiap, Hochschule für Heilpädagogik (HfH, Zurich) and Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing at University of Surrey (UK).

Broadly, the goal of project SMILE is to pioneer an assessment system for Swiss German Sign Language (Deutschschweizerische Gebärdensprache, DSGS) using automatic sign language recognition technology. More details about the project can be found on the project website SMILE. The PhD student at Idiap, in collobaration with the project partners, will be involved in development of an automatic sign language assessment and feedback approach taking inspirations from recent research activities at Idiap in the area of automatic speech recognition and assessment. The student will work under the supervision of Dr. Mathew Magimai Doss and Dr. Oya Aran.

To apply for this position, click on the following link: PhD position in Sign Language Technology

Apr 21, 2016
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