UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1

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24 Nov 2021
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08 Dec 2021
University College Dublin
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD School of Computer Science.

The School of Computer Science at UCD invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Researcher to join the UCD team in the ADAPT Research Centre to investigate the harnessing of speech for social inclusion. This project is part of the ADAPT Digital Content Transformation Strand. Rather than focusing on accuracy and error rates, evaluation of speech recognition systems should be contextualized with respect to how well they perform in situations where the interlocutor is not the `typical' native speaker (e.g. a senior citizen, a citizen with disabilities or a non-native speaker).

Through publicly engaged research, data will be collected on how well existing speech technology is serving our citizens. A systematic evaluation of the output data produced by existing ASR systems and the interactions that arise when an ASR `converses' with a range of users will enable a categorization of interaction issues and error patterns that need to be accounted for when developing applications which provide interfaces to essential services.

This project will involve the development of a system which facilitates diagnostic evaluation of ASRs in a variety of interaction scenarios providing linguistic cues the augmentation of the ASR and building on the low-resource MT technologies being developed in other ADAPT projects.

Salary range: €39,131 - €45,157 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on the 8th of December 2021.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications. UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

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