The Computer Science Department and the ADAPT Centre team of Munster Technological University (MTU) in Cork, Ireland, invites applications for a Researcher position in Natural Language Processing. Cork, the second-largest city in Ireland, is an attractive city for students and researchers.
ADAPT is the world-leading SFI research centre for AI-Driven Digital Content Technology, coordinated by Trinity College Dublin and based within Dublin City University, University College Dublin, Technological University Dublin, Maynooth University, Munster Technological University, Athlone Institute of Technology, and the National University of Ireland Galway. ADAPT’s research vision is to pioneer new forms of proactive, scalable, and integrated AI-driven Digital Content Technology that empower individuals and society to engage in digital experiences with control, inclusion, and accountability with the long term goal of a balanced digital society by 2030. ADAPT is pioneering new Human Centric AI techniques and technologies including personalisation, natural language processing, data analytics, intelligent machine translation human-computer interaction, as well as setting the standards for data governance, privacy and ethics for digital content.
The successful candidate will join the H2020 Project ITFLOWS (https://www.itflows.eu/).
In collaboration with the research team, they will develop new algorithms for Social Media analysis and information extraction, using (semi)-supervised and unsupervised techniques, transfer learning and Natural Language processing applied in the areas of Offensive Language, Hate Speech and intention detection. This collaborative research project presents the successful candidate with the opportunity to work in a supportive, exciting, fast-moving and excellent technical environment, playing a guiding role in a research project. The motivation of the team is to grow this research-led initiative into effective commercialisation of the research work products. The role will also include an opportunity to carry out research in Deep Learning interpretability, specifically focusing on social media analysis and Natural Language processing. In collaboration with the Principle Investigator, the Researcher can co-supervise and support postgraduate students working on the same topic.
Reporting to the Principal Investigator, Dr Haithem Afli, this position is based in the MTU Bishopstown campus in Cork, Ireland in the first instance.
Duties and responsibilities for the role
The Researcher will:
Qualification Requirements for the role
In addition, it is desirable that a candidate has skills in:
Terms of the Appointment