2019 Funded PhD and Research Assistantship Openings – ML/NLU/Dialogue

At the University of Trento ( Italy ) we are looking for highly motivated fresh graduate to join  our research team and work on Natural Language Understanding and Dialog Modeling and Systems.

The Signals and Interactive Systems Lab at University of Trento attracts researchers from computational linguistics, psychology, electrical engineering and computer science to design, train and evaluate
the most advanced interactive and conversational systems.

You will join the research team that has been training intelligent machines and evaluating AI-based systems for more than two decades, collaborating with leading research labs and successful startups in the world.

You can check a sample of the projects in the area of Natural Language Understanding, Conversational Systems and Personal Agents ( and more ) at:


The candidates should have strong background, past achievement records in at least in one of the following areas:

  • Natural Language Understanding
  • Conversational Modeling and Systems
  • Machine Learning

For more info on research and projects visit the lab website visit lab website at http://sisl.disi.unitn.it/

The official language (research and graduate teaching) of the department is English.



  • Three year funded Phd fellowships: approximately 1600 Euro/month gross amount .
  • Six months funded research fellowships for Master students: 1200 - 1600 Euro/month gross amount depending on background and experience.

For more information about cost of living, campus, please visit the graduate school website at https://ict.unitn.it/prospective-student



Openings with start date as early as May 2019.
Positions open until filled.



MANDATORY ( for both positions )

  • Master degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning or affine disciplines.
  • Strong academic record
  • Strong programming skills
  • Excellent command of oral and written English
  • Preferred knowledge in any of the following: experimental design methodology and statistics, natural language processing , machine learning methods
  • Excellent team-work skills



Interested applicants should send their

  1. CV
  2. At least three reference letters sent to:

Email: sisl-jobs@disi.unitn.it


For more info:

Signals and Interactive Systems Lab: http://sisl.disi.unitn.it/
PhD School : http://ict.unitn.it/
Department : http://disi.unitn.it/

Information Engineering and Computer Science Department (DISI)

DISI has a strong focus on cross-disciplinarity with professors from different faculties of the University (Physical Science, Electrical Engineering, Economics, Social Science, Cognitive Science, Computer Science) with international
background. DISI aims at exploiting the complementary experiences present in the various research areas in order to develop innovative methods, technologies and applications.

University of Trento

The University of Trento is consistently ranked as premiere Italian university institution.
See http://www.unitn.it/en/node/1636/mid/2573

University of Trento is an equal opportunity employer.

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