2020 Funded PhD and Research Assistantship Openings – Conversational Artificial Intelligence

At the Signals and Interactive Systems Lab (University of Trento, Italy) we are looking for highly motivated and talented graduate students to join our research team and work on Conversational Artificial Intelligence.

Conversational Artificial Intelligence includes the following research areas:

- Natural Language Understanding
- Conversational Modeling and Systems
- Machine Learning
- Affective Computing

At the Signals and Interactive Systems Lab we are working on the world most advanced conversational interfaces and interactions in the health domain.
We are investigating how conversational interfaces can support users in collecting, annotating, eliciting, and forming the most accurate evidence necessary to infer appropriate recommendations and therapeutic pathways in collaboration with human professionals. The research is supported by the European Commission and Industry funding.

The lab attracts researchers from computational linguistics, psychology, electrical engineering and computer science.
You will join the research team that has been training intelligent machines and evaluating AI-based systems for more than twenty five years in many industry sectors collaborating with leading companies and 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 the area of Conversational Research and Engineering.

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: approximately 1600 Euro/month gross amount .

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


Openings with start date as early as March 2020.
Positions open until filled.


MANDATORY ( for both positions )
- Master degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning or
similar or related disciplines.
- Excellent  academic records
- Excellent programming skills
- Excellent command of oral and written English
- Good knowledge of most of the following: experimental design methodology and statistics,
natural language processing , machine learning methods
- Excellent team-work skills


Interested applicants should mention the position they are applying and 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

University of Trento

The University of Trento is consistently ranked as premiere Italian university institution.
See https://www.disi.unitn.it/about/facts-and-figures

University of Trento is an equal opportunity employer.

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