Postdoctoral position in Human-Computer Interaction (CLOSED)

The postdoc will conduct user-centred research to support the design of next generation interfaces for human-computer interaction or human-human interaction. Objectives of the research are the elaboration of

theories and models of the interaction with/mediated by intelligent interfaces,
methods, approaches and tools to support user-centred design of next generation interfaces.
The technological areas of investigation includes (but are not limited to) multimodal systems, embodied conversational agents, systems for computer-mediated communication, on-line communities.

The research will be conducted at the Adaptive Multimodal Information and Interface (AMI2, casa.dit.unitn.it) Lab at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (http://www.dit.unitn.it/) of the University of Trento, in Italy. The lab pursues excellence research in next-generation interfaces for human-machine and human-human communication. The AMI2 lab has a state-of-the-art speech and language technology infrastructure and collaborations with premiere international research centers and industry research labs.
The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Ergonomics, Social /Experimental Psychology with a major emphasis on Human-Computer Interaction or Computer Supported Cooperative work. He/She has a strong methodological background in planning, executing and analysing user research studies (quantitative and/or qualitative research). The position is a full-time 12-month appointment, open for renewal. The salary is 2,000 Euro net per month per one year (extendible).
How to apply: The University of Trento is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants should submit a CV along with a statement of research interest and three reference letters. Please send your application, by January 8, 2010, to

Prof. Antonella De Angeli antonella.deangeliATdisi.unitn.it

Prof. Giuseppe Riccardi riccardiATdisi.unitn.it
Interviews will be held on the week starting on January 11, 2010.
The Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI, formerly DIT) was founded in January 2002 and represents a world-class aggregation of researchers and institutions. Since 2001, when the national ranking by CENSIS started, the University of Trento keeps the Top places in the national ranking of Italian Universities and Faculties and the first place in many scientific areas. Trento is a university city and hosts advanced research centres, besides renowned international cultural institutions.The cultural and social life is enriched by many conferences, meetings, exhibitions, traditional costume festivals, typical markets, historical events, international festivals, theatrical, musical and dancing sessions. These events usually take place both in theatres and in the city centre. Because of its geographical position and its strong bond between man and mountain, Trento is often described as an alpine city. The city also offers a wide range of activities, excursions and the chance to practice many sports

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