Postdoctoral scholar position


Professors Ehsan Hoque, James Allen, Lenhart Schubert

Department of Computer Science

University of Rochester



A postdoc position is available based on a DARPA-funded project on building an embodied, learning, communicative agent driven by a model of collaborative problem solving. This project builds on top of our considerable infrastructure from a decades-long effort to build dialogue systems driven by models of problem solving (e.g., TRIPS, PLOW, MACH ...). The project will involve combining work from a wide range of areas and the successful candidate should have background in several of the areas listed below.

Strength in system building is a significant plus. The position is initially for a two-year term with the possibility of renewal.

- Human-behavior-adaptive interfaces

- Recognition and interpretation for human nonverbal behavior

- Semantics-based natural language understanding

- Dialogue systems

- Natural language generation

- Collaborative problem solving and BDI agents

- Ontologies and reasoning for language processing

- Integrated models of perception and language

- Learning commonsense knowledge and commonsense reasoning


Applicant should send a summary of their background and interests to James Allen, Ehsan Hoque, and Len Schubert at the addresses below:

About University of Rochester:

The University of Rochester is a private, Tier I research institution located in western New York State. It consistently ranks among the top 30 institutions, both public and private, in federal funding for research and development.

The computer science department is a partner of the Rochester Big Data Initiative with a $100 million budget to grow the data science research. The initiative will include a brand new Computer Science building as well 20 new faculty positions for data science within the next few years.

The University of Rochester has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.